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H-E-B Clinical Skills Center

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The H-E-B Clinical Skills Center is a modern facility designed for the teaching and assessment of clinical skills throughout the healthcare education continuum. Click here for a floor plan.

  • Twenty (20) clinical exam rooms and four (4) larger simulation rooms are equipped to utilize standardized patient (SP), manikin, and task trainer teaching and assessment.
  • Two (2) student classrooms are available for briefing and debriefing students.
  • The SPs gather in a classroom for meetings and training where they have their own restrooms, lockers, and other amenities.
  • Overhead paging linked to the digital audio/video system allows for precise timing of examinations as well as functioning as the recording cue for the exam room cameras.

The design of the H-E-B Clinical Skills Center is highly specialized in that there are two parallel corridors:

  • Outer corridor for student access to the exam rooms.
  • Inner corridor for SPs to access exam rooms and where faculty can view the student/SP interaction via a one-way mirror.

The H-E-B Clinical Skills Center utilizes various technology and equipment to capture student activities:

  • Student / SP encounters are digitally recorded with a state-of-the-art Web based system.
  • Two pan-tilt-zoom cameras in the exam rooms allow for optimal recording.
  • A software program designed specifically with clinical skills testing in mind.
  • Both the SP and the student are provided with computers to fill out questionnaires tailored to evaluate the student's familiarity with the material being assessed.
  • Remote video viewing is available to students and faculty when requested and appropriate
  • All cameras paging functions are managed from a central control room.
  • The digital audio / video system, paging system, and clinical skills testing software were built by Education Management Solutions.