Equipment and Facility
Since its inception in 2006, the Center for Clinical Simulation at Children's Health has grown from a single SimBaby unit in a neonatal warmer, to a 3,000-square-foot facility where clinicians use high-fidelity manikins and virtual gaming to simulate complex patient scenarios.
The Center for Clinical Simulation provides realistic training for pediatric health care professionals in a controlled and safe environment. Using health care simulation technology, trainees practice skills and receive instant feedback focused on patient safety. Facilitators observe, assess and evaluate the processes and outcomes of both individual and team simulation.
The Center for Clinical Simulation lab has two simulation rooms – one is a general pediatric room and the other can simulate an ICU or operating room.
The control room, or audio-visual facilities, allow staff to record and playback the scenarios and activities in the lab rooms, as well as send a live-feed to the debriefing room.
The center also features a task trainer room, and a second, flexible space that works as a single conference or debriefing room, or alternately, as a divided space creating two rooms for skills training.
Children’s Health healthcare professionals have the option of working with any of our seven high-fidelity and three medium-fidelity manikins, as well as with numerous task trainers, including those for CPR and central line placement.
The lab offers a computer workroom with a virtual IV trainer and computer stations with virtual nursing applications, for software-based simulations. All manikins work as well in situ as in the lab.