A Regional Resource

(LSSU/John Shibley)

Lake Superior State University nursing and emergency medical services (EMS) students, alumni, faculty, and staff teamed up March 5 to demonstrate the unique capabilities of LSSU’s Simulation Center to health professionals invited from throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula, northern Lower Peninsula, and Algoma region of Ontario. Aside from undergraduate instruction, the Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., center provides assessment, remediation, certification, transition to practice, and community outreach opportunities for a variety of health care specialty disciplines.

LSSU is assessing plans to expand the facility and locate it on campus. It is currently housed in Sault Ste. Marie’s SmartZone technology accelerator building. Working this exercise are LSSU Health Center medical director Dr. Timothy Tetzlaff (in green); lead simulation specialist Judy Hering (foreground); and LSSU EMS students and alumni. Run a Web search on “LSSU Orm” to reach center director and nursing professor Jodi Orm for details.