Simulation Lab | UCLA School of Nursing

good morning how are you good to see you dear lady discharges yes yeah we're just I'm just gonna pass off and Norah's gonna be taking care of the discharge that starts with in nurse taking care of you today we're gonna start a next relying on you here at UCLA School of Nursing simulation is a very important piece of the training it takes a student out of a lecture hall put some more into a clinical setting we have mannequins that have ability to mimic a lot of different patient aspects they're able to breathe air chess rises they have coughing wheezing lung sounds crackles a lot of the higher tech mannequins actually sweat we can change their pupil sizes and by computer we also can change any vital sign similar to a real patient it's a way to get the students more engaged and to get those clinical experiences such that they don't have to actually practice on real patients I see simulations are mimic the environment and I see you to add some extra stress to add some extra equipment other nurses have now been trained on and then depict some kind of event that would be typical for an ICU and see how they can react to that event and intervene to make the patient better there's a lot of instances where things happen right away you have to respond right away it's been able to help me practice my emotions help me practice how I deal with things what's great about simulation is that student actually gets immersed into a situation when they get to the ICU environment it's not foreign to them the leadership simulation that we do is done for senior students who are nearing graduation we have five patient beds with mannequins simulating an actual clinical floor you come in and your nurse will give you maybe like a fast report they have to go somewhere he's a 60 year old male it was admitted several days ago for an exacerbation of his asthma there you go tier patient rounds and go first patient okay you check on my how you feelin like dizzy but then you hear like a bell from another another room okay no I'll be quick okay the goal is to give them a little bit of stress because we want them to be able to think as a nurse and to be able to think on their feet so mr. Salter what you're having very little blood pressures it can certainly be that chaotic during the day and that's why we have this for practice to put us in those situations so you can learn how to think what to do after each of the simulations it's really important to come together and have a debriefing the whole point of the debriefing really is for them to reflect on what they were thinking when they did different things and then if they would do anything different how would they do it different it's really helped us boost our confidence and also helped apply everything we learned in the books to what we see in the real world the goal of simulation here at UCLA is to send students out into the clinical world more prepared and better able to tackle some of the more difficult types of cases that they're going to come upon you


  1. I wish this was a compulsory act in every university of the world that have nurses degrees, in my university we have the mannequins but they don't breathe or move their chest, the same mannequins and the same facilities of the video… We have them all but in my class we never used the in their fully potential we only have them as decoration… (you know like make them breathe/sweat/heard the breathing noises like a real person)

  2. That is nice. I love laboratory but I really love nursing too. I overthink and overthink but I do like nursing so much. I would love to be a registered nurse so much.

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