Kijabe Hospital, through the Improving Perioperative and Anesthesia Care Training in Africa (ImPACT Africa) program funded by General Electric Foundation, will become the beneficiary of the development of a simulation training centre. In partnership with Vanderbilt University, one component of ImPACT Africa program is to enhance training of nurse anesthetists at Kijabe Hospital through simulation. The students are exposed to real life scenarios, teaching them how to efficiently use their skills to provide quality patient care and ensuring they develop effective decision making skills for the benefit of the patients they serve. The scenarios will also prepare them to provide care in resource constrained environments
The simulation centre exposes learners to a wide range of surgical cases and patients but also give them a chance to learn how to effectively care for patients even in places with limited resources as is the case in many facilities.
The Centre for Medical Simulation and Patient Safety at Kijabe provides an ideal space to help health workers attain and retain vital practical skills that they will use to provide quality care. It provides them with the opportunity to learn not only clinical skills but also managerial, and operational skills. Simulation will help build both technical and non technical skills including strong communication and teamwork. For more information on the learning opportunities available at the simulation centre, please contact our Simulation Coordinator through the email address firstname.lastname@example.org