A joint venture between Iowa Central Community College and
UnityPoint – Trinity Regional Medical Center (TRMC) brought the
simulation lab to reality.
Located on the top floor of TRMC, the simulation lab contains the
primary elements of a hospital within a controlled teaching
Sophisticated computerized manikins are the
patients. Teaching staff control the manikins from observation
rooms behind one way glass.
Staff create real life medical
situations and can have the manikins react to a student’s actions.
A mock apartment unit, ambulance, and ER room are available for
local EMT training. Pediatrics, OB, and ICU patient rooms are also
available. Cameras record the events in real time. Afterwards
students can meet in classroom spaces and replay the scenarios
to discuss what happened.
Project: Simulation Lab, Iowa Central Community College and UnityPoint - TRMC
Location: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Architect: Allers Associates Architects, PC
Consultants: Twin Rivers Engineering
Contractors: Kolacia Construction, Inc. (general), Midstates Plumbing and Heating (plumbing and HVAC), North Iowa Electric (electrical)
Completed: January, 2016
Area: 9,341 s.f.