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User Groups

The possibilities are endless and limited only by time and the financial resources of the laboratory. As an example of potential trainees, the laboratory has already taught groups from cardiovascular research, otolaryngology, anesthesiology, nurse anesthesia, medical school, and OR nursing. Even high school science students are scheduled for courses within the lab. Most of these groups desire ongoing training and access to our facility, while a few might make a single annual visit. Those who are interested in utilizing the laboratory should call the Director to discuss the curriculum. The laboratory is designed for a maximum group size of 12, although special arrangements are made for larger groups. Alternatively, interactive sessions might be limited to 6 students. Full-scale simulation involves multiple groups or individuals who converge within the laboratory to manage a medical crisis at multiple levels.

Chemical Warfare Training

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Scrub Nurses

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Anesthesia Staff

Our current user groups are:


  • Anesthesiology Residents
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Medical Students II, III, IV
  • Nursing Staff Development
  • AirCare Nursing
  • Family Medicine
  • Radiology Nurses
  • Operating Room Nurses
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Internal Medicine
  • Corporate Medical Device Manufactures (external groups)
  • Anesthesia Technician Training
  • Wellness and Prevention Students (High School)
  • Student Nurse Anesthetists
  • Special Operations Response Team (SORT)




Quick Reference

Patient Simulation Lab
John Thomas, MD


Ashley Tonidandel, MD
Assistant Director


Michael Olympio, MD


Ian Saunders
Operations Manager


Sherry Meacham


Patient Simulation Laboratory
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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