Costing Out Sim 2: Costing out Teaching a Skill
The assignment is to cost out how much an IV training lab would cost.
Operational tasks are many:
Scheduling of the sim specialist, standardized patients, and faculty are required. Plus, getting the scenarios to the students. If written assignments are also given then getting and grading those will need to be considered.
Below are the costs of just the lab and do not include the above mentioned issues.
Supply costs are also numerous:
From "Pocket Nurse"
Hand and arm IV start practice trainer kits
Item Number: 11-81-0140N
Price $461.18 X 5 = $2305.90
IV Start Kit
Item Number: 06-54-3864N
Unit Price: $2.09 X 20 = $40.18
Item Number: 03-78-8303N
Unit Price: $5.37 X 5 = $26.85
Item Number: 33-82-2511N
Unit Price: $2.99 X 20 = $59.80
Baxter IV Extensions
Item Number: 06-82-8504N
Unit Price: $6.32 X 10 = $63.20
3ml Syringes – box 100 – need half
Item Number: 06-82-200N
Unit Price: $7.89 X .5 = $3.95
Total = $2698.98 for supplies
Standardized patients = 2 hours X 5 SPs X $15/hour = $150
Instructor to write scenario = $400
Instructor for lab = 2 hours X $50/hour = $100
Sim Specialist = 2 hours X $30/hour = $60
Personnel costs = $710
Personnel + Supplies = $3408.98
After that initial group, the $400 for sim scenario creation should be removed, so then $3008.98 for two hours of training of ten students with one instructor.
These prices were from Pocket Nurse on March 16th, 2016
Cost of sim lab operations, hazardous waste removal, durable medical supplies (such as beds, side tables, etc.) were not included in this estimate but would need to be considered.
Other considerations according to "Health Simulation" Top 5 Questions are:
- Who will be providing the educator for the training?
- AV equipment wear + tear
- Manikin equipment wear & tear + warranty costs
- Medical equipment wear & tear + warranty costs
- Administrative fees (scheduling, legal contract development, parking, lunch)
- Facilities maintenance costs (or square footage costs)
- Facilities operational costs (water, power, etc.)
- Marketing costs to advertise your program
Link to this list and other info is: http://healthysimulation.com/2153/top-5-questions-i-am-asked-about-managing-a-medical-simulation-program/
Simulation Center Cost Estimates
(More detailed including building costs)
Construction costs (Sim and Skills Lab) 5500 sq ft X $300/ft
Construction costs (Offices) 6 X 120 sq ft X $300/ft
Construction costs (Debriefing rooms) 3 X 750 sq ft X $300/ft
SimMan 3G Manikin
Lab Furnishings (beds, bedside tables, storage carts, chairs)
Office, debriefing and Reception Furniture
Control room equipment with sound/video
Flat screen tvs and IVC and wiring/install