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INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL PRACTICE (iMEP)

NIPRO’S FULLY EQUIPPED RESEARCH AND TRAINING FACILITY IN MECHELEN, BELGIUM

Nipro Europe Group Companies is part of NIPRO CORPORATION Japan, a leading global healthcare company dedicated to developing and delivering innovative and patient-oriented products for healthcare professionals, patients, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Nipro Corporation, founded in 1954, draws upon decades of expertise in the healthcare industry – always with the patient’s best interests in mind. While the bulk of Nipro’s business lies in the Medical Devices sector, Nipro also serves the pharmaceutical industry with its own generic products, contract manufacturing, and production of primary packaging for parenteral drugs.

Nipro is committed to positive patient outcomes and improved quality of life – for people and patients around the world.

To emphasize this continuous commitment to healthcare, Nipro built its own Institute of Medical Practice, or iMEP. iMEP is designed to train medical professionals, as well as Nipro’s own staff.

The first iMEP opened in 2014 in Shiga, Japan. In 2018, we celebrated the opening of iMEP Belgium, the first of its kind outside of Japan.

Mission & Vision

“Provide innovative and patient-oriented solutions for healthier lives” – this is Nipro’s mission across its various divisions. With iMEP, Nipro believes to have the right approach to accomplish this. By building its own “Medical Training Facility” with a clear target of not only training, but also perfecting and developing new products, Nipro’s tangible efforts will eventually help patients around the world increase their quality of life.

iMEP contributes to “medical care” through training.

Continuous progress in medical technology and ever increasing sophisticated medical devices require increased safety, enhanced problem solving abilities, and improved response times for medical care personnel. Increasing cost pressure and reimbursement cuts in the healthcare industry require hospitals around the world to be ever more efficient in their operations. This is where Nipro can be of added value.

With simulated hospital rooms, operating rooms, and training rooms, hospitals can rely on Nipro to have their staff trained at our iMEP facility – ensuring that the hospital infrastructure can be used for patients themselves, rather than for training.  In Japan, certified healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, clinical engineers, veterinarians, and other paramedical personnel) and medical schools (future doctors and nurses) use Nipro’s iMEP facility for educational purposes.

Trainings can be recorded to evaluate strengths and areas in need of improvement. In other words, a “learn by doing, improve by watching” approach. Scenario-based simulation trainings also help improve decision-making and response times, which may ultimately boost staff confidence and overall retention rate.

iMEP contributes to medical care through perfecting & developing.

Nipro is committed to learning from you! While training at iMEP, Nipro encourages conversations about needs and experiences by gathering feedback on the actual use of the equipment. User input will be communicated to Nipro’s R&D departments to either perfect existing products, or to develop entirely new devices.

Nipro iMEP brochure
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Nipro iMEP brochure
(French)

Nipro iMEP brochure
(Dutch)

Nipro iMEP video

TRAININGS OFFERED

  • Theoretical. Lectures, presentations, discussions, distance learning
  • Hands-on. Realistic and interactive simulations
  • Renal care. Hemodialysis, vascular access, dialysis center simulations
  • In-hospital care. Crisis Resource Management, Emergency care
  • Life support. Basic (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac (ACLS)
  • Team dynamics. Trainings that enhance teamwork

FUTURE PLANS

  • Blended learning principles: 8 times 8 different ways (face to face, e-learning, webinars, gamification, hands-on, virtual classrooms, high-fidelity simulations, virtual reality, augmented reality)
  • Meeting facility for different scientific societies
  • Intensive Care Training Program
  • Virtual class room: We want to bring education to the countries with visa and cost restrictions
  • Refresher trainings for returning from extended absence (e.g. after parental leave, sick leave)
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