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Nursing Simulation Lab

Patty Snider

E227 Grover Center

About the Lab
The Ohio University School of Nursing Simulation Lab is equipped with the latest in technologically advanced simulation instructional tools. Using the Simulation Lab, nursing students acquire the critical thinking skills needed for evidence based practice. Instruction is facilitated by our School of Nursing faculty and typically involves the use of real world scenarios in the safe learning environment of the Simulation Lab. The integration of simulation into the School of Nursing program allows students to practice and develop necessary skills before applying them to patients in clinical settings.

Coordinating of the Simulation Lab is Kim Resanovich, who brings 20 years of nursing experience to the school.  Resanovich plans and schedules required and open lab sections, and teaches health assessment and nursing skills using simulation and other evidence-based techniques.  Working with other School of Nursing faculty and the Simulation Lab specialist, Kim plans, implements and evaluates simulation scenarios and experiences using best practice guidelines and outcomes.

The lab is staffed with a full-time specialist , Larry Hess, who works with the faculty, lab coordinator and other course-development teams to ensure that all technical aspects of the simulations are appropriately planned. The specialist also manages the biomedical equipment, mid- and high-fidelity human patient simulators, computers and audio-visual equipment.

Ohio University's Nursing Simulation Lab offers a wide variety of instructional resources and equipment to enhance nursing students' learning. The equipment includes: Laerdal 3G simulators, life-size mannequins, Laerdal I.V. training systems, task trainers and other medical equipment and models. The mannequins used in the lab can simulate breathing, breath sounds (normal and abnormal), bowel sounds, heart sounds, pulses and other life-like functions. The students will interact with these mannequins throughout their program of study in the School of Nursing.