About the Mount Sinai Simulation HELPS Center
The Department of Anesthesiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center has the distinction of being the first Beta test site and the first medical center in the NY metropolitan tri-state area to possess a human patient simulator. METI's Human Patient Simulator is a full-scale patient mannequin with palpable pulses, breath, and heart sounds that physiologically responds to intravenous and inhaled drugs through the interaction of sophisticated cardiovascular and pulmonary computer driven models.
Housed in a dedicated educational laboratory of operating rooms equipped with standard monitoring and anesthesia equipment, healthcare providers from a variety of disciplines and educational levels use this technology at the HELPS Center to practice and learn basic and advanced principles of physiology, pharmacology, and anesthesiology. The simulator environment is also used to teach and practice the management of complex perioperative medical events and emergencies to both house staff and attending physicians. Our faculty, with extensive experience in simulator-based teaching and competency assessment, are recognized as innovators and leaders in the field of health-care simulation and are involved in a variety of research and educational projects. We have been invited guests to participate in simulation-related events throughout the world and have mentored physicians who have gone on to become simulator leaders in other renowned institutions. Our educators and programs have been highlighted in the New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and Forbe's as well as numerous local and national television spots.