NKU’s Center for Simulation Education uses technology and thoughtfully designed spaces to create a safe learning environment where students can practice real-life healthcare situations. The center features nine inpatient simulation rooms including an operating room, and a multi-bed critical care room. In addition, the center has a simulated home health environment, and eight examination rooms simulating an outpatient health environment. The simulation spaces, as described below, allow for exploration and learner-centered education.
The critical care simulation room provides students with an opportunity to participate in simulation in a multi-patient environment.
The functional living lab simulates a home-health environment with a kitchen, living area, bed, and bathroom. Students can practice skills and participate in simulations related to patient care in a home environment.
NKU's Outpatieint Simulation Center offers eight exam rooms that simulate a clinic or health providers examination room. These rooms allow students to participate in standardized patient simulation.
The operating room contains high tech equipment that provides programs like NKU's Nurse Anesthesia Program a realistic environment for training and simulation.
NKU's Center for Simulation Education has multiple debriefing rooms where simulation educators can gather with students for discussion and reflection.
Registered participants must complete the HeartCode BLS online eLearning component from the American Heart Association before attending the hands-on practice/testing session. This course can be found by going to http://www.onlineaha.org Hover over courses drop-down menu at top of the webpage and choose to purchase Basic Life Support (BLS) HeartCode BLS ($28.50). Once in the course, you will have a choice to choose one of two tracks, in-facility or prehospital. You will choose the prehospital track.
FYI: The online portion will take 1 to 2 hours to complete.
After you register through AHA you will also need to register for the CHHS CPR Training ($25.00). Registration link https://nku.enrollware.com
Gina Fieler, DNP, RN, CHSE
Director of Clinical Simulation, Assistant Clinical Professor
Rami Leventhal, MSHS, Paramedic, CHSE