Kearney County Health Services staff honed their skills August 14 when the Simulation In Motion-Nebraska (SIM-NE) truck stopped in Minden. The mobile training station is one of four units in the state that provides an educational experience to rural health care professionals using state of the art simulation training.
“The idea was conceived in Sioux Falls. North Dakota and South Dakota have been using SIM trucks to train rural health care workers for some time. Nebraska is still fairly new to the process,” SIM-NE program manager Brian Monaghan said.
Grant funding from the Helmsley Charitable Trust made the program possible in Nebraska. The grant also enables the program to provide free basic training to communities. The goal is to visit each of the 500 sites served by the four trucks in the state and provide training by the end of the year. Although the trucks were used for training purposes during some conferences over the summer, they became fully operational on August 1.
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