Pro EMS CFM believes that skills competency is achieved using the various levels of the psychomotor learning domain. We take the learner from imitation to naturalization by instructing the provider to repeat the skill until they can perform flawlessly. When the provider has mastered the skill, he or she can then adapt their technique to achieve the desired result. In a very short period of time, a provider can reach such a high level of mastery and performance that decisions can be made like second nature.
We currently have the following skills trainers on-site:
- Nine patient simulators, including one newborn, two pediatric, and six adult manikins (one of which is abirthing manikin)
- Three dedicated debriefing rooms
- State-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities
In addition to upper extremity peripheral IV access, we train provides to correctly and appropriately use IO/ Intrasseous methods in both the tibia and humorous, as well as sternal IO methods for some cases of traumatic injury.
Our skills trainers are crucial to each step of this process in achieving competency. At Pro EMS CFM, we have seven IV trainers arms to ensure the learner can effectively, efficiently, and safely gain venous access on a patient in need of fluid resuscitation or IV medication therapy. Our IV Simulator allows the student to practice the technique for muscle memory, then perform the skill in a difficult location under stressful conditions.
Our eight stand-alone Airway Management trainers simulate the airway anatomy so students can practice different techniques with varied equipment to achieve the results of difficult airway management. Realistic practice is vital when trying to achieve a baseline competency in airway management. The student will progress from basic airway management to difficult airway management tools and techniques. We can work with the student on technique, timing, and critical thinking skills while they develop muscle memory in performing endotracheal intubation or managing the airway with an extraglotic device.
Our trauma leg allows the student to understand how and when to apply a tourniquet to a traumatic injury. As the provider tightens and secures the tourniquet in place, the wounded leg reacts to the pressure, controlling the bleeding and responding in other appropriate manners, so that the learner actually sees the results of his or her work and can judge how to perform the skills most effectively.
All of these skills trainers are used throughout our Skills Retention courses, as well as Professional Development and Continuing Education classes.