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The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (CSC) provides services to the University in the area of healthcare simulation education. The CSC assists University colleges and programs in identifying opportunities for improvement, innovation, implementation and integration of patient simulation technology into existing healthcare curricula. It supports colleges and programs through a continued commitment to enhance programs and services, utilize available resources and acquire additional tools to create realistic learning environments. The CSC prides itself on providing outstanding customer service to the faculty, staff, students and administration of MWU.
The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (CSC) is located in Mesquite Hall on the Midwestern University- Glendale Campus (19555 N. 59th Avenue). The CSC on the Downers Grove Campus (555 31st Street) is located in the Auditorium Building(4th Floor). The CSC is open Monday thru Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am - Noon. It is closed Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday and during all University holidays.
The CSC staff is available Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm by telephone at:
|Center staff will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.|
All rooms in the CSC are locked outside of regular hours of operation. Use of the facilities and equipment outside of regular business hours should be pre-scheduled at least 6 weeks in advance to ensure availability and appropriate staffing.
During regular hours of operation, the CSC is accessible by swipe of a Midwestern University ID. Every individual entering the center must swipe his or her own ID before entering the center.
The Glendale CSC contains 19 clinic-based examination rooms equipped with similar equipment and supplies as found in an outpatient clinical setting. The CSC contains 7 simulation lab rooms designed to mimic hospital-based and/or critical care environments including: Intensive Care Unit, Emergency/Trauma Room, Hospital Floor, Pediatric Floor, Operating Room, and Surgical Scrub Room. The simulation lab rooms house 6 high-fidelity simulator mannequins (4 adult and 2 pediatric). In addition, the CSC contains a classroom which holds up to 19 students plus proctor. It is equipped with standard classroom AV equipment including computer, video monitor, and lectern. The CSC also contains a 12-person conference/debriefing room which includes the same standard classroom AV equipment.
The Downers Grove CSC contains 13 clinic-based examination rooms with similar equipment and supplies as found in an outpatient clinical setting. The CSC contains 4 simulation lab rooms designed to mimic hospital-based and/or critical care environments, 1 labor and delivery room, and 2 operating rooms. The simulation lab rooms house 8 high-fidelity simulator mannequins (3 adult, 2 birthing, and 2 pediatric). The CSC also offers classrooms and meeting rooms for debriefing.
The CSC is available for use by all Midwestern university students, faculty, and affiliated healthcare professionals when used as part of an approved CSC event or activity. The additional use of any outside equipment must be cleared by center staff.