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ENTERGY SUPPORTS NEW ERA SIMULATION EDUCATION CENTER

New Orleans, LA Entergy Vice President Tracie Boutte presented a check in the amount of $100,000 to Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Randy Green, Chairman of the Foundation for LSU Health Sciences Center recently. The donation was made to support the Isidore Cohn, Jr., MD Student Learning Center at the LSUHSC School of Medicine.

One of the nation’s top patient simulation education centers, which was destroyed in the flooding following Hurricane Katrina, has been rebuilt and expanded, and is teaching Louisiana’s future doctors once again. The Isidore Cohn, Jr., MD Student Learning Center at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine – 20,000 square feet of some of the most advanced patient simulation technology available today – was rededicated this fall.

The Isidore Cohn, Jr., MD Student Learning Center contains 7 small conference rooms, 1 interactive conference room with video conferencing capabilities, 3 simulation classrooms, 1 simulation operating room, Computer / Lounge area, and a 100-seat large conference room. Equipment includes a physiologically functional human patient simulator in a fully equipped operating room, a child human patient simulator, an I-Stan portable patient simulator, two emergency care adult patient simulators, one emergency care child patient simulator, two anesthesia machines, a SimBaby patient simulator, a SimMan patient simulator, a full complement of medical instruments and equipment used in operating rooms or ICUs, as well as cameras, LCD projectors and quad-screen LCD monitors. In an emergency, it could be immediately converted to functioning ORs, ICUs, or whatever medical response facilities would be needed. An external staircase was constructed in the front of the building to accommodate lack of power.

The Isidore Cohn, Jr., MD Student Learning Center contains 7 small conference rooms, 1 interactive conference room with video conferencing capabilities, 3 simulation classrooms, 1 simulation operating room, Computer / Lounge area, and a 100-seat large conference room. Equipment includes a physiologically functional human patient simulator in a fully equipped operating room, a child human patient simulator, an I-Stan portable patient simulator, two emergency care adult patient simulators, one emergency care child patient simulator, two anesthesia machines, a SimBaby patient simulator, a SimMan patient simulator, a full complement of medical instruments and equipment used in operating rooms or ICUs, as well as cameras, LCD projectors and quad-screen LCD monitors. In an emergency, it could be immediately converted to functioning ORs, ICUs, or whatever medical response facilities would be needed. An external staircase was constructed in the front of the building to accommodate lack of power.

In June 2008, the Russell C. Klein, MD Center for Advanced Practice – its companion facility designed for professional education of resident and practicing physicians – was dedicated on the 5th floor of 2020 Gravier. Together, these two centers represent 30,000 square feet of the most advanced new era simulation technology available anywhere in the United States.

A recognized national leader in simulation education, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans became the country’s 18th Level I Comprehensive Education Institute designated by the American College of Surgeons in June 2007.

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LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans educates Louisiana’s health care professionals. The state’s academic health leader, LSUHSC comprises a School of Medicine, the state’s only School of Dentistry, Louisiana’s only public School of Public Health, and Schools of Allied Health Professions, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. LSUHSC faculty take care of patients in public and private hospitals and clinics throughout the region. In the vanguard of biosciences research in a number of areas in a worldwide arena, the LSUHSC research enterprise generates jobs and enormous economic impact, LSUHSC faculty have made lifesaving discoveries and continue to work to prevent, advance treatment, or cure disease. To learn more, visit http://www.lsuhsc.edu and http://www.twitter.com/LSUHSCHealth.

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