The Simulation Center at MidMichigan Health is an education facility that provides structured, risk-free, hands-on educational experiences for medical professionals. Using state-of-the-art equipment, healthcare workers are able to learn proper techniques and improve their decision-making skills through an interactive environment. It’s like a virtual hospital.
Located in the lower level of the Gerstacker Building on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland, the 3,000-square-foot center includes;
- Four simulation rooms
- Task training room
- Control room
Equipped For a Realistic Experience
Simulation rooms are equipped with hospital beds, a crash cart, forced air and other features necessary for treatment. The simulation rooms use special “manikins”, the manikins are programmed to respond with realistic responses based on the care they receive, such as movement, changes in breathing and heart rate. As the users provide care, an instructor communicates with them about their progress from a separate control room, accessible from multiple
camera views and microphones in the simulation rooms. Some of the tasks available for practice are drawing blood, starting IV lines, CPR, and even delivering a baby!
State-of-the-art Training Close to Home
The main purpose of the Simulation Center is for medical education and training for the staff of MidMichigan Health; however, the facility also has something to offer the communities served by the health system. It’s available for training to various community groups such as;
- Fire department employees and volunteers
- Law enforcement
- College students/training courses
Tour the Simulation Center
Get a glimpse of the future of healthcare training by visiting the Simulation Center. Groups like; Middle school or high school students, Girl Scout or Boy Scout troops and Community members can schedule a tour to see the exciting technology first-hand.