CAE Healthcare and NAIT have entered a simulation research partnership to improve health-care education and patient safety, including support for the polytechnic's simulation research initiatives.
An international leader in the field of simulation-based education and training for healthcare, CAE Healthcare has also certified NAIT as a CAE Healthcare Centre of Excellence. NAIT students and industry partners now have access to some of the most advanced medical simulation technology available.
The School of Health and Life Science’s 560-square-metre (6,000-square-foot) multi-disciplinary simulation centre at Main Campus features state-of-the-art equipment and technology that enhance teaching and learning. This new technology – including some of the most advanced medical manikins available – allows students to practise realistic scenarios in a controlled environment and be better prepared to work with real patients.
“This new partnership is another example of how NAIT and the School of Health and Life Sciences are leaders in higher education and essential to Alberta," says Rick Trimp, dean of the School of Health and Life Sciences. "The leading-edge simulation technology available to our students and staff is second to none in Canada, and will ensure our graduates are equipped with the skills to succeed. Through applied research with CAE Healthcare, NAIT will also help improve health-care technology and delivery for all Canadians.”
Among the CAE Healthcare technology now available at the simulation centre is the Caesar trauma patient simulator. Designed for harsh environments and extreme scenarios, Caesar is perfect for military and first responders and features a 1.4-litre on-board blood tank and 6 heavy-trauma bleeding locations.
Here's a closer look at a piece of technology that will better prepare students for the real world of high-stakes health care.