Simulation Technologies And Training Center
Greenville Technical College's STAT (Simulation Technologies and Training) Center provides our health and nursing students with life-sized human patient simulators that respond to medications, treatments, and oxygen or a lack of it. They react as humans would, but if the student makes a mistake, the patient isn't harmed. The facility also includes eight lifelike environments including an outdoor scene, indoor scene, emergency room, labor and delivery area, neonatal resuscitation, standard patient room, operating room, and specialty room such as ICU or pediatric ICU.
Greenville Tech’s use of the simulators goes beyond just nursing and paramedic training to all health programs. Radiologic technology students, for example, learn how to handle situations that might occur while giving patients x-rays. Dental students learn what to do if a patient should unexpectedly experience an allergic reaction, heart attack or seizure while in the dental chair.
Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) has worked with a $5 million grant from the State of South Carolina to improve healthcare by establishing a center of economic excellence in clinical effectiveness and patient safety, including a statewide network of simulation centers. The first of those centers -- the Greenville HealthCare Simulation Center -- is a partnership between Greenville Hospital System and Greenville Technical College. Greenville Tech's STAT Center is considered a satellite location for HSSC, developing the skills of future nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals.