The Regional Simulation and Training Center (RSTC) is a little under 12,000 square feet of simulation space located in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing. The center is made up of the following:
- Pediatric Room
- Geriatric Ward
- High Fidelity Critical Care Training Rooms
- OB/Neonatal Room
- Several Partial Task Training Suites (e.g., central line, lumbar puncture, chest decompression, intubation and intraosseous)
- Debriefing Rooms
To promote a cohesive interdisciplinary relationship amongst health care providers as well as safe and efficient patient care by transforming clinical education utilizing research and simulation in a simulated clinical setting that allows practice of skills and health care principles in a safe and nurtured environment.
In September 2010, the Division of Simulation Education grew out of the Division of EMS under the Department of Emergency Medicine at TTUHSC El Paso. The simulation center moved to an off campus location in May 2011, sharing a space with the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON). With the grand opening of the GGHSON building in 2015, the simulation center relocated to the TTUHSC El Paso main campus.
The focus of our simulation center is to increase patient safety by promoting collaborative practice amongst the full scope of health care professionals. Our center trains all health care professionals in a team-based training setting known as Inter-Professional Education (IPE). Our current learners encompass the entire continuum of care; including, pre-hospital staff, undergraduate medical students, graduate medical residents, post-graduate physicians, nursing students, nurses, and other ancillary personnel.