The EMS Sim Lab on the third floor of the Julio S. León Health Sciences Building will receive some extra exposure next week.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. It’s to celebrate the completion of a project that entails two ambulance simulators, as well as interactive technology, in Room 312.

“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.”

Students, as well as outside agencies and first responders, began using the lab during the 2018-19 academic year.

Some of the technology includes:

· Two ambulance simulators in a single classroom

· Two 50” television monitors with Apple TV for a video camera and ECG simulation monitor viewing

· Video cameras capable of viewing in other classrooms and conference rooms for instructor rater reliability exercises

· Two 65” television monitors with computers for viewing of EMS specific software, demonstration videos, PowerPoint presentations and student polling

· Lab tables and demonstration areas for skills and scenarios

“This has been a true collaboration on the part of MSSU,” said Lee. “It would not have been possible without the hard work and faith in our program from the leadership of the college; Academic Affairs, which helped secure the grant funding; the Dean of Health Science; faculty and staff from the EMS Department; faculty and staff from other health science programs; as well as the IT and Physical Plant departments.”