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Patient Simulation Learning Outcomes Laboratory(PSLL)

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                              Three RT standing over pt

Simulation is a vital part of education in health care careers. Simulation provides a solution for learning application of learned theory making learning both challenging and exciting. Simulation bridges the gap between the classroom and "real life" experiences. Learners are encouraged to explore this realistic environment, are challenged to make critical patient decisions, and witness the result of those decisions without risk to patient safety. Patient Simulation increases the learner's knowledge, teamwork, leadership, and critical thinking skills. Patient simulation allows learners an opportunity to practice skills tailored to learning needs.

Patient simulation is used throughout many of our health career programs in the laboratory, in the classroom, for tutoring, or as clinical supplementation. Patient simulation allows learners an opportunity to practice skills tailored to learning needs. Simulation coordinators work with course faculty to enhance learning outcomes at every level. 

The main PSLL is located on the Daytona Beach campus in building 320 (Health Sciences Hall), in rooms 003 through 005C although the simulators may be transported and used on any Daytona State College campus or classroom.

Mission Statement

The Patient Simualtion Learning Outcones Laboratory uses a wide range of evidence-based simulation methodologies to educate students enrolled in Daytona State College's health career programs. Under the direction of the simulation coordinators and health careers faculty,the PSLL provides learners with experiences that enhance the knowledge,teamwork, leardership, and critical thinking skills required for effective patient-centered care in today's fast paced health care enviroment. 

Simulation used at Daytona State College:

CAE Healthcare Simulation 


Gaumard Scientific Simulation 
Noelle Victoria S2200
Newborn Hal S3010

Contact Information

Patient Simulation Laboratory Coordinator, School of Health Careers – Melanie McDonough, M.S., RRT
Office – Bldg. 320 (Health Sciences Hall) Room 426
Phone – (386) 506-3759
Fax – 386-506-3300
E-mail –

Patient Simulation Coordinator, School of Nursing – Kim Beechler, MSN RN
Office Bldg. 320 (Health Sciences Hall), Rm. 023
Phone – 386-506-3722
E-mail –

RT and child                            Bernie 

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Last updated: 2015-06-08T13:38:37.219Z