The CVTC Clinical Simulation Centers (CSC) are state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary facilities designed to facilitate and support simulation-based education activities and learning for our healthcare program students and healthcare professionals.
Located in Eau Claire and River Falls, these centers provide robust and realistic learning opportunities to prepare healthcare professionals for actual patient care situations with high-fidelity scenarios using patient manikins, trained simulation experts, and a range of simulation equipment.
The Clinical Simulation Center offers guided, clinical-based education in a safe learning environment. Participants can practice clinical skills, interprofessional collaboration, communication, and difficult patient situations without putting themselves and others (especially patients) at risk. They can also see their mistakes' consequences without causing patient harm. This improves patient safety in the clinical environment and enhances critical thinking.
Located inside the CVTC Health Education Center, the 2,213 square foot training space in Eau Claire features a large multi-purpose room, patient rooms, a control room, and a debrief room.
Part of the CVTC River Falls Campus, the Clinical Simulation Center in River Falls is 853 square feet and includes a large multi-purpose room, a patient room, a control room, and a debrief room.
Outfitted with state-of-the-art simulation equipment, the center's high-fidelity manikins use computer controls to manage and control the physiological appearances of patients undergoing health crises.
Controlled by trained simulation lab technicians, these simulators can replicate:
While these high-fidelity manikins can blink, breath, and even 'talk, these tools haven't always been this advanced. One family knows this first hand with a vintage manikin they lovingly call McTavish. Read their story here.
The center offers educational opportunities for CVTC healthcare program students, education partners in the region, and the community.
Program students at CVTC have gained valuable, real-world experience in a safe learning environment through the Clinical Simulation Centers. If you are interested in any of our healthcare programs, learn more here.
The Clinical Simulation Center is available for rent by groups looking for healthcare simulation training. Because we understand that there are differences between each healthcare organization and discipline, we can tailor a pricing contract to meet your unique needs. Please complete the inquiry form below for details.
CVTC Health Education Center
615 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
CVTC River Falls Campus
500 South Wasson Lane
River Falls, WI 54022