PATIENT SIMULATION LABORATORY
Located on Level 1 of Avedisian Hall
Medical simulation is an immersive educational resource changing the face of education for all health care professionals
The CVS Caremark Interdisciplinary Health Delivery Laboratory uses healthcare simulation to promote excellence in teaching, research, and healthcare delivery. The state-of-the-art hands-on simulation helps enhance student and group knowledge and responsiveness when practiced in realistic surroundings.
These introductions to real-world situations help improve effective communication, collaborative teamwork, and situational management. The simulation lab provide students with an ideal platform for meaningful interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge application, and skill development.
Education for Quality Patient-Centered Care
The skill and commitment of numerous health professionals is required for optimal healthcare delivery in the United States. In many settings, improvements in patient outcomes and reduction of medical errors remain elusive. Alternative methods of educating students entering the health professions must be explored to ensure all health professionals embrace and deliver quality patient-centered care.
The Interdisciplinary Health Care Delivery Laboratory’s mission is founded upon the University’s guiding principles of a commitment to “research, scholarship, and creative work” where real-world “impact” and “innovation” remain the central focus.Our working model fits well with the University’s vision where all students “demonstrate models of learning and discovery.”
We successfully use medical simulation to engage the 21st century learner to bridge the gap between the basic and clinical sciences.
The types and forms of medical simulation used for educational purposes includes physiological-based high-fidelity simulators, low-fidelity mannequins, standardized patients, and even virtual reality. Our facility supports standardized patient actors, structured clinical encounters, and communication skill-building between health care workers and patients and their families.