Lake Superior State University Nursing and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students, alumni, faculty, and staff teamed up to demonstrate the unique capabilities of LSSU’s Simulation Center to health professionals invited from throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula, northern Lower Peninsula, and Algoma region of Ontario.
Aside from undergraduate instruction, the Sault Ste. Marie, MI center provides assessment, remediation, certification, transition to practice, and community outreach opportunities for a variety of health care specialty disciplines.
Working this exercise are LSSU Health Center medical director Dr. Timothy Tetzlaff (in green); lead simulation specialist Judy Hering (foreground); and LSSU EMS students and alumni. An important benefit of the Center is its ability to present students that have life-threatening conditions. The paramedicine program at LSSU has been collaborating with the Simulation Center to provide constantly changing conditions that requires EMS students to react just as they would on real calls. As our simulation program expands, so will the ability to meet the needs of our pre-hospital health care students.