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Royal Jubilee Hospital Medical Simulation Centre
and Clinical Campus Education Centre, Victoria, BC
In 2014, the MoH, UBC FoM DMP and VIHA hired Mc2 to provide the design for the A/V technology systems scheduled to be part of the new clinical academic campus (CAC) to be built at the Royal Jubilee hospital campus site located in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island, BC. The clinical academic campus would accommodate the undergraduate and post-undergraduate, residency and other medical training programs. The facilities would include a medical simulation centre (SIM), consisting of two main simulation rooms with active human patient simulators, adjacent control/observation rooms and one Flex Simulation ward with up to 8 passive simulators. The CAC also includes one 35-seat, two 16 seat and two 8-seat distance education enabled large, medium and small seminar/conference rooms.
The requirement was to design the A/V systems to meet the UBC, FoM, distributed medical program and medical simulation program functional and program requirements, and work closely with the VIHA Facilities team, the project stakeholders and the project design team to incorporate all of the important A/V system requirements, such as the electrical infrastructure requirements, the lighting requirements, the acoustical & noise isolation and all of the architectural requirements ranging from millwork design requirements to accommodate the technology and teaching requirements, to simple but important criteria such as the color of the walls.
Working with the UBC and VIHA stakeholder teams Mc2 developed the user functional and performance requirements based concept design report and cost estimate and upon approval and developed the detail design specifications and schematic drawings. The main challenge for the medical simulation centre A.V systems was to incorporate the use of existing and new, future human patient simulator systems, providing the required Network, control, video and audio connectivity in both analog and digital standards format. The medical simulation training A/V systems also needed to be able to accommodate all common simulation training modalities; the human patient simulation manikin, the standardized patient and the confederate training scenarios, with the ability combine these training modalities as required. The A/V systems also needed to incorporate a suitable, cost effective medical capture and debriefing system, all integrated into one overall systems to allow for efficient and easy-to-use operations of the systems, minimizing the operational and service support requirements.
Completed; August 2014. A/V Technology systems budget $ 1,500,000.