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Experiential Learning

Standardized Patient Encounters

Using highly-trained standardized patients, students practice history and physical examinations, communication skill and relationship building. Depending on the discipline, our spaces can flex to be an outpatient medical office, a therapy office or an apartment for homecare.

All learners at CNHP learn domain specific skills and can participate in interprofessional care in the simulation lab. Learning how to work in teams and understanding each other’s roles and perspective prepares clinicians to care for diverse patients and families across the continuum of care. Faculty design cases with the simulation specialists to support the learners to practice the skills needed in their profession.

The standardized patients are trained to deliver meaningful feedback, and faculty lead reflective conversations to support learners engaging in critical self-reflection and personal and professional growth. The labs are equipped with a state-of-the-art recording system that learners can access and review their own performance, identify opportunities for development and reflect on their newly acquired skills.

Human Patient Simulation Lab

Fully immersive simulation allows learners to practice their newly acquired skills in the context of their future practice environment. This allows for deliberate practice, development of reflective practice and meaningful feedback – all aimed to support learners graduating being practice ready.

CICSP has a variety of high-fidelity mannequins that can mimic abnormal conditions, allow learners to practice assessment, invasive procedures and working in urgent and emergent situations.

Applying the concepts of crisis resource management, patient safety and interprofessional practice in a simulated environment allows our learners to develop critical skills for success in their healthcare careers.

Please use the links below to view photos of the various Simulation Labs: