As you can tell (by the lack of blogs) it’s been a very busy semester and the UNE SimLog has also been moved to wordpress.com. At any rate, here again are some of accomplishments and goals reached over the past few months:
1. The Occupational Therapy Department used the simlabs for testing. Students assessed live patients (actors) who had neurological deficiencies. We simulated the patient’s vital signs with our sim technology and recorded all the student assessments and debriefings.
2. The Nursing Program featured a hybrid type scenario where the first stage of the case was filmed and the next stages used the Laerdal MegaCode Kid and the students worked with him in an ER setting. My son Uther was the actor for the first stage of the case and then we took his clothes for the simulator to wear!
PLACES TO SEE…
3. Cynthia and I also attended the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. It was an amazing meeting with a ton of inspiring lectures, features, equipment and speakers. I have included a few pictures below.
THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT…
4. Another large project on the horizon is our expansion into Blewett 242. We plan to create another lab, front desk and office space to go with another fully functioning control room! This will allow us to be more versatile, separate simulator types, create more permanent OR and ER rooms with the METI simulators and help with the flow of students and simulations in general. Plus the new rooms have windows! Yea! I will include pictures of these spaces as we get the project underway. So look for this in the next blogs.
FUN LINK….This site is another one that is all about the latest and wackiest technology. Check it out. You may wanna bookmark it. I did!
*Thanks for tuning in again folks! Spring is coming…..right?