Sim Center Video of the Week: Hannaford Center at Maine Medical Center
The Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation at Maine Medical Center has a new, cutting-edge simulation center to train medical students and staff using replicas of operating and trauma rooms, actors portraying patients, and sophisticated mannequins that mimic a variety of human conditions.
The Simulation Center at Maine Medical Center (MMC) is an 18,000-square-foot facility that brings state-of-the-art medical learning to the hospital’s Brighton Campus in Portland. It includes operating and trauma rooms that are identical to those at Maine Med; a skills lab, where students practice procedures such as stitching sutures or performing colonoscopies; and patient rooms where students can build their patient communication skills and develop a patient- and family-centered bedside manner. Actors are used to portray patients, and are trained to behave or respond in specific ways during “patient exams.”
Maine Medical Center is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland, the entire state, as well as northern New England. MMC’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in southern, central, and western Maine.
For more information check out Maine Medical Center’s Simulation Program website.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.