SETH is a 4,000 square foot state-of-the-art simulated learning environment offering resources to advance a comprehensive simulation healthcare education program. SETH has the capacity for improvised technology, computer-based simulation, task training simulation, virtual reality simulation and manikin-based simulation. The focus of SETH is to promote interprofessional education and promote patient safety through simulation education.
Designing realistic clinical simulations allows the educator to immerse students in a simulated clinical experience so skills sets, diagnostic reasoning, and other required competencies can be evaluated in a safe learning environment. Simulations will be utilized as a vehicle to foster interprofessional learning that will improve health professions students’ critical and applied thinking skills, and reduce their critical errors in clinical contexts.
Participation in interprofessional scenarios allow health profession students to develop an appreciation and respect for the roles and responsibilities of each discipline. As students perform their discipline-specific roles, they practice their professional behaviors and learn to collaborate with other disciplines.
SETH includes three debriefing rooms, seven simulation suites with attached observation control rooms, and a task training/virtual reality suite.
There are three debriefing rooms. St. Paul’s seating capacity is 38 students. Sim 1 seats 16 students and the Multipurpose Skills Lab can be configured to accommodate up to 16 students for debriefing purposes. Each room includes wired and wireless capabilities. Each is separately equipped with a large monitor, white board, and a projector and screen.
There are seven simulation suites that are multifunctional to allow interprofessional educational events. Each simulation suite has a control room with one-way mirrored glass.
Every spring, in collaboration with local disaster preparation experts, the University holds a campus-wide disaster simulation.
The Standardized Patient (SP) program is dedicated to providing health profession students with the opportunity to become more compassionate communicators and influential members of the healthcare community.
Standardized Patient Training
SPs are volunteers trained to mimic a real patient. SPs are interviewed by students as though they were a person in the hospital, doctor’s office/clinical or community setting, providing patient history and simulating their physical symptoms such as pain or difficulty walking.
These patients can be carefully coached to simulate an actual patient so accurately that the simulation cannot be detected by a skilled clinician. The SP is trained to present not just history of a patient, but also the body language, emotions, personality, and physical findings.
If you are interested in volunteering to be an SP, please complete the following form.