They say practice makes perfect. That’s an adage the Mount Carmel Clinical Skills and Simulation Center is out to prove.
Located on the Mount Carmel West campus, the Center is a collaborative effort between our College of Nursing and Graduate Medical Education programs to create a system-wide training resource featuring high-fidelity human patient simulators. These computer-driven simulators are life-like mannequins that breath, blink and bleed. They have precise internal mechanics, allowing both our students and medical professionals to see, practice and react to real-life patient situations without the risk of consequences.
The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center allows us to:
- Have medical team members work and train together
- Develop new skills and processes
- Identify problems
- Implement patient-focused team treatment
The Center is far more than just simulators, of course. It also includes:
- A multi-media classroom
- Laparoscopic surgical skills trainers
- A simulated home environment for teaching EMS, nurse and home care professionals
- Three high-fidelity bays for ICU/ER, OB/pediatrics, and medical/surgical simulations
- A debriefing space with video capability to review completed simulations
The Mount Carmel Clinical Skills and Simulation Center brings all these resources together under one roof and makes them available across the entire system, ensuring that Mount Carmel remains a leader in learning and technology while also improving outcomes and care for you and your family.
Steve Marks, Operations Manager
Theresa Draher, Operations Coordinator
Dawn Hughes, Simulation Education Coordinator