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The focus of RSTC is to increase patient safety by promoting collaborative practice amongst the entire continuum of healthcare professionals. Our center employs team-based training known as Inter-Professional Education (IPE), which is authentic to what learners will encounter in their clinical work setting. Learners practice and master psychomotor and affective skills prior to real life patient contact. Our simulation based education is customized specific to various curricula giving learners the opportunity to exercise critical and reflective thinking skills specific to their discipline.
To promote a cohesive inter-disciplinary relationship amongst healthcare providers as well as safe and efficient patient care by transforming clinical education utilizing research and simulation in a simulated clinical setting that allows practice of skills and healthcare principles in a safe and nurtured environment.
In September 2010, the Division of Simulation Education grew out of the Division of EMS under the Department of Emergency Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso. The simulation center moved to an off campus location in May 2011 and shares a space with the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON). Currently, the university is drafting plans to develop a new, state-of-the-art facility that would relocate the simulation center to the TTUHSC main campus in Fall 2016. The focus of our simulation center is to increase patient safety by promoting collaborative practice amongst the full scope of healthcare professionals. Our center trains all healthcare professionals in a team-based training setting known as Inter-Professional Education (IPE). Our current learners encompass the entire continuum of care; including, pre-hospital staff, undergraduate medical students, graduate medical residents, post-graduate physicians, nursing students, nurses, and other ancillary personnel.