Chaminade University of Honolulu (CUH) received funds from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation. Funds were utilized for instrumentation, audio-visual, technical, and computer support for a high-fidelity human simulation suite in the Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence K.W. (BoHing Chan) Tseu Center for Nursing Education.
The learning space of the E.L. Wiegand Simulation Suite has six high-fidelity simulators. The simulators include CAE/METI iStan, MetiMan, PediaSim, and BabySim along with the Gaumard Noelle and Newborn Hal. Simulation is used throughout the nursing curriculum as a teaching pedagogy. Simulation allows the nursing students at CUH the opportunity to increase clinical reasoning skills and build confidence in conjunction with their classroom and clinical activities. Use of the facilities has been promoted for Community Partners of CUH SON.
The capabilities of the state-of-the-art audiovisual system allow several simulations to be run at a single time. The video is captured immediately and used during the essential debriefing process following simulations. The video can be used for performance evaluation, which promotes quality learning and supports accreditation requirements.