BENGALURU: High fidelity pregnant mannequins will be used as simulators to provide a real life training to students of nursing as well as doctors at the Simulation Education and Research Centre for Nursing Excellence (SERC), a state of the art simulation laboratory, launched at Bangalore Baptist Hospital on Tuesday.
An initiative of Bangalore Baptist Hospital in collaboration with researchers from US based Baylor University and US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program, the center aims to provide adequately equipped training on simulation, enabling the clinical fraternity to hone their skills with no risk.
The facility spread over 16,000 square feet will also accommodate nurses. Speaking at the inauguration, Mark White, mission director to India for USAID, said: “The center will not only provide a space for learning but will also provide safe accommodation for nurses to live.”
Dr Naveen Thomas, director at Bangalore Baptist Hospital, said: “The faculty at Bangalore Baptist Hospital Nursing Institute underwent intense training at Baylor University’s School of Nursing over the last three years to develop skills to teach simulation.”
The launch of this new facility was in line with the call by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under National Health Policy 2017 to establish Centers of Excellence for nursing education throughout India.