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Carolinas Simulation Center is one of only a handful of programs in the world accredited at the highest level by both the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.


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Opened in 2007, Carolinas Simulation Center is one of only a handful of programs in the world accredited at the highest level by both the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Education Institute and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) accredited in the areas of Assessment, Research, Teaching/Education, and Systems Integration.

The Program was established as a multidisciplinary simulation center to meet the training needs of Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center and its related entities as well as healthcare providers and community groups from across the surrounding region. Being a contributing member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation for Nursing (INACSL), Association for Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE), and a local consortium of simulation users—Carolinas Healthcare Simulation Alliance-Piedmont (CHSA-P)—uniquely positions Carolinas Simulation Center to meet the needs of a wide range of user groups.

The Simulation Center allows healthcare professionals at all levels the opportunity to use multiple simulation modalities to practice procedures and clinical patient care situations in a safe-learning environment. One of the Program's priorities is conducting research for continuous improvement of simulation educational methods.

Facilitators can provide structured, risk-free, immersive educational experiences for a variety of multidisciplinary learner groups spanning pre-licensure to ongoing continued competency. This includes medical and surgical residents, medical students, nursing students, nurses, nurse anesthesia students, AHEC nurse refresher participants, and practicing healthcare professionals from a variety of disciplines. Primary focus areas are around creating simulation curriculum for interprofessional education, systems testing, and strategic system priorities that impact patient safety and quality of care.

Using our state-of-the-art simulation equipment, healthcare professionals can learn proper techniques and improve their decision-making skills through an interactive environment. Through repetitive practice, learners are better prepared to safely work with patients.

To inquire about the Carolinas Simulation Center or schedule a session, contact us by email or telephone at 704-355-0956. If you are interested in scheduling a session or integrating simulation into your program, please fill out our general interest form.

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