Capital Health Launches Advanced Simulation Training Center
Mobile lab provides state-of-the-art clinical training for health care providers and community health education
HOPEWELL, NJ, October 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Capital Health recently announced the launch of its new Advanced Simulation Training Center, a mobile simulation lab that provides state-of-the-art multidisciplinary clinical training for physicians, nurses, emergency medical service providers and other staff. . The initiative was made possible thanks to more than $500,000 in federal grants obtained by a member of Congress Bonnie WatsonColeman (NJ-12), who was recognized for her role in the project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.
“As part of our mission to improve services to urban and suburban patients, Capital Health is committed to becoming a premier academic health center for the region,” said Al-Maghazehe, President and CEO of Capital Health. “The Advanced Simulation Training Center is the latest demonstration of this commitment. Any great company like this requires strong partners, and we are grateful for the support of Representative Watson Coleman, whose decades of hard work, experience and commitment to our community helped bring this initiative to life.”
“For more than 125 years, Capital Health has provided high quality medical care to local residents. I am so thankful that some of the finest medical professionals in our country are right here at Trenton and this new mobile lab will help reach further into our neighborhoods to better serve some of our most vulnerable populations,” said Rep. Bonnie WatsonColeman.
High fidelity simulation is an educational tool widely used in the field of health. Capital Health’s Advanced Simulation Training Center is a mobile facility that can be driven directly to learners to provide enhanced, personalized instruction to physicians, nurses, paramedics and other personnel at or near their workplaces. The 40-foot unit has two large independent simulation rooms equipped with mannequins (life-size models of human bodies) to simulate real-life patient scenarios. Instructors in two central control rooms create situations that learners will see in real life, document their performance, and provide meaningful feedback. Simulation training like this promotes learning through active hands-on experience in a risk-free environment while supporting the development of teamwork, communication and critical thinking.
Capital Health will use the Advanced Simulation Training Center to provide safe training in advanced cardiac life support, interventional procedures, acute bleeding crisis management, childbirth, infant resuscitation, team care and other areas for preparing the next generation of its medical staff. Additionally, the simulation labs will be used for process improvement, medical error investigation and research to help Capital Health continue to advance healthcare quality, safety and best practices. In addition to its clinical training mission, the Advanced Simulation Training Center will offer health and wellness education screenings at local community events.
About Capital Health
Capital Health is the Central New Jersey/The Lower Bucks County region’s leader in delivering progressive, quality patient care with significant investments in physicians, nurses and staff, and cutting-edge technology. Comprised of two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell), a hamilton An outpatient facility and an extensive network of primary and specialty care practices in the region, Capital Health is a dynamic health care resource accredited by DNV.
A five-time Magnet-designated health system for excellence in nursing, Capital Health serves as a Level II Regional Trauma Center, Regional Perinatal Center (including a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), and Screening Center mental health emergency. Capital Health also offers the region’s first and most experienced pediatric emergency department and, more recently, from New Jersey first pediatric emergency service adapted to people with autism. Capital Health also offers innovative programs such as the Capital Institute for Neurosciences, including its certified Comprehensive Stroke Center; Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Breast Care Center; Digestive Health Center; Marjorie G. Ernest Center of Excellence for Joint Replacement; Award-winning cancer center; and the Heart & Vascular Institute, which includes the region’s first accredited chest pain center. For more information, visit www.capitalhealth.org.
SOURCE Health Capital