For the first time in Northeast India, the Simulation Lab: Centre of Excellence was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr N.C. Talukdar and Dean of Studies, Professor Bandana Dutta at the Assam Down Town University in Guwahati.
The inaugural session started with an inaugural address by Prof Dr Manashi Sengupta, Dean (Faculty of Nursing), AdtU and the session ended with a vote of thanks by Dr Abhijit Dutta, Associate Dean (Faculty of Paramedical Sciences), AdtU.
The university had been mulling over the introduction of the simulation lab since 2020 and after much brainstorming and visits to renowned simulation labs across the country, the same was eventually set up at the Assam Down Town University.
The Simulation Lab is a new state-of-the-art facility that has been installed to bridge the gap between theory and practice and enable students to apply relevant skills and knowledge without jeopardizing patient safety and autonomy and to strengthen their procedural skills.
It will empower and help them gain competency in handling intricate and critical scenarios in a safe and controlled environment so that they are fully prepared to handle patients in the real world.
Simulation-based education not only benefits budding nurses and paramedics but even the practising nurses and paramedics can sharpen their skills without jeopardizing patient safety and patient autonomy.
The Simulation Lab will empower and strengthen the AdtU students who are pursuing education in health care in their procedural skills, and gain competency in handling intricate and critical scenarios in a safe and controlled environment.