Medical Simulation Program

High fidelity simulation

When you work for Aurora BayCare, you receive ongoing training using the latest simulation technology. Our medical simulation program provides the most realistic, hands-on training possible.

Rarely found outside academic facilities, our simulation program allows team members to interact with four high fidelity patient simulators who speak and respond, much like real patients.

Simulators mimic real-life patient conditions with palpable pulses, heart and lung sounds, and reactive pupils. Our simulators can cry, drool, and bleed and have special features for chest tube and tracheotomy management, catheter insertion, and defibrillation. The result: highly-realistic training scenarios.

Benefits of Simulation Training

The medical simulation program at Aurora BayCare is designed to improve patient care and support employee development. Medical simulation is a core part of both orientation and ongoing learning opportunities at the hospital. We have a dedicated simulation team and a large program of simulation scenarios designed for every unit.

Medical simulation is the new best practice standard for medical care. Benefits include:

  • Deeper understanding of subject matter
  • Faster familiarity with unit tools and procedures
  • Reduced anxiety during high-risk scenarios
  • Enhanced critical thinking and assessment skills
  • Higher patient safety scores

Whether we’re providing hands-on patient care, or behind-the-scenes training, Aurora BayCare is committed to using cutting-edge technology and evidence based practices. Caregivers can count on us to support their career development with up-to-date tools and a culture of continuous improvement.

High Fidelity Patient Simulation Lab

Aurora BayCare is equipped with four high fidelity patient simulators—Sim Man 3G, Sim Mom, Sim Jr., and Sim Newborn. Training is set up to provide simulated learning on-site, in each department.

Empowering Our Caregivers

Since implementing the high fidelity patient simulation program, nurses report increased confidence, reduced anxiety, and greater satisfaction with the training available at Aurora BayCare. Nurses report feeling highly prepared to enter real-life patient settings.

Research shows that hand-on learning with dynamic simulators helps learners retain more knowledge and apply that knowledge more effectively in dynamic care settings.