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					                                           Simulation Lab Policy
                                                 Draft #2
                                                11/17/09

Overview
Simulation is an important tool that can be used to supplement theory courses, clinical courses, skills
lab, and remediation/tutoring. The simulation lab houses two adult SimMan manikins and a SimBaby.
The Noelle birthing manikin, the VitalSim kid, and VitalSim Baby can be used in the simulation lab as
needed. See attached table for capabilities of each manikin. Each bed in the simulation lab is equipped
with a laptop and a patient monitor, an IV pole, and a simulated headwall unit with emergency
equipment. In addition, there are two phones, sharps box, handwashing gel, a crash cart, a supply cart,
and a medication preparation area. As much realism must be maintained as possible in the simulation
lab.

Simulation may be used for demonstration, practice, and/or evaluation. It is not recommended to use
simulation for evaluation with students who have not utilized the simulation lab before. All students,
graduate students, teaching assistants, and faculty must have attended an orientation prior to using the
simulation lab. In addition, all students must sign a video release and confidentiality form prior to using
the simulation lab.

Prep work and evaluations must be completed with all students.

Scenarios – prior to creating must know what your objective is for the simulation

Scheduling
    Use of the simulation lab will be scheduled through the departmental administrative assistant.
       Be sure that you allow for set up and cleaning time.
    At the time of scheduling, please submit a simulation lab request form (Need to create, supplies,
       moulage, orders, VS sheet, MARs, medications, armband name, DOB, allergy band)
    For purposes of writing orders and MARs, it is always 10:00 am at OBU Simulation Lab

Supplies
    A supply cart and medication cabinet with all basic supplies for all general scenarios are located
        in the simulation lab
    General moulage supplies (IV set ups, blood bags, makeup, dressings) are located in the metal
        cabinet in the observation/control room, more specific moulage supplies (arms, legs, injuries,
        incisions) are located in the metal cabinet in Jasmin Johnson’s office
    Supplies from the supply cart must be opened carefully so they can be repackaged and used
        again if possible. If supplies can not be repackaged (ie. used IV catheters), please note on posted
        reorder sheet what must be replaced
      No markers, pens, acetone, iodine, or other staining materials are to be in the lab at any time;
       charting will be done outside of the room or will be done in pencil

Manikins/Equipment
    A resource notebook with all manikin manuals is maintained in the cabinet in the
       observation/control room
    Manikins must be handled with care and only handled while wearing gloves
    Be careful of all mechanical connections when repositioning the manikin
    Paper tape only may be used on the manikins
    No markers, pens, acetone, iodine, or other staining materials are to be in the simulation lab at
       any time
    Soiled linens must be changed at the end of each day
    All moulage, makeup, tape, dressings, etc. must be removed at the end of each day
    All fluids, except for blood bags, must be drained at the end of each day
    Manikins may be rolled and repositioned in the bed, the SimBaby may be held; if a manikin is
       needed to be transported or in a different bed for a simulation the lab coordinator is to be
       contacted
    Manikins must be shut down at the end of each day, this includes releasing the air from the
       lungs, placing the computer on standby, and turning off the link box
    If at any time the manikin is moved or becomes disconnected at any mechanical connection, the
       BP must be calibrated, this is much easier to do with two people, log on to SimMan and click on
       Calibration at the top of the screen, the BP cuff is then inflated past 100 mm Hg, one person
       should carefully deflate the BP cuff to 100 mm Hg and lock it there, once at 100 mm Hg the
       other person can press the Calibrate button
    Ointment may be placed on the eyelid of the manikin, but not directly into the eye
    Simulated ear drops (water) may be placed in the ears of the manikin, but must be dried out
       using a Qtip after the simulation is completed
    Troubleshooting tips can be found in the Resource Manual

Cleaning
     If manikins are dirty they should be cleaned with a warm wet washcloth and simple detergent
     GooGone or GoofOff can be used to remove sticky areas
     Manikins should never be soaked or immersed in water due to their electrical components
     Additional cleaning tips can be found in the Resource Manual

Debriefing
    For simulation to be effective, debriefing must occur after the simulation is complete

Electronic Data Storage
     All scenarios created by OBU faculty will be stored in a central database
   Only the original author may permanently modify a scenario, faculty are encouraged to send
    suggested modifications to the original author for consideration
   Blank order forms, medication labels, and other documentation forms will be stored in a central
    database

				
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