Emergency Medicine Simulation Lab – On Wheels

They have an EMSLRC in Florida (just like we do in Iowa). It seems that they have a nicer “bus”:


On May 12, 2005, the Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center launched the State of Florida’s only emergency medicine simulation lab on wheels featuring SimMan® and SimBaby®. The lab, which features realistic emergency room and ambulance settings is built within a 45-foot coach and will take a realistic emergency medicine feel to physicians, nurses, and paramedics/EMT’s in rural parts of Florida.

This “Mobile Simulation Lab” will be targeted to the rural emergency medicine providers in the State of Florida. There are 33 counties in Florida deemed “rural” with more than one million residents of those counties. This educational tool is an essential part of getting those in the profession hands-on training in the ever evolving field of emergency medicine.

EMS Medical Director of the Year

From the Mount Pleasant (Iowa) News:

Dr. Linwood Miller of Mt. Pleasant was recently named as the recipient of the Richard Ferneau EMS Medical Director of the Year Award.

This honor is awarded through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, and recognizes Dr. Miller for his leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of emergency medical care, and innovation in system development and clinical care.

Dr. Miller began as the volunteer medical director of Henry County Health Center Emergency Medical Services over 20 years ago.

Under his medical direction, HCHC EMS has grown from a small local Basic Life Support, EMT level service, to a regional Advanced Life Support, Paramedic level system, with progressive offline medical direction that now includes critical care.

“Even while working fulltime as a family practice physician with Family Medicine of Mt. Pleasant, P.C., and as a member of HCHC’s medical staff, Dr. Miller always finds the time to be a mentor, colleague, and educator,” said HCHC EMS manager Jerry Johnston. “As a medical director, he is an EMS administrator’s dream.

“He has allowed me the latitude to grow the system clinically and is continually supportive of thinking ‘outside the box’ for the betterment of patient care.”
After finishing medical school and his residency, Dr. Miller began practicing medicine in Mt. Pleasant in 1981 with Dr. James Widmer. In 1990 they and four other physicians formed Family Medicine of Mt. Pleasant, P.C. which has grown to include several more physicians.

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