SIM109 – Sim Equipment, Supplies-Separation

SIM109 Sim Equipment, Supplies-Separation

No./Title: SIM109 – Sim Equipment, Supplies- Separation

Resp. Office: CHIPS Approval Body: CASA

Effective Date: 01/15/2019

Category: Simulation

Last Review: 06/07/2022

Next Review: 06/07/2025

Contact: Executive Director CHIPS

 901.448.4530

Related Policies:

SIM 114 – Sim Equipment, Supplies- Storage SIM 115 – Sim Equipment, Supplies- Loan

SIM 108 – Sim Equipment, Supplies- Maintenance SIM 107 – Sim Physical and Psychological Safety


  1. No supplies or equipment in CHIPS will be used for diagnostic purposes or actual patient care.
  2. Every attempt will be made to ensure that supplies and equipment used for simulation purposes do not enter the actual patient care environment.


  1. Equipment in CHIPS does not undergo the same degree of maintenance, calibration, and upgrading as is required in the actual patient care environment. CHIPS equipment should not be used for actual patient care and any diagnostic results delivered from this equipment should be interpreted with a low degree of confidence.
  2. All simulation supplies/equipment will be labeled as “For simulation only.”
  3. Items procured or donated to the center will be processed by a member of the CHIPS Operations team during which time they will be labeled as “For simulation only.”
  4. The prebrief for all simulation activity in the center will include a statement to inform learners that all equipment and supplies, though they may be real, are “for simulation use only.”
  5. At the completion of any simulation activity, learners will be reminded to check their pockets and leave any supplies from the simulation in the center to avoid simulated items entering patient care areas.


Effective: January 15, 2019, Committee on Academic and Student Affairs (CASA) Approved: January 15, 2019, Chancellor

Approved: June 7, 2022, CASA

Approved: June 16, 2022, Chief Academic Officer

SIM109 – Sim Equipment, Supplies-Separation
Version: 2 // Effective: 01/15/2019
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