About 25 students in the WSU College of Education’s Athletic Training program got to know the College of Nursing’s Sim Man on Tuesday in Pullman.
Sim Man, a wireless, high-fidelity mannequin, traveled to Pullman for “patient-down” simulations with the Athletic Training students.
Kevin Stevens, Director of the Center for Clinical Performance and Simulation, and Laura Wintersteen-Arleth, a Senior Instructor in the College of Nursing, took the mannequin to Pullman and guided the students in groups of five through simulations in the intense heat.
“The idea was to give students practice on different scenarios with basic life support,” said Stevens, “having them identifying that the patient is having a code, then responding appropriately.”
For example, in one scenario Sim Man was a sports fan who was hit in the head by a football and knocked unconscious. “And by the way he has a heart condition,” noted Stevens, who played the frantic friend calling for help.
She said Athletic Training students have come to the College of Nursing Simulation Lab in the past for interprofessional exercises, but this is the first time Sim Man went on the road to Pullman.
“We had been talking about this for a couple years, and we were finally able to make it happen,” she said.
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For more information on the College of Education’s Athletic Training Program.