The UW Health Clinical Simulation Program provides a sophisticated health care simulation environment to individuals, departments, organizations and institutions to create and support hands-on, in vivo clinical teaching, assessment and research.

Housed in a 6,500-square-foot facility within University Hospital (the Clinical Science Center), the Clinical Simulation Program has a realistic clinical corridor with scrub station, an operating room, a trauma room, an adaptable three-bed ICU/inpatient suite and a skills lab for computer-based learning and task training, as well as areas for didactic learning.

Each simulation area is equipped with an advanced audiovisual streaming, capture and playback system, as well as direct observation windows. The AV system also enables real-time, remote or post-simulation observation of learning and assessment. High-fidelity manikins with scenarios, task trainers and virtual reality trainers provide an effective, efficient and realistic experience to learners of various disciplines and levels of training.

This facility is the first installation of METI Learning Space (MLS) software to take advantage of full HD video for both cameras and simulator data capture by integrating hardware from Marshall Electronics. Learning Space is web-based software that allows for data and video capture, assessment, reporting and distribution of performance based events.

The Clinical Simulation Program is also the first clinical simulation facility to use Jupiter's PixelNet hardware and software, which adds remarkable flexibility to distribute and display a wide range of digital and analog sources throughout the facility. This unique marriage of AV technologies expands the boundaries of data and video streaming, capture, display and distribution, both inside and outside the simulation facility.