Cerro Coso Community College

Simulator Provides Real Life Experience

Simulator Provides Real Life Experience

She might look and sound like she’s in labor, but don’t let Noelle fool you. “Noelle” and her life-like baby, “Hal”, are the newest additions to the Cerro Coso Nursing Program. Together they give nursing students hands-on training for some of the most difficult situations that can arise during labor and delivery.

Designed to provide a complete birthing experience before, during, and after delivery, the maternal and neonatal birthing simulator offers reliable, realistic training for childbirth maneuvers and emergency response when time is short and teamwork is essential. The physiological modeling allows learners to monitor and manage both patients.

The addition of the birthing simulator to the Nursing Program greatly impacts patient care and will “help students learn how to treat and react to a variety of situations that can arise in labor and delivery,” said Nursing Director Annette Hodgins, “And will give them the confidence and experience they need when real life situations occur.”

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf!