STAR Center Resources
Facility and Equipment

The STAR Center's 9,300 sq ft, well-equipped, state-of-the-art clinical simulation environment includes:

 

 Clinical Examination Rooms

12 clinical examination rooms
Each exam room is equipped for a typical standardized patient encounter:

  • A patient exam bed
  • Exam room clinical equipment and supplies (e.g. otoscope, ophthalmoscope, sphygmomanometer, drapes, patient gowns, etc.)
  • A sink, furniture and phones typical of a clinical setting
  • 2 digital cameras and microphones - to view the simulated patient encounters in real time and/or to record for debriefing
  • PA (overhead) announcement capability from a central monitoring area
 Simulation Rooms

4 Simulation Labs with adjacent Control Rooms
These 4 rooms simulate an Operating Room, ER/ICU and Hospital Patient Rooms.  They are used primarily to run immersive scenarios with our full-body, high-fidelity physiological mannequins.  Each room has:

  • Patient vital signs monitor
  • Monitor for EMR display
  • Lines for O2 and pressurized air; Suction
  • OR table; gurney/stretcher; OB/GYN bed; Pediatric crib or hospital bed
  • Code cart
  • Call light system
  • Sink and phone
  • Clinical equipment and supplies needed for high-fidelity medical simulations (e.g. defibrillator, ventilator, spine board, cervical collar, adult and pediatric airway management devices, syringes, catheters, IV poles, IV fluids and lines, simulated blood bags, surgical drapes, gloves, gowns, etc.)
  • Monitoring via one-way control room window and monitors
  • 2 digital cameras and microphones - to view the training sessions in real time and/or to record for debriefing
  • PA (overhead) announcement capability from the Control Room

SimLabA, simulated OR is equipped with:

  • Adjustable surgical table
  • Anesthesia machine and ventilator
  • Full-function patient physiological monitor
  • Monitor for EMR display
  • Anesthesia cart
  • Mayo table & surgical side table
  • A large stainless OR supply cabinet

SimLab B, simulated ICU/ER is equipped with:

  • Functional patient control column
  • Gurney/stretcher; OB/GYN bed; or Pediatric crib
  • Code cart
  • Patient vital signs monitor
  • Monitor for EMR display

SimLab C-East and C-West, two simulated Patient Hospital Rooms equipped with:

  • A divider between these adjoining rooms which can be removed to combine into a larger lab.
  • Hospital bed and furniture; Gurney/stretcher; OB/GYN bed; or Pediatric crib
  • Functional patient headwall
  • Patient vital signs monitor
  • Monitor for EMR display
  • Code cart
 Additional Room Equipment

In addition to clinical equipment built-into the exam and simulation rooms, these devices are available:

  • Anesthesia Machine - Datex Ohmeda Aestiva 3000
  • Ultrasound - SonoSite MicroMAXX
  • Ultrasound - Bard SiteRite 5
  • Ultrasound - BK Medical Falcon 2100
  • C-MAC Video laryngoscope
  • Ventilator - IMPACT UniVent Eagle
  • Defibrillator
 Procedure Room

Large, flexible space used primarily for procedure training is equipped with:

  • Built-in stand-height and sit-heigh counters
  • Tables/chairs for task training stations
  • Sink
  • Internet access; a screen, laptop and AV equipment for presentations; a whiteboard
  • 2 digital cameras and microphones - to view the training sessions in real time and/or record for debriefing
  • PA (overhead) announcement capability from a central monitoring area
 Central Monitoring Area

Central Monitoring Area is equipped with:

  • 12 computer stations
  • Monitors with audio headsets to observe clinical exam rooms in real time or from previous encounters recorded digitally
 Conference Rooms

2 Conference Rooms (1 large and 1 small). Capacity varies depending on configuration.  Large conference room can be divided into two separate, smaller rooms.  Live or recorded training events in the exam, procedure or simulator rooms can be viewed from both conference rooms.  Each is equipped with:

  • 2 large plasma screens
  • Internet access; Rack with computer and AV equipment to support presentations
  • Conference room tables/chairs
  • Whiteboard
 Training Room/Lounge

Training room/lounge is equipped with:

  • Internet access; Screen, laptop and AV equipment presentations
  • Whiteboard
  • Kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave
  • Table/chairs for 24
  • 2 restrooms
 STAR Center Floor Plan

View a floor plan of the STAR Center.

Contact Us

STAR Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-4600
starcenter@mcw.edu


STAR Center Location

We are located on the 2nd floor, north end of the Medical Education Building of the Medical College of Wisconsin. If you would like to take a tour or check out our facilities, please contact us at
(414) 955-4600.

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Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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