Jodi Goldberg of Fox 5 News (and an LIU Post alum) came to Long Island University to report the new state-of-the-art Interprofessional Simulation Center, which celebrated its ribbon cutting and grand opening during Homecoming weekend.

The Center is a critical part of the University’s experiential approach to educating the next generation of health-care professionals.  Modeled after the state-of-the-art simulation lab facilities in LIU Brooklyn’s Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing, the lab promotes collaboration among future nurses and health professionals, preparing them for roles in an increasingly complex and interdisciplinary health care environment. The center simulates real-world situations, using advanced simulation equipment.  The participants learn proper interventions, refine interprofessional skills, and increase confidence in their abilities.

Goldberg spoke with Stacy Gropack, Dean of School of Health Professions and Nursing at LIU, Assistant Dean Paul Dominguez, and three LIU Post students.

The Interprofessional Simulation Center replicates a hospital setting, complete with mannequins that simulate patients on which students can safely practice clinical skills, such as taking vitals, checking blood pressure, and moving and washing patients.

“The ‘sim man,’ which is our most advanced, can do everything from give blood to have a heart attack, to simulate a seizure,” Stacy Jaffee Gropack told Fox 5.