Center for Simulation and Research

Equipment & Facilities

The Center for Simulation and Research at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the largest simulation and education facilities in the region. We have a vast array of simulation learning modalities to develop innovative learning opportunities, and our expansive facilities allow us to reach learners across our institution and in our community.

Equipment

Our Center has more than 35 high-fidelity patient simulators, including adult, child and toddler, newborn and preemie. The diverse range allows for tremendous flexibility in designing curricula.

The simulators create real-time responses to critical injury or medical interventions. They feature realistic airway, pulmonary, cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurological systems. Additionally, simulators can be programmed to display a wide range of physiologic conditions and symptoms to create dynamic training for healthcare professionals.

Our low-fidelity simulators include intubation heads, CPR manikins, lumbar puncture, IV insertion, TraumaChild, and specialized trainers such as a tonsillar hemorrhage.

We maintain and use equipment from the clinical environment to realistically create the simulation environment, including Pyxis machines, ventilators, ECMO circuit, defibrillators, rapid infusers, and crash carts.
Our Mobile Simulation Lab is a converted Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center transport team vehicle outfitted to provide simulation education for EMS personnel, pediatric primary care, and general community hospitals in the area. Learn more about the Mobile Simulation Lab here.

Our Digital Experience (DX) team develops innovative technology applications in virtual and mixed realities to improve patient experience, clinical outcomes, and educational goals.

Learn more about the Digital Experience (DX) team here.

Many of our facilities are wired to SIMULATIONiQ, a web-based audiovisual system that records simulation sessions. The system gathers video feeds, patient vital signs and simulator responses, and allows facilitators to annotate live or post-session. The data captured are available immediately after a simulation for the team debriefing session. We also use a SIMULATIONiQ Mobile system to record in situs and off campus sessions as needed.

The Operations Team manages the SIMULATIONiQ Enterprise platform, which houses our course schedule, video indexing, capital and supply equipment, course scenarios, and important notes on sessions. This system allows us to analyze and optimize our Center’s utilization of equipment, facilities, and staff.

Facilities

The Center for Simulation and Research has multiple labs across three campuses.

Our largest space is an 8,800-square-foot facility on the 3rd floor of the Vernon Place Building. The Vernon Place Building is located at the corner of Vernon Place and East University Avenue. The Vernon Place Sim Lab includes:

  • A large BLS (CPR/First Aid) classroom;
  • Two large classrooms, one of which can accommodate up to 32 personnel while the other can accommodate up to 20. Both have projector and conferencing systems;
  • Two debriefing rooms with large monitor displays;
  • Three general care simulation rooms;
  • One trauma bay and two large ICU simulation rooms;
  • Two task training rooms focused on airway and vascular procedures
  • A simulation technician maintenance room for repairs and updates;
  • A medical supply room with automated JITrBUD system, which interfaces with the hospital's main storeroom.

Equipment.Our Old Research Building (ORB) Sim Lab, built on Cincinnati Children’s main campus, is a 500 sq. ft. space which includes:

  • An emergency patient room;
  • An inpatient floor room;
  • Control room with one-way mirrors to each patient room
  • One debriefing room;
  • One supply room.

Our new Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus Simulation & Skills Lab will include 600 sq. ft. for Liberty staff orientation, task training, and team training.

Our new Digital Experience (DX) space includes:

  • A sound-insulated recording room;
  • Two flexible DX demo rooms;
  • A conference room with a large display;
  • Offices and space for DX development.

Learn more about the Digital Experience (DX) team here.

Contact Us

Contact us.
Phone: 513-636-6992
Fax: 513-636-1173
Email: simulationcenter@cchmc.org 
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