Medical students and health professionals at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have an opportunity to learn using some of the most advanced technology in simulated care.
The Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center opened in May 2008 in the seven-story Clinical Support and Education Building connected to the west side of the University of Missouri’s medical school and hospital complex thanks to a $2.3 million gift from Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden. The gift provided operational funds for the center and simulation mannequins to be used in medical instruction. The mannequins represent a new wave of medical instruction. The advanced technology built into the mannequins allows students to perform various medical procedures while receiving real-time feedback in much the same way they would from a human patient. The mannequins breathe, have a pulse and eyes that dilate, and can react to various drugs. The experience for students is invaluable.
The 10,000-square-foot center contains:
- 8 examination rooms;
- 4 multipurpose simulation rooms with presentation technology;
- 2 observation and control rooms;
- 1 Cerner Smart Room, a hospital “room of the future”;
- 1 classroom with presentation technology;
- 1 conference room with presentation technology; and
- Administrative offices.
The simulation center will expand to include the fourth floor (13,00 square feet) of the new Patient-Centered Care Learning Center opening in 2017 adjacent to the existing medical school.
Additionally, the simulation center has space in MUHC’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia and in Mercy Hospital in Springfield for students at our clinical campus.
To accommodate simulation training and assessment in a variety of hospital, clinical, educational and other settings throughout Missouri, the Shelden Clinical Simulation Center has a Mobile Simulation unit.
Meet the Sheldens
After earning a degree in chemistry at MU and completing two years at the university’s medical school, Russell Shelden finished his medical training at Washington University in St. Louis. During 32 years at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, he practiced anesthesiology and served as president of the medical staff. Beginning in 1958, Shelden traveled to Columbia to help support the School of Medicine’s anesthesiology residency program. He attained the rank of clinical professor before retiring in 1983. Shelden and his wife, Mary, were some of MU’s most generous philanthropists. Their gifts to MU include funding for two endowed chairs in anesthesiology, an academic resource center for student-athletes and the medical school’s clinical simulation center. MU awarded Shelden an honorary doctorate in May 2007.
The Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center uses a broad range of simulation methods to educate students and health care professionals to provide effective patient-centered care.
The center enhances all levels of medical education from novice to practicing health care professionals. Individuals and teams build competency through experiential learning, assessment and feedback. Patient-centered simulation and simulated participant encounters provide structured practice in a safe environment with a focus on:
- Health, safety and satisfaction of our patients;
- Clinical knowledge and decision-making;
- Communication skills;
- Situational awareness;
- Collaborative teamwork;
- Ethical behavior; and
- High-quality, effective care.
The center is dedicated to the continuous improvement of people and processes and the transformation of health care education through research, hard work, lifelong learning, and clinical and academic excellence.
- The health and safety of our patients is our first priority.
- We choose to be ethical in all situations.
- We cultivate an environment of trust, collaboration, respect, honesty, teamwork and constructive feedback.
- We hold ourselves responsible in our duty to our patients, colleagues and learners. We will not permit consideration of religion, nationality, race, sexual orientation, party politics or social standing to intervene.
- The attitudes, values and behaviors of future physicians are shaped by the social and cultural milieu of the institution. All of our interactions will model the professionalism expected of health care professionals.
- Learning requires trust in the value of knowledge, the process of discovery and the importance of feedback. We strive to achieve the most effective learning environment by engaging in activities designed to promote critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, evaluation and analysis of actions, both individually and as part of a team.
- We aspire to an excellence that is achieved through diligent effort, both individual and collective. Pursuing excellence means being satisfied with no less than the highest goals we can envision.
- Through research and evidence-based practice, we provide realistic experiences in all phases of professional development, thus proving our commitment to lifelong learning and discovery.
Full-body, High-fidelity Mannequins
- 1 METI HPS adult patient simulator integrated with anesthesia machine and crash cart, specifically designed for anesthesia, respiratory and critical care
- 2 PediaSim, a pediatric patient simulator integrated with anesthesia machine and crash cart, specifically designed for anesthesia, respiratory and critical care
- 1 Appollo CAE Simulator
- 3 adult METI simulators
- 1 Laerdal SimMan 3G
- 3 adult HAL simulators
- 3 Noelle maternal and neonatal birthing simulators
- 1 Victorial birthing simulator
- 3 newborn HALs
- 1 pediatric HAL 1-year-old
- 2 pediatric HAL 5-year-olds
At the Springfield Clinical Campus, students have access to:
- 1 adult METI simulator
- 1 Victoria birthing simulator
- 1 newborn Tory
- 1 Noelle maternal and neonatal birthing simulator
- 1 newborn HAL
Low-fidelity Task Trainers
- 2 HeartCode adult torso mannequins
- 2 HeartCode infant CPR mannequins
- 4 examination and diagnostic breast trainers
- 1 strap-on breast with interchangeable findings
- 2 male catheterization trainers
- 3 female catheterization trainers
- 2 lumbar puncture simulators
- 1 lumbar puncture simulator with ultrasound capabilities
- 4 clinical female pelvic trainer
- 1 clinical male pelvic trainer
- 2 digital rectal trainers
- 6 airway heads for intubation
- 4 ear exam simulators
- 1 eye retinopathy trainer
- 4 suture practice arms
- 3 arterial puncture adult arms
- 5 injection arms, Caucasian and African-American
- 2 pediatric airway heads
- 2 infant airway heads
- 2 Blue Phantom
- 3 central line simulators
- 1 femoral line simulator
- 2 trauma mans
- 1 US paracentesis trainer
- 1 US thoracentesis trainer
- 1 US arterial line/PICC arm trainer
- 1 US lumbar puncture trainer
- 3 Stryker laparoscopic trainers
- 4 Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery trainers
Virtual Reality Trainers
- Simbionix lap mentor
Medical Equipment and Supplies
- 2 GlideScope® video laryngoscope
- Anesthesia machine with fully stocked crash cart
- Other various carts with IV supplies, airway supplies, medications and other miscellaneous items
- 1 room equipped with oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, vacuum pump and air pressure pump
- 1 room equipped with oxygen only
- 8 clinical examination rooms equipped with:
- Exam tables
- Washing stations
- Exam lights
- X-ray illuminators
- Diagnostic set (otoscopes, opthalmoscopes, electronic thermometers, blood pressure gauges)
- KleenSpec dispensers
- Tuning forks
- Reflex hammers
- 4 portable blood pressure kits
- Zoll Monitor
- Laparoscopic simulators
- 4 portable diagnostic sets (otoscope/opthalmoscope
- Multiple hospital beds, baby beds, bedside tables and wheelchairs
- Miscellaneous surgical instruments and procedural supplies
- Simulation kits for standardized patients (moulage/wounds; pregnancy tummies)
- More than 100 cameras throughout the facility
- An abundant amount of observation monitors
- 6 presentation rooms equipped with projectors, screens and computers
- 2 rooms with video conferencing
- 20 Actar D-fib mannequins
- 9 Simulaids Sani CPR babies
- 6 Red Cross AED trainers
- 1 Laerdal AED trainer
- 1 Zoll AED trainer