The Center for Research, Education and Simulation Enhanced Training (CRESENT) at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) has been accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) for the first time since its establishment in 2012 after fulfilling all the required conditions for obtaining accreditation.
Dr. Al Yamany, Chief Executive Officer of KFMC, said that obtaining such recognition underscores the quality of medical services provided at the KFMC and motivates looking forward to continuing the provision of the best level of health care in accordance with international standards. "Work in KFMC is proceeding according to a clear methodology aimed at upgrading the level of services to ensure patient safety and care at the highest standards." Dr. Al Yamany added.
On his part, Dr. Hani Lababidi, the Director of CRESENT at KFMC, said: "The Society was founded in 2004 and is internationally renowned and its goal is to organize simulation education to ensure patient safety. This is our main slogan. Therefore, all the controls related to this Society are related to the safety of patients. However, CRESENT in KFMC was providing these courses several years ago and constantly working to develop them. Therefore, we applied to the Society for accreditation at the beginning of this year, and one of their prerequisite conditions was to have a center for more than two years and continuously provide courses. Thank to Allah, we met this requirement and then we received an e-mail with the controls to be followed before the evaluation, including controls related to research and evaluation of each course provided by CRESENT, controls on the quality of courses it provides and whether or not they are related to the safety of patients, as well as controls related to the introduction of simulation in the medical aspects."