Simulation in Motion Montana, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed to operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of this corporation is to provide and facilitate educational and other workforce related activities that support increased educational opportunities, health care provider competence and a team approach to delivery of health care. The primary objective of the project is to provide education to EMS and hospitals in rural communities.
In 2016, the Helmsley Charitable Trust invited Montana to apply for funding implementing Simulation in Motion Montana. This $4.6 million grant includes the purchase of three mobile simulation training trucks with a suite of high definition simulation manikins. The front of these trucks includes pull out areas and simulates an emergency room; the back simulates an ambulance. The manikins are high fidelity computerized training tools that talk, breath, have heartbeats, and can react to medications and other actions of the learners.
The Simulation in Motion Montana grant brings life-saving tools and training via mobile simulation to emergency medical responders and rural hospitals across the state.
The MobileSim labs are based out of Havre, Kalispell, and Bozeman