Institue for Medical Simulation & Advanced Learning
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About the Simulation Center


The Simulation Center serves the entire eleven-hospital system of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, providing simulation-based education to advance system-wide patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.

The Simulation Center currently offers courses to all 11 HHC hospitals in central line placement and maintenance skills, basic and advanced airway skills, cardiac code team and shoulder dystocia management. A current course list is available on our website.

The Simulation Center houses six simulation rooms replicating operating, intensive care and emergency rooms, as well as four patient exam rooms, a clinical skills room, three debriefing/conference rooms and three control rooms. Cutting edge simulation equipment includes a family of high-fidelity patient mannequins and an array of virtual reality and part-task trainers. Standardized patient actors will also be available, and the facility will be equipped with a state-of-the-art digital audiovisual system to capture and transmit simulations for debriefing and assessment, video conferencing and remote participation.