Northwestern Simulation Open House March 22, 2018

CHICAGO -- At Northwestern Simulation, we use exceptional simulation-based education to improve cognitive, technical and professional skills of healthcare providers. Our ultimate goal is to transform healthcare through education, innovation and scholarship. We emphasize respect, collaboration, safety, high-impact research and cost-effectiveness in all activities.

Every year, thousands of medical students, nurses, physician assistants, residents, attending physicians as well as industry and government partners come to Northwestern Simulation to learn and train in a flexible, safe and controlled environment.

The Northwestern Simulation team is comprised of faculty and staff who are recognized internationally as experts in simulation, assessment and debriefing.

Prior to working with actual patients, trainees practice general and minimally invasive surgical procedures and skills training, using the same instrumentation and equipment available in the operating room leading to safer surgery and improved patient outcomes.

Simulated clinical exercises allow students and healthcare providers to learn procedural skills, improve teamwork and sharpen their communication skills.

Ellie O'Brien (far left), research engineer for the Innovations Laboratory, displays some of the training tools created in the lab. Medical professionals use these tools for research and education.

Our faculty members use research-driven best practices to improve trainee skills, enhance long-term skill retention and positively impact clinical performance with the ultimate goal of improved patient outcomes.

Visitors had a chance to practice surgical and critical care skills under the watchful direction of the Northwestern Simulation trainers.

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