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Human Patient Simulator (HPS) Lab

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                              Three RT standing over pt

Simulation is rapidly becoming a vital part of health care and medical education. It is a solution for training multiple competencies simultaneously, in a controlled environment, at multiple levels throughout the various programs. It is a dynamic teaching/learning tool that makes many aspects of health care education both challenging and exciting. Simulation allows us to bridge the gap between the classroom and the “real life” clinical experience. Simulation challenges the student to make critical decisions and witness the results of those decisions with out risk to patient safety.

Daytona State College uses patient simulators in many of its Health Careers and Nursing programs. The main patient simulation laboratory is located on the Daytona Campus in Building 320 (Health Sciences Hall), room 447 although the simulators are frequently used on all Daytona State College Campuses housing Health Careers or Nursing courses.

Mission Statement

The Human Patient Simulator (HPS) Lab uses a wide range of simulation methods to educate the students enrolled in Daytona State College’s health care programs. The HPS Lab provides effective patient centered care under the direction of the various program instructors and the HPS lab simulation experts.






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Contact Information

Patient Simulation Laboratory Coordinator, School of Health Careers – Melanie McDonough, M.S., RRT
Office – Bldg. 320 (Health Sciences Hall) Room 426
Phone – (386) 506-3759
Fax – 386-506-3300
E-mail –

Patient Simulation Coordinator, School of Nursing – Kim Beechler, MSN RN
Office Bldg. 320 (Health Sciences Hall), Rm. 321
Phone – 386-506-3722
E-mail –

RT and child                            Bernie 

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Last updated: 2014-08-28T13:55:25.271Z