Simulation Center Video Tour

August 16, 2010 at 11:15 am 3 comments

The Simulation Development and Cognitive Science Lab moved into the second floor of the George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library in January 2010. The new space more than doubled the space available for health care providers and students to gain and master skills necessary for safe, outstanding patient care.

Check out the video tour of the new space >>

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  • 1. Victoria Correale  |  October 18, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I am interested in applying for a grant to create a simulation lab with my department at the hospital where I work.

    Do you have any words of advice in starting this project? Also, did you seek out grant money for your lab? Is there a phone number I can contact you?

    Thank you,

    Victoria Correale, RN, MSN
    Education Specialist
    Department of Clinical Education
    Hackensack University Medical Center

  • 2. Lisa Sinz  |  October 19, 2010 at 6:39 am

    The best advice I can give for someone who is interested in starting to use simulation for education is to figure out what you want to teach. Then decide if simulation seems like a good method for what you want to convey. THEN go out and find the best mannikin, standardized patient, or task trainer for the job. If you start by talking with the equipment companies, it is very likely you will end up buying a bunch of stuff that isn’t as useful as you had hoped!

    Some people have gotten grants from a variety of sources. Depending on your intended use for the center, you may be able to find sources of money for equipment or even the whole center, but you will be entering a competitive environment and should probably learn a bit about simulation before you dive in.

    For those just getting started, there are lots of resources that can help. Some of my favorites are:

    1) Simulation Societies: The Society for Simulation in Healthcare is the leading academic, international, multi-professional organization dedicated to advancing and improving the field of healthcare simulation. Another active group is the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning INASCL dedicated to nursing simulation.

    2) Simulation Instructor Courses: There are a number of these around the country, usually lasting between 1/2 day to 5 days. We have a 1-week Simulation Instructor Course in Hershey that is fantastic (I may be a bit biased!) The next one is the first week in May.

    3) Books, Journal articles

    It’s a lot of fun, and you will be amazed at the results once you get started.

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