September 25, 2019
The opening of the Center of Simulation Medicine at the School of Medicine of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University having no parallel in scale and equipment modernity in Ukraine is scheduled for the January 29, 2020 and dedicated to the 215th anniversary of Karazin University foundation.
On September 17, 2019 the President of the university, Academician V. S. Bakirov held a retreat dedicated to the issue of the opening of the Center of Simulation Medicine at the School of Medicine (Northern building, classrooms 633-640). In the course of the retreat questions about finishing the repair work and equipping the Center of Simulation Medicine. The retreat was attended by Dean of the School of Medicine, Full Professor I. V. Bielozorov, Vice-President for administration and economy V. S. Pakharenko, Vice-President for economy and sociology A. M. Udod, Chief Engineer M. M. Nomerovchenko and others. The President assigned the task to open the Center of Simulation Medicine at the School of Medicine and dedicate it to the 215th anniversary of Karazin University and the School of Medicine as a part of it since its foundation.
In the Center of Simulation Medicine the work of real clinic is recreated in details according to the modern standards, it’s simulated emergency department, trauma chock room, labor delivery room with neonate and pediatric departments, operative surgery department, simulators room Simbionix etc. To master practical skills different modern mannequins and equipment from leading manufacturers (Ambu, Gaumard, Simbionix, Simulab etc.). In addition, the center allows to train first-aid skills in all life-threatening situations.
At first, learning process is going to be focused on training of basic and most common modern medical manipulations, and then all levels of the first-aid will also be included, bringing Ukrainian medicine closer to the standarts of worldwide famous organizations like European Resuscitation Council, American College of Surgeons, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians etc.
In the course of preparation for the opening of the center, it’s held a fruitful cooperation with such organizations as Ukrainian Resuscitation Council, Surgery Club “Cor Fortis”. Some of their members are certified instructors of international organizations and have experience of having successfully passed certified simulation courses abroad and conduction such ones in Kharkiv.
To master practical skills and improve qualification in the Center of Simulation Medicine is available for interns, postgraduates, scientists, medical students and doctors.
Currently, stuff members of the center are being appropriately trained in Ukraine and abroad and are ready to welcome first students as early as 2020.