Fukui Medical Simulation Center

Overview of the department

Chairman Prof. Hiroyuki Hayashi

Prof. Hiroyuki Hayashi

Nowadays many University Hospitals have developing facilities for medical simulators which help to reduce risks related to non-skilled health care professionals and help many health care professionals effectively acquire uniform medical techniques. Our simulation center was established for all health care professionals in Fukui Prefecture to improve their skills, Medical students , residents, students specializing in nursing, and new nurses, and secure health care professionals in Fukui prefecture are welcome to be trained there.

Major roles

Establishment of the most advanced medical simulators

Our simulation center has been equipped with various simulators for laparoscopic surgery, endoscopic treatment, intravascular intervention, and intensive care, and they are always upgraded as required. Health care professionals are repeatedly trained even under unusual situations using various simulators that recreate diverse situations, leading to optimal performance in actual clinical practices. In addition,the advanced medical practice can be introduced to students specializing in medicine/nursing and young physicians/nurses through simulators, contributing to study any rare cases without actual experiments.

Multi-disciplinary cooperation-based education

The process of providing medical practice in cooperation with various medical staff is termed multi-disciplinary cooperation. It is important for the initial management of severe-status patients/disaster-related emergencies, management of rapid changes in community hospitals, and home care/nursing. Once multi-disciplinary staff are collaboratively trained using simulators, they can promptly and smoothly provide medical practice. Health care professionals will be able to overcome all circumstances through various training courses with the simulators in cooperation with community hospitals/corporations in Fukui Prefecture. Furthermore, there is a simulation room for “Radiation Emergency Medicine”, which is necessary for health care professionals working in the vicinity of the nuclear power plants.

Acquisition of basic medical skills

Health care professionals can learn initial management of common outpatients that all medical staff should acquire, through the simulators. They can learn not only cardiopulmonary resuscitation with an AED for adults, but also more advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and that for children as well. Furthermore, they can learn about basic treatment, and specialized surgical treatment using wet-lab, ultrasonic diagnosis using echo simulators. Basic skills necessary for nurses and pharmacists are also provided.