Monroe – Louisiana Delta Community College celebrated the opening of a nursing simulation lab in Bastrop, Louisiana, on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 10 a.m.
The simulation center showcases the latest advancements in simulation technology and will serve as a hub for experiential learning, fostering innovation and skill development across various disciplines. Says Antoni Hearn, campus director for LDCC’s Bastrop Campus, “This 6,970-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will benefit students, faculty, and the entire region by offering hands-on training experiences that closely resemble real-world scenarios.
This new facility is the latest product from CAE Healthcare. The simulation center boasts a true-to-life environment which includes hospital beds, a nurse’s station, television monitors, and desks to support its two classrooms, debriefing space, simulator operator office, simulation area, and two control rooms.
The educational tools and products from CAE Healthcare include a family of patient simulators, such as:
- CAE Apollo, an adult simulator for pre-hospital and nursing scenarios
- CAE Ares, an emergency-care simulator
- CAE Aria, a high-fidelity pediatric manikin
- CAE Juno, a mid-fidelity simulator for clinical nursing skills training
- CAE Lucina, a childbirth simulator to practice normal and abnormal delivery situations
- CAE Luna, a neonatal simulator that supports newborn assessment and training.
“We are proud to be a part of this effort,” said Jeff Evans, President, CAE Healthcare. “Simulation centers are key to improving patient safety and outcomes. Creating a space dedicated to hands-on simulation training eliminates risk while exposing learners to complex situations they may encounter in real healthcare settings.”
There was great local support in pushing this project to fruition. “The City of Bastrop was instrumental in securing the simulation site, and there were multiple healthcare partners who were also key to the success of this project,” says Hearn.
Tours and demonstrations were given during the ribbon cutting. This event was open to the public.
About LDCC: Louisiana Delta Community College, an open-admission, comprehensive community college, provides the citizens of northeast Louisiana with affordable and accessible high-quality educational programs, services, and modern workforce training. Supported by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, a dedicated faculty and staff fulfill this mission through their commitment to student achievement, academic excellence, lifelong learning, and the use of current technology.