An-Najah National University skills lab is dedicated to advancing health care provider education at all clinical levels.
Our goal is to achieve realistic, accurate, real-time medical simulation using state-of-the art technology. Computer-generated scenarios, simulating acute medical conditions in life like mannequins/trainers, allow participants to develop skill sets in a safe, controlled environment removed from the clinical setting.
Up till now skills lab are 4 halls found in the old campus containing beds and screens that allow students to practice fundamental examination skills between them. These halls are used for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th medical students.
In the 3rd year, it is used for art of medicine course. Each group of students will have 10 days of practicing in essential examination skills including vital signs, abdominal and cardiovascular examination, etc.
For the 4th year students, each group will have 6 weeks of learning in skills lab. Two weeks for each of Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Ob/Gyne.
In the upcoming months, we are looking to use these labs in which one-to-one and small-group instruction utilizing lifelike mannequins is conducted by facilitators trained in the use of computer driven simulation adjuncts. Attention is focused on maintaining a non-threatening learning environment, providing adequate mechanisms for positive feedback and developing a supportive student-facilitator relationship.
The laboratories of the simulation center of the faculty of medicine and health sciences are one of the advanced practical laboratories to qualify and prepare students to be able to acquire medical and nursing skills, before application on reality, within hospitals and health institutions, so that integrates the theoretical side with the practical side. Providing a clinical environment that simulates the environment of hospitals and health institutions through careful preparation of advanced laboratories equipped similar to those institutions that would contribute to raising the professional and technical performance of students of medicine, medical sciences and nursing and this is what drives the department strives to keep up with everything new updated.
This simulation center provides educational and training opportunities for all students that address nursing and medical students' real needs to improve their academic retention and success. Students of this department will experience a high quality educational and clinical training environment. What makes this simulation center unique is that it prepares and trains graduates to meet the needs and demands of the society as health leaders, caregivers, teachers/educators, advocators, and counselors. Besides, it makes productive and mutually beneficial relationships between FMHS and the community, higher education organizations, businesses, local schools, and regional colleges, and universities. Simulation center laboratory simulates a mini-hospital, providing the medical and nursing students of all levels a safe training environment and allowing them to train for all kinds of situations that students will deal with them.
It provides a suitable place simulates a real hospital environment that is prepared with various equipment and devices that contribute to the preparation and training of students in the department of nursing at different nursing skills.
- Provide an environment simulated clinical field environment.
- Enhance the student's self-confidence and bridge the gap between the theoretical and clinical side.
- Providing opportunities to gain hands-on training for various skills.
- Providing students with the skills needed to work within an integrated health team.
Content of the simulation center
The simulation center is equipped with the highest-quality patients-dolls and technology. It includes four separated classrooms serve as patients rooms, two control rooms, and two debriefing room as specified below :
Adult patient simulation room fully equipped with two high-quality patient manikins with technology. These advanced and high-efficiency puppets allow applying all the medical nursing skills of each specialty, as they work with a wireless system and linked with control devices (tablets) to control and programming them in every possible scenarios and situation a student might face in the hospital or clinic and apply it safely before working in one.
Mom / Female patient simulation room to serve as a labor , and gynecology unit fully equipped with two high quality patients’ manikin ( Mother & Baby ) , open heating system for the baby , with technology and these advanced and high-efficiency puppets allows applying all the medical and nursing skills of each specialty, as they work with a Wireless system and linked with control devices (tablets) to control and programming them in every possible scenarios and situation a student might face in the hospital or clinic and apply it safely before working in one .
Junior patient simulation room to serve as a pediatrics unit , fully equipped with one high quality patients’ manikin , with technology , these advanced and high-efficiency puppets allows applying all the medical and nursing skills of each specialty, as they work with a Wireless system and linked with control devices (tablets) to control and programming them in every possible scenarios and situation a student might face in the hospital or clinic and apply it safely before working in one.
Debriefing rooms are fully equipped with 2 high-quality TV monitor, with a complete camera system (SMOTS) to monitor students’ work with patients in the rooms, transfer the image and sound to other students in the debriefing room, The debriefing allows the immediate feedback and a reflective critical thinking analysis and communication tool for participants of the simulation exercise. The purpose of the debriefing assessment provides an intense post-conference and active evaluation process driven by instructors and peers.
The students of all levels can apply all their basic and advanced medical and nursing skills during the training in the simulation center, such as full assessment of the patients , administering all types of medicine and a safe manner , inserting intravenous injection, administering intramuscular injection , applying the skills of ventilation , intubation , anesthesia , surgical procedures ,giving medicines, inserting urinary catheter and stomach tube, hear the heartbeats and lungs sound, preform CPR and all other skills that can work with any patient in the hospital and apply Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) in accordance with American Heart Association Guidelines.