After weeks of planning and preparation, the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) formally re-opened on Monday, June 22nd to host its first in-person anesthesia simulation course in almost three months! Prior to re-opening, the CMS Team researched safety guidelines and redesigned the physical space to ensure the well-being of course participants and staff.
New guidelines that have been introduced at CMS include:
- Cleaning: simulation equipment and high-touch areas are sanitized throughout the day. Hand sanitizer is readily available for course participants and staff.
- Masks and PPE: staff and course participants are required to wear face coverings to enter CMS. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided for simulation scenarios.
- Check-In Process: staff and course participants are required daily to attest to being symptom-free before entering CMS.
- Social Distancing: classrooms are configured to create appropriate spacing between participants and instructors.
Due to on-going travel restrictions, the next two Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing courses will be held online. The in-person version of the course will return in fall 2020 with a smaller class size to promote social distancing. For individuals looking for additional opportunities to connect and learn with CMS online, our next DASH Rater Training Workshop and The Feedback Course will take place in September 2020 and our Weekly Webinars are currently underway.
During this entire planning process of re-opening CMS, the safety of our participants and staff has and continues to be our highest priority. We are excited about the safety guidelines that we have put into place as well as the continuous improvement of those processes.
Although the world has changed dramatically, we look forward to providing our participants with a safe and world-class learning experience. Welcome (Back) to CMS!