Inside the CICP

Each USAHS campus has its own Center for Innovative Clinical Practice (CICP). Our CICPs are immersive learning laboratories that simulate a variety of clinical spaces and home settings—down to the smallest details. You will get hands-on practice with real equipment and realistic clinical environments. The Centers are standardized across USAHS, so that each student has access to the same equipment and types of experiences.

Cutting-Edge Simulation Equipment

Every CICP features these state-of-the-art facilities:

  • An inpatient ward with real hospital equipment and 8 to 16 hospital beds
  • A complex simulation room with an advanced care hospital bed, which can be adapted for a variety of other clinical, home, and work settings
  • A 30-seat observation and debriefing room, which also can be converted to a clinical or home setting
  • Patient consulting/assessment rooms that simulate outpatient clinical office settings
  • An activities of daily living (ADL) area with a fully operational kitchen, bedroom, dining area, closet, bathroom, and living space
  • An ECA EF-X2 PRM driving simulator constructed from actual car parts, including a six-speed transmission and a force-feedback steering wheel
  • A Fusion3 F400 3D printer, which prints objects up to 14” × 14” × 12.6” in size and offers a full view of objects as they print
  • A BTE PrimusRS, an excellent rehabilitation and exercise machine for use by physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training clients
  • Coming to each campus in late Fall 2018 are anatomage tables, which are anatomy visualization tables that offer fully segmented real 3D human anatomy via a fully interactive touchscreen experience.

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Leading A/V Platform and Other Tech

Each of our CICPs is also equipped with the leading clinical simulation management operating platform, SIMULATIONiQ by Education Management Solutions, which enables high-definition audiovisual (A/V) capture. With SIMULATIONiQ, faculty create scenarios and case studies that can be stored, shared, and adapted across the university. Simulations can be broadcast live to other classrooms, recorded for later debriefing and analysis, and incorporated into USAHS online and flex courses.

In addition, many USAHS classes incorporate electronic health record (EHR) software into the curriculum in order to prepare students for electronic documentation in clinical and medical patient settings.