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The Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation (RCCSS) has a wide range of on-site classrooms, labs and equipment to help you create an immersive, high-value learning experience that incorporates the best practices of simulation education.
Debrief Rooms
Each debrief room is equipped with a Web-based audio/visual system and 70” monitors for simulation video capture and playback. Each room also has portable walls and mobile tables and chairs, allowing for larger scale debriefing and procedural skill workshops.
Pediatric Procedure Room
This pediatric high-fidelity space consists of clinical communication systems, wall suction/gases and other features consistent with the Rush University Medical Center. It also contains cameras and audio components necessary for tracking learner training experiences.
In order to create a life-like patient experience, the RCCSS has tether-less premie, neonate, toddler and child simulated patients.
Anesthesia Operating Room
This high-fidelity space consists of anesthesia and respiratory devices found in the operating room and ICU settings. Draeger monitors, anesthesia ventilators, Pyxis medication dispensing and EPIC EMR is available for realistic multi-disciplinary training opportunities.
Our two HPS mannequins are designed for student/resident performance evaluation for both formative and summative testing. This includes drug administration, ETCO2 and peak pressure monitoring. Realistic waveform measurements allow learners the ability to see and practice procedures related to hemodynamic interventions. 
EM Medicine/General Medicine Room

This procedure room consists of clinical communication systems, wall suction/gases and other features. There are multiple camera’s and audio components for facilitator annotation and recorded playback for simulation debriefing.
A multitude of adult and pediatric mannequins can be used in this space. Room setup is flexible for replication of an ED exam room or general medicine room.
Multi-patient Procedure Room

This high-fidelity space consists of four patient bays, each consisting of clinical communication systems, wall suction/gases and other features. A large control space with observation workstations create an ideal environment for high-stakes summative testing.
  • The high-fidelity simulators have heart sounds, breath sounds, peripheral pulses, exhale CO2 and respond to changes in inspired oxygen concentrations. The pupils of these simulators react to light and pupillary size can be altered to mimic central nervous system pathology. Physiologic parameters including heart rate, blood pressure, upper airway anatomy and breath sounds can all be manipulated as required by simulation scenarios.
  • The METI human patient simulator (HPS), a high-fidelity mannequin with programmable complex physiology and IV drug injection capability.  This simulator also has peripheral nerve stimulator capability which responds to administration of drugs that block neuromuscular function.
  • METI Man and iStan high fidelity human patient simulators which can emulate multiple physiologic states and are portable
  • METI Emergency Care Simulator (ECS), another high-fidelity human patient simulator, which is also portable but requires an attached compressor device
  • Noelle birthing simulator
  • High-fidelity neonatal, infant and child simulators
  • Clinical task trainers, including:
    • Intubation (airway management) heads, adult and pediatric
    • Cricothyrotomy task trainers
    • Central venous catheter task trainers
    • Task trainers for arterial line placement
    • An EKG rhythm generator
    • An infant intra-osseous line placement trainer
    • Task trainers for peripheral IV placement in children and adults
    • Adult and pediatric lumbar puncture task trainers
    • Full body task trainers
    • Ultrasound-compatible task trainers for placement of central venous lines, sciatic nerve blocks, femoral line placement
    • Adult and pediatric CPR torsos
  • Scenario recording capability with Learning Space, a web-supported A-V data annotation system
  • Sono-Site X-Porte ultrasound system
  • GlideScope (video-assisted laryngoscope)
  • ClinCom (clinical communication system used in the East Tower)
  • EPIC playground environment so that the electronic medical record can be incorporated in scenarios if needed
  • Two Pyxis medication dispensing stations
  • A dedicated interprofessional staff of physicians, nurses, and technicians committed to high-quality learning experiences for all simulation center user groups
  • Expert consultation on simulation education and research  for new and experienced simulation center user groups


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