Class Descriptions

SIM-110: Introduction to Healthcare Simulation Technology

This course covers basic concepts of healthcare simulation technologies focusing on simulation theory as it relates to the application of simulation equipment, software applications, simulation design, evaluation methodologies, audiovisual utilization and environmental staging within healthcare simulation programs. Topics include identifying various uses for low, mid, and high-fidelity simulation equipment, utilizing simulation hardware and software, maximizing audiovisual tools, debriefing and evaluating simulation performance, and staging basics to setup simulation environments. Upon completion, students should be able to identify uses for simulation equipment to train healthcare providers, differentiate types of task-trainers, demonstrate basic hardware and software utilization for simulation equipment, compare audiovisual tools, construct instructional videos, construct simulation environments, and apply simulation design frameworks to meet best practices for simulation.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:6
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-120: Simulation Technology Maintenance

This course covers the functionality of simulation equipment while focusing on equipment management and error prevention. Topics include general and preventative maintenance of low, mid, and high-fidelity simulators and task trainers, troubleshooting healthcare simulators and task trainers, internet technology services basics, and simulation support equipment maintenance and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to create preventive maintenance plans for simulation equipment and task trainers, troubleshoot common mechanical problems, apply internet technology basics, formulate purchase requests for education/industry procurement, develop purchase request for equipment and supply orders, and organize instructional supplies and equipment used in healthcare simulation.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-130: Simulation Pharmacology

This course is designed to provide students opportunities to apply pharmacology principles in the simulated patient environment and to record the effects of medication administration. Topics include the introduction to pharmacology basics, medication preparation and administration in simulation, identifying and utilizing routes of administration, protocol and formulary development, and understanding common disease and traumatic physiology. Upon completion, students should be able to apply pharmacology basics in healthcare simulation, identify discipline specific medications, protocols, and standard of care, design and manage medication kits and dispensary systems, calculate common medication dosages and flow-rates, and summarize medical and traumatic scenarios used in healthcare simulation.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-140: Medical Equipment in Simulation

This course is designed to help students understand the human body systems in relationship to medical equipment utilized in healthcare as it applies to the healthcare simulation environment. Topics include incorporating diagnostic and treatment equipment used in healthcare simulation which includes: advanced airway tools, cardiovascular monitoring devices, vascular access devices, gastrointestinal devices, urinary evacuation devices and prioritizes maintenance activities for these devices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the utilization of monitoring and treatment devices used in healthcare simulation, explain how these devices are utilized in healthcare, support maintenance activities, and evaluate educational technology tools used to support healthcare simulation.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-150: Healthcare Simulation Lab I

This course provides practical application of skills taught in previous simulation courses as it applies to the healthcare simulation environment. Topics include operating a simulation lab while working with healthcare educators from different disciplines, performing as a Healthcare Simulation Technologist under faculty directed supervision, and assisting in the maintenance of equipment in the simulation laboratory environment. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement basic healthcare simulations, troubleshoot common problems with simulators, operate low, mid, and high-fidelity simulators and task trainers, maintain and clean simulation equipment following scenarios, and participate in session debriefings.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-160: Simulation Program Fundamentals

This course covers the basic concepts of simulation hardware and software applications and its impact in the simulation environment. Topics include scenario development and execution using simulation software, developing simulation trends that represent human physiology, operating simulations in an "on-the-fly" mode, and participation in evaluation and debriefing sessions. Upon completion, students should be able to design basic scenarios using healthcare simulator software, write scenarios to meet specific stakeholder criteria for evaluation, compose simulation trends using human physiological criteria, produce an "on-the-fly" scenario for a basic life support scenario, and understand simulation evaluation and debriefing strategies.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-210: Environmental Designs in Simulation

This course covers the principles of instructional design and high-fidelity simulation standards to develop, pilot, revise, and implement new simulation scenarios. Topics include scenario development, simulator programming and operation, scenario evaluation, scene staging, patient moulage, and basic organization and utilization of standardized patients. Upon completion, students should be able to design high-fidelity scenarios for advanced providers, write programming code for high-fidelity simulators, independently operate high-fidelity simulators, participate in faculty led evaluation of student performance during debriefing sessions, stage the simulation lab, apply basic moulage and develop standardized patient protocols and policies.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-220: Healthcare Simulation Lab II

This course provides the practical application of skills taught in previous simulation courses as it applies to the healthcare simulation environment. Topics include operating a simulation lab while working with healthcare educators from different disciplines, performing as a Healthcare Simulation Technologist under faculty directed supervision, and assisting in the maintenance of equipment in the simulation laboratory environment. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement advanced simulation environments for medical and traumatic conditions, develop maintenance plans for simulation equipment and task trainers, participate in session debriefings, and create and manage video debriefing portfolios.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-150; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-230: Advanced Life Support Scenario Development

This course covers the management and development of case-based advanced life support scenarios and focuses on the delivery of instruction to advanced providers. Topics include the delivery of advanced life support scenarios, coordinating emergency response teams during simulations, scenario development for the advanced life support provider, and intra-disciplinary coordination of team dynamics. Upon completion, students should be able to design advanced life support scenarios for the advanced provider, support American Heart Association standards of Advanced Cardiac Life Support through scenario implementation, develop evaluation tools to assist faculty during debriefing session, and coordinate intra-disciplinary medical teams during advanced life support scenarios.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-240: Pediatrics, Obstetrical, and Special Simulations

This course covers the design and implementation of case-based simulation scenarios using pediatrics, obstetrical, and other specialty simulators. Topics include pediatric advanced life support scenarios, obstetrical and gynecological emergencies, and other specialty simulators. Upon completion, students should be able to integrate pediatric advanced life support scenarios in simulation, design OB/GYN scenarios for the advanced providers, setup and operate specialty mannequins and simulators, and design simulation environments to support these scenarios.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-250: Management Systems for Simulation

This course covers the management of electronic course records, operating learning management systems, online simulation support materials, and student documentation. Topics include the utilization of a variety of learning management systems available for healthcare simulations, integration of online support materials and student documentation protocols, and the management of cloud-based video portfolios for educators. Upon completion, students should be able to operate learning management systems, design and implement advanced simulations, creates student portfolios within learning management systems, manage cloud-based portfolios, develops student documentation protocols, and integrates online support materials.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-260: Healthcare Simulation Lab III

This course provides the practical application of skills taught in previous simulation courses as it applies to the healthcare simulation environment. Topics include operating a simulation lab while working with healthcare educators from different disciplines, performing as a Healthcare Simulation Technologist under faculty directed supervision, and assisting in the maintenance of equipment in the simulation laboratory environment. Upon completion, students should be able to manage a simulation laboratory as a Healthcare Simulation Technologist, design and implement advanced simulations using existing simulation technologies and standardized patient populations, troubleshooting simulation equipment, and leads peer review and debriefing sessions.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-210 SIM-220 SIM-250; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-270: Simulation Capstone

This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate problem-solving skills as a Healthcare Simulation Technologist. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, integration of didactic and psychomotor skills, and affective performance in simulation. Topics include, "Putting it All Together" simulation in the community, discipline specific scenario development, simulation systems administration, advanced AV systems, and advanced simulation moulage and scene staging. Upon completion, students should be able to create healthcare scenarios that reflect common patient presentations, compose and deliver advanced life support scenarios, produce debriefing videos, participates in faculty led simulation evaluations, and demonstrates ability to troubleshoot simulator errors.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-260; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0