Thursday, March 3, 2016

MedStar on Wheels

Our simulation education partner – SiTEL – has taken the MedStar commitment to accessibility to a whole new level with its new mobile simulation lab.

This innovative technology allows MedStar associates to hone their skills and learn new ones in an interactive, dynamic environment that literally wheels right to them.

The mobile lab is an extension of MedStar SiTEL’s learning centers in downtown Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. SiTEL’s mission is to transform educational approaches in healthcare by developing 21st century training technologies with state-of-the-art educational approaches – I would say this definitely achieves just that!

Recently, associates at MedStar Health's ambulatory site in Mitchellville were able to work on the mobile lab, during a simulation of a "patient" undergoing a cardiac event and one experiencing low blood sugar. These “patients” are a core part of SiTEL and come with the mobile lab -- they are high-tech mannequins that are controlled by behind-the-scenes simulation specialists who manipulate the scene to mimic real-life medical situations.

Keep an eye out—the mobile lab is on a road show around the region. You can follow the trail of the lab using the hashtag ‪#MobileSimLab on Facebook and, if you’re interested in using the lab where you are, just contact the operations manager, Kelly Haynie at Kelly.haynie@email.sitel.org.

Learn more by visiting their website.

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