The Clinical Simulation Learning Center is a unique educational facility with three components: a Simulation Hospital that uses human patient simulators which emulate clinical experiences; a Standardized Patient clinic for teaching and evaluation; and Skills and Physical Diagnosis laboratories for students to develop assessment and procedural skills. The Clinical Simulation Learning Center is located on the second floor of the Isabelle Rutherford Meyer Nursing Education Center on the campus of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The Center is approximately 20,000 sq ft. that includes two large nursing skills labs, a physical diagnosis lab, a standardized patient clinical space, and the Simulation Hospital.
The mission of the Clinical Simulation Learning Center is to facilitate experiential learning while providing safe and competent patient and family-centered care. The Clinical Simulation Learning Center is committed to the Scott and White School of Nursing Student Learning Outcomes through the use of simulation.
- Laerdal Human Patient Simulators - 3G, Essential, Sim Mom, Sim Junior, Sim NewB, Sim Baby
- Auscultation Mannequin - Harvey Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator
- Laerdal Patient care mannequins - Nursing Anne, Nursing Kelly, Vital Sim Kid, with a Sim pad for each mannequin
- Task Trainers - central venous line trainer, clinical female pelvic trainer, breast cancer training model, IV arms, catheterization trainer, NG tube and trach care trainer, PICC line trainer
- Audio/Video recording in each simulation space managed by a combination of Laerdal’s SimView and Radius’ OpenEye
- Defibrillator/ Pacemaker
- Adult and Pediatric Crash Cart
- Baby Warmer
- Arjo Huntleigh Patient Lift System
A Standardized Patient (SP) is an individual who has been trained to serve as a participant in a simulation experience. The SP plays an important role in the Scott and White College of Nursing as a patient and / or family member. Student and SP interactions typically include interviews, examinations, and patient teaching.
SPs are monitored during the educational activity by the SP Program. Monitoring of the SPs includes but is not limited to consistent and accurate portrayal of the case, professional conduct and completion of checklists and evaluation forms. SPs are to maintain professional and educational conduct during the activities. SPs who do not maintain professionalism and their educational role as defined by the SP Program will be terminated from the program.
The Standardized Patient Program maintains and expects a professional atmosphere for all educational activities and participants including SPs, learners, faculty, and observers. As an SP, you are expected to maintain a professional role and attitude at all time while working for the SP Program. SPs should dress appropriately, avoid using offensive language, and respect all participants and learners. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.
During an activity, you should not speak with the learners “out of role” at any time, unless permitted by faculty. It is vital to maintain realism and high-quality simulation at all times. Do not make gestures or make comments about the learners at any time. Cell phones, texting, MP3 players, iPods and other electronic devices will not be used during an activity.
If at any time during an encounter you are uncomfortable with the encounter or the learner is interacting with you in an unprofessional manner, please ask the learner to “STOP” and immediately report to the SP Program staff.
Individuals examining you may be students and not qualified to render any medical opinion regarding your physical condition. Students and physicians are not to be consulted about any personal health conditions during an activity. SPs who do not maintain a professional image will be terminated from the program.
Cancellations and Tardiness
The educational activities you are assigned for are depending on your participation. In the event you need to cancel participation, please inform the SP Program immediately. SPs are requested to arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to the activity. This will ensure that the activity can begin on time and allow time for any questions or review of cases.
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To sign up as a standardized patient, contact Shelley Blackwood at (254) 295-4768 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated September 27, 2018