A simulated patient on the floor.

Stephen J. Cloobeck Regional Center for Disaster Life Support

We provide educational courses to students, healthcare providers, first responders, law enforcement, and other community members on how to prepare and successfully manage a public health emergency or mass casualty disaster.

Facilities & Training

The Stephen J. Cloobeck Regional Center for Disaster Life Support will be certified by the National Disaster Life Support Foundation. Centers across the country were created in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack to provide education, training, research, and response related to disaster medicine and public health preparedness.


Shelley Berkley looks over a simulated patient.


A lecture hall at Touro Nevada.

Our facility houses 18,000 square feet of training space to receive crucial disaster and life support training in a private space, plus:


Two people near a manikin.
A simulated patient on a hospital bed.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Standardized Patient is a person who is trained to portray a patient in a medical scenario by acting out symptoms, characteristics, and concerns of a real patient. The standardized patient is given a case based on a real patient and is interviewed or examined by you as if you were in a doctor's office or clinic. We use standardized patients as a tool to teach and evaluate you. 

Yes, the students are told they will be working with standardized patients, however, they will behave as if they are working with a real patient. 

Moulage is a special effect technique used in training to replicate injuries. We utilize moulage to help our students learn how to properly respond during emergency medical situations. 

Contact Us

Stephen J. Cloobeck Regional Center for Disaster Life Support

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM-3:00 PM