Based in the Department of Health Sciences, a multi-disciplinary department, offering a broad range of taught and research programmes in the health and social care field, the CSU offers superb opportunities for nursing students and practitioners to develop their clinical skills safely in a realistic clinical environment.
The Clinical Simulation Unit (CSU) is a purpose-built facility located in the Seebohm Rowntree Building, at the heart of the University of York and readily accessible to external organisations. The perfect environment for students and practitioners to develop their clinical skills safely
The state-of-the-art facilities available at the CSU include:
The innovative patient models, or Sim men, breathe mechanically and make all appropriate sound effects, including coughing and vomiting – allowing students to understand, investigate and take appropriate action, over a period of time, for example, in an emergency where a patient has stopped breathing.
The CSU staff coordinate and develop clinical skills for pre-registration nursing students at York and work in collaboration with the Hull York Medical School. Many students are on Continuing Professional Development programmes (CPD) and drop-in sessions are available to support students and practitioners in developing their clinical skills. A wide variety of teaching resources are available, including beds, resuscitation mannequins, moving and handling equipment, monitoring equipment, infusion pumps, procedure simulators, related disposables and infection control equipment/
Designed to stimulate the primary senses of touch, taste, sight, sound and smell, the multi-sensory room enables the participant the time, space and opportunity to enjoy the sensory environment at their own pace. Individual programmes can be devised to assist patients across a broad spectrum of care, including learning disabilities, chronic pain, palliative care, mental health, pregnancy and dementia. It also offers students and practitioners from other branches of nursing and social care, an opportunity to focus on how a sensory environment might help the needs of their own clients.