Blue & You Foundation Health Education Simulation Center

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    Simulation Center

    The Blue & You Foundation Health Education Simulation Center is located on Northark's South Campus and provides health education students with a realistic hospital-type setting to hone their critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills.

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    simulation center

    Simulation Center

    The Blue & You Foundation Health Education Simulation Center is located on Northark's South Campus and provides health education students with a realistic hospital-type setting to hone their critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills.

The Blue & You Foundation Health Education Simulation Center opened its doors at Northark's South Campus Allied Health Wing in 2017. The center provides a realistic hospital-type setting for students to learn and enhance their critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills.

Simulation Center Features

  • Two medical-surgical rooms with a high-fidelity manikin in each.
  • One birthing suite complete with high-fidelity birthing manikin and high-fidelity baby.
  • One home simulation room which replicates a home-health setting.
  • Two handler's rooms that house audiovisual equipment for recording simulations.
  • One medication prep room.
  • One area for debriefing.

The Center alleviates pressure on strained clinical sites, allows students to safely learn critical jobs skills in a forgiving environment, gives students the opportunity to reflect on their thinking and actions, engages students in planned simulation events and increases patient safety.

The Center was funded by the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas, Northark Foundation and Perkins Grant.