The month of May marked the end of our 2010-2011 calendar year and we have had a busy year. The simulation labs were utilized for many learning opportunities. In this supportive atmosphere, students and faculty were able to focus on both discipline specific skill development and interdisciplinary professional competencies. We have seen two thousand two hundred and forty-nine learners experiencing a variety of simulation activities during six hundred and seventy-six lab hours.
Students from most all of our health professions departments spent time with us in April and May, including: Physical Therapy students and Nursing students, highlighted below.
Physical Therapy students were welcomed back in to the simulation labs this spring. As part of their Physical Therapy Management of Adults with Disorders of the Neuromuscular System class, the students had the opportunity to conduct a physical therapy treatment session for a patient with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The patient’s behavior (agitation, confusion, lethargy etc) was the focus of the session.
Nursing students ended their busy year in the simulation labs practicing their medical surgical, psychiatric, pediatric, teaching and maternity nursing skills.
Our senior nursing students were a bit sentimental as they commented on their last sim experience before graduating from UNE.
- Experience was wonderful!
- Always a pleasure, allows us to put our brains to work.
- I love Sim!!
- Bye bye sim, it’s been swell I will miss you.
- I love sim lab! Sad it’s the last one!
It is always hard to say good-bye to our graduating students but it was fun to say “Hello!” to our new high fidelity wireless simulator, Laerdal’s SimMan 3G. Ryan wasted no time unpacking our new mannequin and has already put in many hours discovering how easy 3G is to operate. We are happily imagining the variety of new environments and patient cases that will be available to us as we integrate our newest member of our mannequin family into our simulation learning experiences.
That’s all for now, but we’ll be back with another update in July. Happy summer to all.