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USU Eastern Building New Nursing Simulation Lab


Tuesday, May. 07, 2013


 

 

Contact:

Nikkie King

 

Director of Nursing

 

Utah State University-Eastern

 

Phone: (435) 613-5346

 

E-Mail: nichol.king@usu.edu

 

USU EASTERN BUILDING NEW NURSING SIMULATION LAB
 

LOGAN – Utah State University Eastern nursing students will soon practice more real-life scenarios during their classes. The Price campus is building a new nursing simulation lab that will give students access to real life practice equipment.

 

The new patient in the lab, “Molly,” a birthing mannequin, helps upcoming health professionals work through real-life childbirth scenarios that could ultimately save the lives of mothers and newborns. “Molly” gives birth—either through the birth canal or by Caesarian section—while recreating a variety of different deliveries from a normal labor to high-risk complications.     

 

The computer-controlled mannequin showcases various body functions, including breathing and screams. Her vital signs are shown on typical hospital-type monitors and are controlled by the instructor. Students are also introduced to IV therapy and are able to get comfortable with tools and equipment associated with their field.

 

Nikkie King, director of nursing for the Price campus of USU Eastern, is excited about the positive impact the simulator will have on the emerging nursing program.

 

“Having the simulator available to our students is a windfall for the program,” said King. “They will be able to learn about real life situations more accurately which gives them an advantage when they apply for work.”

 

The lab is a great addition to a growing program. It will help as USU continues to build the current nursing program into a four year program. When completed, the lab will be one of the most advanced labs of its type in Utah.

 

“Simulation labs provide students with a variety of clinical experiences that they may not have otherwise,” said Sharon Dingman, associate vice provost for nursing programs.

 

There are also simulation labs and equipment in Blanding and Vernal, two other USU nursing program sites.  These are part of an initiative to bring the state of art simulation equipment to rural communities for USU students.

 

Funding for the simulator came from a private donation as well as the legislature.

 

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