The Simulation Suite at HCC's Center for Health Education is a high-fidelity simulation lab. Our simulation specialists perform several hundred simulations per semester.
HCC's Simulation Suite supports healthcare programs through the use of clinical simulation. The suite provides realistic, risk-free, hands-on clinical learning experiences using current technology, medical equipment, and human patient simulators. The simulation experience promotes greater competency for students and enhances their ability to make critical decisions. With the ability to record and stream all patient rooms, hallways, and the medication station, the students are able to interact during a simulation. The students also have secure online access to their recordings to review their skills. The staff working in the Simulation Suite engage students in realistic clinical scenarios by allowing them to practice technical skills with real equipment and supplies on a human patient simulator.
The LaMere Simulation Suite consists of four private acute medical surgical patient rooms with working wall suction, working simulated oxygen, and air and bedside patient monitors. This area is home to four Gaumard high-fidelity adult patient simulators that respond physiologically to the student nurse's interventions.
The Moriarty Simulation Suite consists of two semi-private patient rooms. One room is an obstetric and newborn room that houses a Gaumard high-fidelity newborn infant simulator and a Gaumard full body, high-fidelity birthing simulator. The second room is a pediatric room for two Gaumard high-fidelity five-year-old child simulators, as well as another newborn infant simulator.
The Simulation Suite also has a fully functioning medication dispense system similar to those in many local facilities. In addition, the Simulation Suite has mobile computers that allow students to perform bedside documentation on an electronic medical record system.