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College of Nursing and Health Innovation | The University of Texas at ArlingtonCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation | The University of Texas at Arlington


Touching Lives. Transforming Health Care.

About the Smart Hospital

Smart Hospital

The Smart Hospital is an inclusive Educational and Research entity with a 13,000 square foot Smart Hospital location and a 13,000 square foot Smart Lab location, both conveniently located on The University of Texas at Arlington campus.

The Smart Hospital is a simulation hospital with more than 60 patient simulators and 40 standardized patients (specially trained actors) that serve as simulated patients.

The Smart Hospital facility configuration contains:

  • a 7-bed Emergency Service Unit
  • a 4-bed adult Intensive Care Unit
  • a 4-bed adult Medical-Surgical Unit
  • 2 Labor and Delivery Mother and Infant Suites
  • 2-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • 3-bed Pediatric Care Unit
  • 1-bed Team Training Unit to support in-hospital rescue, stabilization and resuscitation skill competency
  • 1 Evidence Based Practice Room
  • 4 debriefing rooms
  • All learning stations have full audio-visual with additional recording capabilities

The Smart Lab facility configuration contains:

  • 14 individual private hospital rooms
  • 1 Individual private hospital room with a Team Training Environment
  • 5 out patient examination rooms
  • 4 assessment training rooms
  • 3 multi-space Hand Hygiene Training areas
  • 1 large multi use room

The Smart Hospital facilities include state of the science hospital furnishings (beds, headwalls, nurse stations, and call systems) and equipment (Pyxis™ medication and supply stations with supporting inventory system software, Alaris™ IV pumps, ventilators, a large inventory of task trainers and devices to aide in patient positioning and transfer.  These support the Smart Hospital’s mission by providing a real-hospital learning environment. Advanced virtual simulation applications are ready for the students’ hands-on skills practices in our multi-station computer lab.