Arcada Patient Safety and Learning Center

The Arcada Patient Safety and Learning Center (APSLC) provides educational services to multidisciplinary professionals and students in the healthcare sector. The Center´s core competences are patient safety and simulation-based learning.

Patient Safety

Good patient safety involves a genuine concern for the safety of patients as well as the identification and anticipation of risks and harms that exist in the work. Patient safety culture requires that both the organization and individuals are committed to safety development work and minimizing risks. APSLC complies with its and implements the principles and recommendations of Promoting Patient Safety Together – Finnish Patient Safety Strategy 2009-2013


The learning ideology of APSLC is the learning by doing. Simulation-based learning with experienced instructors develops clinical skills at individual and group levels. Patient safety is trained and anchored in various simulation situations. The Center´s safe environment enables positive learning experiences.