Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre
Simulation Based Learning Centre (Skill lab)
Simulation is a team based, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary skills training which mimics real life clinical scenarios within safe learning environments, thus, encouraging clinical practices, improving team work and ultimately, improving patient care.
KIMS & RC skill lab spans over 2000 Square feet and is located on the third floor of college building. It houses an administrative office, two operation theatres, two classrooms, five demonstration rooms for teaching different speciality skills and two debriefing rooms, which allows for multiple workshops to be undertaken simultaneously.
A lab is well equipped with full body manikins and various manikins for practicing clinical skills such as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, neonatal resuscitation, virtual reality lab, intravenous catheter placement, bladder catheterization, suture procedure and demonstration of labor. Faculty co-ordinators from different departments conduct skill training for varied health care workers (HCWs), including undergraduates, junior residents, postgraduates, faculty, nursing staff, nursing students, paramedical technicians, regularly at the center.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, need based skills training, in situ simulation and clinical scenario-based training is conducted at our center for HCWs including donning-doffing of personal protective equipment (PPEs), oxygen therapy, ventilation techniques & changes in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Courses offered conducted:
It trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
The course builds on the foundation of life saving BCLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR along with high-performance team dynamics for the management of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute dysrhythmias, stroke and acute coronary syndromes.
Trainees are given up to date training about patients with mechanical ventilation. They are made familiarized with airway devices, oxygen therapy, setting up basic modes of ventilation, non invasive ventilation, weaning procedures and understanding the care required for such patients.
This state-of-the-art technology covers huge range of medical concepts in a highly interactive and insightful 3D format. It provides an experiential learning environment by providing an immersive experience combined with assessments and detailed feedback which ensures better and faster learning.
5. Multiple clinical departments utilize the lab to ensure students receive simulation-based training in medical skills such-
During Covid time, as per NMC advisory, team of clinical department faculty and skill lab faculty trained all clinical faculty, postgraduates, CRRIs, staff nurses & technicians in oxygen therapy and ventilator management. They were introduced to all pertinent guidelines regarding patient management, from prophylaxis to identification of cases, diagnosis & management of all types of patients (including but not limited to pediatric, obstetric, geriatric) and post Covid rehabilitation as well.
Our skill lab is accredited by Indian Resuscitation Council Federation (IRCF) as a Comprehensive Resuscitation Training Centre (CRTC) to conduct IRCF certified Compression Only Life Support (COLS) and Basic & Comprehensive Cardiopulmonary Life Support (BCLS& CCLS) courses. All the faculty, postgraduates, MBBS & BDS CRRIs, staff nurses, undergraduates, nursing & allied health sciences (AHS) students will be trained and get a 2-year valid certificate.