NINA1 is a room immersed in the neonatal intensive care unit used to perform neonatal simulations. A real neonatal island has been recreated with: bed, pulmonary ventilator, video laryngoscope (instrument for intubation), patient monitor with simulated patient clinical parameters, high fidelity simulator, SimNewB (by Laerdal) and various common clinical tools employment in the department. The simulations are recorded audio / video through six cameras (3 digital and 3 analog) and an environmental microphone.

NINA1 is equipped with a control room, located next to the neonatal island and separated by anti-reflective glass. The control room makes it possible to see the simulation in real time, manipulate the physiological parameters of the simulator, communicate with the simulation room, record the simulation audio / video thanks to the cameras present in the simulation room.

The control room is also connected to a classroom used for debriefing (the Auletta), which is recorded audio / video by the direction itself. The debriefing, carried out immediately after the simulation, offers the opportunity to create a constructive point of comparison between the instructor and the simulation team for the identification and improvement of critical aspects that emerged during the simulation.

Delivery Room

The module used for maternal and child simulations is located in a real delivery room with a birth room, in which the clinical staff involved during childbirth can best deal with the simulated clinical reality using the clinical instruments present in the room and a neonatal island that involve the doctors of the infant department during the simulation of first assistance to the newborn.

It can host an advanced birth simulator, SimMom (Laerdal), and a high-fidelity neonatal simulator, SimNewB (Laerdal). In this way it is possible to carry out a complete simulation that concerns both the birth and the first assistance to the newborn, inserted in a structure that facilitates the involvement in the simulation, but at the same time, thanks to the presence of three cameras, an environmental microphone and a loudspeaker, provides the possibility of being observed and guided at a distance.


It is the direction of the delivery room. Thanks to the 6 screens it is equipped with, divided into two stations (parturient bed and neonatal island), it allows professional medical figures of different specializations (gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, anesthesiology, nursing) to supervise the evolution of the simulation and alter the physiological parameters of both mannequins with the aim of staging a specific clinical condition.

The presence of the cameras is not solely aimed at real-time observation of the simulation, but also at the recording of the entire session for a subsequent display during the debriefing phase. The debriefing, realized immediately after the simulation, offers the opportunity to create a constructive point of comparison between instructor (trainer) and team in simulation for the identification and improvement of critical aspects emerged during the simulation.


It is a classroom located in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The technological equipment of this classroom allows us to: carry out internal courses or lessons thanks to the presence of a projector and carry out the debriefing conducted immediately after the simulations carried out in the intensive care module. The room is equipped with 3 analogue cameras, an environmental microphone and a loudspeaker that connects this module to the NINA1 director.


The Nina Center has a room, located on the second floor of the clinic, where it is possible to hold preparation courses for students, internal and external staff.

The use of the technology deployed in this room allows us to exploit it for numerous applications: it allows us to carry out courses for students and structured staff both inside and outside the hospital, for example it is used for the realization of the “Train The Trainer” path; in this room it is possible to observe the simulations carried out in the two rooms used (NINA1 and Delivery Room); makes it possible to record audio and video of the room, both to have a course history, and to save the debriefing phase, during which the instructor discusses with the learner following the simulation, created in one of the rooms used; the cameras and the microphone set up in that room are connected to a director.

In the control room there is a computer equipped with software for viewing, editing and recording video footage taken with the three cameras and the environmental microphone in the classroom.


The NINA Center represents a laboratory of ideas whose focal point of coordination is represented by the NINA3 module. It consists of two rooms: the laboratory and the conference room. In the conference room meetings are held within the team, carried out periodically for the management and coordination in research projects and video conferences.