Month: April 2022

What is an Ambulance Simulator

First Responders need to know how to deal with people in emergencies and react quickly to their surroundings. With the high stress that comes with the job, it is imperative that your paramedics and ambulance drivers are effectively trained. What better way to prepare your employees than with an ambulance simulator?

Simulators are the best option because it allows teams to be trained in a controlled and safe environment. L3Harris offers simulators and other L3 training that will help your trainees gain knowledge and become experts in their field. Because of simulators, once your employees are in the real world, they will know how to react and perform in stressful situations.

5 Benefits of Ambulance Simulators

An ambulance simulator provides several benefits. Below are five major benefits your team will experience with a simulator:

  • Flexibility. From portable buildings to full-size classrooms, simulators can fit in a variety of spaces. This will help you reduce the cost of transportation of getting your trainees to and from where they receive their training. 
  • Optimized training time. Simulators are tailored with a curriculum that will help reinforce what users already know and fill in gaps where a trainee can improve. 
  • Fewer accidents. Trainees are assessed on decision making as well as critical thinking while driving in a simulator. This ensures that they know what to do and how to react before they get inside an actual emergency vehicle. With trainees learning these skills in a simulator, this will reduce the risk of accidents on the road.
  • Reduced equipment costs. When you are training new employees in your vehicles, you run the risk of damage. Trainees who learn in a simulator are able to get the basics of operating a vehicle before even stepping in one. This saves you money on damages or wear and tear that can occur with training someone in your actual emergency vehicles. 
  • Turnkey programs. The last thing many companies want to hassle with is creating an effective training program. L3Harris provides simulators with a built-in core curriculum to help train employees. By using a preconstructed program, you take away the guesswork of coming up with a program yourself, allowing your company time to focus on other things. `

Contact Us Today

Make sure your team is prepared for any situation with L3 training. Simulators are a proven form of training and can increase safety and productivity on your team. L3Harris can provide these and other services for your trainees. To learn more about ambulance simulators and other training products, contact L3Harris today. 

How To Get A Therapists License In Another State

Most therapists or licensed professional counselors (LPCs) are only licensed and thus work in just one state. But as telehealth continues to grow more popular thanks to the pandemic, the idea of being licensed in another state otherwise known as “license by endorsement” becomes more popular. If your client moves from California to Florida, you can still work with him if you obtain a Florida license. Furthermore, those living on the border of a state may want to get the license of the other, nearby state to attract further business.

The good news is that you do not necessarily have to be living in another state to obtain that state’s license. By following the right procedures, you can get another license instead of transferring your LPC license and start practicing within other states either physically or online. While every state is somewhat different, here are some of the key factors to consider.

Why?

As noted above, people have different reasons for wanting to get an out-of-state license. Different reasons should have different approaches.

First, keep in mind that it can take months to get a license from another state. Consequently, you should realize that you may not be able to retain a client if they or you move to another state. If you still want such a thing to be done, you should start the licensing process well before the move. There are also costs such as filing fees or continued education which you may have to complete.

It should be noted that getting new licenses has become somewhat easier over the past year, as some states have loosened medical regulations as part of a COVID response. But by knowing why you need an out-of-state license, you can figure out what exact approach you need to take.

Different States, Different Rules

Unfortunately, every state’s “license by endorsement” policy is somewhat different. But there are a few simple commonalities.

First, you will need to fill out an application, which can normally be found in your state’s department of health website (here is the one from my state of Virginia.) The application will require various documents such as your transcripts and license verification. For this reason, even if you do not plan on getting a license soon, you should always keep such documents on hand. You may also try to reach out to past professors or supervisors for written endorsements.

After that, you may have to take specific courses relating to your state, and then finish filling and notarizing the paperwork. Once that is completed, you will wait. Delays may be possible, and you may have to submit additional information. The only thing you can do after submitting an application is be patient.

Getting that out-of-state license is normally easier than your first license, but it still can be a difficult task and is not for everyone. For example, it may be less suitable for those less willing to telework. But it also can be represent a major chance to expand your counseling career, and so should be strongly considered.