Health Sciences Simulation Center
The Howard University Health Science Simulation Center is a state-of–the-art educational facility that provides the ideal environment to teach fundamental and advanced clinical and technical skills and procedures. The philosophy of the Center is that skills are better learned when students are afforded the opportunity for deliberate practice in a controlled environment. The Center will provide a simulated environment where medical students, nursing students, allied health students, dental students, post-graduate physicians, practicing physicians and other health care professionals learn and hone their clinical and technical skills. The ultimate goal is to promote patient safety through hands-on education.
The system is designed to maximize the full potential of B-Line Medical’s software, who worked in conjunction with Human Circuit to complete this project. The system uses wireless control and monitoring and the advanced network enabled digital video distribution topology and equipment that was pioneered by Human Circuit. B-Line Medical and Human Circuit have collaborated on over twenty of these facilities nationwide. They have provided designs, applications and integration for case study rooms, self-teaching labs, standardized patient exam rooms, observation rooms, emergency rooms and robotic simulation suites.
Human Circuit has extensive working experience with healthcare institutions and teaching hospitals and this project is one of many that represent the quality of work that Human Circuit can provide. This project highlights Human Circuit’s ability to collaborate with architects and general contractors as well as a university or hospital IT department, institution project managers and end user – resulting in successful project implementation every time.
To better prepare health sciences students for careers as healthcare providers, Human Circuit has designed many simulation and clinical skills facilities that offer hands-on training opportunities in clinical, surgical and emergency room situations. These facilities display, record and store student performance so administrators and instructors can view and evaluate students during and after a simulated event. The technology within the simulation center includes web-based wireless control and monitoring that is flexible and easy to use.