It has been a busy summer here. A few of the highlights below.
The Nurse Anesthesia Program students had the opportunity to assimilate the concepts and theories related to crisis resource management and gain an understanding of the thought processes and approaches to managing crisis situations in anesthesia during their July summer sim sessions. Each student had the opportunity to experience and manage a crisis situation that could occur in the operating room setting.
This summer Blewett 241, 242 and 107 have been a construction site as Blewett Hall has undergone a facelift. New windows have been installed and today, this massive project is nearly complete. Despite the construction activity, we were able to conduct our business with little interruption and appreciate the positive impact that our new energy efficient windows will have on our environment.
Ryan and Cynthia welcomed special visitors from India, Dr. M.S. Moodithaya and Dr. S.Y. Kulkarni, for a tour of the Clinical Simulation Program simulation labs. Professor Kaushik (KASH) Dutta has developed a relationship between these delegates from Nitte University and UNE and is exploring potential partnerships in multiple areas.
Ryan has been busy this summer learning and tweaking the many systems that he is responsible for. One project of note was upgrading the audio video system in our Blewett 107 debriefing classroom.
Our simulation family welcomes a visiting simulator “Bodyless Bob.” He is the first of many dental simulators that will be acquired as part of a dental education program sponsored by UNE and generously supported by TD Bank, The Betterment Fund and Bangor Savings Bank. The program is aimed at helping young people learn about dental careers.
Pediatric Hal went on a summer vacation, of sorts. We sent him to Florida for repairs and we welcome him back along with returning faculty and students. We are all anticipating another busy fall here in the clinical simulation labs and look forward to collaborating with our creative faculty to develop new and exciting simulation experiences for our health professions students. Welcome back all!