Simulation & Education Center
At Concord Hospital's Forrest D. McKerley Simulation and Education Center, you train on human patient simulators — high tech mannequins — that are programmed to cry, breathe, have a heartbeat and accurately mirror human responses to medical procedures such as CPR, intravenous medication intubation, ventilation, and catheterization.
The Center features state-of-the-art technology to teach and test knowledge, technical skills, teamwork, communication, crisis management, and clinical decision-making. We are one of the few hospitals in New Hampshire to offer this level of training to staff, area first responders and even military medics and police SWAT officers. Training areas include mock Hospital rooms outfitted with the same equipment doctors and nurses use each day in the Hospital.
Benefits of Medical Simulation
- Improve multidisciplinary team performance and communication.
- Recreate conditions of actual practice, teamwork, leadership, and crisis management.
- Develop best practices and assess clinical competency.
- Enrich the education of physicians, staff, and students by providing them with scenarios designed to improve each person’s clinical skills, training and judgment in a highly variable but safe environment.
- Integrate the simulation experience into the workflow process.