Submitted by Niagara County Community College
Through a $125,000 State University of New York grant funding award, the Niagara County Community College emergency medical services program is now able to provide instruction on an all-new, state-of-the-art AmbuMan Advanced training manikin as part of advanced life support course.
This program innovation was made possible through the SUNY High Needs Localities Fund, which will enable students to hone life-saving abilities and also for a full simulation of automated external defibrillator (AED) electrode placement.
“Having this state-of-the-art training manikin will allow us as instructors to take EMS education to the next level by making sure students can have practice on a skill that they may not otherwise be able to accomplish on a live patient,” said Rodney Hogg, program instructor.
The unit has already been put to use in training area first responders by NCCC Office of Workforce Development as a representative from the manufacturer Ambu Inc. (David Henry) and a representative from Bound Tree Medical (Dawn Matteo) conducted an in-service session for program students this past month.
"NCCC Workforce Development is proud to bring cutting-edge instructional technology to the community in providing potentially life-saving instruction to our first responders," said Brian R. Michel, assistant vice president of economic development. Numerous trainings are scheduled to commence throughout the year. Visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/ to view the list of community education course offerings.