LionReach Mobile Training and Evaluation Center

LionReach is a 53-foot trailer designed as a mobile simulation training and evaluation center, capable of providing flexible educational space for:

  • Multimedia computer simulations
  • Procedural clinical skills training
  • Hands-on practical learning
  • Web-based video-conferencing
  • Advanced 800 MHz radio communications training

Read more about LionReach in this 2010 article in Emergency Management, and see a video walkthrough here.

Learn More About LionReach

LionReach is equipped with four of the newest computerized Laerdal manikin simulators and a variety of adult, pediatric and newborn airway manikins. Advanced airway teaching is available with use of the Glidescope video laryngoscope.

LionReach can accommodate 13 individual simulated patient care areas, with inline oxygen and suction available at each site. These areas are capable of supporting triage exercises for mass casualty preparedness, with real-world utilization in the H1N1 pandemic for emergency patient triage augmentation.

Satellite internet access and DirectTV support for distance learning and facilitation are also available.

Customized training programs can be designed to meet the learning needs of groups of any size.

Penn State Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine offers training programs to better prepare regional healthcare providers to respond to public health emergencies. In collaboration with Crisis Simulations International, Penn State’s Emergency Preparedness Training provides real-time computer-based simulations for the following scenarios:

  • Pandemic flu affecting a local hospital and community
  • Mass casualty incident involving a terrorist bombing in a public arena
  • Large-scale hospital evacuation including multiple floors and patient populations

Students actively participate in flat-screen computer-based simulations that create a realistic approach to preparing for these disasters through cascading decision-based scenarios. Facilitated debriefing sessions allow for group discussions and preparedness planning.

Contact Us

To reserve LionReach Training, contact Nancy Campbell, RN, BSN, Program Coordinator, at 717-531-8955 or LionReach@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.