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Mobile Lab Bridges EMT Training Gap

Volunteers train in new Simulation in Motion trucks equipped to keep victims alive during a 45-minute ambulance ride


January 3, 2018

University of Nebraska Medical Center

One of the mixed blessings of living in a rural community is the medical response.

Frequently, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) responding to a call is a volunteer who has committed at least 150 hours in training in addition to the required yearly training. The EMTs volunteer because they care and because they are drawn to that line of work, emergency medicine.

However, quality training is a challenge in rural areas. Depending on the level of training needed, the classroom and hands-on experience is hours away from the home town.

Some of that conflict has changed for the better with...

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