Adult High Fidelity Simulation Room
Rooms: 2.214, 2.216, 2.226, 2.228, 2.232, 2.234
Room Description: This private hospital room has a high fidelity adult manikin simulator that can talk, bleed, blink, cry, and respond physiologically like a real human. The simulators are run from our control room where facilitators respond as the patient in real time through the manikin.
The room is a real hospital room with all the equipment that one would find in the clinical setting, including a hospital bed, oxygen, suction, call lights, intravenous poles and other equipment. These rooms are used to immerse small groups of students in realistic clinical situations in which they can develop and practice their assessment and critical thinking skills while administering care for the patient. Interprofessional education is a significant component of our curriculum and gives students and professionals from schools across UTMB the opportunity to work together while learning from the University’s diverse disciplines.
Each room is equipped with audio and video technology that records each session to facilitate hosted interactive debrief sessions or to evaluate performance.
Laptop computers with electronic charting capabilities give students the opportunity to perform medical charting in a simulated environment that is very similar to the real thing, increasing the richness of the simulation experience.
Equipment used:SimMan 3G high fidelity manikin, clinical equipment (Intravenous pumps, oxygen flow meters, suction, and hospital beds), and working call lights.
Video recording technology records the simulated scenarios and can be used to evaluate student performance and to facilitate an interactive debriefing session.
Rooms also feature Computers with Electronic Charting capabilities.
Group size: 4-6 students
Skill practiced: Critical thinking, clinical decision making, teamwork, interprofessional team training, assessment, psychomotor skills, communication, and behavioral skills.
Participating classes: Nursing students: Adult 1, Adult 2, Adult 3, Informatics, and Capstone. Other schools: Medical Students, Physician Assistant Students, Occupational Therapy Students, and new resident nurses from the Health System.