The University of Nebraska Medical Center dedicated its new Dr. Wayne and Eileen Ryan Surgical Simulation Suite that is modeled after the simulation center at the Mayo Clinic.
The simulation suite was made possible by a $1 million gift from Wayne Ryan, Ph.D. and his late wife Eileen, and will allow UNMC to become a regional training and testing site for medical students.
The new facility simulates what happens in a modern operating room, and features pre and post op care areas. It is part of the clinical skills center that has a variety of high fidelity task trainers and mannequins that allow learners to practice invasive procedures.
Multimedia equipment allows for “virtual reality” scenarios in the middle of surgery – and teachers can run sessions and/or interact with students from a control room behind one-way glass. Cameras and audio-visual retrieval systems allow students and teachers to go back and review training sessions and some new will log every touch and allow for training in endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery.
Through a partnership agreement, the facility also will be used by students and faculty at the Creighton University School of Medicine.
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