A new partnership between the Washington Army National Guard 161st Infantry unit and the Washington State University College of Nursing brought 30 combat medics to the college for two days of training this fall.
As acting jobs go, this one’s not typical.
A simulator developed by a WSU College of Nursing researcher that helps police officers recognize their biases in making deadly-force decisions will be featured in an upcoming documentary called “Bias.”
“By supporting the simulation program at the Washington State University College of Nursing, you are helping to save lives,” said Jameson Edwards, a recent BSN graduate from the college.
“My training in simulation has prepared me to save patients under my direct care,” Jameson said. “In simulation, I have practiced giving care in unique, and what could be stressful, life-threatening situations, which has directly impacted the way I give care in my current practice.”
Now a Registered Nurse working on … » More …
WSU College of Nursing Dean Griffin-Sobel discusses simulation, nursing research, interprofessional education and collaboration, and her plans for the future of the college.
With more than 6,300 square feet, multiple learning spaces, 11 high- to low-fidelity manikins, and simulation faculty experts, the Program of Excellence in Clinical Performance and Simulation partners with organizations to provide access to these healthcare learning resources. Working with WSU faculty, simulated activities are tailored for groups including the 141st Air National Guard, Spokane Regional Health Department, the Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the UW Medex Physician Assistant program, and others. Learn how the college shares it invaluable resources with other agencies in our region.
Originally published on June 21, 2016 by Alyssa Patrick, WSU Office of Economic Development
In September, nearly 600 police executives, managers, trainers, and officers will observe the launch of Counter Bias Training Simulation developed at WSU, thanks in part to the Commercialization Gap Fund.
“Without the gap fund, we would not be able to get our interactive training into the hands of the police officers who will benefit,” said Lois James, the researcher who developed the training.
James is one of seven WSU researchers who received support from the second round of the Commercialization Gap Fund, support that helps … » More …
(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)
By Alli Benjamin
The new dean of the College of Nursing arrived in April with more than 25 years of experience in academic nursing.
Dean Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel, Ph.D., R.N., is the college’s seventh dean and succeeds Patricia Butterfield, Ph.D., who returned to the faculty and her research.
“I am so honored to be joining WSU as dean of the College of Nursing,” Griffin-Sobel said. “I am deeply committed to interprofessional education and practice, as it is the foundation … » More …
Simulation is used primarily in the BSN program. Providing students with realistic patient care scenarios in a safe environment, students are prepared for a variety of healthcare scenarios before working in clinical sites and caring for patients. Simulation is a critical component of nursing education as clinical placements become increasingly difficult to secure and not all scenarios can be practiced on live patients.
By Sarah Schaub
The Air National Guard (ANG) 141st Medical Group from Fairchild Air Force Base attended their quarterly simulation/medical skills training at the College of Nursing this past weekend.
Thirty medics were in attendance for the all day training. Their training objective was to learn and practice primary and secondary survey assessment on patients. Half of the day was spent conducting cast care and the second half involved smalls groups participating in simulated patient exercises. The patient, … » More …