Providence VA Medical Center in Rhode Island, US, has deployed Education Management Solution’s (EMS) simulation management technology to track progress and record live simulation training events.
The centre will leverage the simulation management technology to expand simulation-based instructions and to videotape simulations for debriefing, research and staff education.
Providence VA Medical Center spokesperson Dr. Murphy said the goal is to provide staff with an opportunity to practice patient care, including invasive procedures, emergency care and routine protocols, while adhering to National Patient Safety Goals.
"I hope to enhance decision making, communication and team skills in a safe learning environment," Dr. Murphy added.
Comprised of two rooms, the simulation centre is mainly used by the hospital staff, including physicians, surgeons, consulting physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, medical students and residents.
One of the rooms in the simulation centre is equipped with two mannequins, while the other one is equipped with a control / debriefing room.
The main objective of the simulation programme and curriculum is to support a culture of safety and constant improvement and to support SimLEARN, the National VA Simulation Program initiative, according to the Providence VA Medical Center.
Dr. Murphy believes that it is also important to provide ready access for continuous learning and skill practice along with providing a location and mechanism for annual training and evaluation of high risk competencies.