Through grant funds, Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance was able to start the Mobile Simulation Program. Those funds supported the purchase of several patient mannequins as well as building the Mobile Simulation Lab truck. The Mobile Simulation Lab’s technology allows training participants to practice emergency scenarios on life-like patient simulators without real life consequences. Patient assessment, clinical reasoning skills, and group dynamics are all observed, evaluated, and (if necessary) reinforced according to current policies and procedures.

Mobile Simulation Program training is currently performed on eight different patient simulators ranging in age and ability to suit training needs. The diversity of patient simulators allows for a wide range of training. Scenarios cover everything from newborn to adult critical, acute, and chronic conditions.

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  • Training scenario was a great refresher in a comfortable setting.

    - Clinical Staff, Dosher Memorial Hospital
  • Really enjoyed the non-threatening environment because it was very conducive for questions”

    - Nurse, Columbus Regional Healthcare System
  • The best part was being able to do hands-on practice and walk through the entire scenario.

    - Nurse, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • I will utilize the information I received during training to better care for my patients.

    - Nurse, Southeastern Health