Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center

Training Resources

Interprofessional Skills Open Lab - Lower Level, Collier Building, Room 0407

We are very pleased to offer the availability of an interprofessional Open Simulation Skills Lab for all students and residents in the health care disciplines.

This open lab will offer a self-directed environment where students can practice clinical procedure skills previously taught in class. This will allow students and residents the ability to sharpen their skills and build confidence.

The open skills lab will also help foster interdisciplinary collaboration with the opportunity to practice side-by-side on similar skills sets using simulation models. Signing in and identifying the equipment used will be monitored by teaching assistants and simulation technician assistants. This will allow the LRC and IISC Directors to track utilization of this great resource and determine the potential expansion of hours.

The open lab is located in the lower level of the Collier Building, Room 0407.

The hours that the lab will be accessible to students are:

Monday - Friday       8:30 am – 5:00 pm


IISC Simulation Models and Simulation Devices

PediaSim® - METI recognizes the minute but crucial differences that make pediatric medicine uniquely challenging – distinctions in anatomy, reactions to drugs, types of injuries and underlying physical conditions. Just as the HPS relies on highly precise computer modeling of human physiology and pharmacology, the PediaSim operates on the basis of delicately calibrated mathematical equations that reflect those of the pediatric patient.

METIman® - Prehospital Clinical signs and interventions include nasal and endotracheal intubation, laryngospasm, tracheostomy, cricothyrotomy, chest compressions, defibrillation, pacing, chest tube with fluid output and needle thoracentesis bilaterally. Model is fully wireless with on-board fluid, pneumatic and electrical systems and is built tough to withstand a wide variety of real-life, indoor and outdoor learning environments.

METIman® Nursing - Clinical signs and interventions include tracheostomy and ability to suction simulated airway secretions, nasogastric tube insertion and ability to aspirate and infuse fluids, central venous catheter, chest compressions, defibrillation, pacing and chest tube with fluid output. Model is fully wireless with on-board fluid, pneumatic and electrical systems and is built tough to withstand a wide variety of real-life, indoor and outdoor learning environments.

iStan - Operates wirelessly or via wired Ethernet, advanced realistic skin, trachea with realistic anatomical landmarks, bilateral carotid pulse, intercostal palpable ribs, chest compressions, ECG, defribrillation and pacing. iStan also has reactive eyes with automatic and manual consensual and independent papillary response and control, blinking eyes and variable pupil size.

HPS (Human Patient Simulator - The HPS is the only patient simulator with the ability to provide respiratory gas exchange, anesthesia delivery, and patient monitoring with real physiological clinical monitors.

SimBaby™ -  An advanced infant patient simulator for team training. With realisitic anatomy and clinical functionality, SimBaby allows learners to practice and perfect their skills in a risk-free environment.


 PROCEDURAL VIDEOS (Courtesy of the New England Journal of Medicine Website):

Click on the links below for an instructional video on the following procedures:

Abscess Incision and Drainage

Arterial Puncture for Blood Gas Analysis

Basic Laceration Repair

Basic Splinting Techniques

Blood Pressure Measurement

Central Venous Catheterization - Subclavian Vein

Chest Tube Insertion

Clinical Evaluation of the Knee


Diagnosing Otitis Media - Otoscopy and Cerumen Removal

Endometrial Biopsy

Examination of the Larynx and Pharynx

Female Urethral Catheterization

Hand Hygiene

Interosseous Catheter Placement in Children

Lumbar Puncture

Male Urethral Catheterization

Nasogastric Intubation

Orotracheal Intubation


Pelvic Examination

Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation

Placement of a Femoral Venous Catheter

Placement of an Arterial Line

Positive-Pressure Ventilation - Face Mask and a Bag - Valve

Pulse Oximetry


Ultrasound-Guided Internal Jugular Vein Cannulation


Last Updated: 4/7/16