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Future Plans

Additional space is critically needed to house addition mannequins and health sciences equipment in order to expand the services and fulfill the mission of the RISE Center, which is to create a simulation-based research and training center that will that will promote and advance quality patient care and safety through enhancement of multidisciplinary health care research, education, and teamwork. The future plans for the RMU Regional RISE Center are to construct a 2,165 sq meter two-story LEED Silver building dedicated to simulation research, education and training (Floorplans).

The proposed first floor consists of a high-fidelity simulation research and training center that closely resembles the real-life clinical hospital. Included in the design are an OR / Trauma Room, a birthing suite, four high-fidelity simulation training and research rooms complete with computerized, interactive mannequins, four standardized patient rooms to be utilized for assessment and diagnostic research and training, and a fully functional nurse’s station. Each room will have a laptop with a fully functional electronic health record (EHR) to be utilized to be utilized by trainees before, during, and after the simulation experience, thus re-creating the real-life clinical environment.

The digital audio visual recording system will record the training sessions to be reviewed during the debriefing process. An administrative data management system has already been purchased for use to assist with scheduling simulations with multiple user groups and collecting data related to simulation usage and performance criteria. Debriefing will occur in the designated debriefing rooms, which are large enough to accommodate a greater number of students. As smaller groups of trainees are participating in a scenario, these activities can be projected live into the debriefing classroom via the digital audio visual system, which can maximize the benefits of learning through simulation.

The interdisciplinary collaborative space and resource areas will be utilized by the multitude of nursing, medicine, and nuclear medicine faculty, researchers, research assistants, and all those additional disciplines who utilize this regional center. Providing an open space and resource area equipped with laptop computers will help to stimulate innovative ideas and creative ways of thinking, both of which can enhance the simulation research and training program. Offices for simulation specialists and a simulation technician are provided.