Multi-system contract awarded at Mohawk College in Canada
MedaPhor Group plc (AIM: MED), the global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals, has won a multi-system ScanTrainer and HeartWorks contract at Mohawk College in Canada. The college, which runs the largest sonography programme in Canada and which had already purchased two ScanTrainer systems in 2014, is installing a further two ScanTrainers and two HeartWorks systems into its new simulation facility.
Based at the college’s Centre for Health Care Simulation, a new educational and training facility built in collaboration with McMaster University, the simulators will be embedded into the general sonography and cardiac imaging curricula to offer students greater access to experiential learning opportunities and both common and rare pathology outside of the clinical setting.
Wendy Lawson, Associate Dean, Allied Health, at Mohawk College, commented: “A growing skills gap, rising student numbers and a decline in clinical learning opportunities has made simulation the obvious solution for us to help fulfil our educational objectives. ScanTrainer students can be introduced to practical scanning techniques much earlier on in their learning which, in turn, increases their confidence levels and improves practical application of those skills in real patient care settings.”
Thomas Brown, VP Sales at MedaPhor North America, Inc. commented: “This is one of the most significant contract wins for MedaPhor. Customers are recognising the value of our ScanTrainer and HeartWorks multi-disciplinary product offering that can enhance educational outcomes for their students. Mohawk is truly innovative in its approach to education and boasts the largest sonography cohort in Canada, making this a truly exciting institution to be working with.”
The Centre for Health Care Simulation officially opens on October 10th 2017. For more information visit: https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7231397-mohawk-college-gets-2-3-million-for-health-care-simulation-lab/