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WV STEPS Center to host Healthcare Simulation Week

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Two first-year medical students listen to a lecture in the WV STEPS Center before practicing Basic Life Science skills in March 2018. (WVU Photo)

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WHO: West Virginia University Health Sciences Center students, faculty and staff

WHAT:  Healthcare Simulation Week hosted by the David and Jo Ann Shaw Center for Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety 

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 17 (See the Simulation Week schedule for specific activities.)

WHERE: In-person and remote options available via Zoom. In-person events will be held at the WV STEPS Center, located at the WVU Health Sciences Center, South, Room 3642, 1 Medical Center Dr #1000, Morgantown

NOTES: Healthcare Simulation Week at WVU celebrates and showcases how professionals are being educated through simulation to improve patient care and safety. The WV STEPS Center provides educational support for all schools within the Health Sciences Center.

“STEPS embraces Simulation Week to highlight the technology and opportunities for our students to learn life-saving procedures and develop interprofessional communication skills before they get into patient care environments.” — STEPS Director Daniel Summers. 

Learn more about the WV STEPS Center by watching this video.

Accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in Assessment, Research, Systems Integration and Teaching/Education, the WV STEPS Center includes 19,000 square feet of instructional space, with four ICU setups for life-like manikins; two 10 bed open lab spaces for practicing nursing, BLS, and ultrasound skills; 12 patient exam rooms for physical diagnosis and communication; a room for OB and Pediatric practice; a large surgical skills unit; and more.



CONTACT: Wendy Holdren
Senior Communications Specialist
WVU Health Sciences Center

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