UW Health Clinical Simulation Program Opens New Facility
Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health opened the Clinical Simulation Program's new facility with an open house and grand rounds by an international expert in simulation training.
|Video: The UW Health Clinical Simulation Program opens its new facility.|
The 6,500-square-foot facility in University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has already begun training physicians, nurses and emergency responders in a setting that mimics operating suites, hospital rooms and trauma centers.
The $6 million suite is a joint project of UW Hospital, UW Medical Foundation and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Other supporters include American Family Children's Hospital, the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital and the Madison Fire Department.
During simulations, high-tech manikins stand in for patients, and can be programmed to mimic various medical conditions and react to medicine, anesthesia and other interventions. The advanced video capture and playback system allows individuals and interdisciplinary teams to evaluate their work and improve their techniques.
Researchers will also work with the "Simulation Cave" located at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery to test innovations in health care delivery.
The UW Health Clinical Simulation Program will serve as a training and certification resource for the entire state of Wisconsin.
Dr. Michael Seropian, president of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, presented a grand rounds on simulation learning at the Health Sciences Learning Center.
The facility is located on the first floor of UW Hospital, just off the "H" elevator lobby.
Date Published: 11/08/2011