There are only 66 Accredited Level I accredited simulation laboratories in the entire world. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Medical Skills Learning Center (MSLC) is proud to be one of them.
Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and 21st century simulation tools, this interactive training lab creates a safe, risk-free environment where residents, medical students, and nursing and allied health students can master everything from basic patient assessment to complex life-saving procedures.
Virtual and hands-on coursework also helps health care professionals earn continuing education credits.
Accredited by ACS
The Medical Skills Learning Center has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Comprehensive Educational Institute. As of January, 2011, only 60 sites throughout the world have met the rigorous standards to earn this distinction. Level I Institutes meet the following criteria:
- Must train at least three different types of learners
The MSLC currently assists in the training of physicians, residents, nurses, allied health professionals, nursing and allied health students, employees of Conemaugh Health System and other health care professionals. We are proud to also support the ongoing efforts to train military personnel on life-saving skills.
- The curriculum provides ongoing education and training that is cognitive and procedural
The MSLC includes a wireless classroom, extensive coursework options, a procedures lab and a state-of-the-art simulation center to help students master the latest techniques.
- The institute meets specific space, technology and resource requirements
The MSLC includes 2,400-square feet of learning space and is equipped with 21st century resources, such as the i-Stan Human Patient Simulator, Trauma Man and Blue Phantom ultrasound access models.
For more information about the ACS Accreditation Process and to view the academic universities holding this credential, please visit http://www.facs.org/education/accreditationprogram/list.html.