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   Office of Simulation and Safety Education

   Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center's Center for Learning and Performance (CLP) in collaboration with East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Program, provides multi-disciplinary professionals, staff, and students with simulation-based learning utilizing a variety of simulation modalities. The goal of simulation-based learning is to provide a safe and realistic learning experience, without the risk of compromising patient safety. The Vidant Medical Center (VMC) simulation component of the BSOM Clinical Simulation Program integrates procedural skills and task training, critical thinking, communication skills, and interprofessional collaboration to increase patient safety and quality of care. The provision of this state of the art interprofessional simulation program is paramount to the attainment of Vidant Medical Center's mission to improve the health and well-being of Eastern North Carolina.

The VMC component is designed to provide simulation-based learning experiences that support the acquisition and application of knowledge, critical thinking, clinical judgment, and principles of teamwork in a realistic, yet safe, environment. Simulation experiences are designed to enhance both the competence and the confidence of the learner.

Programs offered through VMC and the CLP in the simulation center:

  1. Nurse Residency Program (offered 4-5 times each year)
    • Welcome and Tour
    • Skills Day
    • Cornerstones
      • Respiratory/Neuro
      • Urgency/Bleeding
      • Cardiovascular/Urinary
    • What Line Is It Anyway?
    • Hemodynamics
    • Critical Care simulations
    • First 5 Minutes®
  2. OB Bootcamp
  3. First 5 Minutes®
  4. Hospital Beds and Wound Vac Workshop
  5. Prevention and Nursing Management of Pressure Ulcers
  6. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  7. Advanced Stroke Life Support
  8. Neuro Core
  9. Quality Initiatives- as requested
    • Ebola/Emerging Pathogens
    • Nutrition Focused Physical Exams
    • Case Specific Scenarios
    • Sepsis Project
    • Trial of Code Narrator for ED
    • PICC placements
  10. Educator Training on the Use of Simulation
  11. First 5 Minutes® facilitator training
  12. Mock Code facilitator training

Vidant Medical Center In Situ Simulation Activity

  1. Mock Codes
  2. High Risk/Low Volume Skills Training
  3. Emergency Sternotomy Procedure
  4. Ultrasound guided IV placement
  5. Children's ED scenarios
  6. Modified version of FFM
  7. Children's Hospital clinical scenarios
  8. Women's Services clinical scenarios