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Simulation and Clinical Competency Center




The mission of the Simulation and Clinical Competency Center (SCCC) is to provide simulated learning experiences for students, faculty, and practitioners from all health professions across Lebanon and the Middle East. We use evidence-based simulation practices and cutting-edge simulation technologies to address curricula, patient, and service needs. Our purpose is to make healthcare safer by preparing competent individuals and teams capable of meeting the challenges of the real world.


SCCC aims to be the Center of Excellence for health care professional education in Lebanon and the region. SCCC focuses on faculty training and certification in simulation, inter-professional education, customized simulation experiences, and in situ simulation for safer care and team training.

Strategic Themes

  • Faculty training and certification in simulation
  • Simulation integration across AUB/AUBMC healthcare curricula and programs
  • Healthcare provider competency development for safe and quality care
  • Collaboration between academia, service and the community
  • Inter-professional education
  • Location and Floor Plan

    Located on the second floor of the Hariri School of Nursing, the SCCC occupies a total space of 290 square feet. It is composed of 5 spacious rooms which can be used for classrooms, skills training and physical assessment. One room is designated for high fidelity scenarios that include a control area and a debriefing space. In the future, stream live video broadcast will be used for observation and debriefing.

    Hours of Operation

    The SCCC is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5pm during the academic year; however, the simulation center can be booked on weekends and evenings for continuing professional development activities with special permission from the Hariri School of Nursing Director.

    Scheduling the Center

    Priority in booking the SCCC is given to educational programs for AUB nursing and medical students. To accommodate the many requests, the simulation center will receive nursing students in the morning and medical students in the afternoon. Personal practice, continuing professional education and interprofessional training can be scheduled on Mondays and by appointment.

    To schedule a course / session at the SCCC, the instructor or course director or individual learner must complete the
    facility reservation form .

    Submission of the reservation form does not guarantee that the requested session has been booked. The requested session is only considered to be booked when confirmation is expressly given by the Simulation Center Coordinator.

    Any changes to an existing request for a session at the Simulation Center (i.e., date, time, number of participants, etc.) must be submitted via the reservation link. Like original requests, changes must also be confirmed by the Simulation Center Coordinator.

    Please schedule your event for the SCCC at least two weeks in advance to allow enough time to make all appropriate arrangements to ensure your event is successful.

    Code of Conduct

    The following are binding practices for everyone using the SCCC facility (faculty, clinical teachers and students):

          -No food or drink is allowed at any time in the lab
          -No personal items are to be placed on the beds
          -No pens are allowed at the bedsides, pencil only

    • Wash hands before coming to the center – use available alcohol based hand sanitizers.
    • Sign in at all times for both practice and testing on the attendance sheet
    • Treat simulators with respect as if they were real patients- handle them gently and with care.
    • Only manikin lubricant can be used on the simulators when inserting objects (e.g. catheters).
    • Never use ink pens at the bedsides as ink permanently stains the manikins. Please use pencil or only write at the tables at the end of the bed
    • Gloves must be worn when coming in to contact with the simulators (SimMan, SimBaby and NOELLE).
    • Leave the center in the condition you found it when starting the activity (place all the chairs back at the tables, make the bed and return all equipment and supplies to the area where found).
    • Leave the center in the condition you found it when starting the activity (place all the chairs back at the tables, make the bed and return all equipment and supplies to the area where found). 
    • Treat manikins like people.
    • Sign a confidentiality agreement not to disclose any of the proceedings of a scenario outside the lab. Report any violation to faculty.

    Tour of the Simulation Center

    A tour of the simulation facility is scheduled every Monday from 12 am-1 pm. Tours are provided for AUB/ AUBMC communities interested in learning about simulation and in getting to know our facility. To schedule a tour, please call at 5964 or email the coordinator at Tours are open to the general public by special request.

    Personal Practice Sessions

    In order to encourage deliberate practice and improve competence in basic skills, the simulation lab will offer guided training sessions for all disciplines. Just sign your name to one of the sessions on intravenous initiation, urinary catheter insertion, injections, etc. (link….). The sessions will run on Monday’s morning and afternoon.

    Current List of Equipment

    Medium to high fidelity manikins

    • SimMan (Laerdal) - full body, adult manikin that allows the simulation of basic and advanced life support skills and assessment to 
      develop both individual and team skills
    • SimBaby (Laerdal) - full body, 6 month old infant manikin that allows the simulation of a wide range of skills and assessment to
      develop both individual and team skills
    • Noelle (Gaumard) - wireless maternal and neonatal birthing simulator
    • Nursing Kelly VitalSim Capable (Laerdal) - a full-body, lifelike vinyl manikin designed to teach all skills from basic patient handling to
       advanced nursing, including the measurement of noninvasive blood pressure and the auscultation and recognition of normal and
       abnormal heart, lung and bowel sounds.
    • CPR Arlene- a full-bodied manikin designed for learning lifesaving skills in CPR training. It provides feedback on how the student is
       performing (hand placement, compression depth and rate, ventilation volume and duration).

    Other procedural simulators

    • Mama Natali Birthing Simulator (Laerdal)
    • SAMII, Cardiopulmonary Simulator
    • Airway Management Trainers Infant
    • Breast Model
    • Enema Trainer
    • Empathy Belly
    • Venipuncture Arm
    • NG Tube and Tracheal Care Trainer
    • Catheterization and Enema Trainer
    • Suture Arm
    • Intradermal arms
    • Subcutaneous Injection Pads
    • Wound Care Model

    Hospital equipment

    • Defibrillator Heart Start XL with Accessories and External Paddles
    • Patient Monitor MP 40 without Thermometer Probe
    • Data Scope
    • ECG machine
    • Choleague Baxter IV pump
    • Syringe Pump
    • Diagnostic Set Complete
    • Doppler Huntleigh MD II with pulse probe

    Resources for Students
    • Pre-scenario briefing (assignments)
    • Simulation resources
    • Participant survey link

    Resources for Faculty

    • Faculty guideline
    • Simulation lab forms 
       - Equipment Removed / Borrowed from Simulation Lab
       - Request for Purchase of New Equipment 
       - Scenario Development Template 
       - Simulation Lab Competency Practice
       - Curriculum Integration plan
    • Simulation resources
    • List of Supplies for Competency Training
    • Simulation scenarios
    • Faculty survey link

    Contact Information

    Randa Farha, MPH, MSN, RN, CHSE,
    Simulation Center Coordinator
    Phone : 96-1- 350000
    Ext        : 5964/5963
    Email   :


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