Standardized Patient Simulation
sp-sim-index.jpgA Standardized Patient or Simulated Participant (SP) is a person who has been trained to portray the roles of patients, family members, or professionals (confederates) in simulation. Learners can use SPs to practice physical exams, history taking, navigating difficult conversations, teamwork, leadership, communication, safety, and empathy skills before encountering similar situations with real individuals. SPs can also be used as an evaluative or corrective tool when training staff. iEXCEL SPs work with students, providers, faculty, staff, and other professionals across various disciplines throughout the state of Nebraska. They are available to work in environments such as clinics, hospitals, workplaces, call centers, production sets, first responder or outdoor simulations, simulation labs, and virtually through platforms such as Zoom. While the simulation labs listed below host SP events on a regular basis, SPs are also available to travel. Please contact Sarah Kriss for details.
Sorrell Clinical Skills Lab (MSC 1039)  

The Sorrell Clinical Skills Lab is located in the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education building. This simulation lab features:

  • 16 Clinic Exam Rooms
  • 2 Hospital Rooms
  • A Pre-Brief/Debrief room
  • Full-Size Operating Room
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Simulated toilet, shower, and tub
  • Advanced multimedia and recording capabilities

For questions or more information, please contact Sarah Kriss.

Davis Global Center  

Opened in 2020, the Davis Global Center offers the following spaces for Standardized Patient simulation*:

  • 2 Acute Care Rooms
  • 2 Bio Containment Patient Rooms
  • 2 ICU Rooms
  • 2 Large Pre-Briefing Rooms
  • Debriefing Rooms
  • Ambulatory Exam Room
  • Debriefing Rooms
  • Emergency Room
  • Imaging and Therapies Suite
  • Interprofessional Collaboration Room
  • Labor and Delivery Suite
  • Pediatric Care Room
  • Trauma Unit
  • Triage
  • Home Care Unit (includes upstairs bedroom, kitchen, living and dining room, bathroom, and basement
  • Ambulance
  • Advanced Multimedia and recording capabilities

    * These spaces have the potential to involve multi-modal simulation where a human patient simulator is the patient and SPs are family members or professionals.

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