Medical Simulation Unit of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana (UMCL) was officially opened on the 29th June, 2011. It is a multidisciplinary skills centre which can deliver a diverse number of training activities to national and international medical practitioners and healthcare workers. The centre has one operating theatre with associated control room, one intensive care unit with associated control room, two briefing – debriefing rooms with e-learning pods, storing space, wardrobe, and an external training area.
At the present time it has two METI´s high-fidelity mannequins, one adult (HPS) and one paediatric (Pedia Sim). Our simulation unit is also equipped with part task trainers: a torso for epidural and spinal anaesthesia/analgesia, a regional anaesthesia and central venous access ultrasound training model, a regional anaesthesia ultrasound training block model, a femoral vascular access lower torso ultrasound model, and a leg with sapheno-femoral vessels (CAE Healthcare). We also have a torso for difficult airway management, bronchoscopy and bronchial suction, a female torso for urinary catheterisation and four arms for practicing intravenous line insertion and blood sampling. We have the Simbionix simulator for practicing laparoscopic surgical procedures, which is equipped with modules for abdominal, urological and gynaecological surgery. For basic life support training we have four AMBU mannequins and two for advanced cardiac life support training. For practicing simulation of the complete birthing process we have Noelle Maternal and Neonatal Birthing Simulator (Gaumard).
There are three lecture rooms equipped with appropriate audiovisual and communication equipment and cafeteria in close proximity to the centre.
In 2014 there were 1620 medical doctors and 2327 nurses, medical technicians and respiratory therapists who attended the simulation education at our Medical Simulation Unit.