Ten years ago the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy was the first college of pharmacy to purchase a high fidelity human patient simulator. Since then faculty and staff have worked hard to integrate this technology into the pharmacy curriculum and established themselves as leaders in this field.
METI Emergency Care Simulator x 2
The ECS provides an anatomically correct, feature-rich mannequin, which allows for the physical demonstration of various clinical signs including bleeding, breathing, blinking eyes and convulsions. The human physiology models at the core of the ECS provide appropriate responses to treatment interventions, including airway and oxygenation management, fluid administration, defibrillation and the administration of drugs. Together, these systems deliver a realistic and objective training ground for learners to practice and perfect patient care without risk to real patients.
METI BabySIM x 1
The Baby SIM makes it possible to prepare students for interaction with our most vulnerable patients—in a safe, realistic learning environment. Intricate details such as realistic touch and feel, clinched fists and a layer of baby fat help create an appropriate representation of a three- to six-month old infant.
BabySIM allows critical care interventions—such as infant CPR, airway management, drug administration and defibrillation, to name a few—to be practiced on the simulator, better preparing healthcare professionals for critical events involving infants.
METI PediaSIM x 1
The METI Pedia SIM recognizes the minute but crucial differences that make pediatric medicine uniquely challenging – distinctions in anatomy, reactions to drugs, types of injuries and underlying physical conditions. Just as the HPS relies on highly precise computer modeling of human physiology and pharmacology, the PediaSim operates on the basis of delicately calibrated mathematical equations that reflect those of the pediatric patient.
Amanda De Angelis
Co-Director, Human Patient Simulation Center
Instructor, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lead Information Technologist