This mobile training program provides specialized critical care skill training to STARS crews and other emergency care providers. The first mobile program of its kind in North America, it features a human patient simulator which replicates complex medical and traumatic problems over and over again. It offers medical personnel the opportunity to test and practice their reactions and skills, leading to a high degree of familiarity and confidence.

The mannequin:

  • speaks and breathes
  • blinks and has reactive pupils
  • has a heartbeat and a pulse
  • accurately mirrors human responses to such procedures as CPR, intravenous medication, intubation, ventilation and catheterization

The mannequins have been installed in four motorhomes, creating large mobile emergency rooms. Additionally, STARS has a wireless mannequin that can be transported in a specially-modified SUV. This mannequin can be used in a variety of environments including hospital emergency rooms, classrooms, and mock accidents scenes.

Due to its complete versatility, STARS is able to bring training to health care workers who may be faced with barriers of distance and the inability to leave the community at regular intervals to train.