Emergency Medicine Simulation

In addition to a strong commitment to quality emergency patient care, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is also committed to quality EMS education. The Emergency Medicine Simulation Center, located in the EMSLRC, serves as a focal point for emergency medicine training.

Simulation Center

This simulated Emergency Department patient-care room is located within the EMSLRC. We utilize numerous mannequins and standardized patients to provide simulated patient-care educational experiences to students. Simulation allows students to learn and practice in a safe and realistic environment.

Simulation Bus

Simply known as the Sim Bus, this 42-foot Winnebago has been converted into a mobile simulation lab. Simulations are an integral part of EMS education and are frequently used in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic programs. Set up like the inside of an ambulance, students are able to learn skills and experience scenarios encountered in the field through the simulated environment.

Computerized patient simulators have a pulse, a blood pressure, breathe, talk, and can undergo the same lifesaving procedures that are necessary to care for critically ill and/or injured persons. Medical simulation prepares doctors, nurses, paramedics, and others to care for real patients with emergent health-care needs.