The Simulation Centre consists of two nursing bays designed to emulate current NHS specifications. The Nursing Bays provide students with a valuable insight into working in an authentic hospital setting.
The two ward areas in the Simulation Centre, namely Bay one and Bay two, are separated by a preparation area and a sluice room and laundry area. Bay one has an additional nurses station with an ‘L-shaped’ counter to create a realistic working environment for all health professionals.
Both wards are fully equipped with the facilities you would expect to see in a working hospital with drugs trolleys, sepsis trolleys, crash trolleys and four ArjoHuntleigh beds with accompanying patient lockers, side cabinets and nurse call handsets in each bay. Bay One has a nurses station with an ‘L-shaped’ counter.
The Nursing Bays have a mix of four CAE wireless iStan simulators, 2 Gaumard Susie simulators, 2 Laerdal MegaCode Kellys, 2 Sakura Patient Care Simulators and several Laerdal Nursing Anne manikins, to help develop each student’s clinical skills.
There is a variety of infusion pumps available such as Agilia, Gemstar, Graseby and Alaris, plus several Dinamaps. An array of manual handling equipment is available such as two Mangar ELK Lifting Cushions and several types of Arjo Hoists (a Tenor bariatric hoist, three Opera hoists, three Sara Stedys and two Sara 3000s).
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