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Simulation Center Upgrade Will Facilitate Collaboration

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by Lauren McGuire, Student Public Relations Writer

Dr. Beth Delaney teaching in the sim labThe Health Sciences High Fidelity Simulation Center is getting an upgrade this summer to enable greater health care program collaboration within the university.

The Cedarville University School of Nursing High Fidelity Simulation Center enables students to experience clinical situations in a state-of-the-art simulated clinical setting.

“Our vision and goal is to bring along and collaborate with allied health , the new physician assistant program, and the school of pharmacy to encourage these schools to use simulation in their programs,” said Karen Callan, coordinator of nursing labs and simulation facilities.

As part of the upgrade, the Simulation Center recording system used while running high-fidelity simulations within the Sim Center was updated with new cameras and monitors beginning in May. The system records a simulation that can then be used at the end of a scenario during the debriefing. The debriefing of any simulation is the most important aspect of a well-run clinical simulation. Students are encouraged to use their clinical knowledge, reasoning, and judgment which is the goal of a simulation.

After this upgrade, all simulation center activity, users, curriculum, simulator data and reporting will be handled by a single cloud-based software platform, allowing health care educators to work more efficiently, effectively, and collaboratively within Cedarville University’s health care programs.

Callan graduated from Cedarville College in its first Bachelor of Science in Nursing class in 1985. For the past 28 years, she has served as a lab coordinator, a lab instructor, a clinical adjunct, and for the past 9 years as the coordinator of labs and facilities.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit cedarville.edu