Simulation is a highly valued student-focused educational experience that puts ECU Nurse Anesthesia Program at the forefront of nurse anesthesia education. The simulation laboratory provides a safe learning environment that allows the student to learn technical and procedural knowledge (know how) and, as importantly, integrate it with their didactic (know what) and conditional knowledge (know when) bases. In this way our state-of-the–art simulation center to help student apply their knowledge bases within practical case-based scenarios.
Our simulation lab was designed and built to provide a realistic environment for applying physiologic and pharmacologic principles to nurse anesthesia practice.
In the ECU Nurse Anesthesia Program high and low fidelity simulation are integral to each course as clinical and didactic principles are taught and reinforced through case-based instruction.
Recently undergoing a full technological upgrade, the learning center allows for audio/video streaming and recording for meaningful scenario debriefing in the anesthesia conference center.