Previously we wrote on 9 Key Considerations When Designing a Sim Lab, where we shared the importance of identifying stakeholders, planning for storage space, gases, manikins and more. Today, guest author Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, covers the next 11 of 20 key considerations that might prove useful for planning a nursing or [...]
In 2019, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)’s Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) Center celebrates its 25th year of improving healthcare through innovative education! A medical simulation pioneer for a quarter of a century, WISER is an internationally renowned simulation center that focuses on healthcare education, improving patient safety, and [...]
Simulation Champions looking to learn or share more about key topics in healthcare simulation will find great use of some of the new pages HealthySimulation.com has created over the past month. Topics range from explaining a simulation center (or simulation centre in some parts of the world), to what a patient simulator, birthing simulator, simulation [...]
A simulation centre is any location where healthcare education involving experiential learning, aka healthcare simulation, is conducted. Typically, larger facilities with multiple simulation labs are designated as simulation centres whereas, smaller spaces with only a single lab may be named as simulation laboratories. The nomenclature is rather arbitrary and depends on the parent organization, and [...]
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