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You will have the opportunity to learn and practice your skills through various scenarios in our Simulation labs:

In the SW wing of Durham College:

  • Interprofessional Centre of Excellence in Simulation. This high-tech, learning facility is a training ground for tomorrow's health-care leaders and includes 30 hospital beds and a 45-seat wireless classroom. It features human simulation mannequins that are programmed to demonstrate many health conditions including different blood pressure readings and the loss of vital signs.

In the Shawenjigewining Hall of Ontario Tech University, the Nursing Learning Lab and the S. E. Lovell Family Simulation laboratory are located:

  • SHA 469 – Nursing Learning Lab: consists of 6 stretchers, 3 LTC beds, and 2 Acute Care beds. There is a maximum occupancy of 28 people. This open learning space is very flexible in nature and features functioning simulated headwalls, with compressed air to simulate oxygen, and functioning suction.
  • SHA 472 – S.E. Lovell Family Simulation Laboratory: consists of 4 stretchers and 2 Acute Care beds. There is a maximum occupancy of 15 people. This space is home to our diverse family of high-fidelity simulators. With an age range spanning newborn to geriatric, and different skin tones, we have an appropriate simulator to meet each learning objective, including:
    • Super Tory (newborn, tanned skin tone)
    • Pediatric HAL (1-year-old, dark skin tone)
    • Advanced Pediatric HAL (5-year-old, dark skin tone)
    • SimJR (8-year-old, light skin tine)
    • SimMan 3G (adult, light skin tone)
    • SimMan 3G+ (adult, dark skin tone)
    • Susie (adult, dark skin tone)
    • Victoria (adult – birthing, light skin tone)

In addition, to enhance further the diversity of our fleet, we have invested in Echo Masks, which add further realism to our manikins, changing ethnicity, apparent age, and adding features which can enhance student buy-in (i.e. facial hair).

This space is also home to our Automated Dispensing Unit – Pyxis. This technology allows for students to participate in simulated ADU medication administration experiences. In addition, this year we have invested in barcode scanners that can be utilized for medication administration, alongside our simulated Electronic Health Record documentation software SimChart.

Nursing Labs Tour