Gordon E. Inman Center
The Inman Center is equipped with state-of-the-art labs featuring human patient simulators, bedside computer charting, electronic supply scanning and static mannequins. The labs are designed to reproduce realistic practice settings, including the basic hospital unit, critical care, surgical suite and diagnostic labs, among others. All lab spaces are also outfitted with tables and chairs for reflective thinking exercises that allow students time to review their decisions and actions with the instructor and their classmates.
Health Sciences First Floor
Inman Lab 130 is utilized for more advanced skill training and simulation. There are eight beds in a “ward” like fashion and eight Laerdal™ SimPad patient simulators. There is a pyxis medication administration console, Alaris™ IV pumps at each bed station, functional headwalls and Ipad Patient monitors at the head of each bed. The center of the room has sixteen student seats for debriefing and demonstration and a projector, computer and speakers for presentation of materials. Students in this lab learn skills such as tracheostomy care and suctioning, intravenous medication administration and central line dressing care.
Inman Lab 132 is almost identical to lab 130 in its configuration. Students in this lab learn beginning nursing skills such as bed making, sterile technique including urinary catheter insertion, safe medication administration and communication. There are 8 bed stations with five Sim Pad Capable Laerdal™ simulators and the remaining three are Low fidelity full body task trainers. Each bed space has Hill Rom Beds, functioning headwalls and Alaris™ IV pumps. There is a Pyxis Medication Administration for teaching safe medication administration. The center of the room has sixteen student seats for debriefing and demostration and a projector, computer and speakers for presentation of materials.
Health Sciences Second Floor
Inman Lab 232 is the most heavily used simulation space; where the high-fidelity simulations occur. The space is a high-fidelity lab; there are two Laerdal™ Essential Patient simulators, two Laerdal™ 3G patient simulators and two Laerdal™ ALS patient simulators and one Laerdal™ ™ SimPad capable patient simulator. Within this space there is the capability to video tape the simulations for live-feed observation or taping for later viewing and reflection; using VALT ™ software from Intelligent Video Solutions. Each bed space also has functional headwall, touch screen patient monitors, Alaris™ IV pumps and Hill Rom Beds. The Center of the room has sixteen student seats for debriefing and a projector, computer and speakers for presentation of materials. There is an associated control room where the patient simulators and video are controlled.
Health Sciences Third Floor
Inman Lab 311 was originally the Pediatric and Obstetrical when the Inman Building was completed in 2006; in 2015 we converted this space to an eight-bed health assessment space where both graduate and undergraduate students complete the laboratory portion of their health assessment courses. There are eight exam tables with privacy curtains and otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes at the head of each bay. The Center of the room has sixteen student seats for debriefing and a projector, computer and speakers for the presentation of materials. In 2021 video capabilities were added so that students and faculty can record health assessment practicals and can view video for self-reflection and faculty feedback.
Inman Lab 332 is a four-bed obstetrical-pediatric simulation suite. The OB-Peds space consists of four individual patient rooms that also has video capability. There are two Laerdal™ SimMoms, two SimJr, two SimBabies, a SimNewB, a Gaumard™ Tory and several other SimPad capable pediatric mannequins. In addition, there is a control room that holds the Valt video and instructor computers.