The Human Patient Simulator program, owned by Maine EMS and operated by LifeFlight of Maine, travels across the state, bringing advanced medical education directly to rural communities in Maine. This mobile training lab features life-size mannequins capable of breathing, talking and reacting to healthcare provider interventions. Through this program, facilitators from LifeFlight provide a unique, hands-on experience fully customized to meet the training needs of any hospital, EMS agency or educational institution. Facilitators develop patient scenarios based on current best practices, then present the scenario to a group of medical professionals who respond to the mannequin's symptoms. The mannequin will then react appropriately to the treatment given by the participants.
Scenarios can be chosen from an archive or constructed to meet practitioners' specific needs and can include:
- Didactic and practical education
- Integration into certification classes like ATLS, PALS, TNCC and PHTLS
- Specifically requested scenarios
- EMS-specific topics
- Physician-specific topics facilitated by physicians
Services and institutions can request a visit from the HPS, lasting anywhere from a day to a week, depending on the needs of the requestor. Once you have scheduled a visit, there are a number of materials you may find useful:
Programs offer CEUs for nurses and respiratory therapists, CEHs for paramedics, as well as Category 1 CMEs for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
The HPS is facilitated by LifeFlight nurses and paramedics with statewide physician oversight to ensure best practice teaching points.
To request a visit from the HPS or for more information, contact The LifeFlight Foundation at 207-230-7092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.