The Carl Peterson Clinical Education Center is located on the lower level of the Medical Plaza Office Building at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and provides practice-based, hands-on education for healthcare professionals. The center is used for orientations, in-services, simulation training, continuing education courses, leadership development classes, skills and electronic documentation training sessions. The center features classrooms, simulation labs, clinical suites and a kitchen used for catering seminars and workshops.

The simulation lab features three SimMan mannequins, a birthing simulator, plus neonate, infant and child simulators. The simulators are connected to computers and video technology that record the actions of trainees for competency validation and debriefing of learning scenarios. The simulation lab is used to give new hires and clinical staff learning opportunities in scenarios they would otherwise need to pick up “live,” to validate the skills of current staff and to provide general skills training. In addition to practicing or assessing clinical skills, simulation is a valuable tool for training on new equipment, strengthening interdisciplinary teams and building cultural competency or other important elements of patient-centered care.