The new 7,500-square-foot space allows current and future health care professionals a chance to prepare for real-world scenarios and rehearse new medical procedures
U-M has officially opened a second Clinical Simulation Center location, more than doubling the number of physicians, nurses and students who will be able to practice their skills in a state-of-the-art learning environment.
The new 7,500-square-foot space, located in Med Sci II, allows current and future health care professionals a chance to prepare for real-world scenarios and rehearse new medical procedures in a high-impact and low-risk clinical setting.
“We are giving our trainees a wonderful gift: the opportunity to practice, ask questions and fully develop skills in a safe environment,” said Carol R. Bradford, M.D., executive vice dean for academic affairs. “This center will greatly benefit our program, our learners and our patients.”
The simulation center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Education Institute, is equipped with a host of hi-fidelity adult, child and obstetric manikins with lifelike capabilities. They are designed to cry, blink, talk and breathe, have full heart and lung sounds, EKG tracings and respond to a host of medical interventions.