Apollo Simulation Centresigns  MOU with The Tamil Nadu Nurse and Midwives Council to implement Competency based training for student nurses

Training the Trainers is the need of the hour

All Nurses from Tamil Nadu will be Simulation trained as a part of curriculum

January 2023, Chennai: Apollo Simulation Centre at Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Vanagaram signed a MoU with Tamil Nadu Nurse and Midwives Council today to implement competency based training through simulation technique for student nurses. The memorandum was signed by Dr. Ani Grace Kalaimathi, Registrar on behalf of TNNMC and Dr. Muralidharan M, Director Apollo Simulation Centre and DME and Vice President, Apollo Knowledge, in the presence of Padmavibushan Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder and Chairman, Apollo Hospitals, Mr. SivaramakrishnanVenkateswaran, CEO, Apollo Knowledge and Dr. AnupamSibal, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals. Simulation-based training has been made mandatory, based on the new curriculum implemented by the Indian Nursing Council.

By entering in to this memorandum Apollo Simulation Centre will become the State Simulation Referral Centre for Training of Trainers for Nursing Leaders in Simulation in preservice education. This training will be first of its kind in the country to be implemented throughout the state across all colleges as simulation-based training has been made mandatory, based on the new curriculum implemented by the Indian Nursing Council.”

Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Nurses spend maximum time with the patients and their compassionate care makes all the difference to them and is most recognized” He added that “There will be a huge deficit in healthcare professionals by the end of this decade, which should be tackled by increasing the number of healthcare professionals. If the number of Doctors is to be doubled, the number of Nurses should be tripled. It is important that we should also create proficient and skilled professionals. Apollo Hospitals is proud to be part of creating competent, confident and compassionate future Nurses”.

Apollo Simulation Centre (ASC) is a state-of the art training center for upskilling healthcare providers. ASC has trained more than 2500 Learners comprising of Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics in various courses in the last one year.

Dr. Ani Grace Kaliamathi, Registrar, TNNMC “Simulation-based education is the future of teaching and training. It helps every Learner to get equal opportunity in hands-on training in skill enhancement. Simulation also equips and empowers the Faculty, who are the sculptors of future nurses to impart the necessary training to students to enhance the quality in healthcare.”

The Tamil Nadu Nurse and Midwives Council (TNNMC)is an autonomous statutory body for registering qualified Nurses Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse Midwives, Health Visitors and recognizing Nursing Colleges. The Council is keen on implementing Competency Based training for student Nurses.

This MoU will facilitate over 1200 Faculties from the 220 Nursing Colleges of Tamil Nadu to undergo a three-day Course at ASC for a one-year period, to become Trainers. The course will enable Trainers in conducting simulation-based training for nursing students to exercise decision making in clinical scenarios, team behavior and to address human factors in reducing medical errors, along with upskilling.

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