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Healthcare Simulation (TALUS) Domain

The Healthcare Simulation Domain is charged with developing and implementing clinical effectiveness and patient safety initiatives focused on improving collaborative team-oriented processes for students, residents and faculty. The MUSC Healthcare Simulation Center, opening in June of 2008, is one of four healthcare simulation centers in South Carolina that are currently part of the statewide Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety Center (CEPSC). The Simulation Center houses a variety of healthcare simulation tools, from partial task trainers to sophisticated high-fidelity human patient simulators (manikins) for the use of all healthcare professions on campus. Simulation provides realistic environments for teaching clinical skills to teams in low or high stress settings. With respect to assessment, simulation offers the opportunity to assess the learner’s knowledge and skills, without compromising patient safety, in settings that mirror where learners will practice their skills.

The domain committee ‘TALUS’ (Teaching and Learning Using Simulation) is comprised of faculty from various colleges and programs at MUSC and is charged with the purposeful coordination of institutional healthcare simulation experiences and resources to support student interprofessional collaboration, learning and assessment, and to assist faculty development efforts in interprofessional simulation education. The committee has created a useful matrix of skill sets required of all health profession programs on campus matched with simulation technology available for teaching these skill sets. They have identified potential opportunities for collaboration among programs. In March of 2008, the first Interprofessional Skills Simulation Workshop, featuring 5 clinical skills stations (IV placement, nasogastric intubation, tracheostomy suctioning and care, foley catheter placement and CPR proficiency training) offered 10 interprofessional teams (30 nursing, physician assistant and medical students) the opportunity to work with interprofessional faculty to learn common skills together.

Healthcare Simulation (TALUS) Domain Annual Report

Interprofessional Workshop Data

Interprofessional Skills Simulation Workshop, March 2008

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