Center for Health Education & Simulation
HCC's Center for Health Education & Simulation supports healthcare programs through hands-on clinical learning experiences using current technology, medical equipment, and human patient simulators.
HCC's Center for Health Education & Simulation provides realistic, risk-free, hands-on clinical learning experiences using current medical technology and equipment, human patient simulators, task trainers and other high and low tech simulation equipment.
The approximately 10,449 square foot space includes classrooms that can be converted into large lab spaces, student study space, a radiology suite with mock equipment, a large radiology image library and an image critique room. Two debrief rooms, 4 private patient simulation rooms, two semi private patient simulation rooms, three control rooms, prop storage, prep spaces and two larger multi-bed lab spaces can be transformed into acute (Medical Surgical, OR, ER, Women's Health) or community (home, outpatient medical office, street) environments in which students advance their education and skill.
Our highly-trained simulation staff work directly with faculty in every program to allow students to develop clinical, interpersonal and inter-professional skills within the context of simulation activities. Our approach is multidisciplinary, with all departments in the center utilizing labs for a variety of skill-building exercises. Departments who take part in simulation labs include AS and PN nursing, Radiologic Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assisting, Home Health Aid, Community Health Worker and Emergency Medical Technician. These labs provide opportunities to collaborate with community partners to promote advanced communication skills, while also promoting inter-professional teamwork, multiple patient management, as well as crisis resource management (CRM) skills, communication, and collaboration.
In addition to the space and its advanced equipment, a wealth of digital learning resources are available in the center, including a digital recording system from Education Management Solutions that captures learning activities in real time. Using this technology, students are able to self-evaluate by observing their experiences at a later date.