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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Mobile Unit Offers Training for Rural Medical Staff


September 14, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Flight paramedic and SIM-NE instructor Robby Rhembrandt explains how the female manikin is "treated" during a class for nurses. The SIM-NE (Simulation In Motion-Nebraska) is a 44-foot long truck with a simulated ambulance and a simulated emergency room to train medical staff on how to treat patients in various conditions.

Rural life has its advantages, but those advantages seldom include top-level medical services.

A mobile training lab is helping to address the issue.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has a 2016 custom truck that offers a training center capable of meeting medical staff at their location instead of depending on them traveling sometimes several hours for a workshop. The program, Simulation In Motion Nebraska (SIM-NE), includes 44-foot long dual-axle truck with two simulation labs; one stages an ambulance scene and the second an emergency room. The truck comes with an onboard generat...

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