The New York Simulation Center’s Simulation (SIM) Program includes 25 high-fidelity simulators and over 200 partial task trainers. Manikin based simulation activities provide learners with opportunities to practice communication skills, teamwork skills, technical skills, and clinical decision-making skills in a psychologically safe environment that represents various clinical settings. Simulation programs are developed and supported by our experienced simulation team, including the NYSIM Directors, the SIM Program Supervisor, and Simulation Operations Associates (SOAs). Simulated clinical scenarios can be delivered on-site at NYSIM, in-situ in a healthcare setting, or through a remote platform to best serve your educational needs and objectives.
NYSIM’s state of the art facilities include five simulation rooms in the North wing, including two operating room setups, and multi-purpose flex rooms in the West wing, which can accommodate skills stations and complex, high-volume scenarios, such as mass casualty disaster simulations. High-fidelity simulation is an ideal modality for a multitude of your educational objectives and curricular needs.
High fidelity simulators are frequently used by instructors to complement didactic learning, providing a 360-degree educational experience that bridges the gap between the traditional classroom setting and real patient encounters.
Incorporating simulation scenarios into your curriculum enables learners to practice a variety of simple, commonly seen diagnoses, as well as complex patient encounters of rare but lethal diagnoses. Simulation sessions can be run as single scenarios for a few learners or multiple scenarios over the course of a day for many learners. Learners may be involved in direct patient care while others can observe in the simulation room, through a one-way mirror, or watch live streaming in one of our classrooms.
Each learner is assigned a role simulating a real-world healthcare team. Sometimes learners are asked to work one level above their usual role, so they can work more independently. For example, a nursing student may be assigned the role of a newly graduated nurse; a medical student may be assigned the role of an intern; a resident may be assigned the role of an attending physician. Often simulations are utilized for interdisciplinary team building where learners can be physicians, nurses, students, social workers and other healthcare team members to improve communication and collaboration.
The debriefing that follows the scenario is the time to re-emphasize the key learning points. Debriefing can occur in the simulation room or in a separate classroom setting. Each has its own advantages. At the bedside, the teacher can demonstrate skills on the manikin, have the learners retry or role-play through key moments, and “stay in the moment”. A separate debriefing room allows learners time to decompress, provides a change of scenery, as well as access to video playback for review.
To view our full list of manikins, please visit https://nysimcenter.org/manikins.
During the simulation scenario, there are several roles for the faculty and instructors to play:
As Scenario Director Behind One-Way Mirror
At the Console
As an Actor Embedded in the Scenario
NYSIM has a variety of partial task trainers available to help you teach your learners in a safe simulation environment. At NYSIM, instructors can also design courses that integrate task trainer learning with computerized patient simulators and standardized patients.
Teaching with partial task trainers has been shown to decrease hospital-acquired infections, length of hospital stays, and healthcare costs. Practicing procedural skills builds confidence in learners and is a safe space to learn before performing procedures on actual patients.
From difficult airway management and central venous catheterization to pelvic exams and ostomy care, NYSIM can help you design a high fidelity simulation program suited for your learners.
The ideal procedure for a partial task trainer course might include the following:
To view our full list of partial task trainers, please visit https://nysimcenter.org/task-trainers.
|Location||On site, in person||Learners and instructors remote locations, via Zoom|
|Learner Task Performance||Tasks can be performed physically||
|Communication Skills||Verbal, non-verbal, and physical||Verbal and non-verbal|
|Recommended Learner Group Size||Varies||4-6|
|Manikin Control||Faculty and program staff||NYSIM Simulation Operations Associate|
|Video Playback||During debriefing: yes via B-Line After session complete: yes||During debriefing: no
After session complete: yes
|Learner Assessment||Zoom: No
B-Line,RedCap, or other select platforms: Yes
B-Line,RedCap, or other select platforms: Yes
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NYSIM recommends 2 weeks advanced notice for recurring simulation programs
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