What We Do

Spanning 30,000 sq. feet inside the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA), the Center for Advanced Surgical & Medical Simulation Solutions is one of the largest, most comprehensive medical simulation and training centers in the country.

At CSIHE, we pride ourselves on offering the highest caliber training to a wide range of healthcare teams and industry professionals, with the ultimate goal of improving provider care and enhancing patient outcomes. CSIHE is a place for those in healthcare to safely hone existing skills, develop new competencies and train on emerging technologies in a supportive, yet challenging, environment. Reality is projected so powerfully and completely that trainees react as they would under real-life circumstances – without the dire consequences a real-world setting would impose.

Our content experts assess clients in the following areas:

  • Medical knowledge
  • Routine and acute care delivery
  • Procedural competencies
  • Team work and communication
  • Crisis leadership and situational awareness

Simulations take place within a variety of learning environments at CSIHE, including a BioSkills Laboratory, Mock Hospital and OR Suite, Standardized Patient Rooms and 125-seat Auditorium – all of which are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and devices for a fully integrated experience. ACLS/BLS training lab, conference rooms, classrooms and orientation/debriefing rooms are also available for use.

Trouble traveling? No problem. Our Mobile Simulation Unit allows us to take our immersive trainings to other facilities throughout the region.

Examples of trainings and programs available at CSIHE include:

  • Surgical techniques and device trainings
  • Product development and usability testing
  • Interprofessional education
  • Safety training and error reduction
  • Team communications and patient hand-offs
  • Discipline specific training
  • EMS training
  • Disaster preparedness training
  • Teleconferences and webinars
  • Continuing Education (CE) Courses

We are also able to fully customize training programs according to individual provider needs. For more information, visit our Training Opportunities page or contact Barb Cuckler, CSIHE Coordinator at 330-572-1662 or bcuckler@abiakron.org.