Nursing Simulation Laboratory; Code Blue CPR Scenario

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 26, 2024 at 2:30 PM

Curtis P. Rodgers (C.P.R.) is back in the Simulation Lab, so our nursing students were immersed in a code blue  simulation. A “code blue” is defined as any patient with an unexpected cardiac or respiratory arrest requiring resuscitation and activation of a hospital-wide alert. A pause in the scenario allowed faculty to go in-depth in the scenario and allowed the students to work on their CPR skills; given immediate feedback from both the mannikin patient, and external devices. Our Nursing Simulation Laboratory assists nursing students in learning critical thinking and clinical judgment skills in preparation for their healthcare careers. The “manikins” act as lifelike patient simulators, wherein instructors provide real-time feedback via a control center, giving students as close to real-life simulation as possible. Fellow students acted as support staff and assisted the team through the simulation once the code blue alarm was initiated. All students and faculty debrief after the scenario.

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Topics: Nursing Program, Health and Natural Sciences

Nursing Simulation Laboratory; Infection  Scenario

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 15, 2024 at 1:45 PM

This time, Lily was admitted from the ER with sepsis and is waiting for a bed in the ICU Our nursing students were directed to administer medications, and work through the simulation in real time. Our Nursing Simulation Laboratory assists nursing students in learning critical thinking and clinical judgment skills in preparation for their healthcare careers. The “manikins” act as lifelike patient simulators, wherein instructors provide real-time feedback via a control center, giving students as close to real-life simulation as possible. Fellow students acted as support staff and assisted the team through the simulation once the code blue alarm was initiated. All students and faculty debrief after the scenario.

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Topics: Nursing Program

Around Campus - Nursing Injection Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 9, 2024 at 9:30 AM

Nursing students review dosing and administering medications via injection in their Nursing Foundations Lab with Professor Arlana Arsenault.

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Topics: Nursing Program, Health and Natural Sciences

Nursing Simulation Laboratory; Code Blue Scenario

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 31, 2024 at 5:15 PM

This afternoon, teams of our nursing students, were immersed in a code blue  simulation for patient Curtis P. Rodgers. A “code blue” is defined as any patient with an unexpected cardiac or respiratory arrest requiring resuscitation and activation of a hospital-wide alert. A pause in the scenario allowed faculty to go in-depth in the scenario and allowed the students to work on their CPR skills; given immediate feedback from both the mannikin patient, and external devices. Our Nursing Simulation Laboratory assists nursing students in learning critical thinking and clinical judgment skills in preparation for their healthcare careers. The “manikins” act as lifelike patient simulators, wherein instructors provide real-time feedback via a control center, giving students as close to real-life simulation as possible. Fellow students acted as support staff and assisted the team through the simulation once the code blue alarm was initiated. All students and faculty debrief after the scenario.

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Topics: Nursing Program, Health and Natural Sciences

Nursing Simulation Laboratory; Post-Operative Scenario

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 25, 2024 at 1:03 PM

With the assistance of our third-year nursing students, our second year nursing students got immersed in a hospital patient care check simulation for patient Ronnie Schmidt, under care for a post-operative abdominal surgery. Our Nursing Simulation Laboratory assists nursing students in learning critical thinking and clinical judgment skills in preparation for their healthcare careers. The “manikins” act as lifelike patient simulators, wherein instructors provide real-time feedback via a control center, giving students as close to real-life simulation as possible. Fellow students watch as their classmates work through the simulation. All students and faculty debrief after the scenario.

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Topics: Nursing Program, Health and Natural Sciences

Around Campus - Med-Surgical Nursing I Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 22, 2024 at 4:15 PM

Students in Nursing Professor Althea Aranda's Med-Surgical Nursing I Foundations Lab work through various scenarios they will face in clinics. This course establishes the foundation for core concepts in the nursing care of adults with common health alterations. The development of critical thinking skills is emphasized. Nursing care is presented using a nursing process framework. Kudos to our Nursing Students and Faculty, for the recently announced that 98% of its May 2023 nursing graduates passed the NCLEX licensure examination on their first try last summer and fall. Read more about that here.

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Topics: Student Experience, Nursing Program, Health and Natural Sciences

Nursing Simulation Laboratory; Hospital Stay Scenario 2

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 18, 2023 at 12:51 PM

Last week, at the final Simulation Lab scenario, our second year Nursing students got immersed in a hospital patient care check simulation for patient Jackie Johnson, under care for an abdominal procedure. Our Nursing Simulation Laboratory assists nursing students in learning critical thinking and clinical judgment skills in preparation for their healthcare careers. The “manikins” act as lifelike patient simulators, wherein instructors provide real-time feedback via a control center, giving students as close to real-life simulation as possible. Fellow students watch as their classmates work through the simulation. All students and faculty debrief after the scenario.

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Topics: Nursing Program, Health and Natural Sciences

Nursing Department - Cookies & Cocoa

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 11, 2023 at 1:30 PM

The Nursing Department faculty and staff treated our Nursing Students to a break before the holidays with their homemade treats and cocoa. A welcomed break before the finals begin.

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Nursing Program, Health and Natural Sciences

Around Campus - Nursing Musculoskeletal Assessment Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 30, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Students in Professor Nancy Green's  Nursing Musculoskeletal Assessment Lab get a foundation for nursing assessing the patients musculoskeletal system which includes collecting data regarding the structure and movement of the body, as well the patient's mobility. 

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Topics: Nursing Program, Health and Natural Sciences

Nursing Simulation Laboratory; Pediatric Healthcare Scenario

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 28, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Ian ( Nursing staff member), beleaguered father of two, brings Joey in for his 12 moth check-up with new addition Timmy in tow. Third-year Student Nurses Haley and Stephanie tend to the patient, including vaccinations, and answer any of Ian's questions about the vaccines and Joey's physical development.

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Nursing Program