Interprofessional Simulation Center Modalities

The Interprofessional Simulation Center promotes patient safety by incorporating five types of simulation including:

Client-to-ClassJULY 12, 2012 - DPT professor Charity Johansson and students work with adults from the community as part of a clinical activity. (photo by Kim Walker)

Participants volunteer to work with the students and share their personal medical journey. These experiences provide students valuable opportunities to communicate and practice clinical skills with real patients and actual diagnoses, fostering a sense of empathy and compassion in our future healthcare providers


Medical Mannequins

We have 13 mannequins that vary in age, ethnicity, and fidelity. Task and simulation offerings include birthing, airway management, trauma response, CPR, cardiac care, IV/IO/IM injections, medication administration, gastric sounds, urinary output, and neurologic assessments.



Mixed Reality

Mixed Reality (AR/VR) allow participants to immerse themselves in a computer generated environment. This is a highly interactive experience offering multidisciplinary simulations.



NOVEMBER 1, 2012 - Physician's Assistant program simulated shoot with patient and Alexis Moore, assistant professor - physician assistant studies. (photo by Kim Walker)Standardized Patients (SP)

Trained to portray a specific diagnosis allowing students to practice their patient-centered communication and physical examination skills. SPs also offer feedback from a patient perspective to the students after the encounter.



Task Trainers

Task Trainers are models of human anatomy utilized to practice specific skills. Offerings include airway management, IV arms, wound care, NG tube placement, trach care, lumbar puncture, cardiac auscultation, pelvic examination, breast trainer, and fetal monitoring.