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New Simulators and Equipment Add to Student Learning

New Simulators and Equipment Add to Student Learning at ASUMH

The Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) Division of Health Sciences is increasing hands-on training for students in a safe and controlled environment through the utilization of new human patient simulators and other equipment.  Students learn skills specific to their profession while practicing on the simulators and later, as they advance their expertise, the simulators are used to “simulate” real life patient scenarios. 

Using the new equipment, ASUMH students have the ability with simulation to experience very specific patient situations that increase their learning. The Division is able to replicate the whole health care environment for the students.  Not only are human patient simulators of all ages available, but recently through grant funding the Division has received mobile nurse carts including electronic charting equipment, scanners for medication administration, a pediatric crib, a newborn bassinet and an infant warmer.  Additionally, grant funding has purchased 2 iPad type devices that allow for hands free operation of the human patient simulators by faculty members.

Students who participate in simulation training not only go through the process of providing care for the patient in the scenario, but the students participate in a “debriefing” at the conclusion of the scenario.  The “debriefing” allows faculty the opportunity to discuss with students what they learned, what could be or should be improved upon and the outcome of the patient scenarios.  The goal of simulation training is for ASUMH students to be better prepared for clinical practice than in the past.

For more information on Health Sciences at ASUMH, contact Julia Gist, Director of Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair, at 508-6154.

Photo: ASUMH student Cheyenne Nash of Gainesville, MO, with new health sciences simulation equipment.


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