We first told you about the RAHC in the summer 2018 Issue of The Nursing News. With the center’s steel superstructure now complete, it’s time to give an update on the extensive efforts now underway to design and equip the center’s new Inter-Professional Simulation Center (SIM) and Nurse Learning Resource Center (NLRC).
The New Inter-Professional Simulation Center
To provide oversight in planning for the new SIM, an executive team has just been named with the goal of facilitating collaboration and planning among the organizations using the new SIM. The team consists of:
- Dr. Dan Handel, VP, Chief Medical Officer, South Central Region IU Health
- Dr. Sarah Tieman, Assistant Director of Clinical Education, IU School of Medicine, Bloomington
- Dr. Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami, Associate Dean of the IU School of Nursing, Bloomington.
“When we move to the RAHC,” says IUSON BL SIM Center Coordinator Sally Gindling, “the SIM Center will have five ICUs and two Labor/Delivery rooms, six exam rooms (similar to what a patient experiences in a physician’s office), and a community assessment lab designed to simulate the home environment.”
Moving to a larger and more robust center will greatly benefit our students and faculty. “More rooms will allow greater flexibility in planning,” says Sally, “which will make it easier for faculty to schedule events exactly when they need them.”