March 2, 2018By Lance Baily

Newest Clinical Simulation Centers From Around The World!

From New Jersey to India and back again, there are a bunch of new healthcare simulation centers that have announced ribbon cutting or planning phases from around the world. This should come as no surprise but there is pretty much a new sim center somewhere around the world every week now!

Saint Peter’s to Dedicate New Simulation Center, Harnessing New Technologies for Hands-on Training, and a Renovated OR and Expanded ED – NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.: Saint Peter’s University Hospital will hold a dedication and blessing of its new Simulation Center for Interprofessional Learning (SCIL), an interactive training facility in its New Brunswick location for physicians, medical students and residents, nurses and other healthcare professionals, and first responders. The hospital also will dedicate two newly renovated operating rooms, and an expanded emergency department. The Most Rev. James F. Checcio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, will preside at the official ceremony, on February 27 at 4 p.m. inside the facility at 254 Easton Ave. “Simulation has emerged as an essential component of medical education and assessment, at all levels,” said Nayan Kothari, MD, MACP, FRCP (Edin), FACR, chief academic officer and chair, Department of Medicine, Saint Peter’s University Hospital. “With the availability of modern technologies, we can simulate realistic and complex scenarios to boost skills and confidence with no danger to an actual patient.”

New medical training Simulation Center to open next week at Penn Highlands Clearfield – A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the new Simulation Center on the fourth floor of Penn Highlands Clearfield on Monday, Feb. 26. The ceremony will mark the official beginning of the partnership formed by Penn Highlands Clearfield and Lock Haven University of Clearfield to form this new educational endeavor. Shown in a demonstration in one of the center rooms are, from left, Cindy Potter and Joanne Pentz, both of the laboratory at PH Clearfield, Dee Hanna of Lock Haven University, and Lucy Ogden of the lab. “Locating such a center in the hospital provides a true-to-life environment,” according to Dee Hanna RN, MSN, LHU nursing instructor and lab coordinator, and Cathy Civiello, PhD, PH Clearfield director of Quality and Education. There is a nurses’ station, with computers for accessing the medical record for patient histories, lab results and physician’s orders. Dietary trays and medical equipment are also available for use in the patient simulations.

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Minister opens simulation block for cardiac care at International Training Centre in India – During its silver jubilee year, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) achieved another landmark by opening ‘SVIMS Simulation System – S3’ which is the second one in the state after NTR Health University, Vijayawada. It is an International Training Centre (ITC) which got its approval from American Heart Association (AHA) which is a non-profit organisation in the United States (US) that establishes ITCs in different countries in collaboration with different medical institutes to provide training in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses. SVIMS will become the only centre in the state to provide ACLS as NTR Health University was providing only BLS. These courses will spread the knowledge of cardiovascular diseases including stroke, their prevention, treatment to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Yale School of Nursing Breaks Ground on Simulation Lab Expansion – The Yale University School of Nursing (YSN) recently celebrated the ground-breaking of an expansion of their state-of-the-art simulation lab. The 8,000 square feet of newly designed space will include a new Primary Care Assessment lab, six new standardized patient rooms, a 500-square-foot one-bedroom simulation apartment with kitchen and bathroom, two new classrooms, and an updated café. The new space is on track to be completed in August for the 2018-2019 academic year. The expansion began in late 2017, nearly doubling the size of the space that the simulation lab currently occupies. Once complete, the first floor rooms will become a primary care space and the lower level will be dedicated to acute care.

Intermountain Healthcare gifts $15 million for new medical school & Simulation Center – Intermountain Healthcare gifted $15 million for the construction of a new University of Utah Medical Education and Discovery (MED) building. The MED building will replace the 52-year-old UU School of Medicine building and is part of a larger health sciences campus transformation facility to educate future physicians from the state of Utah. “Utah faces a critical physician shortage and training the next generation of physicians and health care providers is more important than ever,” a news release stated. “Intermountain Healthcare is committed to advancing medical education in our state, and this generous gift will ensure that Utah’s medical students will have access to the innovative and collaborative learning environments of the future.” The U of U trains two-thirds of the doctors who practice in Utah, including 125 new doctors each year, 44 new physicians assistants every year, and more than a thousand nurses, dentists, physical therapists, dietitians and other healthcare professionals, according to the release. Cutting-edge healthcare simulation is part of the training that will take place in the new center, which allows medical and nursing students the opportunity to learn from standardized patient actors, as well as interactive simulation training with animatronic “mannikins.”

Million-dollar medical simulation centre opens at Royal Alex (Prior Launch but new Video below) – Doctors training at a new simulation centre at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women will get the chance to practise their responses to high-pressure medical scenarios in a state-of-the-art lab. The centre uses mannequins known as simulators that are controlled by computers and can simulate the conditions and responses of the human body for training purposes. The simulators breathe, blink and have lungs that “respire.”

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