Simulation in Action at UAA

Vision Statement

The Interprofessional Health Sciences Simulation Center will be a state-of-the-art simulation center promoting collaborative interprofessional learning that supports and enhances a statewide improvement in patient care and safety.

Purpose Statement

The Interprofessional Health Sciences Simulation Center provides diverse learning opportunities in a safe and supportive environment to promote communication, collaboration, and integration of Alaskan healthcare partners with a focus on preparing learners to be competent, confident, and compassionate health professionals.

Simulation Center/Labs

The Simulation Center includes three high-fidelity simulation patient rooms that are located in rooms 209C, 209E, and 211C of the Health Sciences Building (HSB).  Each room is equipped with a variety of VitalSims (med-fidelity), Noelle birthing simulator, SimMan 3G, and SimBaby (high-fidelity) mannequins. 

The center also includes:

  • one control room with three content expert and technician control stations with advanced video system technology,
  • three video debriefing rooms, and
  • two simulation computer labs. 

In the simulation labs users can practice: 

  • their proper client assessment,
  • critical thinking,
  • intervention skills, and
  • procedures.

These labs are installed with pan-tilt-zoom video cameras, microphones, intercoms, and control center with advanced video systems for mannequin operation, audio/video recording, patient-student event log, and live-streaming application.

This set up provides a debriefing and reflection tool used by instructors for student assessment and critique.


     

Audience: General Public - Simulation Lab Tour