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Kern Medical reveals State-of-the-Art Simulation Center

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Posted at 6:31 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 16:09:49-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A new State-of-the Art Simulation Center will be revealed at Kern Medical hospital in east Bakersfield.

Kern Medical has invested more than $850,000 to create the Simulation Center to help train clinical staff on realistic patient scenarios and clinical problem-solving challenges.

According to the hospital, the simulation is a training and feedback method in which medical personnel practice tasks and processes in life-like scenarios using simulation manikins.

Manikins are a life-sized anatomical human model used in education.

Each of the center's training areas are designed to reflect the realities encountered in actual care settings, and incorporates the latest technology, according to Kern Medical.

The Simulation Center is designed to simulate the patient flow process with a pre-hospital room, emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, obstetric operating room, neonatal intensive care room, hospital room, training room and pharmacy.

It is located at 1700 Mount Vernon Ave.