Funded in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, BSMCON’s Clinical Simulation Center provides educationally-sound, realistic simulation experiences to Bon Secours students, employees and community stakeholders to advance the clinical competence of the health care workforce in our facilities and our communities.

Clinical Units within the Center mirror actual hospital units in look and equipment, so students have the added benefit of acclimating to the hospital environment and technology. In addition to providing our students with exceptional learning tools, the Center has become a training center for Bon Secours physicians and clinical staff. The advanced technology enables health care professionals to learn new procedures and techniques in the safety of the Center, resulting in better patient care for our community.

The Center consists of four units:

Eight-bed Medical/Surgical Unit

Eight-bed Medical/Surgical Unit

Features Laerdal’s Nursing Anne with VitalSim™ technology and Nursing Kelly with VitalSim™ technology. This unit has all the standard equipment found in an inpatient hospital setting, including a medication area, computerized medication-dispensing machine, code cart, lift equipment, a fully stocked par closet and patient care items.

Adult Critical Care Unit

Adult Critical Care Unit

Equipped with Laerdal’s SimMan® 3G. This unit includes a nurses' station with medication-dispensing machine, code cart, procedure carts, ICU bed and headwall with simulated medical gases, a separate exam table for forensic exams and a separate control room.

Pediatrics Unit

Pediatrics Unit

Features Laerdal’s SimBaby,™Nursing Baby with VitalSim™ technology, Nursing Kid with VitalSim™ technology, Nita Newborn™ and assorted newborn static simulators. The Pediatric Unit is equipped with a nurses' station with medication-dispensing machine, code cart, procedure carts, cribs and a headwall with simulated medical gases.

Maternal/Child Unit

Maternal/Child Unit

Equipped with Gaumard’s Noelle birthing simulator and Newborn HAL®, as well as Laerdal’s Nursing Anne with VitalSim™ technology and postpartum accessories. The Maternal/Child Unit is equipped with a nurses' station with medication-dispensing machine, code cart, procedure carts, obstetrical bed and a headwall with simulated medical gases.

Additional Center Services Include:
  • Bio-Skills Surgical Training Lab - equipped with a variety of surgical equipment and has access to cadaveric tissue for simulation of surgical interventions.

  • American Heart Association Training Center - offers a variety of certification courses using both traditional classes, Online and manikin skills sessions, and blended learning in BLS, ACLS, and PALS.

  • Mobile Simulation Unit – our “Simbulance” is utilized to transport the manikins and equipment to remote locations and conduct simulation training on site in hospitals, emergency departments, medical offices, and community settings.

  • Lecture and Conference Room – the center is equipped with state of the art AV, providing Nursing Educators and students, an exceptional, professional setting for presentations in an advanced learning environment.

Goals

  • Create an environment that accurately simulates actual health care experiences.

  • Utilize established best practices for the delivery of clinical simulation experiences.

  • Develop simulation scenarios that are reflective of best practices in the subject matter of the scenario.

  • Link the development of scenarios to the clinical transformation initiatives of Bon Secours specifically and the general health care community.

  • Maintain curricular integrity in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of clinical scenarios.