Services & Equipment
The Simulation Center offers a wide array of services and equipment including:
High Fidelity Simulator (Sim Man)
The SimMan is a portable and advanced patient simulator for team training. SimMan has realistic anatomy and clinical functionality, which provides simulation-based education to challenge and test students' clinical and decision-making skills during realistic patient care scenarios. SimMan includes well-proven software and an interactive technologically advanced manikin, allowing learners to practice the emergency treatment of patients.
Low Fidelity Simulators (Task Trainers)
Low fidelity Simulators, also called Task Trainers, provide the learner the opportunity to learn, practice and become comfortable with specific clinical skills in the safety of the simulated environment prior to encountering patients in the clinical setting. Third-year clerkships in the College of Medicine utilize the Simulation Center to provide opportunities to teach the basic skills required for a particular rotation in a specific specialty, such as pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, surgery and family medicine.
Task Trainers provide the student the opportunity to learn, practice and become comfortable with specific procedural skills in the safety of the simulated environment prior to encountering patients in the clinical setting.
Our task trainers include:
Human Simulators (Standardized Patients)
Human Simulators, referred to as Standardized Patients (SP's) are people trained to provide the opportunity for a health care student to learn, practice and become proficient/competent in history taking, physical exam and communication skills.
SP's are fully trained prior to encounters with learners to ensure they are able to accurately and completely present a patient's story. In addition standardized patients are trained to assess a learner's ability and provide oral and written feedback/assessments. The use of standardized patient encounters provides a safe environment for learners as they master clinical skills.
For those outside of the health care setting, we offer standardized "people" who can be utilized for a variety of disciplines where practice makes perfect. These may include education, business, law and/or chaplaincy.