The Faculty of Health Studies of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen has a modern simulation centre - a special classroom equipped with an ambulance simulator, which is almost a true copy of a real ambulance, and a skiagrafic device for displaying body tissues. Within the Czech Republic, the exceptional equipment of the simulation centre at 19 Kollarova Street makes an important contribution to improving the quality of teaching of faculty students.
The ambulance simulator is almost a true copy of an actual ambulance. The equipment corresponds to real equipment used by rescuers in the field. But in addition, the simulator has internal cameras that can actually scan the area inside the ambulance. Students practicing the work of paramedics inside the simulator can be watched by their classmates on a display, or recollection can be used.
The ambulance simulator is primarily used by paramedic students. For training in both the short and long term, the simulator is preferable to training in a real ambulance, as there is no need for the maintenance of the car part, no need for a trained driver and no need for the provision and coverage of a parking space.
The room in Kollarova Street serves as a simulation center for the faculty. Alongside the ambulance, the classroom also houses a skiagraf simulator, a device for displaying both hard and soft human tissues. It is a full-function skiagraph apparatus for direct digitisation with an X-ray on an overhead hinge, which includes a floating desk, a vertigraph, i.e. a standing stand, a 35x43 cm detector and a workstation with computer and monitor. Skiagraf is designed especially for students in the field of Radiological Assistant, the aim of instruction on the apparatus is to develop the practical skills of students to perform design techniques in patient investigation.