Our healthcare students have access to our specialist, industry-relevant, simulation facilities at Canterbury and Medway campuses. These simulation facilities allow them to practise hands-on skills in a fully-equipped, realistic hospital environment. In Canterbury, these facilities are just a few minutes' walk from our Canterbury Campus.
The occupational therapy facilities are designed to mirror the type of settings where therapy can be explored. The flat is a replica of a typical bedroom, bathroom and kitchen in the community, with a range of equipment and adaptations to enhance someone's independence. Students can role play scenarios outside the hospital and in the patient's home.
These simulated ward bays replicate the hospital environment and are complete with hospital beds, bed side cabinets, a nursing station, hoists, patient monitoring equipment, emergency trolley and a variety of other equipment. Basic Life Support (BLS), Moving and Handling and other practical sessions are held in these rooms.
In Canterbury, students and practitioners can use our full-staged HDU and Sluice Room. HDU is fully-equipped with stocked resus trolleys, a life-like simulation manikin, a patient monitoring system and more. Equipment can be moved and changed in order to replicate various settings to support different teaching scenarios.
All of these facilities are used for practising procedures such as Advanced Life Support (ALS), anaesthesia, intubation, tracheotomy, chest drain, catheterisation (male and female) and other complex scenarios.
Student midwives and nurses develop their confidence by using this specialist area. Different scenarios can be re-enacted ranging from caring for pregnant mothers in the antenatal period through to labour, the postnatal period, neonatal and child care.
Undergraduate students, postgraduate students and external clients are able to use the fully-functioning X-ray and ultrasound machines for individual studies, projects and research. Here students and professionals can practise radiographic techniques, acquisition of digital radiography images, interpretation of images, clinical reporting and both thermoluminescent dosimetry (TLD) and ionisation chamber dosimetry.