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Simulation center

The simulation (sim) lab at Mercyhealth’s Prehospital and Emergency Service Center–Rockford is designed to let instructors develop a variety of patient care scenarios, complete with sounds and realistic backgrounds.

We provide experience with various simulators throughout your residency at our state-of-the-art simulation lab. Residents participate in sim lab during orientation and have quarterly small group simulation sessions for the duration of their residency following a case-based curriculum. Our state-of-the-art SIM lab features:

  • METI man – human patient simulator
  • METI vision – a simulation room with:
    • Video scenario immersion
    • A control room
    • A sound system
    • Video recording for debriefing
  • High fidelity OB simulator for high-risk, low-frequency emergency child births

A second SIM lab features a standard patient room headwall and an emergency department headwall so nurses and physicians simulate in familiar settings. A crash cart and cardiac monitor mimic equipment available on the floors.

By using video, called METI-Vision, instructors play back the simulation cases to have the students review and critique their own performance as part of their training process.

Our sim labs are used by hospital staff and prehospital providers who participate in:

  • General orientation simulations
  • Unit-specific simulations
  • Inter-disciplinary simulations
  • Difficult patient encounter simulations

Learn more

Watch a video on Mercyhealth’s high-tech simulation lab.