Technology rolls!

July 19th, 2007 by njandreau


Earlier this week I traveled to Boothbay to see the LifeFlight of Maine mobile simulation vehicle.

They have reconfigured an RV as a hospital ED and are in the midst of visiting every hospital in the state as part of their new trauma and critical outreach program called the Human Patient Simulator.


It’s pretty impressive to see a full METI HPS system housed in a portable environment. There are lots of factors to consider when designing and housing such expensive (and fragile) equipment and LifeFlight of Maine were creative in their design plan. Check out the link to their website above for details about their schedule. If you are close by you should definitely schedule a visit as it is a very unique program and much needed in the state.


Here are a few more pictures of the inside:

Main Cabin with METI’s HPS and pediatric simulators. Main Cabin with HPS and pediatric simulators.

lifeflight-rick-n-andy.jpg Rick Simpson CCEMT-P and Andy Tusciette HPS instructor.

lifeflight-pedi-defib.jpg Pediatric sim with Defibrillator at the ready.

lifeflightrv-control-room.jpg The rear cabin houses the control room.

*Thanks for reading. Look for another blog in a couple weeks…Todd