The center is a fully-equipped, fully-functional duplicate of patient care areas in an actual pre-hospital and hospital setting. Up to five simulations can be in progress simultaneously. It is a contiguous set-up which emulates the patient flow process with flexible space that allows conversion of settings.
The MSC is fully monitored. All areas, including hallways and debriefing rooms, have camera recording functionality. The video system can allow visualization of up to four (4) camera views from anywhere in the Simulation Center at any TV monitor located in the debriefing rooms and control room, as well as administration offices.
High-Technology Simulation Rooms
**All high-technology simulation rooms (1-6) have an adjacent observation rooms (240 – 318 Sq Ft) with a one-way mirror view into simulation and a flatscreen panel with a choice of single to quadrant views including physiological monitoring and pan/zoom capabilities.
Pre-Hospital Room (681 Sq Ft)
The pre-hospital room can be converted into a number of pre-hospital settings (park, restaurant, patient home) where first-responders encounter different patients in the field. The room contains a simulated helicopter and ambulance shell with hydraulic suspension where paramedics can continue patient care en route to the Emergency Department.
Emergency Room (410 Sq Ft)
The ER is a duplicate of an emergency department room with accessible emergency equipment and the capability to simulate multiple scenarios simultaneously to challenge the multi-tasking and triaging nature of Emergency Medicine.
Operating Room 1 (528 Sq Ft)
OR 1 simulates a real-life surgical set-up in design and equipment. It is a highly flexible space that can serve as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), recovery or dental area.
Intensive Care Unit/Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (615 Sq Ft)
The ICU (Adult or Pediatric) can be converted to PACU for management of post-operative scenarios, education of post anesthesia care units and invasive monitoring.
Operating Room 2 (Obstetrics) (528Sq Ft)
OR 2 simulates a real-life surgical set-up with the capability for cesarean sections. This OR is less flexible than OR 1 due to boom arms.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (308 Sq Ft)
The special care baby unit replicates the environment of care for critical newborns and premature infants.
The Hospital Room (293 Sq Ft)
The Hospital Room is a recreation of the actual patient room in a hospital where multiple scenarios (emergent and non-emergent) may be run in a non-emergency setting.
The Pharmacy (450 Sq Ft)
The Pharmacy allows observation of medication mixing and dispensing. Just like the current hospital process, medication orders can be sent via electronic entry, fax, paper, and in-house telephone.
Nurses’ Stations (East and West Hall)
The Nurses’ Stations located on the South side of the MSC on the east and west corners also have video coverage.
The Training Room (278 Sq Ft)
The Training Room houses multiple virtual task training surgical and intravenous systems and task and skill training models.
The Control Platform (1,056 Sq Ft)
In the Control Room, simulation technical specialists –along with faculty members- configure the simulation experiences, record simulations in progress, and direct audio/video playback to the evaluation rooms. The control platform is elevated 18 inches to allow better visualization into the simulation rooms via one-way mirrors in addition to camera angles.
Virtual Training Room (240 Sq Ft)
The Virtual Training Room is located across the lobby. This is the home of our Lap Mentor, VirtaMed HystSim and ANGIO Mentor virtual simulators. It is a small badge-access room accessible by certain surgical resident groups for 24:7 accessible training.