If you stop by the simulation labs in Blewett 242, chances are you will see blue. This fall many nursing students are passing through our doors.
Our Fundamentals of Nursing students will come to the simulation labs four times over this fall semester. During their first session, they are oriented to SimMan and each student has the opportunity to listen for lung and heart sounds, feel pulses and discover how simulation will enhance their clinical learning. During other sessions they will be practicing the basic assessment skills that they are learning in the nursing skills lab.
Our second year Medical Surgical Nursing students are preparing for their preceptorship which begins after Thanksgiving. They have returned to the simulation labs to hone their skills by being presented with complex patients. They are happy to have the opportunity to encounter clinical situations that test their clinical and communication skills. These sessions demonstrate to the students how far they have come and they often comment that having these experiences boosts their confidence.
Todd Dadaleares, Chief Simulation Specialist at Maine Medical Center, invited his UNE colleagues to the Family and Friends Open House at the new Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation. The new center is stunning and we were all most pleased to be given a personalized tour by Todd.
Ryan has had a busy fall becoming familiar with every aspect of CSP and has taken advantage of a couple of training opportunities. He recently returned from Boston where he spent five days at Harvard’s Institute for Medical Simulation’s Comprehensive Instructor Course with a technology track focus. He also attended a variety of workshop sessions at the New England Simulation Users Network (SUN) meeting sponsored by Laerdal.
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