To Train One, Train Many. To Help One, Help Many.
CEAL exists to serve Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and the healthcare community by promoting and sustaining the delivery of superior patient care, using experiential and applied learning that is grounded in educational theory and scientific discovery.
We seek to advance the delivery of health care by providing hands-on immersive learning for current and future clinical professionals. We are guided by a responsibility to the patients who will be treated by the health care practitioners we support. For that reason, our primary mission is to improve the care and safety of the patients who will fall under the care of the students we train.
Programs and Services
CEAL’s Program for Medical Ultrasound teaches the art and science of ultrasound to physicians, sonographers, and other health professionals, since our institution helped develop the innovation of teaching ultrasound, in 1975. Our scanning laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art systems from leading manufacturers. Each course is enhanced with hands-on scanning sessions to reinforce the lectures and to help participants develop a strong and consistent scanning technique.
CEAL offers standardized/simulated patient education and assessment opportunities in a variety of events to enhance and evaluate patient care interactions.
- $20 per hour
- Paid training events
- Work your own hours
First-time faculty champion can schedule a meeting with a simulation team member by emailing email@example.com. The CEAL team will coordinate schedules to arrange at least a few times for you to observe appropriate simulation activities. During this time, you should review the professional development educational resources.
CEAL can produce, by request, multi-modal educational content supporting delivery of experiential learning across the health system. Available mediums include High Definition digital video, immersive virtual reality experiences, integrated assets for asynchronous distance education, and web broadcasting.
Past and ongoing projects include:
- Recorded demonstrations of ultrasound scanning techniques
- An interactive virtual tour of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center
- Study protocol videos for training use in multi-center studies
- Motion graphics
The capacity to provide these services is dictated by departmental need, though in lieu of production, consultation to develop ideas and production strategy is often available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for requests.
Enterprise Simulation Strategy
In 2021, an enterprise simulation advisory board was established to consider future needs in experiential learning across the larger Atrium Health enterprise. This advisory board is co-chaired by JaNae Joyner, PhD, MHA (The Center for Experiential and Applied Learning) and Dawn Swiderski, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CHSE, FSSH (Carolinas Simulation Center).
Enterprise Simulation Mission
To transform healthcare safety, quality, education, and teamwork for all through experiential learning and innovative research across the continuum of care.
Enterprise Simulation Vision
Together, we lead the transformation of healthcare and advance patient care for all. We deliver innovative experiential learning, optimize systems of care, catalyze trusted collaborations, and develop global partnerships.
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