Consulting at University of Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Learning Center
Today I spent the day with the awesome team from the University of Utah Nursing School’s “Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Learning Center”. This 12,600 square foot facility serves 128 new U of U Nursing students a year. The center is divided between two studios: basic for “skills lab procedures” and advanced for “complex patient care management”.
The simulation wing holds six high-fidelity simulation suites and utilizes both Laerdal and Gaumard manikin products as well as 12 Studiocode audio-video system licenses. Room dividers help to create additional lab spaces as necessary.
The simulation staff team including Carolyn, Connie, Rebecca, David, Debbie, Laura and I spent time discussing topics such as scheduling policies and procedures, staff job descriptions and adding additional staff, creating external revenue based contracts, center marketing and faculty training.
Check out the photo gallery below from this beautiful facility and visit the Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Learning Center.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.