posted on: 3/7/2017 11:47:59 AM
Advancing Health and Safety in Our Community
Media is invited to Lima Memorial on Tuesday, March 7 at 12:15 p.m. when hospital officials will provide a first-look and demonstration of its new simulation and education laboratory for PotashCorp representatives. A first of its kind in the region, the state-of-the-art simulation laboratory was made possible through a generous donation from PotashCorp.
The training facility will have a community-wide impact, as it will provide advanced training for healthcare providers, first responders (EMS) and healthcare students. This will translate into improved patient outcomes and safety, both in the hospital and in the community.
“PotashCorp’s dedication to health and safety makes this partnership a unique opportunity to equip healthcare providers, first responders and students with the experience needed to deliver exceptional care in our community,” said Todd Sutton, General Manager of the Lima PotashCorp plant.
The lab is outfitted with sophisticated simulation equipment, including real-to-life mannequins designed to deliver the most realistic training possible for healthcare providers and students. These high-tech mannequins are capable of being programmed to exhibit specific patient behaviors & symptoms and control how it responds to physical care & medications.
This simulation experience allows for the deliberate practice of skills and provides a sense of realism and real-time problem solving without compromising the health and safety of patients.
“PotashCorp’s investment in the health and safety of its employees and our community is exceptional,” said Mike Swick, Lima Memorial Health System President & CEO. “This donation will provide advanced training opportunities for healthcare workers, which will once again elevate the level of care delivered in our community.”