TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida A&M University will soon open a high tech hospital simulation laboratory.
Mary Simmons shares details with WTXL about the new technology and opportunities coming to students.
In the coming months, FAMU will open a state-of-the-art, high-tech hospital simulation laboratory in it's School of Allied Health Sciences.
A construction kick off was held in late January.
The project is supported by a five-million dollar Title III grant and will consist of a four-bed facility that reflects a fully-functional and equipped hospital setting.
FAMU students from multiple health disciplines will be able to participate in live patient scenarios prior to entering a real hospital setting, and have access to global award-winning medical technology.
The laboratory is also expected to include a SimMan 3G patient simulation system, which provides a sophisticated, wireless mannequin that instructors can program to exhibit specific behaviors and symptoms, as well as control how it responds to physical care and medications.
Equipped with both a computer-based remote and voice control, the system is so advanced that it can control the mannequin to display specific physical and physiological