Centro de Simulação Biomédica
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto
Prof. Hernâni Monteiro
4200-319 Porto, Portugal
Who we are:
The Porto Biomedical Simulation Centre (BSC) resulted from the efforts of two institutions: the Faculty of Medicine of Porto University and the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (INEB). It is the first simulation center in Portugal, and was inaugurated in December 2003.
João Bernardes, MD, PhD, Director
Willem van Meurs, PhD, Research & Development Coordinator
Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, MD, PhD, Obstetrics Responsable
Daniel Moura, PhD, Pharmacology Responsable
HercÃlia Guimarães, MD, PhD, Neonatology Responsable
Ana Pereira Cavaleiro, BSc, Technician
Carla Sá Couto, MSc, Assistant
Celeste Dias, MD, Intensive Care Responsable
What we are using:
- Anesoft ACLS Simulator Computer Based Training Software
- Anesoft Anesthesia Simulator Computer Based Training Software
- Anesoft Critical Care Simulator Computer Based Training Software
- Anesoft Haemodynamic Simulator Computer Based Training Software
- Anesoft Sedation Simulator Computer Based Training Software
- 1 Noelle Gaumard + 1 Zoe Gaumard
- 2 Ambu Baby
- 2 Simulaids Child
- 3 Anatomical parts of uterus
What we are doing:
BSC supports undergraduate classes of the Medicine course (such as Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pharmacology, Neonatology, etc), as well as postgraduate classes for future midwives.
This year (2006-2007), the Obstetrics Emergencies Course for interns, residents and midwives was started and we are also planning to have the Pediatric Basic Life Support Courses for general public.
Together with INEB, BSC supports the research on medical educational simulator design, and training in obstetric acute care. Studies on the educational impact of medical simulation are being carried on in the areas of obstetrics and neonatology.
CSB organizes and collaborates with scientific divulgation initiatives for the general population, namely through the organization and participation in meetings, visits and expositions.