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Salisbury University
A Maryland University of National Distinction

Richard A. Henson Medical Simulation Center

Richard A. Henson Medical Simulation Center

Simulation Center Staff

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Catherine Pearce

Catherine Pearce, MS
Simulation Coordinator

 Deanna Schloemer
Deanna Schloemer, BS, RN
Simulation Coordinator

Continuing Education Classes

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Browse and register for our Continuing Education Classes:
AHA Basic Life Support
AHA First Aid
AHA Bloodborne Pathogens
AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Class Catalog & Registration

Events & Galleries

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Simulation Center Video
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Produced by Salisbury University student Jeanette Lebarron (1:32)


What is Simulation?

Simulation experiences typically involve high-fidelity medical mannequins which can be remotely controlled to enact planned scenarios replicating various clinical events. The simulation experiences are video-recorded (typically with multiple cameras) for later review by instructor and students. Alternatively, ‘standardized patients’ (trained actors) may interact with student clinicians and portray various illnesses (e.g. mental health symptoms). The interactions between student and ‘standardized patient’ are filmed for review and feedback.

RN and RT Students

RN Students

Services Provided

In addition to serving the educational needs of Salisbury University students, the Richard A. Henson Medical Simulation Center provides hands-on training to a wide range of local healthcare professionals. Recent participants have included graduate students from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, healthcare providers from Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and participants of community organizations in Salisbury, Maryland. 

The simulation staff ensures that each clinical simulation meets the learning objectives of its participants, providing quality simulation design, technical support, instruction and training. We also offer consultation services related to integrating simulation into healthcare curricula, designing scenarios, and developing technology specific to the use of simulation in a variety of health professions.

SU's Department of Nursing:
Nursing Care of Adults I
Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents
Maternal Newborn Nursing
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Nursing of Childbearing and Childrearing Families
Critical Care: A Multiprofessional Approach

SU's Department of Health Sciences - Respiratory Therapy:
Advanced Respiratory Care
Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
Diagnostics Specialization
Critical Care: A Multiprofessional Approach

SU's Department of Health Sciences - Applied Health Physiology Master's Program:
Exercise Metabolism
Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Special Populations Interventions
Applied Cardiopulmonary Physiology

Eastern Shore Faculty Academy and Mentorship Initiative (ES-FAMI)

University of Maryland Eastern Shore:
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Community Organizations:
Eastern Shore Collaborative for Interprofessional Education of Health Care Professionals (ESCIPE)
Bay Shore Services
Worchester Technical High School
Leadership Maryland
The Women's Circle of Salisbury University
Peninsula Regional Medical Center Pediatric Providers
School Nurses of Wicomico County, Maryland

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