Innovative Initiative to Train Hospital and Health Care Partners for Critical Situations

Innovative Initiative to Train Hospital and Health Care Partners for Critical Situations

Published on April 18, 2023 | Workforce Development General Interest

The Sinclair College Workforce Development and Health Sciences Divisions are teaming up to provide innovative, hands-on training in critical situations to employees from the region’s hospitals and health care facilities. 

Sinclair's Simulation Center allows current health care professionals to collaborate with Sinclair’s Health Sciences faculty to develop and deliver health scenarios that represent common patient interactions. 

“Sinclair’s Simulation Center aligns with the college’s mission to find the need and endeavor to meet it by providing vital hands-on training for our hospital and health care partners in a dedicated, state-of-the-art learning space,” said James Warden, Senior Manager – Sinclair College Workforce Development. 

Sinclair’s Simulation Center scenarios are tailored to partners’ needs, allowing them to create scenarios for specific training purposes including mock code situations, difficult airway cases, pediatric emergencies, and more. In addition, partners don’t have to tie up space at their facilities.

“Our partnership with Sinclair and their simulation lab has exceeded our expectations. From our first session, we saw a difference in the way the teams interacted and processed critical situations. This partnership has helped our leaders multiply their efforts and gain sustained results,” added Erica Schneider, Chief Operating Officer at the Kettering Health Main Campus.

“The staff really enjoyed the Sinclair Simulation Center atmosphere and appreciated having the ability to play out a realistic donor management scenario in a life-like ICU setting. It was also great being able to utilize a simulator on a mechanical ventilator to complete our physical assessment competency check-off," said Laci Baker, Recovery Service Manager – Life Connection of Ohio.                         

The Simulation Center is located inside Sinclair’s Ned J. Sifferlen Health Sciences Center at the Dayton campus. 

“Sinclair Community College is proud to provide high quality simulation-based learning experiences for our students and current healthcare professionals. Sinclair’s facilities mirror the environments of the region’s hospitals and utilize human-patient simulators to maximize learning,” added Dr. Rena Sebor, Dean – Sinclair College Health Sciences Division.

Hospitals and health care facilities who are interested in utilizing Sinclair’s Simulation Center can contact James Warden at 937-512-2235 or