from the Northern Ontario Medical Journal:
It looks like a typical home. There’s a stylish kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a bathroom with mobility assistance devices, a spacious bedroom and a washer and dryer to do laundry, but in reality it’s one of five simulation labs in the Extendicare Centre for Applied Learning in Health Sciences at Sault College.
The well-appointed home simulation lab was opened in March 2013 as a space for Health Science students to learn about home care. “Personal Support Workers (PSWs), among others, learn bathing and patient transfer techniques, and other safe home care practices,” said Janet Piper, health sciences lab specialist. “The rooms have microphones and cameras in the ceiling, so the professor doesn’t even have to be in the room to assess students.”
Four other simulation labs mimic other health-care settings. There are ten hospital beds and a nursing station; an adult lab for acute and chronic care simulations; a maternal child simulation lab and a fully-equipped assessment lab.