Management of the Cardiac Chest Pain Dubai HealthCare City

Course summary:

Course DescriptionThis course is designed for nurses who want to gain knowledge and confidence when dealing with adult patients suffering from chest pain of cardiac etiology

Target audienceNurses of any specialty

Learning objectives:

  • Evaluation/assessment of the adult patient suffering from Chest Pain
  • Interpretation of the findings: ECG, cardiac markers
  • Standardized protocols for management of ACS
  • Preparation of the patient for treatment according to findings
  • Communicate efficiently to other health care professionals and the patient
  • Handing over the patient in a standardized manner (SBAR)


  • Review of key concepts
  • Understanding ECG and blood tests
  • Introduction to the human patient simulator and equipment
  • Demonstration session
  • Simulation sessions
  • Debriefing

About Us:

The Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center is an institution of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, located in Dubai Healthcare City.  This state-of-the-art Center is the first of its kind in the UAE for the training of healthcare professionals in a simulated environment with no risk to patients. 

Even in sophisticated healthcare systems many patients are harmed, not as a result of illness but as a result of preventable human error. Errors arise due to communication breakdown, loss of skills with time and failure to update knowledge.  Simulation can add value by providing a realistic experience in a safe environment with no adverse consequences, develop team communication and increase retention of knowledge and skills.

The Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center consists of two high-fidelity operating rooms, featuring functioning adult and paediatric intensive care and operating room equipment as well as an Intensive Care Unit/Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit, patient care rooms, a ward environment and a maternity room. A pre-hospital training facility for simulated trauma, such as car crashes, which will feature ambulance and helicopter environments will be available in 2013. The simulation areas have dedicated debriefing and seminar rooms. Training is provided in both technical and non-technical skills.


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