Simulation Education

Health care simulation aims to mimic interactions with patients and care teams for the purpose of training and education. Clinicians serving as faculty for simulation events aid with learning and assessment processes by providing expert knowledge and ensuring that learning objectives are met.

To represent patients we use realistic manikins - task trainers that simulate specific functions - and real actors - who are referred to as Standardized Participants. The environment of our patient care units is exactly as it would be in the hospital, including the patient care equipment and technology.  This detailed replication allows for full immersion into the simulation, setting such training apart from simple demonstration and practice learning.

Principles of Simulation Education

Simulation education offers learners the opportunity for improvement in many key areas by visually seeing a procedure completed, practicing the procedure in a safe environment, acquiring a reliable skill set, and then mastering the skill through consistent practice.

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Simulation education is a customized experience for the individual, allowing them to safely make mistakes and witness the outcomes.  Debriefing sessions help the learner reflect on choices and emotion. Video footage captured from the simulation allows more in-depth analysis and gives the learner the opportunity to visually witness areas of improvement.

Instructor Course 

The level of simulation, education, and innovation that Jump has cultivated requires training to ensure consistency, accessibility, and standardization of facilitation. Jump offers various levels of instructor development courses, including introductory and advanced instructor courses, and curriculum workshops.

Our goal is to help instructors improve their ability to:

  • Discuss the role of simulation in learning and performance improvement
  • Understand the function of feedback and debriefing in learning and performance improvement
  • Construct simulation-based scenarios based on appropriate learning objectives

To learn more about our instructor courses, look at our events page.

Cadaver Workshops

The anatomical skills lab is equipped for cadaver workshops, allowing for hands-on cadaver dissections/surgical procedures. Corporations can rent our facilities to demonstrate procedures and new tools for training health care professionals.

Learn more about our anatomical skills lab and planning for your event.

Emergency Medical Services

Peoria Area EMS is providing FREE training programs designed to prepare individuals with the skills necessary to begin assessing and caring for patients at the scene of injury or illness. Classes are held on the first Wednesday of every month at Jump.

Fulfill your Continuing Education requirements, refresh or broaden your knowledge and skills, and keep current with new medical information.

Get more information about the EMS classes.

Facilities & Equipment

Our world-class simulation facilities and equipment allow for a fully immersive learning experience.

Get more information about our facilities.

Jump Simulation Facilitator and Learner Checklists

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