CPR Exercise Being Conducted in the Sim Center

The Center for Simulation and Innovation is particularly advantaged when it comes to accommodating large blocks of learners. Facilities encompass three wings of the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) at 435 N. 5th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The center, which opened in July 2012, has the capacity to educate 160 students simultaneously. It is designed with highly adaptable simulation space and is outfitted with the latest technologies and equipment.

There are six procedure skills training labs and 14 simulation labs that include 11 hospital rooms, one emergency room and two obstetrics/surgery suites. Each simulation lab has an associated, separately located operations control room. There are nine dedicated teaching and debriefing rooms, each accommodating 12 learners. Procedure skills training labs support up to 24 or 60 learners, depending on the room. In addition, the center has access to adjacent UA and Phoenix Biomedical Campus auditoriums and learning labs to accommodate even larger groups. Simulation labs mimic in-patient hospital rooms and typically include one of 19 adult or pediatric high fidelity mannequins, a hospital bed, code cart, headwall with gasses, patient and stimulus monitors, IV pole and fluids, defibrillator, medications, moulage and supplies.

Simulation labs mimic in-patient hospital rooms and typically include one of 24 adult or pediatric high fidelity mannequins, a hospital bed, headwall with gasses and patient and stimulus monitors. Additional equipment, trainers and supplies may be added to support the simulation scenario.

Simulation Environment

Operating Room Obstetrics Delivery Room

Operating Room photo

Obstetrics Delivery Room

Task Training

Intubation in the Center for Simulation and Innovation

Ultrasounds in the Center for Simulation and Innovation

Join Injection in the Center for Simulation and Innovation

The task training rooms are available for students to learn a variety of procedural skills, including: blood drawing, wound care, lumbar puncture, joint injection, central line insertion, IV placement, arterial blood draw, chest tube insertion and airway management.

Debriefing Room Control Room

Center for Simulation and Innovation Debriefing Room
Simulations recorded in the Simulation Labs are reviewed in the Debriefing Rooms. Faculty provides notes and critique student skills. Team training is encouraged in order to foster integration of health care training.

Center for Simulation and Innovation Control Room
Each Simulation Lab is equipped with three cameras and one microphone. The Simulation scenarios are recorded in the Simulation Lab.