Susana Barroso-Fernandez

Filmed 1/30/18

Simulated Settings, Real-World Impact: How Simulation is Saving Lives and Charting a New Course for Healthcare

In the chaos of emergency rooms, environmental disasters and crises across the globe, healthcare providers make split-second decisions with lives in the balance. How do you prepare for that? The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies’ new, cutting-edge Simulation Hospital, one of the largest in the world, replicates the continuum of care from an apartment, to a physician’s office, to a hospital setting complete with operating rooms, labor and delivery suites, and critical care units. The Simulation Hospital is a living classroom for students, healthcare professionals, first responders, and corporate partners, and a proving ground for nurses, scholars and public officials to address global challenges like pandemics and natural disasters, as well as family challenges like caring for a loved one safely at home. Visit this new, state-of-the-art facility and hear from Dr. Susana Barroso-Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Clinical and Director, Simulation Hospital Special Projects, about how simulation is saving lives and preparing us for a safer tomorrow.

Susana Barroso-FernandezSusana Barroso-Fernandez is an assistant professor of clinical at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. She teaches the assessment nursing course and is involved in the development and implementation of simulation across the curriculum. Her interests include the use of simulation in education, disaster preparedness and response education, and patient safety. She earned a PhD from the University of Miami. She holds a BSN from Barry University.