The Simulation Training Laboratory enables participants to engage in an extraordinary educational experience. The 5,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility is located on the newly renovated St. Joseph’s University Medical Center campus. Clinical scenarios are re-created through the use of specialized task trainers, live patient actors, and high fidelity human patient simulators. Each simulated encounter incorporates all of the intricate details that would be present in the assessment and treatment of actual patients. Medical students and professionals from all disciplines, engaged in a career-long process of continued learning, are able to further develop expertise by actual performance in sessions that range from individual technical skills to the most complex inter-professional treatment scenarios. Each program is guided by a staff of experienced clinical instructors utilizing hybrid hands-on learning, in real time, with the same leading-edge equipment and devices used throughout the hospital environment. Away from the high-risk environment of actual patient care, this “no-risk” laboratory increases proficiency and builds confidence.
The mission of the Simulation Training Laboratory is that of all healthcare professionals: the promotion of wellness, increased safety, and improved patient outcomes. Provided with the capability of unlimited training in a simulated “real-life” environment, participants build a more solid foundation and expedite attainment of clinical practice expertise.
Simulation program offerings include:
- Difficult Airway Management
- Central Line/PICC/Peripheral Vascular Access
- Respiratory Care
- Suturing Laboratory
- Chest Tube and Wet Suction Water Seal Chest Drain
- Neonatal/Pediatric/Adult Critical Care/Resuscitation
- Orthopedic Post-operative Care
- Surgical Airway/Tracheostomy Management
- Trauma/Surgical Procedures
- Neurology – External Ventricular Drain Care
- Cardiac Arrest Team Management
- Custom-designed Specialty Programs
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If you have a suggestion as to additional scenarios/teaching modules that should be covered or for additional information regarding the Basic Skills Simulations, please contact Padmaja Upadya, MD, at 973.754.2323 or by filling out the form below.