Innovative Heartbeat

(LSSU/John Shibley)

Lake Superior State University students and staff of the nursing and EMT programs demonstrate emergency cardio-pulmonary resuscitation during an Oct. 12 open house in Sault Ste. Marie’s Smart Zone building – also called the Advanced Resources and Technology facility – that houses LSSU’s Superior Simulation Center.

The public event, organized by the Sault Economic Development Corporation, attracted hundreds of visitors in government, business, and education from both Michigan and Ontario to see what projects are underway in the Smart Zone building. LSSU’s Sim Center is equipped with million-dollar state-of-the-art patient simulation hardware and software that provide students and regional healthcare professionals realistic clinical training.

Pictured running the bedside demo are, running clockwise from lower left, Sim Center Technician Dustin Gaberdiel (also a paramedic for Kinross EMS), paramedic student Samantha Lucas (from Alpena, Mich.); nursing students Kathryn Dittenber (Midland, Mich.), Cassidy Wagner (Marion, Mich.), and Jade Stein (Standish, Mich.); and paramedic student Mason Babcock (Kentwood, Mich.). Run a Web search on “LSSU Sim Center” to read more about the training facility. Search “LSSU nursing” to learn more about that area of study at Lake State.