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The Oxford Simulation, Teaching and Research Centre has been busier than ever during the coronavirus pandemic

Intubation team of two men and a woman in full personal protective equipment

OxSTaR (Oxford Simulation, Teaching and Research) is the University of Oxford’s state-of-the-art medical simulation, teaching and research facility. This unit, led by Dr Helen Higham, is part of the Nuffield Division of Anaesthetics in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. 

For 12 years, OxSTaR has been running simulated scenarios — complete with highly realistic functioning models of patients known as manikins — to understand and improve how healthcare professionals work together and interact with their environment and equipment. They have used the insights gained to provide training across Oxford University Hospitals (OUH). Recent weeks have seen them rise to the unique challenge of supporting front-line clinical staff during a pandemic.

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