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(Simulation and Medical Resource Training Unit)


UPMC's Simulation Medical and Resource Training Unit (SMART Unit) is a multi-purpose mobile unit with the ability to provide disaster relief and response within short notice.

UPMC’s SMART Unit creates a learning environment for paramedics, EMT’s and emergency medical physicians. In addition to two fully-equipped hospital emergency treatment rooms, the SMART Unit also has a triage and control area for prioritizing patients in a disaster, completing documentation and controlling the operation of the medical simulator (Sim Man). A spacious center room can be used as a holding area for non-urgent patients or can be used as an ambulatory treatment area.
This area also has a large LCD monitor for trainees to observe simulated patient treatment so learning can be facilitated by observing, then by performing the learned skill.

As an excellent platform for public health and wellness; the UPMC Smart Unit is highly mobile, allowing it to go into the community-at-large. Employing the Unit’s abilities to provide an area to assess and treat patients, as well as its ability to use the latest in multimedia presentations for education, one can plainly see that this is the SMART choice when it comes to your public health needs.

Primary Usage

  • Disaster relief/response (primary use)
  • Supports the Western Pennsylvania region (MCI Disasters)
  • Emergency simulation/skills training (skills reviews)
  • Mock MCI incidents
  • Mock vehicle rescue
  • Support and backup for ambulance services at events/functions
  • Community and health fairs


  • 15 KW generator
  • 12 volt system (will last up to 24 hours)
  • 12 volt and 110 lighting throughout unit
  • 25 gallon fresh water tank
  • Refrigerator and freezer
  • 2 fully functional emergency treatment rooms
  • 2 minor care triage areas
  • Central command / control area
  • 3 AC units (2-25,000 BTU and 1-15,000 BTU)
  • Heating
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Awnings (passenger side 36’x 10’, rear 8’x 10’)
  • Wheelchair accessible ramp access (passenger 40”x10’, rear 8’x10’)
  • Resource boxes on both sides and front of unit

Audiovisual Features

  • Video cameras (inside / outside)
  • LCD monitors (inside / outside)
  • Satellite dish (provides internet, wired & wireless network access)


  • Crash carts (3 live, 2 simulation, 1 critical care)
  • 2 12-lead monitors
  • 3 house bags
  • 4 IP phones (2 of them are wireless)
  • BLS supplies (including: cling, ice packs, bandages and gauze)
  • ALS supplies (including: EZ IO drill, King-LT airways, IV supplies)
  • Onboard oxygen located throughout unit
  • Long backboards

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