The Medical Skills Learning Center (MSLC) at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned reaccreditation as a Comprehensive-Accredited Education Institute (AEI) by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The AEI accreditation program is a voluntary peer-review process. Institutions that successfully complete the process are accredited for a period of three years. Conemaugh's MSLC is one of only 68 accredited simulation labs in the world.
"We are extremely excited to receive this reaccreditation," says Dr. Justin Boccardo, Conemaugh Physician Group - Vascular Surgery, Surgical Residency Faculty and MSLC Surgical Director. "Simulation is proven to be useful in medical education as residents utilize critical thinking and decision making skills in a safe environment."
An ACS-AEI addresses the educational needs of a broad spectrum of learners and advances the science of simulation-based education. The overall goals of the ACS-AEI program are to enhance patient safety, support maintenance of certification requirements, address competencies that all surgeons and surgical residents need to achieve and demonstrate, and enhance access to contemporary surgical education. Learners are given the opportunity to learn and practice new skills while receiving immediate feedback without compromising patient safety or comfort.
Conemaugh's MSLC is home to a variety of patient simulators including adult, child, infant and mother-child birthing simulator. Controlled by a member of the MSLC staff, the simulators talk, cry, bleed, sweat, adjust to change in position and interventions, replicate vital sign changes and provide real-life medical scenarios for users, including reproducing rare and complicated conditions.
About Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (MMC), the flagship hospital of the Conemaugh Health System, is a regional referral hospital known for clinical excellence. Memorial has received HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award for 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008 and 2007, for clinical outcomes which are among the Top 5% in the nation. Learn more at the Conemaugh Health System’s all new website, www.conemaugh.org.
About the Conemaugh Health System
Serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs; Conemaugh Health System (CHS) is the largest healthcare provider in West Central Pennsylvania with 4,500+ employees and 350 physicians. Conemaugh Health System (CHS) has been named an IMS Top 100 Integrated HealthCare Network for 2012.
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