The Medical Skills Learning Center and its coursework are designed to achieve three critical goals - improve patient safety, strengthen critical thinking skills and improve patient outcomes.
The 2,400-square foot MSLC is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute. It includes a classroom, an interactive Procedures Room and a state-of-the-art Human Patient Simulation Lab. These resources can be paired to recreate realistic scenarios that range from a standard operating suite to a hectic Emergency Room after a mass casualty.
The lab and its curriculum are designed to achieve three critical goals -improved patient safety, stronger clinical decision-making skills and better patient outcomes.
- Up to 60 students for lectures or meetings
- Wireless “smart room” equipped with whiteboard, LCD projector and laptops
- Videoconferencing capabilities
- Equipped with models, simulators and task trainers to assist students in perfecting technical skill
- Students master a range of skill sets from basic airway and wound management to an array of complex surgical procedures
- Skill proficiency can be assessed during live instruction by a faculty mentor, or recorded and saved for evaluation and debriefing at a later date
- Serves as a Wet Lab for cadaver-based training to review anatomy and perform surgical procedures
Human Patient Simulation Lab
- Sophisticated, interactive adult and pediatric Human Patient Simulators, including the wireless METI i-Stan and Laerdal's Sim Jr. and SimBaby. Coming soon, Gaumard's Noelle birthing simulator and Premier HAL will join the high fidelity family
- Life-like manikins can speak and accurately simulate patient breath sounds, heart rhythms and other human physiology, such as blinking, perspiration and pulse
- Practitioners learn how to manage and treat a range of issues from basic patient assessment for the nursing students to advanced trauma life support for more seasoned staff and physicians