ND STAR receives grant from North Dakota Department of Health for EMS training
August 9, 2016
Grand Forks, N.D.—North Dakota Simulation, Teaching, and Research for Healthcare Education (ND STAR) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences has received a $100,000 grant from the North Dakota Department of Health to support “Simulation in Motion–North Dakota EMS Training.” Simulation in Motion–North Dakota (SIM-ND) is a statewide, mobile education system using high-fidelity human patient simulators to train pre-hospital and hospital personnel. The project was designed to enhance the training of emergency medical service programs. This grant will cover warranties on all of the SIM-ND simulators. Currently, there are 16 simulators on the four SIM-ND mobile labs. The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will contribute an in-kind contribution of staff salaries to help manage the project.
The SIM-ND program was started in August 2012 through a $4.98 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to ND STAR to bring mobile simulation education to rural North Dakota. The initial grant covered the start-up costs of trucks, simulator equipment, and other necessary medical supplies.
Program Director SIM-ND
ND STAR Center for Healthcare Education
UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences