Zablocki VA Medical Center's New Simulator Creates Real Life Situations for Nurses

It's the cutting edge in teaching doctors how to treat the entire patient without having a human as the guinea pig.

These life-like mannequins register all the vital signs and will give responses that medical staff will encounter when working with our nation's veterans.

The new simulation center or "Sim" Center as its called re-creates the training many nurses get in school, this just expands beyond textbook scenarios.

This is real life situations that aren't about pass or fail it's about truly learning.

All of the "patients" can respond via a control center

"There's a script that's written for all the patients. Based upon how the student does something the mannequin will respond based on that. We also have outcomes and goals. We want every learner to get the same outcome at the end,” said Tina Smith, R.N. program manager.

This is part of a $1.6 million project for continuing education for all medical staff.

The 5,000 square foot center is located on the 10th floor of the Zablocki VA Medical Center Building.

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