Emergency Medical Services Simulation Scenarios

This collection of high-fidelity simulations is aimed at preparing EMS students for a variety of patient care challenges. The cases include chest pain, pediatric trauma, and a complicated birth. The descriptions include patient information, technical requirements for putting on the simulation, and a scenario flowchart. A video supplements one of the simulations. An overview of a video set about debriefing simulations is also provided. The videos are available in the Program Support Materials Collection section. To preserve instructional security, scenarios are under embargo until June 2020. To receive the full scenarios, follow the embargo instructions and/or contact HWPS_SimLab@cnm.edu.
Primary Material Type:
Other Material Types:
Assessment Tool, Video - Instructional
Santa Fe Community College
simulation, EMS simulation, emergency medical services, EMT, emergency medical technician, paramedic, chest pain, postpartum hemorrhage, pediatric trauma, moulage

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations -- Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (29-2041)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
Approximately 30 minutes per scenario.
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
The design and development of the high-fidelity simulations were facilitated by a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and reflect a collaborative process among faculty. Scenarios were originally developed with faculty content experts and are currently used in undergraduate nursing education at accredited colleges. Once developed and used for classroom instruction, a team comprised of subject matter experts, a curriculum designer, and project manager met routinely for three months to ensure accurate conversion of the document for ADA compliance.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Emergency Medical Services


Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Page numbers match printed material
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Order - Digital resource layout
  • Structural Markup - Navigation Text
  • Structural Markup - Lists
  • Table Markup
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Language - Markup
  • Non-Decorative Images Have Alt Text
  • Complex Images, Charts, and Graphs Have Text Descriptions
  • Synchronized Text Track
  • Transcript Provided With Audio Content
  • Audio/Video Delivered Via Media Player
  • Non Flickering Content
  • Interactive - Keyboard
  • Interactive - Markup

Copyright / Licensing

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Creative Commons License
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