Clinical Training & Testing Center Mission
To improve patient safety, patient care, and quality outcomes through multidisciplinary education, training and clinical improvement grant projects. The team provides extensive support for Bethesda Foundation grants for quality improvement and research projects as well as support for simulation-based learning and minimally invasive training and testing.
The Clinical Training and Testing Center supports healthcare practices in the greater Cincinnati community in an environment where quality, safety, service, respect, innovation, and education are integral to every aspect of patient care. The Center:
- Improves the quality of care and expands care options for our patients through our testing of product and/or process improvement strategies in the pursuit of discovering best practices
- Creates opportunities for scientific inquiry, collaboration, and the pursuit of knowledge among healthcare providers
- Provides first-in-class medical education and training to residents, fellows, and clinicians, using innovative strategies while applying best practice standards
Clinical Training and Testing Center (CTTC) is a progressive bioskills service facility located in Cincinnati, OH. Our network consists of two locations within the greater Cincinnati region; one located a Bethesda North Hospital and the other at Good Samaritan Hospital. It is our goal to provide healthcare professionals and medical device companies a real-world medical environment to safely practice and solidify important clinical skills. Our facility’s desire is to be a place for teaching, studying, training, and developing the latest and greatest medical or surgical procedures. The CTTC delivers the opportunity to reach healthcare professionals in many different fields such as General Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Orthopaedics, Critical Care Medicine, Trauma, and many others. Our primary mission is to discover best practices, test best practices and train on those best practices through our education labs and research projects. Each year both internal and external healthcare professionals utilize our bioskills lab to accomplish their medical research, education and training needs.
Our Bethesda North location is equipped with advanced didactic learning spaces as well as ICU and trauma simulation equipment. This location is equipped with multiple simulation models and associated skills equipment to support a wide array of clinical scenarios at various acuity levels. Some of our clinical improvement programs include EMS readiness courses, airway management, code readiness, robotic surgical practice, Professional Nurse Residency, physician office emergencies, obstetric and neonatal and physician skills training just to name a few. Our second location, Good Samaritan Hospital, is complete with didactic learning space with a hands-on bioskills lab with 3 fully-equipped ORs and the latest technology. This allows attendees to participate in realistic training programs before performing surgical or medical procedures for the first time to develop and hone new skills.
Our center strives to be a place where clinicians can go to develop an idea to better the lives of our patients- an idea that can be developed into a clinical improvement project, training program or research study. It starts with a conversation and a project is designed and implemented based on the outcome desired. Our team works with clinicians of all levels to complete the following: development of a project idea, submitting grant applications for funding if needed, data collection and analysis, and finally, publication of project results. We are willing to work with different clinicians in a variety of departments throughout the hospital in order directly improve patient care and cost savings.
Some of our event services include:
- Specimen Procurement
- Equipment and Instrumentation Management
- C-Arm, Lead and Technician Procurement
- Catering and Beverage Services
- Research and QI study design
- Literature Search and compilation with gap analysis ability
- Protocol and Budget development
- Statistical review and analysis
- Publication/Presentation development
- Grant Writing
- Patient enrollment and oversight
- Program development: curriculum design with physicians and clinical team, legal contracting, cross functional team leadership, federal trademark attainment
- Social Media and Marketing strategy and follow-through
- Clinical knowledge of pharmacy, drug packaging and patient education