Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience

Dr. Susana Barroso-Fernandez Dr. Susana Barroso-Fernandez
Dr. Susana Barroso-Fernandez

Simulated Settings. Real-World Impact: How Simulation is Saving Lives and Charting a New Course for Healthcare

Dr. Susana Barroso-Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Clinical and Director of Simulation Operations

In the chaos of emergency rooms, environmental disasters and crises across the globe, healthcare providers make split-second decisions with lives in the balance. How do you prepare for that? The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies’ new, cutting-edge Simulation Hospital, one of the largest in the world, replicates the continuum of care from an apartment, to a physician’s office, to a hospital setting complete with operating rooms, labor and delivery suites, and critical care units. The Simulation Hospital is a living classroom for students, healthcare professionals, first responders, and corporate partners, and a proving ground for nurses, scholars and public officials to address global challenges like pandemics and natural disasters, as well as family challenges like caring for a loved one safely at home.