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SIM Truck
What is SIM-ND?

SIM-ND’s provides on-site training for Critical Access Hospitals, EMS Units and other medical providers across North Dakota. Simulation learning events allow full immersion into custom designed scenarios ranging from low frequency to high mortality scenarios. Simulation learning occurs in one of four 44 foot custom built leaning labs. Each lab includes a simulated emergency room (ER) with slide out extensions and a simulated ambulance space in the rear. In the center of the lab is a control room from which simulation and audio visual operations are monitored. Each simulation vehicle is equipped with an adult, pregnant mother, young child and infant simulator. These simulators are life-like in that they breathe, talk, cry, and react to treatments. These simulators allow medical personnel to practice without the fear of doing something that could actually injure a real person.

SIM-ND is a program run through ND STAR, which is the Simulation Center at UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The North Dakota Department of Health provides oversight and continued support for SIM-ND. ND STAR partners with Altru Health, Essentia, Sanford-Bismarck, Sanford-Fargo, CHI St. Alexius, and Trinity Health to staff each of the four large mobile simulation vehicles. SIM-ND has one simulation vehicle located in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot.

Trinity Health’s partnership with SIM-ND is underwritten by a grant from The Leona B. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Since June 2015, Trinity Health has provided training for:


  • Crosby
  • Stanley
  • Tioga
  • Williston

Trinity Health:

  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Emergency Trauma Center
  • ICU
  • NorthStar Criticair
  • PACU
  • 4th, 5th and 6th floors

Ambulance Services:

  • Bottineau
  • Carpio
  • Community Ambulance – Minot
  • Esmond
  • Grenora
  • Kenmare
  • Makoti/Ryder
  • Minot Air Force Base
  • Mohall
  • Rolla
  • Tioga
  • Towner
  • Turtle Lake
  • Upham
  • Velva
  • Watford City
  • Westhope


  • MAFB – Clinic Staff
  • Minot Fire Department
  • UND Residents
  • Valley Med Air Service
For more information about the SIM Truck, please contact Brenda Black, BSN, brenda.black@trinityhealth.org, (701)857-2888.
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