NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University School of Medicine will open the Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training, a $3 million facility dedicated to improving patient safety and preventing medical errors through comprehensive training for health care providers.
The 14,000 square foot center vividly replicates a hospital setting with a fully equipped emergency room, intensive care unit, operating room, clinical exam rooms and more to give medical students, residents and professionals a real-world environment to learn, practice and master the latest techniques in patient care.
The center features high-fidelity, life-sized robotic patients that can be programmed to mimic ailments and symptoms hospital staff see on a daily basis. Staff will perform training exercises with the lifelike and highly responsive medical manikins and demonstrate laparoscopic surgery, colonoscopy, heart catheterization, suturing, intubation and infant delivery simulations.
The opening is set for 10 a.m. Monday.