MIHS Simulation Center


What is Simulation?
Simulation is a teaching technique in which the learner practices in a situation that mimics a real-life event. Simulation is used for learning skills in situations that are relatively uncommon or high-stakes, such as the need for an aircraft to make an emergency landing. In healthcare, simulation provides unique opportunities for learners to practice and hone clinical skills and critical thinking with the same complexities and distractions that are present in the real clinical setting. Skills such as error recognition and interprofessional team functioning can be taught without placing actual patients at risk or discomfort. Given these distinct advantages, simulation is becoming an increasingly popular teaching approach for higher education and continuing education

What is a Simulation Center ?
In the 21st century, nursing is faced with many challenges. These challenges force nursing education to be more creative and innovative in finding ways and time to keep staff competent on ever changing complex computerized equipment and a boom in medical technology. Quickly becoming a community standard, human patient simulation is one way to meet the needs faced by nurse educators today. With the help of high-fidelity mannequins in a simulation center that mirrors a hospital room, students will benefit from the ability to actively apply their knowledge in a clinical situation. Simulation Centers bring learning alive in a multidimensional environment, allowing learners to practice several skill sets at once. The mannequins are programmable by instructors which allows students to gain experience as their patients appropriately react to the amount of medication or the type of treatment they are given. Simulation centers are a rising trend in healthcare, they allow students to get comfortable practicing their modalities and experienced health care providers to increase their skills through continued education in a controlled, safe environment.

The MIHS  SIMULATION CENTER on Station 31/Room 3-B-33 is open and being used for education. Administration at MIHS is committed to excellence in nursing care and continued education and are the driving force behind the Simulation Center. Grants are being written for a much improved SIMS center with the newest in simulation training including: New high tech virtual reality trainers, high tech mannequins, video recorded simulation sessions used for review and evaluation. Stay tuned for updates on improvements.

Our Journey - The Simulation Center began in the fall of 2007. High fidelity Simulation using life-like mannequins and real-life clinical scenarios has become increasingly popular as a teaching methodology. The growing interest in simulation stems in part from heightened interest in patient safety.

Inter-Professional Education (IPE)
The interaction and relationships between two or more health professionals who work interdependently to provide safe, quality patient care

Contact Us
Kenyon Morris  MSN-Ed, RN, CCRN, Coordinator-5358
Doug Boyle Simulation/Life Support - 602-344- 5869

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