Simulation Lab at EFSC

The Patient Simulation Lab at the Eastern Florida State College Health Sciences Institute on the Melbourne Campus provides a safe place for students to demonstrate their clinical skills as they replicate patient care using life-like manikins. From simple anatomical models to highly instrumented, computer-controlled, full-body manikins, these simulators manufactured by Gaumard offer a portable simulation solution for nursing schools, health science programs, EMS agencies, hospitals and the military throughout the world.

Human patient simulator being used by EFSC nursing students

The manikins in EFSC's lab provide an anatomically correct, feature-rich experience, which allows for the physical demonstration of various clinical signs including bleeding, breathing, blinking eyes and convulsions. Care providers can diagnose and treat the conditions of the adult manikin, known as HAL, using real monitoring and resuscitation equipment while it is being rushed from an accident scene.

HAL can be controlled at distances up to 300 meters and between rooms and floors of conventional buildings. He smoothly transitions between physiological states in response to commands from a wireless PC.

The Noelle Birthing manikin helps nursing students gain experience assisting a mother during birth in a simulated emergency situation. The Baby Sim manikin gives students the opportunity to practice hands-on neonatal nursing skills.

EFSC's Gaumard pediatric sim manikin allows students to gain valuable skills needed for the care of children.

Together, these systems deliver a realistic and objective training ground to practice and perfect patient care without risk to real patients.

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Need ACLS or PALS Refresher Courses?

We make it easy for professional healthcare providers who need Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Pediatric Advanced Life Support recertification by offering ACLS and PALS exams. For more information, call 321-433-7575 or visit EFSC's American Heart Association classes page.