The Medical Simulation Center (MSC) is a state-of-the-art virtual hospital located on the 4th floor of the centennial complex at Loma Linda University in a space of 8,000 square feet, and can simultaneously accommodate 16 simulations. Each of the center’s training areas is designed to reflect the realities encountered in actual care settings, and is fully functional. When needed to increase the surge capacity of nearby medical facilities, the center is designed for rapid conversion to an emergency response center in the event of a disaster.
The center is a contiguous system designed to simulate the patient flow process with a pre-hospital room, emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, obstetric operating room, neonatal intensive care room, hospital room, training room, and pharmacy. Each simulation room is connected to an observation/debriefing room separated by a one-way mirror with large flat-screen televisions to provide the live-stream observer participants with additional angles. Simulation sessions can be recorded and are immediately available for playback in either of the multimedia conference rooms.
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