Staffordshire University’s Centre for Health Innovation receives INACSL endorsement

The £5.8m state of the art facility is the first institution in Europe to be recognised for its healthcare simulation standards by the INACSL

Centre for Health Innovation Simulation exercise featuring students in a simulation suite, simulating a real life emergency services scenario

As well as bringing simmersive learning to more than 2,000 student nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners and paramedics, the Centre also offers an exciting platform for new collaborations with local business and healthcare and technology industries.

Our campus is where we train the healthcare practitioners of the future and we’re delighted to see the Centre for Health Innovation recognised for its high-quality health simulation standards and experiences. Receiving this acknowledgment is a testament to our signature simulation pedagogy and our work to ensure that our simmersive experiences prepare our students for practice.

Emily Browne, Dean for Innovation and Enterprise and School Lead for Simulation and Patient Safety at Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University’s Centre for Health Innovation has been recognised by International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) for its healthcare simulation standards.

The £5.8m facility, which was part-funded by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership via the Government’s Getting Building Fund, is the first institution in the Europe to be recognised for its simulation programme by INACSL a global leader in healthcare simulation standards.

The international endorsement recognises the Centre for Health Innovation for demonstrating excellence in applying the Core Four Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice, which are Prebriefing: Preparation and Briefing, Facilitation, Debriefing, and Professional Integrity.

As well as bringing simmersive learning to more than 2,000 student nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners and paramedics, the Centre also offers an exciting platform for new collaborations with local business and healthcare and technology industries.

Emily Browne, Dean for Innovation and Enterprise and School Lead for Simulation and Patient Safety, said; “Our campus is where we train the healthcare practitioners of the future and we’re delighted to see the Centre for Health Innovation recognised for its high-quality health simulation standards and experiences. Receiving this acknowledgment is a testament to our signature simulation pedagogy and our work to ensure that our simmersive experiences prepare our students for practice.”

Located at the University’s Stafford site, the Centre for Health Innovation is one of just five Centres of Excellence worldwide recognised by medical simulation training product provider CAE Healthcare. The facility is home to a series of purpose-built Clinical Simulation Suites, used to deliver simulation-based activities using a wide range of simulation technologies. The facility is one of just five centres of Excellence worldwide recognised by medical simulation training product provider CAE Healthcare.

It features audio-visual observation equipment to facilitate remote delivery and also a range of blank canvas rooms to allow a switch to different real-world settings, from patients’ homes and hospital wards through to businesses environments and public spaces. Its suites, enable the teaching of advanced clinical techniques, as well as other skills necessary to support the future needs of the healthcare sector.

Find out more about the wide range of simulation courses (including CPD and RSUS UK courses) available at Staffordshire University’s Centre for Health Innovation

 

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