Miami Dade College

Medical Campus

Miami Dade College Clinical Simulation Lab

The Clinical Simulation Lab allows students to develop and build upon their acquired theory with practical skills. Equipped with multiple high fidelity patient simulators capable of presenting hundreds of conditions in realistic scenarios.

Multidisciplinary Training

Students practice their skills in the medical lab

The Clinical Simulation Lab allows students to practice their skills independently, but also bolsters a key principle of our program: creating an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration by bringing together students from various fields to work and communicate as a team.

Improving Patient Care

Two students practice CPR during a clinical simulation

Ultimately, the Clinical Simulation Lab prepares students with the evidence-based principles and clinical skills they'll need in clinical environments in the real world, helping them reduce errors, improve safety, and elevate the quality of patient care.

Open Lab Hours

The Clinical Simulation Lab has open lab hours in which students can practice and hone their skills individually or in groups, with real-world scenarios often found in healthcare. This provides students with the ability to develop clinical and critical thinking skills that are necessary in their healthcare professions.

Miami Dade College Clinical Simulation Lab

Laboratory Facility Descriptions

Clinic Rooms That Can Become Hospital Bays

This cutting-edge patient care laboratory is designed to simulate the conditions and situations health care professionals encounter in a real-world healthcare environment. From clinics to emergency rooms our facility is equipped with the simulators and equipment utilized in different clinical scenarios. Students can practice and refine their critical thinking skills on a diversity of mannequins without putting a real patient at risk. Simulation sessions conducted in our rooms provide participants and students with opportunities to practice caring for a range of patients, from healthy to acutely ill.

  • Room 1304 (Max Occupancy 24)
  • Room 1304 (Max Occupancy 12)
  • Room 1302-13(Max Occupancy 10)
  • Room 1302-05 (Max Occupancy 8)
  • Room 1302-15 (Max Occupancy 4)

Debriefing Room

Debrief is an indispensable aspect of simulation learning. The debriefing room at the lab creates a safe environment for students to review and evaluate their actions, focusing on clinical best practices. During the debriefing sessions, students use observation and real time data video recordings from all the simulation rooms to build on their knowledge.

These experiences can also be shared through local network to any classroom at Medical Campus. The easy access to information allows students and instructors to evaluate methodologies, improve patient outcomes, and stimulate team cooperation.

Portable Mannequins

The realism of the clinical environment can be delivered to any classroom at Medical Campus thanks to the portable mannequins. Our portable mannequins allow students and instructors to enhance the lecture experience with the most advanced wireless and self-contained human simulators. Students gain confidence and competence through self-reflection of their actions from the comfort of the classroom.

Five portable mannequins - three iStan and one MetiMan - operate wirelessly. Also, “Bob,” our unique low fidelity mannequin, can be used for trauma simulation and patient transportation training.

The simulators at the Clinical Simulation Lab offer a wide range of physiological states that can challenge the capabilities of even our most advanced learners.

The Clinical Simulation Lab has a total of 21 high fidelity simulators including:

CSL Guidelines for Requesting Appointments

  • Instructors must request appointment at least one week in advance
  • Instructors must send to lab coordinators a copy of the rosters either directly to our mail or through the official requesting form
  • Instructors will receive a confirmation e-mail validating the date, time, and the number of students
  • Classes using portable mannequins will follow the same procedures. Each instructor is responsible for requesting a classroom to the Registrar’s Office and must communicate the assigned classroom to lab staff in advance.
  • Instructors that have requested portable mannequins need to be at the classroom at time of delivery and must wait until it is picked up. No mannequins will be left unattended in classrooms or sent to the lab under a students’ custody. Instructors are accountable for all equipment.

Director of Clinical Simulation

Antonio Navarro, RN-BSN. ARNP-MSN
Email: Anavarr3@mdc.edu
Phone: 305-237-4333

Clinical Simulation Lab Technicians

Taja Cox, RRT
Email: tcox@mdc.edu
Phone: 305-237-4042

Vanessa Hernandez
Email: vhernan4@mdc.edu
Phone: 305-237-4042

Dr. Ismelis Gata Frometa, RN
Email: igatafro@mdc.edu
Phone: 305-237-4042

Jerry Alvarez
Email: jalvar23@mdc.edu
Phone: 305-237-4042

David Perez
Email: dperez13@mdc.edu
Phone: 305-237-4042

Melissa Felix, RN
Email: mfelix2@mdc.edu
Phone: 305-237-4042

Maryanne Vaca
Email: mvaca@mdc.edu
Phone: 305-237-4042