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SRM STRATUS CENTRE FOR MEDICAL SIMULATION

SRM/STRATUS Centre for Medical Simulation is a highly advanced Educational Centre which utilises the latest innovation in the field of medical education called Medical Simulation incorporating the state-of-the-art computer- controlled patient simulation systems.

The SRM/STRATUS Centre for Medical Simulation is in collaboration with the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston - a Harvard teaching institution which provides important life-saving courses.

It is the largest Simulation Center in South East Asia, with an area of 14,000 sq ft. and was inaugurated on 3 January 2011 by the then Union minister for Human Resources, Smt. Shreemathi Purendareshwari.


SIMULATION-BASED MEDICAL EDUCATIONM

Simulation means to imitate a situation or process that occurs in real life. If the accuracy of the simulation as close to the real life counter-parts using computer controls, it is called High -fidelity simulation, which we offer at SRM/STRATUS Centre for Medical Simulation.

High-fidelity manikins simulate almost any scenario virtually and facilitate active learning. As it involves practical application of knowledge and hands-on training skills, it has been proven to improve dexterity and knowledge.

Patient safety is the primary concern in Health care organizations. Needless to say that such training becomes an invaluable asset to the health care provider.


"Tell me, and I will forget
Show me, and I may remember
Involve me, and I will understand"

-CONFUCIUS, 450BC


PROGRAMS OFFERED AT SRM/STRATUS CENTRE FOR MEDICAL SIMULATION

American Heart Association (AHA) accredited Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) are much sought after programs at the SRM/STRATUS Centre for Medical Simulation.

These courses are currently being taken by under- graduate and post- graduate students of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy Occupational therapy, Industrial Health Fellows, Bio-medical Engineering and other allied Health- care courses.

The simulation – based training for doctors, CRRIs, Emergency Medical Services personnel, Dentists, Staff Nurses, Physiotherapists and other professionals gives them a wonderful opportunity to improve their skills by experiencing reality-based patient care presentations in a range of simulated environments.

Thus, the Simulation Centre provides opportunities for clinicians from all disciplines and at every level of training to learn practice and become more skilled and expert at the management of patients in different clinical scenarios.

SRM CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY

It has been estimated that 80% to 90 % of deaths occur in the community and not in the hospitals. Resuscitation should be started by bystanders in a cardiac arrest even before an ambulance arrives in order to achieve best outcome rate of 15% as per the AHA (American Heart Association).

Hence, giving BLS training to non- medical people including Fire Brigade, Police, Ambulance personnel, Drivers, Housewives contributes to keep an unbroken chain of survival in the event of a cardiac arrest in the community.

In line with the recommendations of the ISCCM, (Indian society critical care medicine) and the AHA (American heart association), our Management has taken the first ever step of its kind in India for Pre-hospital Emergency care providers, when our esteemed Chancellor announced that 500 fire service people in Tamil Nadu (who are usually the first responders in an accident or disaster) would be provided a one day BLS course and hands- on skills training in rescue airway management.

Following up upon this SRM initiative, 109 fire personnel, including officer categories have been trained in BLS and Rescue airway thus vindicating SRM's moral contribution to the community around the University.