A nurse trains in the USF nursing simulation lab. (File photo)
nurses and physicians will descend on USF next week to train in the School of
Nursing and Health Profession’s cutting edge simulation lab and learn from USF
nursing faculty in classes that are part of the largest annual symposium on nursing
simulation in the world.
Faculty & lab lead
Waxman will direct two sessions in the lab on Jan. 25. International nurses and
physicians will train in high-fidelity simulation rooms that are equipped
and designed to replicate actual hospital rooms, said Waxman, who chairs the
university’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She and other trainers will monitor the classes from an adjacent control room and manage what occurs based on what therapies trainees administer to high-tech mannequins. Cameras and computers will be recorded everything that happens for later
review, as part of the course.
“Our $1.7 million lab offers one of the most advanced
approaches to training health care workers today,” said Waxman, who also directs
California Simulation Alliance at the California Institute for Nursing &
Health Care. Training like this is coveted because not
every nursing school has such cutting-edge equipment, Waxman said. The classes are part of the International
Meeting on Simulation Healthcare’s pre-conference curriculum, which takes
place in San Francisco Jan. 25-29.
physicians will learn to work as a team during a simulated delivery crisis and to
adapt when staffing and equipment are scarce, in the first session. They’ll
learn to train other nurses to lead training simulations, in a second session.
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