MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Ornge, Ontario's provider of air ambulance and related services, won first place at the 2016 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) simulation competition in Charlotte, North Carolina. Two of the top three teams were Canadian.
The Ornge team consisted of, Mike Longeway and Justin Smith, two Toronto-based Ornge Critical Care Flight Paramedics, and Rob Teranishi, also a Critical Care Flight Paramedic and the team's alternate. The Ornge paramedics competed in an intense, real-time simulation scenario. The team had to use their knowledge and training to treat and transport simulated patients in a challenging environment.
"I am extremely proud of our team," says Dr. Andrew McCallum, President and CEO of Ornge. "The competition amongst various teams from leading air medical transport services across North America gets stronger every year. Winning this year's competition shows that Ornge paramedics are among the best in the world."
The Sim Cup is an annual critical care skills competition which utilizes the latest in patient simulation. The event features 10 teams competing head-to-head to showcase their real time, real situation skills in front of a live AMTC audience.
. The teams include:
- Aerocare Medical Transport Systems
- Air Evac Lifesteam
- Life Link III
- Life Net of New York
- Lifeflight of Maine
- Mercy Air
- Orlando Health
Ornge congratulates all teams for their efforts, including our Canadian colleagues from STARS for making it in the top three of the competition.
Ornge, a not-for-profit organization, co-ordinates all aspects of Ontario's air ambulance system, the critical care land transport program, paediatric transport program and the authorization of air and land ambulance transfers between hospitals.
For further information: Ornge, 416-531-7577, 1-888-229-8115, Media@ornge.ca