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OhioHealth Medical Minute: SIM Week

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There is so much happening at a hospital. What you see and what you are familiar with is the emergency department, surgery, doctors and nurses taking care of sick people. But there is so much more that you might never see that helps improve outcomes in those cases.

At OhioHealth, Medical Education and Human Simulation play a huge role. From continuing education, to simulating scenarios for learners, the teams really make a huge difference. At OhioHealth, simulation programs are spread throughout the health system.  

To increase awareness among the public of the importance of simulation to healthcare, the fourth annual global Healthcare Simulation Week will be held Sept. 13-19, 2021.

Healthcare Simulation is a learning  tool that recreates a healthcare environment to allow persons to experience a realistic healthcare event.

The purpose of healthcare simulation is to teach new skills, refresh old ones and improve the delivery of safe and effective patient care.

Healthcare Simulation Week, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, celebrates professionals who use healthcare simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery. New methods and technologies are emerging that present enhanced opportunities to improve patient care; as a result, it is an important field in which many healthcare professionals are finding a lifelong career.

"There are so many talented people involved in simulation around the globe," Tom Gutman, with OhioHealth Simulation said.  "What we have built at OhioHealth demonstrates a tremendous base for learning, and for creativity.  The things our team can do to help prepare our physicians and medical experts is truly amazing.  I couldn't be prouder of what we are doing here, and would encourage anyone interested in a fantastic career, even if you don't have healthcare experience, to consider a career in simulation."

To learn more about OhioHealth Learning and Simulation, click here.