Philips and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have inaugurated a Medical Simulation Lab in Johannesburg. The high-tech lab offers medical students hands-on training in simulated real life situations and opportunities to learn about medical equipment in a contained setting.
The launch was one of a series of new innovations presented as part of Philips’ fifth consecutive Cairo to Cape Town roadshow. The Simulation Lab at UJ has been equipped with a range of medical equipment and diagnostic devices. The new lab is intended to prepare students and staff to operate under a pressurised and intense work environment. The Simulation Lab offers an ambulance simulation room, an emergency department representing casualty simulation, a general ward and an intensive care unit (ICU).
Johannesburg was the penultimate stop on Philips’ annual flagship Cairo to Cape Town roadshow (from 14 April to 4 September 2014) which focuses on key challenges facing Africa today – the need for energy-efficient lighting and the revitalization of African healthcare infrastructure.
Royal Philips is headquartered in The Netherlands.