Marshfield Clinic’s commitment to utilizing state-of-the-art technology to help improve the quality of patient care is clearly evidenced in the growth of the recently renovated Patient Simulation Lab (Sim Lab).
Opened in 2007, Sim Lab provides hands-on educational opportunities for physicians, residents, students and allied health professionals through in-person and self-directed simulation opportunities.
In late 2013, the Sim Lab added an office exam room, surgical bay, scrub room, control room and classroom. Simulations can now be recorded in private bays to allow learners to perform as if they were in an actual setting with a patient. A recording of the learner’s performance can be played back and analyzed by both the learner and instructor to improve performance skills for patient care.
Over the past seven years, countless learners have benefitted from the simulation experience, including Haley Eastin, M.D., a second-year Marshfield Clinic pediatric resident.
“While there is no substitute for actually doing a procedure on a real patient, having a simulation lab available provides an opportunity to practice procedures and get comfortable with your skills,” Eastin explained. “That way, when you are called to perform the procedure on a real patient, you are far more confident.”
“Additional practice allows you to take better advantage of opportunities as they present themselves,” she added.
The Sim Lab is a unique feature of Marshfield Clinic’s Division of Education.
Contact the Sim Lab
Patient Simulation Lab—GR
1000 N. Oak Ave.
Marshfield, WI 54449