CKHS Officially Opens Institute for Clinical Education, Simulation, Innovation and Safety (ICESIS) at Crozer with Special Events
Crozer-Keystone Health System officially launched the Institute for Clinical Education, Simulation, Innovation and Safety (ICESIS) at Crozer-Chester Medical Center with special events on Oct. 5 and 6.
ICESIS is a state-of-the-art hospital simulation laboratory that provides hands-on clinical education and training to health care professionals and students. Through the use of advanced patient simulator mannequins, physicians, nurses, paramedics and other health care professionals can learn about a variety of potentially high-risk patient care scenarios in a safe environment.
On Oct. 5, organizers hosted a open house and ribbon cutting to introduce the laboratory to Crozer-Keystone Health System physicians and staff members. The open house was preceded by a special Grand Rounds presentation by Glen Tinkoff, M.D., FACS, FCCM, medical director of Christiana Care Health System’s Virtual Simulation Training Center. Tinkoff spoke about “Medical Simulation: Future of Surgical Education or Passing Fad?” to a packed audience in the James E. Clark Education Center.
On Oct. 6, ICESIS hosted an educational event and open house for EMS professionals and firefighters from throughout the region. The program featured presentations from EMS professionals and surgeons as well as guided tours.
Presentations included “Trauma: From EMS to the OR” and “Burn Treatment Center Advances and Case Studies.” Presenters included Fran Hildwine, director of the Emergency Medical Services Training Institute, and Marcin Jankowski, D.O., FACOS, surgeon with the Crozer Regional Trauma Center.
Located in the 1 East wing of Crozer, ICESIS is designed to resemble a small-scale hospital. The lab consists of separate rooms for lectures and individual skills training, as well as breakout rooms that mimic hospital settings, including medical/surgical, pediatrics and emergency departments, operating rooms and other clinical settings. Instructors for ICESIS originate from a wide variety of specialties and departments, including anesthesia, emergency, EMS, medicine, nursing, OB/GYN, pediatrics, surgery and trauma. For more information about ICESIS, visit http://bit.ly/PQXjtn.