A new 15,000-square-foot simulation center at this medical college looks like a typical campus building from the outside, but the interior tells a different story. Instead of large lecture halls, the center offers high-tech simulation rooms complete with hyper-realistic medical equipment, high-fidelity mannequins, and video cameras for training and debriefing.
The ultimate goal is to improve patient care by giving students realistic, hands-on training in medical procedures like providing oxygen therapy and inserting and removing IVs.
Here’s how Spacesaver helped staff and students save space and promote efficiency.
Not all the expensive simulation equipment is in use all the time, so storage was a major concern during the building’s design phase. The architect optimized storage space by designing a large room fitted with a Spacesaver high-density mobile system.
The system allows staff to store mannequins, medical equipment, and other items in about half the space that these items would require on static shelving. Tambour doors at the open end of the system roll down and lock to secure the valuable contents.
Because the staff were so pleased with the high-density system, they contacted the local Spacesaver consultant again when they noticed a storage issue in the debriefing rooms. The debriefing rooms are adjacent to the simulation rooms, and they provide a space for instructors and students to meet before and after practice sessions and tests. No one is allowed to take backpacks or other personal belongings inside the simulation rooms, so students and instructors were leaving these items in their cars or out in the hallways.
The Spacesaver consultant worked with them to design sleek, sturdy Day Use Lockers in the debriefing rooms to give them a place to stash backpacks, notebooks, and other items before entering the simulation rooms.
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