The Inter-professional Learning Institute Simulation Laboratory promotes collaboration among future nurses and health professionals in order to prepare to enter their roles in today’s complex inter-disciplinary health care environment. The curriculum includes case base scenarios that identify common domains among healthcare professionals while focusing on the unique roles and responsibilities of each health care provider by highlighting the values, ethics and communication skills necessary to provide safe, effective individuated patient-centered care.
The Life Science/Pell Hall Building provides abundant laboratory and lecture facilities for students pursuing degrees in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Classroom laboratories are located in Life Sciences Rooms 355 and 340 and utilize SMART-room technology to enhance students’ experience. Life Science Room 140 is home to the well-equipped modern Forensic Science laboratory.
The Medical Imaging Program features a modern digital radiographic laboratory with a fully functioning radiographic imaging unit. In addition, radiographic darkroom facilities with a full assortment of cassettes and film sizes are available; an extensive library of multimedia, educational hardware and software; and a computer laboratory with three desktop computers and a laser disc player with applications dedicated to instruction in the areas of radiographic anatomy, positioning and technique, and simulated registry programs.
In addition to campus facilities, the program often utilizes conference rooms at the clinical affiliates for educational offerings. Seminars, film critique sessions and guest lecturer presentations are scheduled for students in the program.
The Health Information Management Program has recently added access to the Virtual Lab offered through AHIMA. Faculty and students will have virtual access to a full array of health information management technologies, including but not limited to a Master Patient Index (MPI), an encoder, an abstracting system, an electronic document management system (EDMS), Deficiency analysis, chart tracking, and registration/ADT system.
It is important that students receive technology training and the Virtual Lab will allow students to work with the software they will encounter in the workplace and that simulates real world application of those technologies.
Lab exercises are incorporated into specific courses and will emphasize the acquisition of skills related to the use of electronic tools to solve problems and make decisions.