_ The Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC) Simulation Center provides high quality educational opportunities for rural focused healthcare professionals and students. It features sophisticated, computer-driven high-fidelity mannequins that bridge the gap between theoretical learning and clinical practice. Simulation allows students to learn the art and science of patient interaction, decision making and clinical care skills using scenarios that occur in the real world.
The mission of the Simulation Center lies in conjunction with that of the RHIC to improve and expand inter-professional education, training, and deployment of future health care providers, especially for those committed to serving rural populations. It strives to promote excellence in clinical care, advance patient safety initiatives, and contribute to health care-focused research.
The 8000 square foot facility in the former ICU at Union Hospital-Terre Haute provides a realistic environment for simulating patient care. The Center’s simulation experts also have the ability to perform simulations in the field, facilitating scenarios in almost any setting where healthcare professionals are utilized including remote, rural settings.
With the use of resuscitation equipment, medications, medical gases, overhead lights and computer imaging display capabilities the RHIC Simulation Center provides exceptional realism for current and future healthcare providers.