In collaboration with Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine and the Temple College Simulation Center, the Baylor Scott & White Clinical Simulation Program provides education and training to medical students and health care professionals in Central Texas.
Our program uses high- and low-fidelity manikins and patient-actors to provide learners a risk-free environment in which to practice and learn various procedures and methods.
The Clinical Simulation Program at Baylor Scott & White - Central boasts a total of 1,878 square feet of learning space.
Our primary simulation lab houses multiple high/low-fidelity mannequins and trainers.
The Ultrasound Simulation Lab is designated for the use of the Phillips CX50™ ultrasound machine and Blue Phantom™ ultrasound training models.
The Laparoscopic Training Room houses four laparoscopic training tables with towers identical to those equipped in OR settings. This allows medical students and residents to experience hands-on learning and the practice of laparoscopic surgery procedures in a safe learning environment as well as learning to troubleshoot the equipment without compromising patient safety.
This is a Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Certified Testing facility. Please visit www.sages.org for additional information.
We offer three simulators that allow pediatric personnel to safely train and practice procedures in the same environment they work.
We also offer training in Round Rock, Texas.
Our mobile simulation lab is used to assess and train health care providers onsite at regional hospitals and clinics.
The mobile unit allows providers and staff the opportunity to perform simulation scenarios on manikins in a familiar and safe environment — their own hospital or clinic.
The mobile unit has an array of high fidelity simulators and standardized patients to portray realistic scenarios. Our mobile team is equipped to assess and offer simulation training on many scenarios including but not limited to:
A four-hour course per GNO session on interdisciplinary teamwork and communication in Rapid Response Team and Code Blue simulated scenarios for new RN and LVN employees.
A two-hour session to facilitate shoulder dystocia and OB emergency training for OB Nurses with OB educator.
An all-day session where ICU interns and fellows are provided a hands on opportunity to practice assessment skills in emergent situations utilizing simulation mannequins with a unit educator observer.
A four-and-a-half-hour course using high fidelity simulators to assist the unit educator in assessing new and experienced staff members' competency and technical skills.
A four-hour activity that involves facilitating teamwork and communication in Pediatric Rapid Response Team and Code Blue. Didactic presentation and "hands on" experience are provided with the use of high fidelity simulators.
A two hour course designed to assess and train interns on managing a difficult airway including central line placement using SimMan®.
The Simbionix GI Mentor™ system is a computer assisted medical training simulator for GI and Bronchoscope procedures.
Laparoscopic training with either a supervisory physician or self study in laparoscopic surgical skills.
Blue Phantom ultrasound equipment with multiple modules for training.
The simulation lab is open to medical staff training for new residents beginning their code call rotations. It involved a multidisciplinary approach to resuscitation training with emphasis on role responsibility.
This course is designed to utilize simulation for training and evaluation of emergency response teams to improve processes and increase patient safety in unexpected critical events. Participants will encounter "life-like”" emergency experiences with "hands-on" application of care. Emphasis is placed on improving multidisciplinary teamwork, communication, and self confidence in handling life threatening situations.
This course offers simulation training for the instructor. Learn how to operate various simulators for effective training and how to facilitate simulation training to increase learners' skill development. Practice with desktop and wireless computers to enable manikins to perform tasks necessary for learning. This course also enables the instructor to develop activities in line with the necessary learning objectives. Learn to write objectives, stage learning activities, monitor activities and utilize debriefing skills for reflective learning.
Learn how to build a simulation program within your organization. This course considers space, design, equipment, support, scheduling and staffing based on the audience or work groups utilizing the facility. Faculty advisors with years of experience in developing programs, site testing and curriculum development are available.
This activity involved in situ multidisciplinary training for staff in neonatal emergency resuscitation.
A high fidelity birthing simulator is utilized to train nurses and residents for competency in handling obstetric emergencies such as shoulder dystocia and post-partum hemorrhaging.
The simulation lab is open to medical staff training for new pediatric residents beginning their code call rotations. It involved a multidisciplinary approach to resuscitation training with emphasis on role responsibility.
Utilizing simulation mannequins for training with emergency equipment provides a safe environment to learn the necessary steps needed to provide care in emergencies. Working with defibrillators, pacing mechanisms and IO drills in a safe learning environment provides the opportunity for practice without harm. The Clinical Simulation Educator is available for hands on approach to learning the uses of emergency resources.
This course teaches strategies reflective thinking to enhance the learning experience for quality improvement. Considered one of the most important steps in simulation activities, it allows the learner to analyze what they experienced, evaluate what they learned and to transfer their experiences to apply to new situations. Utilizing the high fidelity mannequins to reproduce events, near misses and low volume/high risk procedures, the observer can work with the participants to process the events for prevention/improvement measures.
This four-hour course is designed to utilize simulation to teach strategies for patient safety in three defined OB emergency situations: Shoulder Dystocia, Post-Partum Hemorrhage and Breech Vaginal Delivery.
The objectives for the course are:
We can work with your team to create customized learning scenarios to enhance your students' and staffs' knowledge and skills in a variety of areas.
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We offer Risk Management Grant Funds to help offset training costs for Baylor Scott & White facilities.
Julie McNuttAdministrative AssistantPhone: 254.724.4807Julie.McNutt@BSWHealth.org
Della Austin, RN, MS, NEA-BCDirector, Clinical SimulationDella.Austin@BSWHealth.org
Jose Pliego, MDMedical Director, Clinical SimulationAssistant Dean of Educational Technology InnovationsJose.Pliego@BSWHealth.org
Clinical Simulation Program2401 S. 31st St.MS-40-DESKTemple, TX 76508