OTC Allied Health Clinical Simulation Center to hold grand opening event February 5

OTC Allied Health Clinical Simulation Center to hold grand opening event February 5

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Media Contact

Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

The Ozarks Technical Community College Allied Health Clinical Simulation Center will hold a grand opening event on Tuesday, February 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. The center is located in room 200 of Lincoln Hall, at the OTC Springfield Campus, 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway. The public is invited to attend.

Designed as a simulated hospital environment, the Allied Health Clinical Simulation Center is a 2,000-square-foot, multi-disciplinary high-fidelity simulation lab that will allow OTC to educate more than 600 students across 12 programs, including all of the college's Allied Health programs. Additionally, the center will provide training for a variety of healthcare professionals already in the workforce.

The event will include simulation demonstrations every half hour, beginning at 10:30. The demonstrations will illustrate the various scenarios that can be simulated through the center's specific rooms. The facility includes an intensive care unit/emergency room, a birthing suite, a medical-surgical room, and a residential suite, as well as a dedicated debriefing space, providing opportunities for hands-on, fully immersive practice for a variety of health care professions.

The Ozarks Technical Community College Allied Health Clinical Simulation Center was constructed and furnished with the help of several generous organizations: Ashley Furniture, Audio Acoustics, Brigittes Wig Boutique, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, CoxHealth, Laerdal Medical Corporation, and the Sunderland Foundation.