Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick is set to open its new Simulation Center for Interprofessional Learning, an interactive training facility for physicians, medical students, residents, nurses, first responders and others.
The new Simulation Center will consist of: The Institute for Bedside Medicine, teaching medical interviewing and objective structured clinical examination; The Institute for Technical Simulation, which will use state-of-the-art equipment to teach and evaluate medical skills; and a Medical Library for health care providers and patients that will feature a reference room.
Saint Peter’s will also dedicate two newly renovated operating rooms and an expanded emergency department. Skills to be taught include basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, managing difficult clinical scenarios, management of gastrointestinal bleeding and ventilator education.
An official opening of the new facility is set for Feb. 27.
“Simulation has emerged as an essential component of medical education and assessment, at all levels,” said Dr. Nayan Kothari, chair of Saint Peter’s Department of Medicine, in a press release. “With the availability of modern technologies, we can simulate realistic and complex scenarios to boost skills and confidence with no danger to an actual patient.”