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The University of Hawaiʻi Translational Health Science Simulation Center, at the UH Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, has been accredited for three years by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). High fidelity simulation education is a relatively new field. SSH Simulation Accreditation positions UH Mānoa Nursing at the forefront of simulation education.
The SSH Simulation Accreditation is the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and demonstrates the University of Hawaiʻi Translational Health Science Simulation Center’s commitment to offering health care simulation training programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.
As leaders of excellence in innovation, UH Mānoa Nursing and the University of Hawaiʻi Translational Health Science Simulation Center provides a facility that simulates hospital, ambulatory care, and home environments for learners. The center creates real-life scenarios so that students can gain experience, confidence, and the skills they need to provide quality care. Through simulation education, health care professionals and their health care teams work together in a controlled and safe simulated environment to reduce preventable errors and deliver safe, quality healthcare.
The SSH Simulation Accreditation verifies that the center’s internal operations as well as teaching and educational programs meet stringent international standards.
“Our SSH Simulation Accreditation solidifies and confirms our commitment to providing both student and professional learners with the highest quality of simulation education, ” said Lorrie Wong, director of the UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center.
Read the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene news release for more.