To increase awareness among the public of the importance of simulation to healthcare, The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) joins the third annual global Healthcare Simulation Week, held September 16-20, 2019, showcasing 25+ simulation sites completed by the firm in 18 states.
SLAM’s team of simulation design experts has several important projects under construction, including a Clinical Skills suite and Sim Hospital at Sam Houston State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Conroe TX; an expansive Inter-Professional Simulation Center at the University of Minnesota’s Health Science Education Center; and the M. Christine Schwartz Experiential Learning & Simulation Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, one of the largest experiential teaching and learning space at any U.S. nursing school, holding a ceremonial opening on Oct. 12, 2019.
In addition to the projects under construction, Team Sim at SLAM is currently providing programming, planning and design of several simulation projects throughout the United States, including projects at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Charles Drew University in Los Angeles, and the University of Houston’s New College of Medicine.
Global Health Simulation Week
Healthcare Simulation Week, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, celebrates professionals who use healthcare simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery. New methods and technologies are emerging that present enhanced opportunities to improve patient care; as a result, it is an important field in which many healthcare professionals are finding a lifelong career.
Healthcare Simulation is a learning tool that recreates a clinical environment to allow persons to experience a realistic healthcare event. The purpose of healthcare simulation is to teach new skills, refresh old ones and improve the delivery of safe and effective patient care.
“Healthcare simulation continues to grow at an extraordinary rate,” said SSH President KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FAAN, FSSH. “An increasing number of professionals in the healthcare industry are waking up to simulation’s ability to help individuals and organizations improve patient care, which is so great to witness. We want to celebrate both that increased role and all healthcare simulation professionals this week.”
Details are available at www.ssih.org/HcSimWeek and @HcSimWeek, and #HcSimWeek19.