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STARS Expands Medical Training with Mobile Program

May 23, 2013 1:25 PM | News

STARS Air Ambulance

STARS air ambulance conducts a mock rescue exercise at St. Andrews Airport on Saturday, March 9, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

STARS air ambulance has received a major corporate donation to fund the development of the STARS Mobile Education Program in Manitoba.

The RBC Foundation has donated $250,000 to STARS in Manitoba, as well as an additional $250,000 to help STARS develop an identical training program in Saskatchewan.

The program will see rural emergency care practitioners receive training in their own communities by STARS personnel using advanced human patient simulators that are installed in large mobile emergency rooms.

“Now that our base in Manitoba is fully operational on a 24/7 schedule, the time is right for STARS to launch the next phase of its service,” said Jon Gogan, base director for STARS in Winnipeg.

“Providing high quality front-line care is critical to patient outcomes. By sharing our training with rural EMS providers and other medical professionals, we’re helping ensure all patients receive the best care throughout Manitoba.”

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