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Drexel University CNE to Hold Certificate in Simulation Conference

Philadelphia, PA, January 7, 2011

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) will hold its second Certificate in Simulation immersion course January 10 – 14, 2011. This intensive certificate course is offered twice a year in January and August.  This course promotes patient safety by providing intensive training on the use of  healthcare simulation with human patient simulators and standardized patients. The course also provides training on simulation case development, lab design and management, implementation of simulation, evaluation techniques, moulage techniques, specialized equipment and debriefing techniques.

The Institute of Medicine 1999 report “To Err is Human” estimates that 44,000 to 98,000 deaths occur per year as a result of medical errors.  Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions utilizes cutting edge comprehensive simulation techniques in its programs to promote patient safety, prevent errors and improve patient outcomes.  This Certificate in Simulation conference draws a national and international audience. Safety statistics in other countries are proportionate and many face similar errors in the healthcare setting.

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions holds affiliations with some of the finest health care institutions in the United States, The College’s programs are designed to build knowledge, improve practice and culturally competent care, foster professional integrity, and ultimately improve the health outcomes of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care. The College of Nursing and Health Professions Division of Continuing Nursing Education is nationally known for providing innovative quality continuing education programs.