Improve Patient Safety, Promote Precise Teamwork and Save Lives
The 20,485-square-foot facility provides space for teaching clinical simulations using high-tech, state-of-the-art mannequins and computer software. It also includes observation rooms, a large classroom that can be divided into two smaller classrooms and requisite space for support staff and equipment. SiMCentral is a collaborative initiative of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, West Texas A&M University, and Amarillo College.
Goals of SiMCentral
- Enhance and promote patient safety and quality health care by advocating use of simulation in clinical education of health care professionals.
- Facilitate multi-disciplinary educational opportunities through innovative educational tools.
- Build confidence and enhance individual and team performance through clinical simulation and evidence-based training.
- Maintain continuing competence of health care providers by using clinical simulation for continuing education opportunities.
By using SimCentral’s sophisticated computerized mannequins health care providers can experience urgent and realistic medical scenarios and practice invasive medical procedures on the manikins before performing them on actual patients.
Richard M. Jordan, MD
School of Medicine Amarillo, Regional Dean Texas Tech Health Sciences Center