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Clinical Learning Center Coordinator

Department of Nursing
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.775.4139
Fax:
910.775.4148
Email:
martha.hepler@uncp.edu

Location: SRMC Campus, Lumberton NC

 


Clinical Learning Center

Mission

The Clinical Learning Center (CLC) is dedicated to supporting the vision, mission and philosophy of the Department of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). 

The mission of the CLC is to facilitate learning for nursing students in a safe, innovative environment while promoting competence in all aspects of professional nursing practice.  

The CLC strives to design learning activities that replicate true-life clinical situations to the fullest extent, assisting students in their enhancement of critical thinking, clinical reasoning and decision-making skills. 

Faculty who participate in simulated learning experiences provides students with constructive feedback regarding individual and team performance through debriefing sessions and empower students with the ability to self-analyze their own performance during the reflective process.

General Information

The Clinical Learning Center (CLC) is a 14,500 GSF state-of-the art facility located on the 2nd floor of the Health Sciences Building on the UNCP campus and is utilized by all levels of student nurses.

The CLC simulates a hospital setting, as well as a home setting, and is fully equipped for students to practice clinical nursing skills at all levels of nursing practice.

It consists of cutting-edge technology in simulation education that is housed within seven individual laboratories. Each lab is thoroughly equipped to provide simulated learning experiences related to healthcare situations that may occur with diverse clients of various cultures across the lifespan. Multiple observation rooms facilitate the video capturing for streaming and recording of simulation activities.

  • Basic Care Lab:  The Basic Care Lab is equipped with eight advanced care bed units, a centralized nursing station as well as a variety of practice models and mannequins. Students utilize this area to learn and practice basic nursing skills such as bathing, skin care, bed making, feeding, mobility, transferring/positioning, vital signs, medication administration, intravenous line insertion, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, and urinary catheterization, among many other skills.  Each bed site is equipped with wall connections for oxygen administration and suctioning as well as network connections for computers.  There are two ceiling-mounted video cameras in the lab for the recording of student clinical-based experiences, allowing students, as well as faculty, to review the scenario and reflect on individual and team performance.  Debriefing sessions take place in the smart-board-equipped seminar area of the lab.

  • Advanced Care Lab:  Upon entering the Advanced Care Lab, students are greeted by high fidelity SimMan 3G® and SimMan® mannequins. These high fidelity simulators have life-like anatomy and physiologic functionality.  They assist faculty to provide simulation-based education that challenge and evaluate students’ clinical reasoning skills during realistic client care scenarios (http://www.laerdal.com/).  Additionally, this lab is equipped with a centralized nursing station with eight advanced care bed units and other adult low- and moderate-fidelity mannequins. Each bed site is equipped with wall connections for oxygen administration and suctioning as well as network connections for computers.  There are two ceiling-mounted video cameras in the lab for the recording of student clinical-based experiences, allowing students, as well as faculty, to review the scenario and reflect on individual and team performance.  Debriefing sessions take place in the smart-board-equipped seminar area of the lab.

  • Maternal/Child Lab:  The Maternal/Child Lab is equipped with two laboring beds and special high fidelity obstetrical mannequins to simulate the labor and birth process. There are an additional four advanced-care bed units, a nursing station, a newborn radiant warmer, neonatal intensive care isolette, and numerous bassinettes. Each bed site is equipped with wall connections for oxygen administration and suctioning as well as network connections for computers.  There are two ceiling-mounted video cameras in the lab for the recording of student clinical-based experiences, allowing students, as well as faculty, to review the scenario and reflect on individual and team performance.   Debriefing sessions take place in the smart-board-equipped seminar area of the lab.

  • Pediatric Lab:  The Pediatric Lab features equipment that is used to care for healthy infants/children as well as those who are premature and/or acutely or chronically ill.  This lab is equipped with a nursing station and six pediatric bed units as well as pediatric high-fidelity mannequins. SimBaby® has life-like anatomy and physiologic functioning and is used for training during infant emergencies. The newest high fidelity pediatric simulator, PediSIM®, represents a true-to life response to student interventions, providing students the opportunity to immediately witness the consequences of their actions.  Each bed site is equipped with wall connections for oxygen administration and suctioning as well as network connections for computers.  There are two ceiling-mounted video cameras in the lab for the recording of student clinical-based experiences, allowing students, as well as faculty, to review the scenario and reflect on individual and team performance.  Debriefing sessions take place in the smart-board-equipped seminar area of the lab.

  • Brenda B. Brooks Home Care Simulation Apartment:  This lab simulates an apartment-style home so that high-tech nursing can be practiced in a low-tech environment. This full-functioning apartment has a kitchen area, dining area, living area, bedroom, and a home-style handicapped accessible bathroom.  Due to the generosity of the Brooks family, the home care suite is completely furnished and equipped so that students are able to practice nursing skills in a home-like setting before actually visiting real clients in their homes. This apartment also houses a Virtual I.V. Simulator, enabling students to practice intravenous procedures for all age groups with instant feedback related to technique.

  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Lab:  The psychiatric/mental health lab is equipped with five private interview rooms plus a larger room for simulating group meetings and other group activities with students.  Each room is equipped with ceiling-mounted video and recording equipment for the recording of student clinical-based experiences, allowing students, as well as faculty, to review the scenario in order to reflect on individual and team performance.
      
  • Health Assessment Lab:  The Health Assessment Lab is equipped with eight complete exam units and multiple simulation practice models. Each unit is equipped with a mounted opthalmoscope, otoscope and sphygmomanometer for blood pressure measurements.  As is the case in a healthcare clinic, privacy is provided through the use of drapes and curtains, and students can practice physical assessment skills on various models, as well as on each other, in a private, hands-on clinical setting. There are two ceiling-mounted video cameras in the room for the recording of student clinical-based experiences, allowing students, as well as faculty, to review the scenario and reflect on individual and team performance.  Debriefing sessions take place in the smart-board-equipped seminar area of the lab.

The CLC functions to facilitate learning and is not intended to be a replacement for any clinical rotations.

 
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