Heartland Community College to get ambulance simulator
A new piece of equipment joins the E.M.S. program at the Heartland Community College.
Students in the program now have an ambulance simulation unit.
Dewitt county donated the gear. This provides students the opportunity to perform real life scenarios in an actual ambulance.
Jennifer O'Connor, Head of the Heartland Nursing Program, "The thing that simulations give us is the chance to be able to really make sure that a student has a well rounded clinical experience," she said. "And they're really getting all of those key things that we need them to know."
"They're not very prevalent in the state, so we're kinda in a niche market," Jon Dassow, E.M.S. Program Manager said. "We can offer things that are not to available to other colleges and students."
The program directors hope this will increase enrollment at Heartland. For now they have 1 practice unit, but we are told they hope to get more down the road.