The Center for Medical Education & Innovation replicates a hospital environment, from the scrub sinks to the equipment to the collaboration among healthcare professionals.
The Center for Medical Education & Innovation is a 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art medical education and training facility located on the fourth floor of the McConnell Heart Hospital at Riverside Methodist. It allows multidisciplinary training of medical professionals along the full continuum of care, from paramedics and emergency technicians to residents, nurses and attending physicians.
In addition, the CME+I educates healthcare providers in disaster preparedness by training them in the treatment of mass casualty, natural disaster and chemical, biological and radiological casualties.
The Center’s Virtual Care Unit (VCU) includes four adult patient simulators, one pediatric version and one of the first infant patient simulators in the world. Each patient simulator can be programmed to react in very human ways, with more than 72,000 combinations of physiologic responses.
The Laboratory Skills Center consists of a:
The Laboratory Skills Center enables medical professionals to practice and sharpen skills in patient care using artificial models of the human body. They receive instruction for a wide range of clinical procedures, from IV insertion, suturing and airway management to microvascular and laparoscopic techniques.
Through educational interactions in the patient examination rooms, they experience interpersonal components of the provider-patient relationship by interacting with actors. They are observed or recorded from outside the exam room for feedback and evaluation.
The Conference Learning Suite is home to one main conference hall with seating for more than 150 people, two smaller conference rooms and a Distance Learning Suite, all with multimedia, video conferencing and distance learning capabilities. This area of the Center supports not only Riverside conferences but also has the ability to transmit/receive teleconferences between other locations in CME+I and the OhioHealth system. The ability to transmit/receive teleconferences nationally and internationally is coming soon.