Practice Makes Perfect
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Photo of a gloved hand administering a shot to a bare arm. Photo of a person with their hand on the shoulder of a woman with a concerned look on her face. On Screen Text: If you were a new nurse, imagine how nervous you'd be giving a shot for the first time or how hard it would be to deliver bad news to a patient.
Photo of a building. Sign: IUPUC Simulation Center. Photo courtesy of Mike Wolanin, The Republic, Columbus. On Screen Text: IUPUC students practice tough situations like those here in the IUPUC Simulation Center in Columbus, Indiana.
Photo of a classroom with rows of chairs at tables. At one end of the room, three hospital beds separated by curtains. Photo courtesy of Mike Wolanin, The Republic, Columbus. On Screen Text: As sophomores, nursing students spend 100 plus hours here.
Photo of nursing students in the classroom, wearing red scrubs and purple gloves. Photo courtesy of Mike Wolanin, The Republic, Columbus. Video of three students performing CPR on a manikin. One students presses vigorously on the plastic chest of the life-size doll, while another holds an oxygen mask to its face and another takes a pulse on its wrist. On Screen Text: They practice a range of skills from changing bed linens while a patient is still in the bed... to performing chest compressions.
Photo of a student hooking up an IV bag, then looking at a monitor. Photos courtesy of Mike Wolanin, The Republic, Columbus. On Screen Text: Senior Megan Bailey says learning from "fatal" errors in the center is invaluable. "I can tell you firsthand: You'll never make that mistake again."
A video of four students performing CPR on a manikin. A computer screen shows a program called SimView. On Screen Text: The scenarios are so lifelike that students often forget they're in a simulation.
Photo of a student pushing a button on a health monitor. Photo of two life-size manikins wearing clothes and lying on hospital beds. Photos courtesy of Mike Wolanin, The Republic, Columbus. On Screen Text: That realism comes from the center's use of sights, sounds, and even smells, including the use of trained actors and high-fidelity manikins.
Video of three students performing CPR on a manikin. They trade off applying oxygen and chest compressions. Photo of a realistic looking arm on a table with tubes sticking out. A student draws blood from a manikin arm as an instructor watches. Photos courtesy of James Brosher, IU Communications. On Screen Text: The manikins have pulses, vocal sounds, and chests that rise and fall. And the manikin veins and bladders can be filled with liquid to practice blood draws or catheterization.
Video of a virtual reality session. Students wearing VR goggles mime working on a patient on a table. On the screen, an animation of a patient being attended to by these students. On Screen Text: Recently, the IUPUC Simulation Center began using virtual and augmented reality. Now there's no limit to the types of patient scenarios students can practice.
Photo of an instructor and students standing around a manikin on a hospital bed. Photo courtesy of James Brosher, IU Communications. On Screen Text: Shannon Love, director of the IUPUC Simulation Center, is excited about the potential. "We are a smaller space, but we do big things."
IUPUC Simulation Center.
SSH. Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accredited Program. Teaching/Education.
Special thanks for providing video footage: SIMX. Community Education Coalition, which also provided initial funding for the IUPUC Simulation Center.
IU Day. Practice Makes Perfect.