Opened in 2007, Carolinas Simulation Center is the only facility in the region to be both an American College of Surgeons accredited Level I Education Institute and a Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) accredited simulation center (Assessment, Research, Systems Integration and Teaching/Education).
The Center was established as a multidisciplinary simulation center to meet the training needs of Carolinas Medical Center and its related entities as well as healthcare providers and community groups from across the surrounding region. Being a contributing member of the National League of Nursing (NLN), Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC), International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation for Nursing (INACSL) and a local consortium of simulation users—Carolinas Healthcare Simulation Alliance-Piedmont (CHSA-P)—uniquely positions Carolinas Simulation Center to meet the needs of a wide range of user groups.
The Simulation Center allows healthcare professionals at all levels the opportunity to use interactive, lifelike manikins and other equipment to simulate procedures and situations in a safe-learning environment. One of the center's priorities is educational research for continuous improvement of educational methods.
Faculty can provide structured, risk-free, hands-on educational experiences for medical and surgical residents, nursing and nurse anesthesia students, AHEC, and other allied health personnel. Emphasis is given to curriculum development and implementation on a variety of simulators.
Using our state-of-the-art simulation equipment, healthcare professionals are able to learn proper techniques and improve their decision-making skills through an interactive environment. Through repetitive practice on lifelike manikins, learners are better prepared to safely work with patients.
To inquire about the Carolinas Simulation Center or schedule a session, contact us by email or telephone at 704-355-0956.