Simulation Center

Education That Saves Lives

Simulation Center White Memorial Medical Center Charitable Foundation A nursing team practices a life-saving procedure on a Sim Man manikin, while monitor provides vital signs and video camera records the exercise for later review.

You've heard of flight simulation, in which pilots practice before going up in an actual airplane. Now meet SimMom, a life-size mannequin who breathes, talks, cries - and gives birth.

SimMom, together with SimMan and SimBaby, brings an unprecedented degree of realism to healthcare education. She has human-like skin, a pulse and true-to-life weight. Give her the wrong medication and she can go into cardiac arrest. Caregivers practice on her in a highly realistic but safe learning environment, following computer-based video scenarios run by instructors. The Charitable Foundation is actively seeking funds to continually update our simulation laboratory at Adventist Health White Memorial.

"Simulation training has become the standard for continuing medical education," said Cinna Wohlmuth, MD, program director of Adventist Health White Memorial's OB/GYN Residency Program. "It's a powerful tool for acquiring and practicing clinical skills."

"One of its mightiest uses is coordinating team responses," said Miguel Martinez, MD, "Team members can see both the details and a procedure in its entirety."

The simulation laboratory project received a generous "seed grant “of $270,000 from the Lyman Brewer Fund to initiate the fundraising effort. The Lyman Brewer family and the fund have been constant supporters of Adventist Health White Memorial’s commitment to the training of young physicians and nurses over the years. In a very real way, the Brewer family will continue to partner with Adventist Health White Memorial far into the future.

Please contact Yuri Casco to find out about opportunities to support our Simulation Center.