Inland Hospital Unveils New Program 

The Bickford Medical Simulation Program at Inland Hospital in Waterville is now open. Offering free classes to Inland staff, local first responders, medical students and others the program aims to ensure the ability to provide live-saving outcomes. Four different computerized patient simulator models are the training tools of The Bickford Medical Simulation Program. Housed in the training lab in the medical arts building, next to Inland hospital it includes a mock patient room with cameras, high-tech communications and control room, and a conference room for recorded sessions playback and discussion.Medical simulation mannequins help professionals in a variety of different scenarios such as trauma, cardiac arrests, and airway obstructions. The program also offers mother and newborn simulators, which allows those using them to practice performing complicated deliveries.The Bickford Medical Simulation Program was funded by Chuck and Joan Bickford of Winslow. Additional donations from medical staff and Inland employees, and several local businesses, which include KFS (Kennebec Federal Savings), Merrill Bank, TD Bank, and Waterville Pediatrics were received to enhance the program.