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Chettinad Simulation & Skill Centre (CSSC)

Our CSSC has a safe and protected environment that provides a potential benefit for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and medical staff to practice clinical skills before practicing them in real-time clinical settings.

CSSC bridge the gap between the classroom and clinical settings, decrease students’ anxiety and ensure all students acquire the necessary skills and techniques and are properly assessed before practicing on patients

Accreditation

AHA    American Heart Association authorized International Training Centre
International Training Agreement

Name of the AHA course provided at CSSC

1. Provider course (New & renewal)

2. Instructor Course (New &renewal)

Duration of the course

AHA Courses Course Duration
Provider Courses For students
BLS Provider 1 day
ACLS Provider 2 days
Heart saver Provider 2 days
Instructor Courses for faculty
BLS Instructor 1 day
ACLS Instructor 1 day
Heart saver Instructor 1 day

Skills taught in our CSSC

  • Resuscitation procedure and techniques
  • Patient management
  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills learning
  • Investigational skills (test selection and data interpretation)
  • Clinical and legal consideration
  • Clinical reasoning and critical appraisal
  • Documentation
  • Prescribing skills
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Teaching and learning methodology

Facilities at CSSC

  • Total area of 9000 Square feet
  • Patient examination Room
  • Demonstration Room
  • Debriefing Area
  • Cubicles for practicing Skills
  • CPR training Area
  • Critical Care Unit
  • Emergency/causality Setup

Mannequins available at CSSC

Our CSSC houses state of the art equipment, anatomical models and electronic simulators to provide hands-on learning experiences for medical, dental and nursing graduates, doctors and nursing staff for the practice of clinical skills which are deemed essential for effective and safe management of patients. Students’ communication skills are improved by integrating these skills into the overall clinical skills program.

Training is provided under the following departments

Anaesthesia

  • Lumbar puncture
  • Airway
  • Intra venous access
  • Central line placement
  • ICD insertion & Needle thoracostomy
  • Nasogastric tube insertion

Surgical skills

  • Suture
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Breast examination
  • Male pelvic examination
  • Rectal examination
  • Enema & catheterization

General Medicine

  • Injection
  • Intravenous Arm
  • Buttock Injection
  • Blood collection

Obstetrics and gynaecology

  • Prompting birth Simulator (Advanced & basic)
  • Mamabirthe
  • Mamanatalie
  • Uterus collection (sister U)
  • Uterus collection (mama U)
  • Breast milk expression
  • Advanced female pelvic examination
  • Episiotomy Trainer

Neonatology

  • Baby ivy
  • Newborn resusci anne
  • IV cannulation
  • Neonatal Intubation
  • Neonatal resuscitation

Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Intubation trainer
  • Pediatric Intravenous arm
  • Little Junior CPR

Orthopaedics

  • Shoulder joint injection
  • knee for aspiration
  • traumatic legs and hands
  • cervical collar traction

Others

  • Ear examination
  • Eye examination

Models available in CSSC

  • Eyeball model
  • Ear model
  • Full body skeleton
  • Larynx model
 

High Fidelity Simulation

Our CSSC provides realistic, accurate, real-time medical simulation. We allow participants to develop skill sets in a safe, controlled environment away from the clinical setting by providing computer-generated scenarios, simulating real life acute medical conditions. We currently have high-fidelity adult, pediatric, and neonatal mannequins to help develop practical knowledge.

Procedures in our CSSC

As per NMC guidelines, customized standard protocol-based scenarios with due stress on complete participation and hands-on practice for continuous skills training and improvement of participants in the following areas before moving to actual procedures. We also focus on clinical and behavioral aspects of performance, focusing on crisis management and error prevention.

  • Patient assessment
  • Simulated clinical situations – Respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Acute airway emergencies
  • Code blue training
  • Ventilator care
  • Conduction of delivery
  • Episiotomy
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Expression breast milk
  • Warmer and Incubator care
  • Pap Smear collection
  • Insertion of Copper T
  • Advanced cardiovascular and basic life support training
  • Oxygenation
  • Injection techniques
  • Intravenous cannulation and setups
  • Intravenous infusion and calculation
  • Blood Sample collection
  • Suturing
  • Hernia repair
  • Urinary catheterization and Enema
  • Sepsis management
  • Central line placement
  • Enhancing teamwork, effective communication and resource management

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