This Juno manikin, which arrived in January of 2018, is the first of its kind in India, and its presence here will have far-reaching effects. In addition to its role in the training of 400 future nurses annually at BBH, this Juno will also be part of the hospital’s national simulation workshops to disseminate best practices in nursing simulation education throughout India. And at the same time, this manikin is at the heart of a first-of-its-kind study to determine the effects of simulation training in medicine—research that may help shape medical training worldwide.
Juno came to Bengaluru through the hospital’s longstanding relationship with Baylor University. The two institutions’ partnership began in the 1970s, when Baylor medical student missionaries were stationed at BBH, leading to decades of faculty collaboration and student-exchange programs. Six years ago, Baylor and BBH faculty began working together on simulation training, which, in 2017, led to a $652,800 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development American Schools and Hospitals Abroad to build Bangalore Baptist Hospital’s simulation center.