The facility is modelled to an almost exact replication of a real ward environment where students can exercise highest and best quality care and treatment.
The Centre has four six-bedded, and one eight-bedded simulation wards, which can be used for multiple types of training including development of team building skills, physical assessment skills, managing crash/critical situations, and other diagnostic and interventional skills. It also includes:
- Wall-mounted medical air and oxygen ports, to allow learners to practice skills related to airway and breathing management
- A call bell system and necessary electric sockets to plug in adjustable beds and simulators
- Video recording cameras in each ward space allow the learners to practice self-reflected skills
- Hand washing sinks and hand sanitiser facility with storerooms/cupboards
High Dependency Units
The Centre's high dependency unit is equipped with beds, a human patient simulator (APOLO) and a birthing simulator (Lucina). The two-bedded unit facilitate application of skills including:
- Caring for critical patients
- Care and treatment prioritisation
- Receiving and handing over
Undergraduate students of nursing, and life sciences practice interprofessional simulation-based education to acquire psychomotor, cognitive and behavioural skills required to achieve their set learning outcomes.
The area features a bed specifically designed for caring for patients. On the patient monitor there is a mounted LED screen to display supporting information.
The space is fitted with cutting-edge audio-visual technology, which makes it easier to record clinical scenarios. The control room also provides the ability to observe and control simulation sessions being run elsewhere. Sanitisers and hand washing sinks have also been fitted for convenience.