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The Medical Simulation Centre is a state-of-the-art multi-professional training facility and the only high fidelity simulation centre in Pondicherry.

Starting is a brain child of our Hon’able Chairman Mr. M. K. Rajagopalan, the Centre finally came in to reality due to his constant perseverence and continued efforts in consultation with the Professors of our Institution.

The centre was inaugurated on January 19th 2011 by Dr. Dilip Kumar Baliga, Director, Dept. of Health and Family Welfare Services, Govt. of Puducherry.

Under the able-guidance of Prof. Ravishankar, HOD-Anesthesiology, also the Director for this centre and a host of Professors from Departments of General Surgery, Pediatrics, OBGY, Orthopedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Nursing and Medicine, the centre has successfully started functioning.

The centre utilizes both Limbs and Things and Laerdal simulators including adults, children and babies. The simulation suite can be transformed into a ward area, maternity unit, ICU, surgery or general practice environment to allow great flexibility in the scope of simulation provided.
Medical Simulation Centre

There are separate mannequins for training in –

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS),
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS),
  • Advanced Airway Management,
  • Setting up Intravenous access (both Internal and External) in Neonatal, Pediatrics and Adults.

The simulator provides the closest situation to the real thing without any risk to patients or learners, so that health care professionals can rehearse management of both routine and less common, life-threatening, events. Furthermore, the Centre also functions as an assessment for the Instructors to find out how successfully a medical student is able to apply practically the knowledge they gain from their syllabus.

Using high technology and a one-way mirrored control room, as well as a radio-link with the instructor, the simulator scan be programmed to mimic different medical conditions. It then replicates the appropriate physical response to particular interventions and drugs.

Real monitors display the ’patient‘s’ vital signs so participants can assess the patient’s progress–as they would in a real-life situation.

Audio visual equipment is fitted throughout the centre and all training scenarios are recorded, with playback then used to help reflection during debriefing which is facilitated by a faculty of experienced centre staff.

These simulations focus on training medical students and health professionals about what to expect and more importantly, how to react. Procedures like administering injections, inserting IV cannulas, emergency cardiac resuscitations or delivering babies can be practiced repeatedly until one ‘gets a hang of it’. It is so well programmed that in case of doing a CPR- an emergency cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, the mannequins indicate if the medico is applying the required amount of pressure on the chest.

To conclude, a truly daring Endeavour and yet another milestone towards the growth of our Institution, the Medical Simulation Centre, stands testimony to the commitment to providing a high standard education, that we all cherish at SRI BALAJI VIDYAPEETH UNIVERSITY.