Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif., has opened a new simulation lab designed to help educate and train local healthcare professionals.
The Valley Nursing Skills Simulation Lab, funded by a grant from the UniHealth Foundation, uses four mannequins a birthing mother, adult male, infant, and child that respond to participants interventions. The mannequins are connected to audio visual equipment that allows participants to record and replay scenarios and issue live broadcasts.Photos courtesy of Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Lab Manager Ali Tayyeb, RN, enacts a code blue scenario with the S300HAL adult male.
[The lab] allows staff to sharpen their critical-thinking skills by practicing complicated medical scenarios, Director of Education Neil Christopher Apeles, RN, MSN, PHN, said in a news release.
The lab is modelled after a patient care unit, with a labor and delivery section, ICU, three med/surg bays, and a nursing station.