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The Rush University Simulation Laboratory (RUSL) facility includes a conference room, the simulation lab, the lapsim room, a classroom and two procedure rooms (see floorplan image, right). Features of each room are detailed below.

Conference Room

Serving as the entrance to the lab, this room is ideal for small group sessions, presentations, and meetings. The room is equipped with two one-way mirrors allowing users to directly observe the activities in the simulation room and one of the procedure rooms.

Simulation Lab

Because the lab caters to various disciplines, the simroom is designed to accommodate various configurations. The room is adapted to replicate the particular work environment of the specialty utilizing the space.

LapSim Room

This space is dedicated to general surgery and obstetrics/gynecology. The LapMentor and box-trainers are currently housed in this area.


Serving as an atrium to the laboratory, the classroom has a fully integrated A/V system allowing for computer and Web-based presentations, lectures and viewing lab activities.

Procedure Room One

Currently, procedure room one is dedicated to upcoming programs for obstetrics and gynecology. It houses our newest addition, an OB simulator. Although it is home to the OB simulator, procedure room one is adequate for patient examinations and one-on-one sessions. The room is equipped with a one-way mirror in which instructors observe activities from the conference room.

Procedure Room Two

The second procedure room is dedicated to procedural skills on low-fidelity mannequins. Residents, medical students and nursing students are taught and practice the following procedures in this room:

IV catheterization
Central Venous Cannalution
Arterial line Placement
Lumbar Puncture
Nasogastric placement
Foley placement
Pediatric Intraosseous insertion
Epidural Injections

Evacuation Routes

Fire exits are marked on the northwest and southeast corners of the lab. There is an additional exit proceeding through the lapsim room. The coordinator will further identify these exits upon visiting.

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