Interprofessional Health Sciences Simulation Center
Simulation in Action at UAA
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.
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.
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
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