Simulation Center Tour – Penn State Hershey

[ Background Music ] >> Welcome to the Penn State Hershey Clinical
Simulation Center. We have used simulation based strategies for teaching, research, and
system and safety improvement for almost two decades. Thanks for the dedication of Dr.
Harold Paz, our dean and CEO, we now have a state of the art facility. I’d like to take
you on a tour. [ Noise ] >> When you arrive check your information
screens to find out when and where your sessions are scheduled. If you have any questions,
just give me a call. I always know what’s happening. [ Background Music ] >> The standardized patient program was started
in the 1980s by Dr. Richard Simons. The program was established so our medical students could
practice and be assessed on their communication and physical exam skills. Now, actors also
work with simulators as confederates who create a realistic experience by portraying family
members, other patients, or health care providers. This offers a rich opportunity for healthcare
students to practice communication and treatment skills for spectrum of encounters. >> Here in the control center, we are able
to observe every room as well as record the activities for feedback and review. >> I’m proud how we’re able to improve teamwork
here at Penn State Hershey. My name is John Moyer, I’m the Administrative Director of
the center. We work with the chief quality officer of the hospital, Dr. Greg Caputo in
developing innovative approaches to team work. >> You’re lucky Noel isn’t on the road today.
Hi. I’m Julie Becker and I’m the clinical nurse educator for women’s health. Noel frequently
helps us with running emergency drills on site in the obstetrical unit. She helps our
physicians and our nurses to practice emergency drills so that we’re prepared when the real
emergency happens. This is our skills room where staff comes to practice doing all sorts
of procedures such as nasogastric tube insertion, tracheostomy care, IV insertion, and many
other procedures. Staff also gets a chance to practice using equipment that they will
see throughout the hospital such as these pumps. >> The Sim Center is also used for patient
education, taking the same philosophy we use for teaching healthcare professionals we allow
patients and their families to practice and familiarize themselves on aspects of self
care using our mannequins. >> When we want to teach highly complicated
concepts such as compliance and resistance for instance asthma, we start with simple
lung models where we can demonstrate movement and pressures. We can also then move dual
lung models where we can show differential lung movement such as a collapsed lung or
a peanut in the bronchus. We can then teach these concepts in a full human simulator.
Research in our facility has shown that this graduated method of teaching is a highly efficient
way of learning. >> The simulation coordinators know these
mannequins inside and out. We can help you arrange a sessions so that it runs smoothly
no matter what the students do. A lot of times, the simulators are run behind the scene sot
the students have an opportunity to focus on patient treatment. >> I’m Dan Galvan, a trauma surgeon intensivist
and one of the simulation instructors. The simulation based are immensely flexible giving
us plenty of space to spread out and conduct large training sessions for bigger groups
or to even develop a mass causality simulation with our colleagues in emergency medicine,
anesthesiology, and pediatrics. >> Welcome to virtual bronchoscopy. I am a
simulation educator and I can train you how to do bronchoscopy. This virtual bronchoscope
simulates typical cases that a trainee may encounter. As part of the simulation, the
trainee experiences different challenges they will need to resolve. These challenges are
common in real patients. The simulator gives the trainee a safe way to practice their skills
before doing it on real patients. >> Near graduate nurses need their assessment
skills to be validated before they begin to work here. I’m Kelly Rotondo, a clinical nurse
educator and I use the lung simulator to test and reinforce their diagnostic skills for
patient lung sounds. >> Hello, I’m Mark D. Buzzelli one of the
chief residents in general surgery. Many procedures can be practiced here in the Simulation Center
using a haptic device to master skills needed for laparoscopic surgery so that our surgery
residents can get plenty of practice before they go the operating room. >> I’m Dr. Lawrence Kass, Vice Chair for Education
and Director of Residency Training in Emergency Medicine. Research has shown that using ultrasound
decreases the risk of complications when putting in a central line. Here, we practice using
ultrasound for the placement of central lines. >> This is Harvey. Each medical student does
hundred of cardiac cases throughout medical school. Thanks to Dr. Zelis who set up each
case. Using his self-teaching case scenarios, thousands of medical students have become
proficient in diagnosis and management of an array of cardiac conditions. >> Thanks for joining our virtual tour. We
have a lot going on and we’d love to see you for a real hands-on experience. Come visit
us soon. [ Music ]

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