Training and Educational Center for Healthcare Simulation (TECHS)
The Training and Educational Center for Healthcare Simulation (TECHS) on the campus of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso was created in February 2019 as a program expansion from the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) simulation program, the Center for Advanced Teaching and Assessment in Clinical Simulation (ATACS), and the Regional Simulation and Training Center.
TECHS has over 24,000 square feet of simulation laboratory space to provide experiential learning through task training, high-fidelity simulation experiences, virtual reality simulators, and standardized patient experiences. TECHS continues to be accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, a distinction first awarded to ATACS in 2012 under the direction of Hoi Ho, M.D., and expanded in 2017 under the direction of Sanja Kupesic, M.D., Ph.D., to include accreditation in: Assessment, Research, and Teaching/Education.
The simulation laboratory spaces are distributed between two physical locations: TECHS North (TN) and TECHS South (TS). TECHS North is located on the second floor of the GGHSON building, and TECHS South is located on the third floor of the Medical Education Building (MEB).
To provide collaborative interprofessional training to the TTUHSC El Paso campus and community using best practices in education and advanced technology for students and health care providers to improve the quality of health care delivered and promote safe patient care practices.
Improve the quality of interprofessional learning, teaching, research, and delivery of health care through innovative, simulation-based education to enhance the quality and outcomes of patient care in the El Paso community and beyond.
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