As a student in UNE's Westbrook College of Health Professions, you utilize our clinical simulation labs to apply knowledge acquired in the classroom to realistic clinical situations before putting actual patients at risk.
Guided by skilled instructors, you participate in simulations specifically designed to enhance your clinical judgment and critical thinking abilities. Rather than just hearing and reading about difficult or unusual cases, you experience them by treating high fidelity patient simulators and patient actors in scenarios that mimic real life clinical practice.
Debriefings with other students and faculty after each simulation experience provide the opportunity to reflect on the challenges you faced and to evaluate the effectiveness of your responses. During the debriefing process, you often view digital recordings of the simulations to assess your team and individual performance. These experiences help you develop superior clinical competence and confidence.
In addition to serving UNE students, the Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center provides customized training programs to practicing health professionals. Our center is unique among simulator training programs in Northern New England due to its focus on interprofessional training, which provides an effective tool for not only building clinical skills but for encouraging teamwork and high standards of safe patient care.