(AREA) — The Sanilac Medical Control Authority provides the only county-based American Heart Association approved Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support classes at a reduced cost for county healthcare providers and residents. The classes are supplemented with the use of a technologically advanced Resusci-Ann Simulator to make training more realistic in the classroom environment. SMCA Director John Cristini says the portable simulator was purchased with money provided by the coordination of medical control and emergency services millage. He added that studies show that use of simulation in training and education increases learning retention rates.
The Resusci-Ann Simulator is anatomically realistic with a host of features available for multiple learning objectives including: maintaining an airway; supporting spontaneous breathing; performing EKG and live defibrillation; inserting an IV taking a Blood Pressure; evaluating voice, lung and heart sounds; and improving CPR performance.
PICTURED: AEMT students Andrew Persig, Kory Feldt, and Instructor Tammy Katt