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Human Simulation Lab

The Human Simulation Lab is a state of the art lab designed with the core fundamentals in medical simulation: (1) illusion in the training environment; (2) realistic physiological presentations and response to intervention; (3) high quality digital recording complete with timelines for accurate appraisals and debriefing. It is through these critical elements students learn to interpret, perform tasks and evaluate patients utilizing key psychomotor skills and decision-making. The goal of simulation is to challenge and validate all skills basic and complex through a variety of scenarios that replicate common and uncommon patient management. Through this opportunity students have a chance to participate in a zero risk/high yield setting to practice, build confidence and affect safety for both the provider and patient.

Human Simulation Laboratories at the School of Nursing feature Human Patient Simulators (HPS). The school has a virtual IV lab with 10 computers, a task trainer lab, adult health lab with Sim-Man, pediatric lab with Sim-Baby, and maternal child lab with Noelle lab.   The HPS's are full sized manikins that are capable of producing life like physiological replications of health/disease states and will respond to medical treatment. This is accomplished by state of the art computer software and faculty members that together produce extraordinarily realistic encounters.