Sim Center Programs and Capabilities

Sim CenterThe MetroHealth Simulation Center (MHSC) provides its learners access to various types of simulation that includes standardized patients, task training, hi-fidelity manikins, virtual reality, second life and hybrid simulation in a safe risk-free learning environment. Our center offers technical and human simulation programs that extend across multiple disciplines and professions to allow learners to practice clinical and communication skills.

The MHSC staff will assist program coordinators and faculty to develop programs and scenarios that support their learning objectives. Technical, Standardized Patient, or hybrid simulation programs can be managed at our facility or "in-situ".

High Fidelity Team Simulation Training

  • Creating realistic scenarios that allow you to improve your team dynamics and communication skills in high-risk, low-frequency, and life-threatening situations
  • Teaching and reinforcing effective communication strategies during everything from standardized Pediatric and Adult Advanced Life Support scenarios to the most complex and unique scenarios
  • Facilitating training and assessment for the core competencies of programs 

Technical Skills Development Training

  • Providing training for basic to advanced procedural skills
  • Ensuring repetitive practice of safe procedural skills before students or employees work with actual patients
  • Technical skills we provide include:
    • Lumbar puncture
    • Central venous line placement and maintenance
    • Peripheral venous (IV) line placement
    • Basic airway care
    • Pediatric, neonate, or adult intubation
    • Surgical airway
    • Chest tube placement and maintenance
    • Transcutaneous pacing, defibrillation, and synchronized cardioversion
    • Suturing
    • Ultrasound training

Sim CenterStandardized Patient (SP) Encounters

  • Improving interpersonal communication and physical exam skills of healthcare providers through SP encounters
  • Working with SPs to improve health care providers:
    • History and physical exam taking skills
    • Providing family-centered care
    • Interpersonal communication with family members during a full resuscitation

Simulation Faculty Development

  • Providing courses to improve faculty’s understanding of and ability in providing simulation curriculum, including:
    • Best practices in simulation education
    • Choosing the most appropriate simulation modality
    • Curriculum development
    • Various debriefing courses
  • Providing practicum or more in-depth mentoring curriculum/services

In-Situ Systems Evaluation

  • Our simulators can be transported to your clinical environment, testing your systems and processes.
  • We have provided in-situ training/evaluation in ICUs, ERs, acute care units, new spaces, outpatient clinics, and non-clinical areas.

Additional Offerings

  • On-site or Remote Audio/Video Recording
  • TeamSTEPPS Training
  • American Heart Association Course Training (BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, PEARS)
  • Simulation Instructor Course
  • Moulage

Learners

The MHSC builds a strong multi-disciplinary approach to learning by providing interactive simulation activities, assessment, training and research for a diverse population of learners. Those who have engaged in learning activities through the simulation center include:

  • Physicians
  • Physicians Assistants
  • Residents, Post Graduate Fellows
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical, Dental, Nursing Students
  • First Responders, Firefighters
  • SWAT Team, Law Enforcement
  • Military Personnel
  • Airlift/Flight Medical Teams
  • Middle/High School/College Students
  • Researchers