Simulation in Healthcare Education
Over the past two decades, there has been an adoption of simulation in healthcare education internationally. According to the Society for Healthcare in Simulation, increased demands on training hours, limited patient encounters, and focus on patient safety has led to a new delivery of education in healthcare that increasingly involves technology and innovative ways to provide a standardized curriculum.
At Bay College we offer simulation in all of our Allied Health Programs. We have state of the art simulation labs at each of our campuses and we are home to a simulation ambulance that can bring simulation to any location.
Simulation learning has many advantages. It provides a range of accessible, customized, learning opportunities that are difficult to obtain in real life. Learners address hands-on skills, critical thinking, including knowledge-in-action procedures, decision-making, and effective communication within a healthcare team. Simulation offers the learner freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them, in a safe environment without risk to the patient they are caring for. Detailed feedback and evaluation is a critical part of every simulation to target necessary improvements.
Healthcare simulation is coming of age, and Bay College is leading the way in the Upper Peninsula. Simulation in our Allied Health Programs provides Bay College graduates an opportunity to gain experience and confidence in their skills to prepare them for the demanding role of a healthcare provider.