Using health care simulation technology, trainees perfect skills and receive instant feedback, all capabilities that serve 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.
Both rooms are visible from the centrally-located control room and are equipped with cameras for the recording and playback of simulation.
With our Web-based, state-of-the-art audio and visual system, we can simulcast in real time to our classroom or to any other computer on the network with access to the Internet.
Trainees are able to draw blood, start IVs, intubate and use equipment similar to what is used in patient rooms or the Emergency Department, such as
- An anesthesia machine
- A ventilator
- Intravenous pumps
- Feeding pumps
- A crash cart
Simulators and trainers
The Simulation Lab now features a number of different simulators and trainers, geared to prepare health care providers to deliver quality patient care.
These human patient simulators are the most technically advanced of the group, and provide a high degree of realism or fidelity. All the advanced features train healthcare providers to recognize and manage pediatric emergencies.
- The SimMan 3G is a wireless manikin that can bleed, cry and blink. The manikin’s lungs can have a different sound in each lobe, or the heart can have an isolated sound in a specific chamber.
The SimBaby manikins have lifelike traits, such as a fontanel that can be adjusted to present as normal, sunken or bulging. They also have pulses, can be given IV fluids, have lung sounds and heart sounds.
- The Neo Hal manikin simulates a neonatal infant. Neo Hal shares many of the same features as SimBaby.
- MegaCode Kelly and MegaCode Kid are two simulators specifically designed for teaching a variety of advanced lifesaving techniques.
The lab also has a number of low-fidelity task trainers that medical professionals use to hone clinical competencies. These include airway, IV and central line trainers.
The computer workroom also runs specialized software that tests knowledge of behaviors and tasks.