Florida Facilities

The J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, provides team and individual skills training for Mayo physicians, residents, students, nurses and allied health professionals and for learners from other organizations. The center comprises approximately 9,500 square feet of multidisciplinary simulation training space, with an additional 2,500-square-foot expansion of the center's Procedural Skills Lab in 2018.

The simulation center staff assists in procuring and presenting materials to support or modify scenarios to meet specific training needs. Previously completed scenarios can be reviewed in the center's scenario library (PDF).

Training rooms

The J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center offers learners several unique training environments:

  • Task training room. The task training room is used to practice a range of specific skills and surgical procedures.
  • Operating suite. The operating suite can be configured for multiple scenarios to train learners in airway management, active fluid infusions, urinary collection and case documentation.
  • Emergency department and intensive care unit suite. Outfitted with an intensive care headwall on one side of the room and emergency department headwall and cabinetry on the other, the suite supports acute care scenarios and other common patient encounters. It can also be used to set up a familiar outpatient exam room.
  • Debriefing and conference room. The multipurpose debriefing and conference room accommodates up to 20 learners, providing audiovisual technology to record the learning environment. Didactic training is augmented using computer-assisted projection on a high-definition monitor.

Equipment

Equipment in the task training room includes:

  • Anatomage virtual dissection table
  • Arjo Huntleigh patient mobility devices
  • Blue phantom A-line/PICC/IV line trainers
  • Blue phantom paracentesis and throacentesis trainers
  • Blue phantom ultrasound central line trainers
  • Bronchoscopy/endoscopy/colonoscopy virtual reality trainer
  • CAE virtual ultrasound trainer
  • Code Blue/250 cart
  • Colonoscopy trainer and gastrointestinal cart with scopes
  • Gaumard IV/A-line training arm
  • Gaumard pelvic trainers
  • GYN pelvic trainer
  • Harvey — The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator
  • Laerdal SimBaby
  • Lap Mentor laparoscopic virtual reality trainer
  • Laparoscopic box trainers
  • Lumbar puncture trainer
  • Mimic da Vinci robotic virtual reality trainer
  • Multiple airway trainers
  • Olympus endoscope tower
  • Suture boards and suturing materials
  • SonoSite M-Turbo ultrasound
  • Sonosite X-Port Ultrasound
  • Zoll defibrillator

The operating suite's fluid work environment includes:

  • A fully functional operating room table with a dedicated SimMan3G manikin
  • A separate control room for instructor and staff interaction
  • A blackout switch to simulate power outages
  • A fully functional Apollo anesthesia machine to execute airway management simulations
  • Glidescope to train staff to manage the placement of an artificial airway during the induction phase of the operative procedure
  • Full complement of vascular access devices
  • Four-channel Alaris infusion pump
  • Patient-controlled analgesia pump
  • Urinary collection devices, including a bedside Bard CritiCare fluid monitoring device
  • Two workstations-on-wheels with access to established simulation patients within the medical record
  • New state-of-the-art equipment and anesthesia booms to test for consideration in the future
  • Closed-circuit functioning anesthesia call system with functional keypads in several areas within the operating suite and viewing stations throughout the simulation center

The dynamic emergency department and intensive care unit suite includes:

  • High-fidelity simulation using a dedicated SimMan3G manikin
  • A separate control room for instructor and staff interaction
  • A Servo-i ventilator and ventricular assist devices
  • A full complement of vascular access devices, a four-channel Alaris infusion pump and a patient-controlled analgesia pump for active fluid infusion management
  • Urinary collection devices, including a bedside Bard CritiCare fluid monitoring device
  • An in-room nurse server cart
  • A workstation-on-wheels with access to established simulation patients within the medical record
  • A ceiling lift system
  • A functioning call system to simulate assistance calls and signal code situations

The debriefing and conference room includes:

  • 50-inch high-definition monitor
  • Audio and video recording capability
  • B-Line audio/video playback
  • Convertible space based on meeting or educational needs
  • PowerPoint projection available
  • Two whiteboards for diagrams and brainstorming
Sept. 12, 2017