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At the center of it all are fully computerized patient simulators that are lifelike mannequins that replicate real physiological responses, including:
In a SIM session, Galen faculty oversees activities from the control center, creating simulations for various medical settings and patient scenarios. One day students might train in a labor and delivery situation; the next day it might be an intensive care unit or ER. When a simulation is completed, faculty reviews the students’ performances and, using video recorded during the simulation, conduct a structured debriefing in a separate conference room. The Galen SIM centers are an invaluable resource for teaching and evaluating specific nursing skills, improving clinical judgment and increasing safety in practice.