Posted on Oct 09, 2019
On Friday morning, October 11, Elmbrook Rotary conducted an off-site meeting in the Simulation Center at Froedtert & The Medical Center of Wisconsin.  Dr. Jon Gould, Chief, Division of General Surgery, and other staff members provided an overview and tour of the two-year-old Simulation Center.
 
 

 

 

The Simulation Center at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin provides an environment for team-based, hands-on training for faculty and staff to work closely with each other as one cohesive care team. This 10,200-SF unit is designed to foster collaboration and excellence using innovative training methods and teaching tools to increase safety, and ultimately, deliver better care to the community.

The center consists of a large skills lab and four simulation settings that mimic typical healthcare environments such as a patient room, operating room, ICU patient room and trauma bay. In these settings, a variety of simulated hospital cases can take place, including birth simulation, surgeries, trauma, emergency medical procedures, and general care.

Simulation-based training accelerates the learning of critical processes, thinking skills, communication, and teamwork in a safe learning environment. The overall design reinforces Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin’s brand, which is medical excellence delivered in a sophisticated yet accessible environment that inspires staff to perform at their highest and deliver exceptional patient outcomes.