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Simulation Center Classes

Lake Area Tech’s Corporate Ed division partners with the LATC Simulation Center faculty to offer simulation-based course offerings. It is the goal of the Simulation Center to integrate the latest in simulated technology and methods of delivering quality education to meet regional healthcare needs. The Simulation Center is managed by staff and committee members. (Click then scroll to Simulation Center).

Lake Area Tech’s Simulation Center, located in the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Center of Learning on the campus of Lake Area Tech, is a modern learning center that includes mock patient rooms, manikins, and simulation equipment. A variety of healthcare scenarios can be ‘simulated,’ allowing students/participants to safely practice hands-on, healthcare techniques on manikins that are programmed to present with realistic patient responses. Programs at Lake Area Tech that utilize the Simulation Center include Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Med/Fire Rescue, Med Lab Tech and Nursing. Simulation centers provide students/participants the opportunity to learn and practice in a realistic and controlled environment.

LATC Simulation Center Mission

To provide healthcare students and professionals the opportunity to develop skills required for their professions using simulation-based learning, allowing them to apply those skills in real-life patient scenarios in order to contribute to high quality patient care.

LATC Simulation Center Vision

To be the leading simulation program in the region which prepares healthcare students and community partners to provide excellence in patient care.

Simulation Center Courses

To provide high-quality simulation experiences, the simulation lab at LATC follows the:
° Healthcare Simulationist Code of Ethics
° Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice

Simulations Include
(but are not limited to):

• Burn Care
• Chronic Heart Failure Care
• Clinic Assessment
• Code Blue Training
• Covid-19
• Hospice Care
• Long-Term Care
• Obstetric Care
• Overdose
• Pediatric/Newborn Assessment
• Pneumonia Care
• Sepsis Care

Skills Include
(but are not limited to):

• Central Line Care
• Defibrillation
• Foley Cath Insertion
• Head to Toe Assessment
• Injections
• IV Starts & Tubing Maintenance
• Nasogastric Tube Insertion
• Tracheostomy Care
• Tube Feeding Care
• Port-a-Cath

The list of simulation-based course topics can be tailored to meet the needs of healthcare professionals. For more information on facility availability or simulation topics, please contact: heidi.wirtjes@lakeareatech.edu.

Lake Area Tech Corporate Education

Terri Cordrey, Director of Corporate Education 
Shane Swenson, Director of Outreach
605-882-5284 ext. 320