Doctors and nurses have traveled halfway around the world to train in Bismarck this week. The country of Ghana and the North Dakota National Guard have worked together for nearly a decade, but the nation also has strong ties to Sanford. In fact, Sanford has four clinics over there and is in the process of building a fifth.
A delegation from Ghana is in charge of educating their country's EMT trainers.
"You know we have a training school for EMTs, but we've not had a lot of experience in scenario creation and simulation creation so coming here has been exciting," says Ghana ambulance service coordinator Dr. Barnabas Gandau.
The group is simulating traumatic and medical emergencies using high-tech equipment that isn't available in their country.
"They respond just like actual patients will. They talk, they bleed, they cry. The wounds that are on them appear to be real," says Sanford director of simulation Travis Spier.
Doctors say so far the training has exceeded their expectations. And although their equipment won't be as fancy, they look forward to holding simulations of their own.
"It appears they have a very significant short fall in simulation devices in Ghana. He's actually asked for some assistance in that area. They're looking for simulation devices, mannequins that are used and become obsolete in North Dakota that maybe they can employ them in Ghana," says Maj. Brock Larson, ND National Guard.
The week long training is part of a program designed to help African nations prepare for and respond to disasters.
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The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
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The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
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The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
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Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.