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New simulation technology at University of Rochester Medical Center’s trauma center

The Kessler Trauma Center at University of Rochester Medical Center is unveiling its new mobile simulation ambulance.

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This is the first type of technology like this available in New York State and it will help medical staff learn more for different settings they may need to work in.

According to Rochester First, Mark Gestring, division chief of acute care surgery at URMC’s Kessler Trauma Center thinks it’s a great tool.


What will the new simulation do for the trauma center’s staff?

Gestring says this is a really positive opportunity for staff to learn. Instead of being as simple as slide show presentations, there are real life scenarios for staff to practice with.

Simulator education is growing more common at URMC. Within the last several months, the trauma center education program has brought in three simulators. These included both pediatric and adult simulations.

Adam Oplinger, injury prevention and outreach coordinator at Kessler Trauma, noted the importance of simulation education.


He stated that simulation is incredibly important for medical training so people can get that hands-on learning without it being a live person giving them that training.

This equipment will help teach staff how to handle severe cases of trauma, like severe accidents, gunshot wounds, and stabbings.

The total cost for the simulators was around $100,000 and paid for through grant funding and other resources.

Classes started a month ago and are in high demand, so they will be offered in the upcoming months.


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