South Shore Hospital has taken another in a series of steps to increase safe patient outcomes by creating a hospital-based simulation lab. A state of the art “sim” lab, located on Pratt 4 South, is providing clinicians from all disciplines with an opportunity to increase their level of confidence and expertise in delivering patient care by learning and practicing in a controlled and guided environment -- without putting patients at risk.
High-fidelity, interactive, adult and baby simulators are used in the lab to create events or scenarios that mirror real-life patient care situations. Pre-designed cases or “scenarios” that allow the student to experience as close to a real situation as possible are played out and captured on video by the instructors. The clinician engages in this active learning process that is then reinforced post-event during a debriefing session led by a facilitator. This experiential learning plays a powerful role in building skill competency and clinician confidence, both of which are proven to enhance patient safety and outcomes.
South Shore Hospital Nursing and Allied Health educators create and implement education plans and courses based on the training and professional practice needs of our clinicians, as well as on the strategic goals of the organization.
Current and planned curriculum:
- Crisis resource management
- Teamwork and communication
- Clinical skills task training
- Equipment/point of care testing device trial and practice
- Conflict resolution