The simulation lab at Decatur County Memorial Hospital is hosting a public open house on Thursday, November 18, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Visitors will have the rare opportunity of viewing the lab and its capabilites for training. People are encouraged to enter the South entrance near the former location of Dr. Wiseman's office. The gravel lot will have plenty of parking available and signs will mark the route. Those seeking to use the elevator will want to enter from Lincoln St.
DCMH is grateful for the support of Eco15 in providing funding for renovation of our simulation lab and provision of equipment. Read more about the sim lab and the open house in the most recent press release: 11-5-10 --- Public Open House for Simulation Lab
Read the Greensburg Daily News story regarding the Sim Lab: Daily News Simulation Lab Story
WHO is simulation for?
Simulation is for all healthcare professionals. It can also be used for professionals outside of the healthcare arena who need more specific training.
WHAT is simulation?
Simulation is a programmed scenario that resembles a real life situation. It replicates clinical situations, to provide healthcare professionals an opportunity to practice their responses in a safe learning environment. It helps prepare them for real life situations without causing harm for actual patients.
WHERE can you do simulation?
Simulation at DCMH is performed in the new simulation lab located in lower level of DCMH. However, some manikins are mobile and can potentially go to where the service is needed.
WHEN can a simulation be arranged?
Arrangements for running a simulation can be made by contacting Michelle Franklin or Susan Davis at 812-663-1177 or contact us.
WHY do simulation?
With simulation, the learner can practice skills in a safe environment, which allows for the honing of skills through trial and error. This allows the learner to develop confidence in their abilities and skills in a clinical setting.