NY hospital uses simulator to teach about patient safety

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

March 8, 2006

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital has acquired a patient simulator to help teach life-saving procedures to staff. The simulation lab is part of the new Patient Safety institute at the hospital, according to the Long Island Press.

The institute, started by a mother who lost a son to error at the hospital, is the only multidisciplinary facility for continuing medical education, according to the article. The included simulator has a life-like mannequin which responds to care and also presents symptoms, like coughing and sneezing.

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