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as this training is central to the success and sustainability of the Simulation Lab. Philips will also provide training to the academic employees and clinicians on the correct and most effective use of all the new technologies and products which they have installed in the simulation laboratories. oyal Philips in collaboration with the University of Peter van de Ven, Vice President, Johannesburg (“UJ”) inaugurated a state-of-the-art Philips Healthcare Africa, says: medical training simulation lab on the University “Through our ongoing partnership premises during the Johannesburg stopover of with one of the most respected Philips’ fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape universities in South Africa (UJ), Town roadshow. This pioneering project will contribute to the Philips is contributing much hands-on training of medical students in South Africa by providing needed resources to ensure accurate simulations in imitated medical emergency settings. that there is a highly trained and qualified healthcare workforce for the public to rely on. We are The Simulation Lab project is part disciplinary laboratory that would helping to transform healthcare of Philips’ ambition to improve focus on teaching and assessment in South Africa by enhancing the the quality of healthcare in of clinical skills in a simulation South Africa through meaningful environment. As a company focused individual performance of the next generation of healthcare solutions, innovations and on innovations in the healthcare professionals, which will ultimately partnerships. Recognising that sector, Philips has proved to be the lack of availability of trained and ideal partner to bring this Simulation benefit the patients in the form of good, reliable care.” skilled healthcare professionals Laboratory concept to life,” says The partnership between Philips is an increasing challenge across Dr Craig Lambert, Head of the and UJ (established during Philips’ Africa, Philips has been putting Department of Emergency Medical a lot of emphasis on education Care, at University of Johannesburg. Cape Town to Cairo roadshow in 2013) will run over a three-year and training. Philips has equipped The South African Department period and will support research the Simulation Lab at UJ with of Higher Education and Training opportunities related to new medical equipment and diagnostic played a key role in this project by technologies in the emergency devices intended to facilitate awarding a clinical training grant to care environment. These learnings the exposure of emergency care assist UJ in improving the clinical students and academic staff to competencies of health professional will contribute to Philips’ investments in healthcare research current medical technologies graduates, and getting the and development. and adequately prepare them to Simulation Lab up and running. Professor Andre Swart, operate under a pressurised and The Simulation Lab is divided into intense work environment. four wards: an ambulance simulation Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University “It is important that students room, an emergency department of Johannesburg concludes: have a fully incorporated representing casualty simulation, a “Philips is a company known for curriculum with simulation as a general ward and an intensive care its commitment to enhancing key component of teaching and unit (ICU). University departments healthcare across Africa and assessment. Up until recently, of Emergency Medical Care, uplifting healthcare in the staff and students made use Biomedical Technology, Nursing educational space. The partnership of classrooms that were not and Radiology will benefit from the between Philips and UJ is a purposefully designed for training at the new Simulation Lab. mutually beneficial opportunity; simulation-based learning. We Appropriate implementation for UJ to expose our students to started to explore ideas around training (on a “train the trainer” new technologies and for Philips to creating an integrated, multibasis) will be provided by Philips,

Philips and ‘UJ’ Inaugurate Medical Simulation Lab to Support Clinical Education and Training

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