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UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation Celebrates First Healthcare Simulation Week September 11-15

Faculty and staff in the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation are participating in the first ever first ever Healthcare Simulation Week September 11-15 and invite healthcare professional at The University of Tennessee Medical Center to participate.

The UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation was established in 2007 and is a state-of-the-art 6500 square-foot simulation center offering medical teams at the UT Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tennessee Medical Center, and healthcare professionals across the region opportunities to master medical skills using life-size human patient simulators, laparoscopic and endoscopic simulators, and other skills-building models. It is the only facility in Tennessee to earn accreditation as a Level I Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The Level I designation is the top accreditation available.

“This week honors every professional around the world advocating for healthcare simulation in education and practice, research, modeling and design,” said Dr. Christine Park, President of Society for Simulation in Healthcare. “Healthcare systems are embracing simulation as an effective set of strategies that enhances the quality of healthcare.”

“Numerous studies demonstrate that simulation more effectively prepares all types of providers, including physicians, nurses, and first responders across the full spectrum of experience,” Park said. “Simulation provides the opportunity to learn, analyze error, and maintain life-saving skills before working on actual patients.”

Healthcare Simulation Week will demonstrate the effectiveness of simulation through a variety of activities:

The purpose of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) is to serve a global community of practice enhancing the quality of healthcare. SSH seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation. The society fosters the development and application of simulation–based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers. Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in health care, SSH membership includes a diverse group of more than 3,500 healthcare professionals, researchers, educators and developers from around the globe.  


Posted September 8, 2017

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