CAE Healthcare and Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) have officially opened a new CAE-designed and –outfitted simulation centre on LDCC’s Bastrop campus. Up to 500 health professionals are expected to visit the simulation centre annually. This includes pharmacy technicians, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs) and emergency medical staff.

The new facility, owned by LDCC, is the latest initiative from CAE Healthcare’s turnkey portfolio, which helps organizations streamline and integrate their large-scale projects with support from a team experienced in solution integration.

“It is a pleasure to unveil a project that we have spent so many hours planning and perfecting to ensure our students receive the best training opportunities and learning experiences possible,” said Antonio Hearn, Campus Director at Bastrop Louisiana Delta Community College. “We’re honored to have partnered with CAE Healthcare to help bring this facility, which will serve a vital role in our community, to life.”

The 6,970-square-foot facility is equipped with several educational tools and products from CAE Healthcare, including a family of patient simulators such as  CAE Apollo, an adult simulator for pre-hospital and nursing scenarios; CAE Ares, an emergency-care simulator; CAE Aria, a high-fidelity pediatric manikin; CAE Juno, a mid-fidelity simulator for clinical nursing skills training; CAE Lucina, a high-fidelity childbirth simulator to practice normal and abnormal delivery situations; and CAE Luna, a neonatal simulator that supports newborn assessment and training.

CAE LearningSpace will serve as the centre’s hub, providing a full view of the simulation training environment, learner performance and educational outcomes.

“Simulation centres are key to improving patient safety and outcomes. Creating a space dedicated to hands-on simulation training eliminates risk while exposing learners to complex situations they may encounter in real healthcare settings,” said Jeff Evans, President, CAE Healthcare.

The true-to-life facility also includes hospital beds, a nurse’s station, television monitors and desks to support its two classrooms, debriefing space, simulator operator office, simulation area and two control rooms.