Independent Simulation space now open

October 5, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
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James Cooke, MD, executive director of the Clinical Simulation Center, assistant professor of Learning Health Sciences and Family Medicine; Niles Mayrand, Jr., administrative manager of the Clinical Simulation Center; and Edward Lockett III, simulation technician show off the new iSim area.

James Cooke, MD, executive director of the Clinical Simulation Center, assistant professor of Learning Health Sciences and Family Medicine; Niles Mayrand, Jr., administrative manager of the Clinical Simulation Center; and Edward Lockett III, simulation technician in front of the new iSim space.

Deborah Rooney, PhD, director of education and research in simulation and assistant professor of Learning Health Sciences, assisting a participant from the Medical Alumni Reunion tour on Sept. 30.

The U-M Clinical Simulation Center is pleased to announce the grand opening of Independent Simulation (iSim), a new space located in the second-floor connector between UH and UH South in the Towsley Center. The space features 24-hour access to simulators for clinician training.

The UMCSC has partnered with faculty in the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases to develop online content, coupled with state-of-the-art simulators, to provide on-demand simulation-based training for retinal exam, adult and pediatric heart and lung exam, lumbar puncture, pediatric airway management and pediatric central line placement.

This new model provides a mechanism for all U-M educational and clinical programs to benefit from simulation-based curricula and increases access for U-M faculty, fellows, nurses, residents, students and all allied health professionals.

The UMCSC is an innovative instructional environment and learning laboratory providing challenging, immersive simulation training for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals at U-M. As part of the Department of Learning Health Sciences in the Medical School, the UMCSC plays an integral role in leading change through education and in establishing assessment methodologies used in clinical care. The mission of the UMCSC is to advance best practices in health care education and improve patient safety through the development of effective simulation-based instruction, robust assessment and rigorous research.

Complete details about UMCSC programs and training are available online.

Website: http://lhs.medicine.umich.edu/umcsc

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