The Human Simulation Laboratory at Loyalist College is housed in the School of Health and Human Studies and primarily provides services for programs within that school. Services for other programs or external partners/agencies are negotiated and provided as lab resources are available.
The Human Simulation lab is comprised of four learning activity rooms, one debriefing room, an office area and two storage rooms. The rooms are allocated and furnished for the following environments: maternal/child, community apartment, hospital, long-term care facility and high fidelity simulation.
The Human Simulation lab is staffed with two full-time Simulation Specialists, and part-time and full-time faculty are assigned to teach lab courses. Simulation Specialists staff schedule open labs for students.
Equipment available for use includes two high-fidelity male manikins, two high-fidelity infant manikins, one high-fidelity and one mid-fidelity birthing manikins, seven mid-fidelity adult manikins, and one mid-fidelity child manikin, one basic child manikin, one geriatric basic manikin and four adult basic manikins. Video capture, streaming and recording capability are available in all four rooms. There is a multitude of task trainers, including—but not limited to—suture trainers, wound trainers, injection trainers, auscultation trainers, etc. A full range of medical equipment and consumable supplies are available for student use. Computers are available in three rooms with electronic documentation (Meditech), Micro sim in Hospital program, Medi sim maternity program and internet access.
Simulation technology is guided by a strategic plan, the pillars of which include curriculum integration, faculty and staff development, community partnerships, research/scholarship, and marketing/recruitment. The strategic plan is reviewed and revised annually by staff and faculty, in consultation with the Dean and the Simulation Development team.
Services and activities of the lab to date include, but are not limited to:
Provision of space, support, equipment and appropriate learning environment for lab and clinical practice courses in Baccalaureate Nursing, Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker and Developmental Services worker programs
High fidelity simulation-based learning curriculum
Internal simulation development and consulting services
Peer review of simulation-based learning activities
Collaboration with community partners to provide simulation-based training for graduate nurses and first responders
Educational workshops regarding the use of simulation in healthcare education
Presentations at regional, national and international conferences related to simulation work at Loyalist College
Standardized patient simulation, student remediation activities Program re-entry OSCEs
Consulting services for schools/programs interested in the development of simulation-based learning
Cindy Potter, School of Health and Human Studies
613-969-1913 ext. 2212