Flight Nurse Training at Midland College 10/8/12
Flight nurse training at F. Marie Hall SimLife Center at Midland College
Tuesday, October 9
The F. Marie Hall SimLife Center at Midland College is located in the Davidson Family Health Sciences Building (next to tennis courts)
For more information, contact Rebecca Bell, (432) 685-4556,
MIDLAND, TEXAS— When the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center at Midland College was built in spring 2012, it was seen as a collaborative learning environment for Midland College students, Texas Tech University Health Sciences students and Midland Memorial Hospital employees; however, other healthcare organizations are also using the center for simulated medical training.
Today and tomorrow, nurses employed by AeroCare Air Ambulance Service will be at the facility for healthcare training relating to air transportation. AeroCare is a nationally recognized and accredited provider of worldwide air ambulance and medevac services. AeroCare’s air medical transport services also include commercial flight nurse escorts throughout the world.
Lea Keesee, director of the simulation center, said, “We are delighted to have AeroCare use our facilities for this training. The sophisticated manikins and equipment will enable the nurses to get hands-on training in a simulated environment that is as close as you can get to the ‘real thing.’”
Bobby Sanchez and Gary Valeriano with AeroCare explained that at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, the nurses will be in flight suits going through an exercise that is designed to duplicate flight training healthcare in every way possible. Employees from AeroCare and Midland College will be available for interviews and photos/video at this time.