The addition of interactive technology is offering an enhanced learning experience for students studying to become paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

Located in Room 312 of the Julio S. León Health Sciences Center, the EMS Sim Lab features two ambulance simulators that were completed last fall. They allow students to experience the issues and challenges that will face them when treating patients in the back of a real ambulance.

The addition of new technology to the lab has allowed for an even more immersive experience for students.

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Upgrades to the lab include two 50-inch television monitors; video cameras that allow instructors to view students engaged in exercises from a nearby room; two 65-inch monitors with computers that will run EMS-specific software, demonstration videos, PowerPoint presentations and student polling; as well as lab tables and demonstration areas.

“This is an exciting opportunity and advancement for the EMS program here at MSSU,” said Ted Lee, associate professor of emergency medical services. “A lab that is as fully immersive and realistic as possible in a classroom setting will bring a totally new educational environment to EMS education.”