NUSOM Simulation Center

NUSOM Simulation Center

NUSOM Simulation Center provides a simulated environment where health sciences students, post-graduate trainees, and practicing health care professionals learn and improve their clinical skills with deliberate practice in a controlled environment prior to real-world engagement. Faculty/instructors can monitor and assess the growth and development of learners individually and as members of teams to ensure the learners achievement of curricula milestones.The Simulation Center will promote patient safety by incorporating four types of simulation including:

Standardized patient program- This involves the use of individuals trained to play the roles of patients, family  members, or others to allow students to practice physical exam skills, history taking skills, communication skills, and other exercises.

Human patient simulation – This uses high fidelity simulators, mannequins that breathe with breath sounds, heart tones, and palpable pulses. In addition the mannequin has a monitor that can display EKG, pulse oximeter, blood pressure, arterial wave forms, pulmonary artery wave forms, anesthetic gases, etc. Procedures can be performed on the simulators such as bag-mask ventilation, intubation, defibrillation, chest tube placement, cricothyrotomy and others.

Task trainer simulation – This involves the use of products to learn or practice a specific skill such as intubation heads, central venous line chests, intraosseous line legs or umbilical artery cannulation trainers.

Computerized simulation uses computer programs that allow the student to practice decision making skills and specific knowledge sets.

Courses conducted with using of the Simulation Center:

  • Advanced Medical Interviewing;
  • Advanced Physical Examination 1&2;
  • Clinical Experience 1&2;
  • Clinical Procedures;
  • Organ & System Blocks;
  • Clerkship Programs;
  • BLS;
  • ACLS;
  • PALS;


Simulation Center Team: 

Aidyn Samyltyrov - Administrator



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