What is simulation?
The simulated setting allows learners to experience, practice, and evaluate an event or process in a safe and supportive environment. This is particularly effective in high-risk clinical situations. A learner who experiences a simulated event gains practice and understanding of a system or human action. Following the simulation, an expert leads a debrief, in which learners discuss what happened and what they did well, and it helps identify opportunities for systemic, team, and/or personal improvements. These changes not only improve patient outcomes but also improves efficiency and cost savings.
How do you get to Clinical Simulation?
The simulation lab is located on the 3rd floor of Quarterback Tower and the Procedural Simulation Lab is on the 2nd floor of Jefferson Tower. We have compiled directions to help you navigate. If you have additional questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I really facilitate a simulation?
Our team will work with you to prepare you to facilitate your simulation. There are several options available for you to prepare to present a valuable experience for your team. We will work with you to create the course based on your unique needs. Just contact us at email@example.com and we can get you started. To start, take a look at our process.
Who would benefit from a simulation experience?
Anyone! Simulation is not just for clinical roles. Simulation can support any profession. Simulation is about continuous improvement, improving efficiencies, and improving safety. Clinical-based experiences are the most utilized, but we can support any area in the health system from environmental services to admitting.
Can I borrow equipment?
Of course! UAB Clinical Simulation has a wide variety of trainers available. We will work with you to find the best trainers for you to meet the objectives of your simulation. Don’t be shy, let us know what you want to accomplish and we will find you a great solution. To start your equipment loan, complete the Equipment Loan Request form and we will be in touch with you.
What experiences are available?
We have a wide variety of simulation curricula ready to launch to support your objectives. If you have a need beyond our “out of the box” simulations, let us know. We will meet with you and discuss your goals for the experience. Our team is highly creative and is committed to utilizing simulation as a teaching tool. We will collaborate with you to develop an experience that meets the need of your unique team.