Healthcare Simulation Program

In the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health (HSSH) simulation program, we create replicable real-life patient and client situations using high-quality simulation practices. Our program utilizes simulated patients, high-fidelity mannequins, trainers, and virtual tools to simulate experiences ranging from how to introduce yourself to a patient, creating a positive patient experience, and managing complex medical situations. 

Value of HSSH Healthcare Simulation

Our simulation program gives students the opportunity to practice in a safe learning environment prior to their clinical experiences. These experiences occur within their healthcare profession and interprofessionally to learn with, from, and about each other's role and impact on patient/client management of care.

Interdisciplinary Education

Our simulation program is unique with it's wide variety of healthcare professional programs that collaborate to create highly realistic simulations for their individual programs and interprofessionally. St. Kate's integrates high quality simulation throughout their programs and involves more than one program to enhance the value of team-based patient care to enhance the quality and experience of patients. In addition, each individual program has the equipment to support the student learning for the specific skills for each program's specialty.

Lab Spaces

  • Two skills labs: Our two spacious skill labs contain low fidelity simulators/mannequins and various skills trainers to practice foundational skills. More info? Any specific equipment you would like to mention? Differences between two skill labs and why do we have two?
  • Two clinic advanced assessment lab rooms: These spaces replicate a clinic environment. They are used for physical assessment skills and procedures, as well as basic assessment skills for the prelicensure nursing programs.
  • Seven high fidelity simulation rooms: Each equipped with their own control room for instructor and classmate observation and feedback, these high fidelity simulation rooms are set up to replicate real life and are used for students to practice the integration of skills, assessments, communication, interpretation of patient status, decision-making, and implementation of interventions for the safe care of patients. 
    • Of the seven rooms: five are acute hospital care environments; one is an obstetric environment; and another replicates a home, transitional care unit, or long term care environment.

These are used in various simulations to help healthcare professional students learn their role and scope working with patients along the continuum of their healthcare experiences.

  • Used in tandem with the Simulation Program lab spaces, some HSSH programs also learn in St. Kate’s ADJECTIVE HERE cadaver lab (What is the connection between the simulations and the cadaver labs for these programs? Anything else important to note about cadaver lab? I can ask our cadaver lab photoshoot person for some background if that is helpful.) 

Equipment

St. Kate’s HSSH programs have a wide variety of equipment and supplies in which students have the opportunity to learn and replicate what they will find in real life clinical/fieldwork experiences.

  • If you want to include this, please list any special equipment that should be noted