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Patient Simulation at CAMC and WVU/Charleston Division

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The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute (CAMC Institute) in affiliation with Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) and West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center/Charleston Division (WVU/Charleston Division) has started a patient simulation center as an adjunct to teaching health care professionals students and practitioners. The center is located at CAMC General Hospital 5 East. Simulation technology has advanced in recent years to allow for high fidelity experiences that, when used as part of a larger educational experience, can greatly enhance medical education.

Simulation at CAMC and WVU/Charleston Division consists of a dedicated simulation teaching laboratory encompassing approximately 7,000 square feet. The center maintains a full-time staff, including a curriculum development specialist who will assist faculty members with integrating simulation into their curriculums.

The CAMC Institute Patient Simulation Center has three primary areas of activity. First is full-patient simulation capabilities set in realistic scenario situations, second is part-task trainer capabilities that focus on specific skill tasks and third is simulation with Standardized Patients.
The Standardized Patient Program is one that gives medical students the opportunity to practice their clinical and conversational skills for an actual patient encounter. The Standardized Patient is usually a trained professional and commonly provide feedback after these encounters.

Full patient simulation capabilities featuring high-fidelity patient simulation are capable of creating a variety of crisis or physical assessment scenarios. Each simulation room features state-of-the-art audio/video recording and playback capabilities to allow for critique and debriefing by faculty.
The Simulation Center also utilizes an advanced LMS called Learning Space

Please contact the Sim Center for questions or room reservations





 CAMC Simulation Center - 501 Morris Street, 5 East - CAMC General Hospital
 Charleston, WV 25301
 (304) 388-1856 Phone |  (304) 388-1858 FAX  |

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