Students in Health Sciences at the UA simulate real hospital practice with the latest technological devices
Alicante, 31st May 2012
The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Alicante has today opened four new rooms of healthcare simulation scenarios and a control room
The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Alicante has opened four new rooms of healthcare simulation scenarios that will allow students to complete their practical training with the latest technological devices.
The opening ceremony was attended by the UA President, Ignacio Jiménez Raneda, by the President-elect, Manuel Palomar, by the Vice President for Infrastructues, Spaces and Environment, Vicente Montiel, the Vice President for Institutional Relations, Aránzazu Calzada, and the Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Ana Laguna, who has been accompanied by all her dean's team and the faculty of the Centre. Ángeles San Juan Quiles, Secretary of the Nursing Department, have offered the attendees the technical explanations of the facilities and their applications in the inaugural tour.
During the opening ceremony, several simulations have been performed in the new spaces, which have allowed the audience to verify the broad scope of the project. In particular, a total of four new rooms of healthcare simulation scenarios and a control room have been provided.
Two of the rooms simulate real healthcare scenarios. The first room is devoted to adult inpatient-outpatient care, as well as maternal and child care. It is equipped with hospital beds, incubators, medical simulation dolls, clinical material, etc. The second room is for critical and emergency care. Both rooms have interactive digital displays, audio and video installation.
In the middle of the first two rooms of health scenarios is located the control room, from which all technological interventions are performed, through two large glasses/mirrors that allow the viewing of both rooms.
The third room is intended for the simulation of abilities and is equipped with the latest technological devices. Finally, we found a Work Room which allows students to carry out the analysis of hypothetical actual situations and their development.
For José Ramón Martín Riera, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, "this is undoubtedly a major investment effort which places the Faculty of Health Sciences at the head of the centres with such facilities".
The refurbishment has helped make rational distribution of spaces, which has allowed it to create a Nutrition Cabinet in which interviews between professionals and patients will be simulated. In the near future, according to the dean's team, the Nutrition Cabinet is expected to provide assistance to the entire university community.
With this inauguration, the comprehensive intervention that has been carried out to reshape the above facilities and provide them with the latest technological devices that enable students to simulate situations with a high degree of reality has been completed.
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