Parry Center for Clinical Skills & SimulationFacility
The Parry Center for Clinical Skills & Simulation is a state-of-the-art learning environment that allows collaboration among students and safely simulates real-patient experiences.
Parry Center for Clinical Skills & Simulation
The Parry Center for Clinical Skills & Simulation is a state-of-the-art learning environment that allows collaboration among students and safely simulates real-patient experiences. It is located in the lower level of the Health Science Center at 1400 W. 22nd Street in Sioux Falls.
Parking is available in the ramp to the west of our building, three-hour spaces in front of the building, the lots on the east side of Grange Avenue between 18th and 22nd Streets and a lot south on Covell Avenue.
The USD Parry Center for Clinical Skills & Simulation provides innovative, simulation-based education, research and performance assessment across the continuum of education for the USD Sanford School of Medicine, USD School of Health Sciences, affiliated residency programs, and partner health care providers . The Parry Center is actively involved in health care-related, simulation-based research to provide a safer and more effective education to students.
The Parry Center will:
- Be a leader in multidisciplinary skills and patient care training through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative simulation curricula
- Expand current educational research in order to provide better training for future health care providers and to enhance quality of health care and patient safety in South Dakota
- Be a leader in health care education, simulation, research and innovation
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Medical students gain valuable experience in communication, clinical and procedural skills before encountering real patients. Carefully scripted scenarios involving simulators and standardized patients provide a laboratory for regular practice, assessment and feedback specifically tailored to each student throughout their training. Students and faculty are able to review the educational events captured through the B-Line™ digital recordings system, which provides an unparalleled opportunity for study and improved performance.
University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences
Students from nursing, physician assistant studies, occupational and physical therapy, addiction counseling and prevention, and social work programs are given opportunities to practice within discipline-specific scenarios.
Graduate Medical Education
Residents specializing in surgery, pediatrics, internal medicine and family medicine are able to practice managing critical and rarely encountered events involving complex procedures on lifelike simulators without putting real patients at risk. Ethically challenging situations may be recreated through the use of standardized patient encounters.
Sioux Falls VA Health Care System
Personnel at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System have access to the Center for training and teaching purposes of improving staff development and enhancement of health care for veterans.
Clinical faculty can use the Center for peer evaluation of clinical skills as part of credentialing, remediation and continuing medical education.
The University of South Dakota is celebrating the expansion of the Parry Center for Clinical Skills & Simulation with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony June 22 at 4 p.m.
At the University of South Dakota Nursing Center for Simulation and Interprofessional Education, located in the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building, students improve their patient assessment abilities and communication skills. They also learn the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork to deliver safe care and improve health outcomes.
A move to the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in 2016 gave the University of South Dakota Department of Physical Therapy access to a 2,300 square foot, fully equipped clinic space, including two private examination rooms, a pediatric space equipped with sensory equipment and a treatment room with a mounted Dynavision vision and reaction trainer.
Below is a list of the simulation equipment available at the Parry Center:
- AirSim Advance with nasal passage
- Arrhythmia display Interface
- Arterial puncture trainer
- Arthrocentesis model
- Avea ventilator
- Baby stap
- Bayer Clinitek 50 urine analyzer
- Breast examination
- CVC flesh IJ trainer
- CVC transparent IJ trainer
- Central line placement head neck
- Cervical dilatation
- Chester chest
- Clinical Female Pelvic Trainer Mk 3
- EZ Intraosseous drill
- Ear exam simulator
- Ethicon knot tying board
- Eye examination simulator
- GE LOGIQ X200 ultrasound
- Gaumard breast examination trainer
- Gaumard electronic LP model
- Glide scope
- IO infant trainer
- IV adult training arm
- IV Nita newborn
- Infant airway management trainer
- Knee for aspiration Mk 2
- Lap trainer - Simulab
- Life Pack 12
- Lucas CPR device
- Lumbar puncture simulator
- Lumbar puncture trainer
- Neonatal intubation trainer
- Nursing Kelly
- Prostate examination simulator
- Paracentesis ultrasound training mode
- Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Simulator
- Perineal repair trainer
- Prompt birthing simulator
- QRS spirometer
- SAM I
- SAM II
- Shoulder for joint injection
- SimJunior Advanced
- SimMan3G full body simulator
- Site Right 5 ultrasound
- Sonoscape portable ultrasound -A6
- Suture skins
- Thoracentesis and thoracostomy ultrasound model
- Trauma Limbs SimMan
- Trauma Man
- Universal ECG™ Portable PC-Based 12-Lead ECG
- Life form prostate trainer
Who can schedule time in the Parry Center?
We promote an interdisciplinary learning environment. When you arrive to do simulation, you may be teamed with learners from a variety of medical disciplines. Paramedics, LPNs, RNs, medical students, residents and practicing physicians are all welcome to contact the center for training.
How do I reserve a simulation room in the Parry Center?
Reserve a date and time by calling 605-357-1333 or emailing email@example.com. If you would like to schedule an activity, download and complete the scheduling checklist form and submit it to the Parry Center.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for our scheduling policy.
If I am scheduled to be at the Parry Center at a certain time, is there any reason for me to arrive early?
Five minutes ahead of schedule should be sufficient. If you have never visited the Parry Center, you will be asked to fill out a user confidentiality agreement.
Standardized patients, also known as SP, are used in several ways in the education of health professionals. The role of an SP is to accurately and consistently portray the medical background, physical condition and emotional state of a patient.
As a standardized patient, you may be interviewed and/or examined by medical students, resident physicians or other allied health students (e.g., physician assistant, nursing, etc.). Students practice effective interpersonal and examinations skills to learn how to better communicate with patients. These first experiences with standardized patients are in a safe environment in which they can learn from.
Their role is crucial to our program's goals to prepare our future health professionals with the clinical and communication skills necessary to provide excellent medical care. Their commitment to our center is important to our program and to our students.