Clinical Simulation Center Facilities
Students and veterinarians have access to some of the most advance medical models for training. Simulation is used routinely to train human medical doctors, and WSU is a leader in advancing technical and clinical knowledge simulation training for veterinarians that directly correlates to improved care for veterinary patients.
In our Technical Simulation Room (image above) we simulate many types operating room and emergency room situations and then provide valuable feedback to the students and/or veterinarians involved.
Some of our training models include:
- Small animal resuscitation model with both heart and lung sounds to practice CPCR (cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation) as well as surgical and anesthesia scenarios.
- Life-sized equine diagnostic model to learn core skills (e.g., restraint, bandaging) and safe positioning during approaches to suturing simulated wounds or aseptically preparing joints for injections. The model is also used for internal examinations and full colic simulations that require participants to demonstrate diagnostic skills and client communication.
- Life-sized bovine model with calf to practice obstructed births, safely pulling the calf from the cow, and lactation health examinations.