ND STAR receives grant from North Dakota Department of Health for EMS training

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Grand Forks, N.D.—North Dakota Simulation, Teaching, and Research for Healthcare Education (ND STAR) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences has received a $100,000 grant from the North Dakota Department of Health to support “Simulation in Motion–North Dakota EMS Training.” Simulation in Motion–North Dakota (SIM-ND) is a statewide, mobile education system using high-fidelity human patient simulators to train pre-hospital and hospital personnel. The project was designed to enhance the training of emergency medical service programs. This grant will cover warranties on all of the SIM-ND simulators. Currently, there are 16 simulators on the four SIM-ND mobile labs. The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences will contribute an in-kind contribution of staff salaries to help manage the project.

The SIM-ND program was started in August 2012 through a $4.98 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to ND STAR to bring mobile simulation education to rural North Dakota. The initial grant covered the start-up costs of trucks, simulator equipment, and other necessary medical supplies.