Simulation Center Operations

Our Simulation Center provides a safe environment for healthcare professionals to practice clinical procedures and experience realistic scenarios that challenge clinical decision-making skills. We endeavor to appropriately support some simulation-based educational needs of the extended community of healthcare practitioners in Southwest Michigan.

As a multidisciplinary training center, the WMed Simulation Center has much to offer those who want to use the latest simulation technology and modalities to educate their learners, including:

  • Consultative service to plan and write simulation scenarios and cases
  • Highly experienced simulation support staff
  • Standard learning spaces such as audio-visual equipped Classrooms
  • Digital video recording systems with cameras throughout simulated Exam and Hospital Rooms
  • Thorough planning and flexibility to accommodate learner needs

Service Requests

The best way to access Simulation Center services is to place your request via email to simulation.center@med.wmich.edu.

We will have the appropriate Simulation Center educator contact you to begin the consultation process for your event. Event scheduling is contingent upon factors such as prior events, budgetary needs, etc., but every effort is made to communicate with you quickly to ascertain how we can serve you.

Mission Statement

Our Simulation Center plays a key role in the WMed mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates and researchers of tomorrow. We strive to provide outstanding, learner-centered education and to deliver high-quality educational programs to prepare learners for the 21st century.

Equipment

In the Simulation Center, we have many types of equipment and courses, the most popular of which are listed here. Please contact us for the full list.

  • High-Fidelity Simulators
    • Adult
    • Pediatric
    • Infant
    • Newborn
    • Trauma
    • Obstetrics
  • Task Trainers
    • IV Arms
    • Circumcision
    • Toenail Removal
    • Breast/Pelvic/Prostate Exam
    • Obstetrics
    • Umbilical Line
    • Central Line
    • Chest Tube Insertion
    • Adult/Pediatric/Infant Lumbar Puncture

Events and Courses

  • Procedural Skills Events
    • Adult/Pediatric Airway Training
    • IV/IO Line Insertions
    • Suture Labs
    • Chest Tube Insertion
    • Umbilical Line Placement
    • Central Line Placement
    • Joint Injections
    • Toenail Removal
  • Courses
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (ALSO)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
    • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Difficult Airway Course
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Facilities

  • Hospital Rooms
    • General Single Bed Hospital Rooms, 2
    • Intensive Care Double-Bed Rooms, 2
    • Pediatric Care Double-Bed Room, 1
    • Labor & Delivery Double-Bed Room, 1
    • Operating Room, 1
    • Trauma/Emergency 3-Bed Room, 1
    • Debriefing Classroom, 3
    • Main Control Room with 10 Viewing/Computer Stations, 1
  • Clinic Rooms
    • Examination Rooms with Ritter Bed, 12
    • Main Control Room with 12 Viewing/Computer Stations, 1
  • Ultrasound Room
    • Room with ultrasound equipment and massage tables, 1
  • Endoscopy Room
    • Room with surgical instrument racks, 1
    • FLS Box Trainers, 3
    • Surgical Science LapSim, 1
    • 3D Systems GI/Bronch Mentor, 1
  • Classrooms
    • General lecture classrooms with flat-screen TV projection, 2