The Clinical Skills Center has a fully equipped Simulation Lab. The main features of the lab are our high and mid-fidelity patient simulators. These manikins simulate bleeding, breathing, and speaking and are equipped with audible heart, lung, and bowel sounds.

The simulators can be pre-programmed to mimic a wide variety of conditions and are applicable to a wide variety of disciplines, including Anesthesia, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine. Our manikins include adult, pediatric, obstetric, neonatal, and procedural nursing manikin models.


Contact Us

To schedule a manikin session or use the simulation lab or equipment, please email us.

Elizabeth Young, M.Ed.
Simulation Program Manager
Email: Elizabeth.Young@lsuhs.edu

Tamika Jacob
Simulation Technician
Email: Tamika.Jacob@lsuhs.edu


iStan is our adult wireless patient simulator.  His advanced physiology and functionality combined with the capacity to create an array of patient scenarios allows for unlimited training possibilities.


Lucina Fidelis

Lucina Fidelis is our wireless obstetric simulator used for maternal/fetal training.  Her abilities span all stages of pregnancy from prepartum to delivery to postpartum.  She not only allows for training of normal deliveries but also emergency care scenarios such as breech, shoulder dystocia and postpartum hemorrhage.  Lucina responds automatically to obstetric maneuvers and clinical interventions.  


Pedi, modeled after a 6-year-old child, is our pediatric simulator and is used for training in pediatric critical care emergencies.  Since children and adults don't necessarily respond the same to medications, treatments, and procedures, Pedi is programmed to appropriately replicate the physiologic parameters and medical responses of a young child.  He is a valuable resource in pediatric critical care training.  

Newborn Hal

Baby Hal is our 40-week tetherless newborn simulator.  He is conveniently located with Lucina in the obstetric suite, allowing for patient "hand-off" scenarios involving Lucina's labor and delivery features and the emergent neonatal scenarios of baby Hal.  Although Hal is the smallest of our high fidelity simulators his features and abilities are certainly comparable.

High Fidelity Simulation hospital room

The Clinical Skills Center has been approved by the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) as Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) and Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) Test Centers. The Testing Centers are located on the 3rd floor of the Center for Medical Education.

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