The Lab Learning Breakdown

October 17, 2003
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GRAND RAPIDS — On the Brooks Family floor, which is the third level of the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, one finds six simulation labs, suites and assessment centers that the GVSU School for Health Professions uses to train future health care professionals.

Here is how the six are divided:

  • Nursing Assessment — two of these give nursing students a clinical environment to practice clinical skills. Rooms 307 and 309.

  • Hospital Simulation — replicates a hospital environment that includes an intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, an isolation ward and others. Room 313.

  • Standard Patient Suite — exam rooms, a monitoring room and a waiting area to teach diagnostic skills on live patients. Room 311.

  • Custer Ergonomics Lab — used to teach and research human factors and occupational health in a number of work environments. Room 353.

  • Keeler Home Health Lab — a simulated apartment that teaches students how to help patients with daily living skills. Room 371.

On the second level, the Leslie E. Tassell floor, is a pair of Saur Assessment Labs.

Here, physical therapy and physician assistant students learn to perform and practice physical examinations. Rooms 253 and 255.           

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