Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children announced that its Nemours Institute for Clinical Excellence was awarded accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

The accreditation is for a period of five years in the areas of teaching/education and systems integration.

There are a few more than 100 accredited simulation centers across the world. Programs seeking accreditation must demonstrate at least a two-year track record of excellence as well as compliance with core standards, overall system efforts and efforts within specific domains. NICE was recognized in the two domains for which they applied — teaching/education and systems integration.

NICE’s mission is to advance patient safety and quality of care by promoting clinical excellence through the use of simulation. NICE uses simulation to enhance the technical, cognitive and behavioral skills of caregivers who participate in their trainings, while simultaneously improving the quality of care, systems, processes and environment in which that care is provided. NICE specializes in hands-on and critical thinking skills, clinical decision making, teamwork, effective communication and crisis resource management. This is done through a safe, risk-free, supportive, encouraging and collaborative environment.