In health care, we know that real life doesn’t always mimic what’s in the textbook. Systems interact, unknown factors become active, and an individual patient reacts based on their unique history, psychology and physiology. Our simulation labs give you the extensive practice so you can show up at the real bedside prepared, every time.
The Simulation Learning Center (SLC) at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is responsible for the development and delivery of immersive simulation-based learning experiences to more than 1,600 nursing and health sciences students and many clinical employees at Lancaster General Health. A variety of simulation modalities and learning technologies are used to create experiences that measure skill performance, competency, and systematic reliability. In addition to human patient simulators, task trainers, and standardized patients, the SLC utilizes instructional technologies such as audience response systems, eLearning modules, and digital voice recorders to interact with learners’ skill development prior to simulation experiences, and to archive trainings and events.
The lab spaces are equipped with two-way mirrors for unobtrusive observation, three cameras for observation and digital recording for debriefing. Two lab spaces in addition to the high tech control room and two adjacent classrooms round out an established simulation center designed for experiential learning.
• 3,000 square feet of simulation space
• 17 adult simulators
• Five child simulators (8-year-old)
• Three infant simulators (3-6 months old)
• Various Quality CPR simulators (Adult & Pediatric)
• Digital audio/video capture for debriefing
• Mentice VIST Cardiac Simulator
• Standardized patient experiences
• Wounds and wound care applications
• Various task trainers