Thank you for visiting our website. COMCHECS is designed to present health care related students and professionals with simulated scenarios in a safe environment. The center enables the learners to enhance their knowledge and clinical skills and exercise appropriate decision-making to lessen medical errors thus promoting patient safety. This facility can also be used for evaluative purposes. In collaboration with other institutions, COMCHECS aids other health care professionals enhance their clinical practice and orientation.
DMSF College of Medicine Center for Healthcare Simulation (or wildly known as COMCHECS), is located at the second floor of the new ten – story building B of the College of Medicine.
With a floor area of around nine hundred square meters, it has a variety of clinical settings such as out–patient consulting cubicles, emergency room, operating room suite, intensive care unit, birthing suite, basic and advance life–support training room, several debriefing rooms, two mini lecture halls and a central control room.
Headed by Dr. Fides R. Ababon, who is also the Department Chairperson of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the DMSF COLLEGE OF MEDICINE CENTER FOR HEALTHCARE SIMULATION envisaged to be the hub for clinical simulations training for the post – graduate residency program and clinical research.
Depending on the type of clinical setting to be simulated, the DMSF College of Medicine Center for Healthcare Simulation has in it's possession several simulators such as:
1. Training models for basic and advanced life support;
2. Integrated simulators (SimMan, SimJunior, SimBaby, SimMom, etc.) – these simulators combine mannequin/s with advanced computer software that can be adjusted to provide various physiological parameter outputs;
3. Computer – based systems in the form of multimedia program using audio and video systems (Bate’s Guide to Physical Diagnosis, Akland’s Anatomy, Interactive Physiology, etc.);
4. Several medical and surgical instruments and equipment;
Likewise, it shall develop a pool of standardized patients that will cater to the kind of clinical setting to be performed. Aside from the various equipment and simulators, the core faculty of the CHECs underwent training in Singapore at the National University of Singapore (NUS) – Centre for Healthcare simulation to gain knowledge on how to run the whole center. Continuous faculty and staff development will also be done yearly to be at par with latest updates. Lastly, to effect change in learner outcomes, formative and summative assessment of clinical skills will be done. As what Chuckett and Sutherland said, and I quote:
“If you want to change student learning, then change the methods of assessment”
Dr. Erwin Rommel A. Hontiveros (February 5, 2015)
COMCHECS currently offers various workshops and trainings namely; American Heart Association's BLS and ACLS with simulation course, team scenario training in various areas such as Code Blue, etc.; Helping Babies Breath and Helping Mother's Survive training courses and Basic Instructor/s Course for Clinical Simulation. Objective Structured Clinical Examination as a form of evaluation utilizing Standardized Patients and latest innovations such as integrated high fidelity simulators (SimMan, SimJunior, SimBaby, SimMom, SimNewB, etc.), mid-fidelity simulators, low-fidelity task trainers and computer-based virtual patients facilitated by qualified instructors and staff are also offered.
Further, the said workshops and training can be customized to fit each learner's unique needs in alignment with the necessary curriculum that needed to be taught.
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COMCHECS is equipped with high fidelity patient
simulators which include the following:
COMCHECS EQUIPMENTS, MATERIALS AND LOW FIDELITY MANIKINS