University of Hawaii -Manoa debuts the most modern nursing simulation center in the U.S., and the beneficiaries will be the people of Hawaii.
The UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center (THSSC) is the only simulation center of its kind in Hawaii. It is an innovative partnership between the University of Hawaii at Manoa Nursing, HMSA Foundation, Hawaii Pacific Health, The Queen’s Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Hawai'i.
A cutting edge, $8 million teaching facility that opens in Webster Hall this week provides UH nursing students with robotic patients that simulate medical procedure, from childbirth to emergency surgery, redefining world-class and making Manoa the Nursing Capital of The Pacific.
What appears as actual hospital or emergency room scenarios are part of a cutting edge center of learning that puts Hawaii at the forefront of simulated health care education. As a new year begins, UH gives birth to a world-class facility for nursing students and health care providers.
“Our simulation center was designed after Hawaii’s leading health care agencies and best practices in nursing education,” says Lorrie Wong, Ph.D., associate professor and director of THSSC.
There are seven simulation rooms with high-fidelity manikins (medical mannequins) playing the part of patients. In these fully equipped rooms, including professional medical apparatus, are staged emergency/trauma cases, childbirth labor and delivery, adult intensive care, neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care and a homecare setting.
There also is an eight-bed inpatient unit and adjacent two-bed unit with bedside electronic health records and mid-fidelity manikins. Three outpatient rooms, three research labs, a high-tech computerization and audio-visual control room, and four debriefing rooms complete the structure. The state-of-the-art facility can accommodate up to 190 people.
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Take a tour of this facility http://thssc.nursing.hawaii.edu/content/virtual-tour-and-interactive-map