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This patient could save your life. Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills Accommodates oral and nasal intubation

Blinking eyes with photosensitive pupils

Exhales real and measurable CO2

Capable of verbal responses in any language

Realistic surgical trachea helps establish critical airway

Generates real-time electrocardiograms


This patient could save your life. Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills Accommodates oral and nasal intubation

Blinking eyes with photosensitive pupils

Exhales real and measurable CO2

Capable of verbal responses in any language

Realistic surgical trachea helps establish critical airway

Generates real-time electrocardiograms


Measurable blood pressure and oxygen saturation

Realistic rotation of shoulder and hip joints

This human patient simulator can blink, bleed, talk, hyperventilate, and even give birth. As part of the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills, these simulators are revolutionizing possibilities in 21st century medicine.

Offers access for IV infusions

Synchronizes chest rise and lung sounds

Programmable bleeding arms and legs Remains fully functional even while “patient” is being moved

Identifies drug type and volume injected into veins of right hand and forearm

Can be defibrillated using real devices

Fillable bladder

Allows direct injection into the bone


Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills

Vital Statistics

“Women’s Guild’s pledge will provide for the ongoing acquisition and maintenance of vital equipment, robotics, and new technology. It ensures that the Simulation Center will remain state of the art and patient-centered for generations to come.” Bruce Gewertz, MD

With an ambitious $10 million, five-year campaign, Women’s Guild is endowing the ultimate medical training facility. The Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills features:

10,000

1 ICU

Square feet

Intensive care unit

1,000

11

Users each month

Surgical training machines

2

16

Fully equipped operating rooms

Human patient simulators

Surgeon-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Surgery

Departments utilizing the Center include: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Anesthesiology Cardiology Emergency Department Ethics Internal Medicine Nursing OB/Gyn Patient Safety Pediatrics Pulmonary Medicine Biomedical Research Respiratory Therapy Surgery

Hands-on, computerized simulators for practice—at all levels of expertise—in: Surgical procedures

• Gastrointestinal/Bronchoscopy • Laparoscopic, Hysteroscopic, Urologic • Neurological • Cardiovascular • Ultrasound

Robotic Surgery ECHO and Three Dimensional Anatomical Table

“The Center helps professionals become experts and experts become masters.” Linda Burnes Bolton, DRPH, RN Vice President, Nursing; Chief Nursing Officer


“A successful surgery takes the coordinated care of everybody in the room, and time is of the essence. In the Simulation Center, you get immersed in a stressful situation and learn how to coalesce as a team – aligning goals and maximizing communication to save lives.” Alistair Phillips, MD Co-Director, Congenital Heart Program; Chief, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery

Saving Lives is a Team Effort What Is the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills? The Simulation Center is a cutting-edge training facility for world-class surgeons, physicians, and nurses. In fully equipped patient, delivery, operating, and exam rooms, these healthcare providers learn to collaborate to improve patient outcomes and save lives. Why Does the Simulation Center Matter? The Simulation Center transforms care for patients of all ages, allowing surgeons and others an opportunity to anticipate emergencies and learn how to prevent negative outcomes. In the Center’s realistic training environment, they can perfect high-risk procedures, such as repairing a premature baby’s heart, before the actual surgery. One of the leading facilities of its kind nationwide, the Simulation Center brings together Cedars-Sinai professionals from every medical specialty. They team up to deepen their expertise and to maximize effective communication – one of the most critical factors in ensuring a medical procedure’s success. As a result of their work in the Simulation Center, these caregivers are making a crucial difference for patients and their families in our community and beyond.

How Can You Help? The Simulation Center needs your support. Upgrading and maintaining the Center’s nextgeneration technology requires substantial funding – and your assistance helps make it possible. As a partner in our effort, you play a vital role in helping surgeons and other caregivers achieve and maintain the highest level of technical mastery. A commitment to support the Simulation Center is an investment in Cedars-Sinai and, more importantly, in the health of people who rely on us – across the globe – to pioneer lifesaving surgeries and other essential procedures. We invite you to join us in this important mission to secure the future of extraordinary medicine.

Women’s Guild’s visionary pledge will further strengthen Cedars-Sinai’s capacity for impact — advancing its ability to drive innovation and enhancing its peerless reputation for medicine that matters.

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