Regional Simulation Laboratory

The Regional Simulation Laboratory (Sim Lab) was established in 2005 through a grant from the Healthcare Division of the Duke Endowment. The Sim Lab features six adult mannequins (SimMan™, SimMan™ Essential), three infant mannequins (SimBaby™) and SimMom™ manufactured by Laerdal Medical Corporation. The Sim Lab is also home to one Noelle Birthing Mannequin™ manufactured by Gaumard and one PediaSim ECS™ manufactured by CAE. With the click of a mouse or a touch of a computer key, each of these high fidelity mannequins are capable of changing vital signs, clinical parameters, even giving birth! From the simple to the complex, scenarios may be "run on the fly" or developed to meet each level of the learner's needs. The mannequins are portable and may be transported to a variety of clinical settings, which aids in the realistic training environment. The Regional Simulation Lab is also the home of the mobile Sim Lab, which provides simulated educational opportunities to providers in their local areas. 

Mission Statement
The Regional Simulation Laboratory is dedicated to improving the quality and education of health care in western North Carolina through the use of simulation by providing a safe learning environment for the acquisition of knowledge and skills.


Please contact Alesia Carpenter, MSN, APRN-BC, CS, CDE, Regional Simulation Laboratory Coordinator at or (828) 777-1379 to schedule lab time or check out mannequins.