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Consortium develops healthcare simulation for training

Consortium develops healthcare simulation for training

HealthCare Simulation South Carolina (HCSSC) is a regional consortium of simulation centers that includes technical schools, universities, and hospitals throughout the southeastern US.  Each collaborative partner works towards achieving their own local missions while adopting specific methodologies developed by HCSSC that are used to improve efficiency and enable meaningful learning experiences for healthcare professionals.  

As part of BOOST, HCSSC works collaboratively with Robeson Community College (RCC) in a variety of areas with the intent of achieving specific programmatic goals and objectives.  Using advanced technology, HCSSC and RCC have worked together to create and implement simulation training opportunities that are being used to augment short-term, stackable certificates for entry-level healthcare workers.  The focus of these training opportunities is to provide learning experiences that simulate healthcare environments.  They are strategically designed to help students in acquiring the skills necessary for quick entry into the labor force.  The BOOST project includes five other technical schools who are also part of HCSSC.  

Annually, HCSSC coordinates a symposium where collaborative partners are brought together to network and learn from each other.  This two-day event provides an educational and technical track designed to provide attendees different learning experiences.  The end-goal for attendees is to improve local simulation programs. 

The 2015 Annual Collaborative Partner symposium will be on July 30-31 at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina.  Additional information about this event can be found on the HCSSC website.


Mac Houck is a project manager with HCSSC, an industry partner of BOOST, and guest blogger.

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