WHAT: Laerdal Simulation User Network (SUN)
WHEN: Friday, April 30, 2010
8:00am - 3:30pm
WHERE: 611 Abbott Street, Salinas
SALINAS, CA, April 29, 2010: Laerdal, one of the world's largest suppliers of basic and advanced life-support training products and simulation equipment, chose Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's education facility as a conference venue for their upcoming Simulation User Network (SUN) meeting.
SUN is a collaborative forum that facilitates user meetings, newsletters, and a dedicated website to create, share and apply content specific to patient simulation. Simulation, long used in airline and military training, is increasingly becoming an important tool for training in healthcare. The conference is a one-day event that will inform participants of the importance of medical simulators and how they can help save lives as well as train future and current healthcare providers. Invitees include educators from hospitals and nursing schools from throughout Central California.
Recently, Salinas Valley Memorial purchased simulators from Laerdal for their new simulation lab located in the education facility; showing further evidence of SVMHS's commitment to education. The mannequins used in the lab replicate an array of medical conditions and are controlled from an adjoining room. Here, students, nursing staff and physicians have the opportunity to learn and hone their skills in a simulated environment, preparing them for any situation they might face in the hospital setting.