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The Gordon E. Inman Center 

The School of Nursing is housed in the Gordon E. Inman Center, built in 2006.  The nursing labs feature over 30 state-of-the-art simulation manikins who breathe, respond to touch and other stimuli and provide a life-like patient care environment.  As part of the Healthcare Simulation Center at Belmont University, this technology provides students with the opportunity to practice medical care repetitively in a laboratory environment before encountering patients in clinical settings, greatly enhancing student confidence and patient safety. Belmont's Simulation Center is a Laerdal Center for Educational Excellence.

Activities of Daily Living Laboratory
An Activities of Daily Living lab (ADL) is an embedded apartment in the Inman building which allows students to observe home activities and evaluate if a home is safe, especially for senior living safety issues. The lab has two kitchens and bathrooms – a standard model and the other with universal design features – as well as a bedroom, living room and dining areas for research and student learning activities.

Acute Care Nursing Laboratory 
An acute care laboratory (ACL) simulates a surgical operating room and intensive care unit with interactive manikins that respond with bleeding, bruising, swelling and other patho-physiological reactions, and patient monitors that measure oxygen saturation, heart rate, blood pressure, ECG patterns, respiration and other symptoms.  Patient stations also include Alaris pumps used in hospital settings to deliver fluids, medications, blood and blood products, and access to cardiac monitors.  In this lab, students learn sterile technique and O.R. protocol, and practice with equipment and technology found in critical care units.  The ACL is equipped with technology to create complex disaster scenarios with multiple casualties providing students the opportunity to practice emergency patient assessment and care.

Adult Health Nursing Laboratories
Two adult health and assessment labs each feature 8 patient stations equipped with manikins that can be programmed with custom scenarios to simulate vital signs, including pulse, heart sounds, EKG tracing and breathing, and allow for virtual IVs.  The stations also include computerized charting at the bedside and fully functioning headwalls with suction and compressed air to simulate oxygen.   Also included in the laboratories is state-of-the-art patient lifting equipment to train students on safe patient handling and movement.  Each lab also has an electronic medical administration system to prepare students to use this technology for distributing prescription drugs in future practice.

Maternal Child and Pediatric Nursing Laboratory
Birthing simulation manikins, designed to provide a complete birthing experience before, during and after delivery, are featured in this laboratory.  The manikins allow students to listen to fetal heart tones, monitor the dilation of the cervix, deliver the baby and ultimately provide care for the newborn.  The laboratory also provides multiple interactive manikins that simulate child patients of all ages, from infants to adolescents.   This lab features equipment, technology and patient simulators that parallel the school’s adult health laboratories but are designed specifically to train and instruct students in the unique care required for children.

School of Nursing
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