Scheduling a Simulation
To provide faculty/facilitators and students/learners with the best possible experience and to assure that proper equipment and supplies are stocked for a simulation, scheduling simulations at the center must be done 6 weeks in advance to the desired simulation date. A longer timeframe may be required if you are intending to design, test, and implement a new simulation scenario into your course or program. If you are using a pre-existing simulation scenario, the Simulation Center Director will provide you with the faculty/facilitator version of the scenario. Please view the Policies and Procedures for use of the Simulation Center for further information on scheduling and using the simulation center.
Please contact Tiffany Jasperson or use AppointmentQuest to schedule your simulation session today! If you have never used AppointmentQuest, you will need to create a username and password by clicking “Complete Enrollment.”
Our goal at the MGCCC Healthcare Simulation Center is to provide quality educational experiences for faculty/facilitators and students/learners. In order to assure quality simulations, all faculty and facilitators using the center are required to go through both online and on-site facilitator training. Please have online training and on-site training completed 2 weeks prior to your scheduled simulation.
Before your first simulation please complete the three simulation training modules below. Copy and paste your scores for each module into a word file and email this to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sim 101: Introduction to Clinical Simulation
- Sim 102: Pedagogical Approaches in Simulation for Developing Critical Thinking
- Sim 104: Briefing and Debriefing – The Key to Learning in Simulation
On Site Training
On site-training sessions are offered once per semester as well as on an every other week schedule. Faculty and facilitators should schedule their on-site training with the Director no later than 2 weeks prior to your scheduled simulation. The objectives of on-site faculty-facilitator training are that the faculty facilitator will:
- Demonstrate basic proficiency with the operation and maintenance of the simulator
- Participate in a dry-run of the simulation scenario in order to make any individual adjustments needed for the learner
- Practice briefing and debriefing techniques used in simulation
- Adhere to the policies and procedures of the simulation lab
Simulation is meant for your success in your healthcare program and profession. It is an opportunity for you to take risks in a safe environment and we encourage you to do so in order to get the most out of your simulation experience.
Everything in the simulation lab is completely confidential. It is ok to talk about what occurred in simulation outside of the simulation lab, but not about who did what. The ability to maintain confidentiality is part of the healthcare profession and will be maintained in the simulation setting. Your simulation experience may be video-taped for the purpose of reflective learning in debriefing after the simulation. You will be asked to sign a confidentiality and consent to video-tape form prior to your simulation session.
Please wear clinical professional dress appropriate to your specialty to the simulation center. The simulation center reflects the real environment where you will be working, so it is important that you come wearing your clinical attire and name tag. Please see your individual program student handbook for further guidance on appropriate attire.
Drinks and Food
Food and drink are allowed in the debriefing area only. The simulation center is a mock hospital and such reflects the realism of true hospitals where food and drink for the healthcare staff are not allowed in patient care areas for infection control purposes. In addition, the simulators can be damaged easily by spills.
Maintenance of Space and Equipment
Please consider the simulation center an extension of your learning space, so please take care of it. After each simulation session (time is provided after debriefing), please clean up the simulator and room as directed by your faculty and simulation center staff. If there is a piece of equipment in need of repair, please bring it to the attention of simulation center staff immediately.
Your faculty will be providing you with preparation materials for your scheduled simulation. Simulation preparation is similar to preparation for a clinical day. You may have some assigned readings, preparation questions, and/or a care plan. Please have this completed prior to arriving for your scheduled simulation to get the most out of your learning experience. Also, please bring with you any equipment that you will need for the scenario. For most healthcare students, it is sufficient to bring a stethoscope, watch with second hand, your clinical attire, and your student ID or name tag.