The Medical Campus owns two Human Patient Simulators (HPS), an adult and a child. The mannequins are computer driven so they have eyes that blink and respond to light, ability to speak and breathe, have palpable carotid, brachial, radial, femoral, and pedal pulses and their chests rise and fall as they breathe. Their breath and heart sounds can be auscultated via stethoscope.
The simulators are designed and can be programmed to present symptoms of real patients. The systems and diseases that are presented can actually be treated with procedures such as: CPR, oxygen therapy, intravenous medications and fluids, intubation, mechanical ventilation, and catheterization, etc. Patients and scenarios are created in consultation with faculty to serve the needs of the various medical programs at the Medical Campus.
The Human Patient Simulator Laboratory is located in Room 1302-16 in the Student Success Center (SSC) on the third floor of the main building of the Medical Campus.
Who can use the Human Patient Simulator?
- The Human Patient Simulators are available to all the various programs at the Medical Campus. Lab time is scheduled by the instructors of these programs by using this link: http://www.mdc.edu/medical/lr/ssc/hps_requestform.asp
- The Human Patient Simulators are also available to Medical students on a walk in basis every weekday during the lunch time hour (12:00 noon until 1:00 PM) for “What’s wrong with Chris?”. There is a patient running on the HPS all week and the students are invited to assess the patient and try to discover what problem the patient has.
What are the hours of the Human Patient Simulator Laboratory?
- The Human Patient Simulator Laboratory is available anytime an instructor wishes to schedule time in the HPS lab including evenings and weekends.
- “What’s wrong with Chris?” is held every weekday during the lunch time hour (12:00 noon until 1:00 PM) when the HPS lab has not been scheduled by an instructor.
Links of Interest:
Human Patient Simulator Reservation