A state-of-the-art simulated learning suite on their Stafford Campus. The University’s Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) provides an extensive range of simulation areas for primary and secondary care experiences, including a bedsit/flat.
These multi-purpose learning areas are used across nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, social work, and much more to provide a simulated learning environment for their students to develop clinical skills in a practice setting.
To develop the area further, Baywater Healthcare has donated two deactivated static concentrators and a deactivated portable concentrator for use in these simulated learning environments. The area will have the donated equipment available to allow students and learners to see first-hand what the equipment looks like and how it works.
I had the pleasure of joining the opening event for the CHI and was overwhelmed by the facilities. The site is truly state of the art and utilises digital technology at its best to aid the learning experience for students and learners. The university plans to use the facilities for local healthcare training, including GPs, and adding oxygen equipment into the simulated environments could potentially save lives by ensuring healthcare professionals and students have a better awareness of equipment available for patients.
The CHI includes access to state-of-the-art healthcare manikins where students can practice cannulating and injecting patients, dealing with emergencies, and resuscitation. The possibilities of this new site are endless, and it is great that we could be a part of this fantastic facility for the future of healthcare training.
Senior Clinical Advisor, Claire