HCTW news brief: Despite struggling economy, schools still spending on technology

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, October 16, 2009

The high-tech mannequin, Sim Man G3, costs $60,000, but that didn't stop the Grambling School of Nursing from recently purchasing it. Along with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Grambling was able to supply their nursing students with this state-of-the art technology that allows them to gain real life experience, without the fear of killing a patient.

"It's top-line technology that will help us make our students be the best they can be," said Grambling President Horace Judson, as quoted in The Ruston Leader.

Sim Man G3 is part of the state-of-the art simulation laboratory that offers students real-life patient care scenarios. Each class that works with the mannequins has 10 students, two working on the "patient" with eight others observing. The instructor can program the "patient" to suffer from a variety of medical problems. Once the scenario is over, the class goes into a debriefing room, where they watch a video and listen to recordings of the session to see what was done wrong or right.

Source: Ruston (LA) Leader

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