The Pediatric Learning and Understanding through Simulation Education Center, or PULSE Center at Arkansas Children's hospital offers a multi-professional, clinical environment that delivers high quality, state-of-the-art education and training through medical simulation, innovative teaching and assessment and use of both robotic and human standardized patients.
The facility, renovated at low cost from a former doctor's clinic, includes replica exam, treatment, surgical and support spaces. These are coupled with remote faculty observation space. The facility is used to facilitate realistic, objective, repeatable instructional and testing environments for nursing & medical students. It is also used to create challenging real-life multi-person scenarios to expose students to unexpected situations.