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Spokane Campus Safety Announcement

From Sergeant Michael Norman, Office of Campus Safety, WSU Health Sciences Spokane       

There were two vehicle prowls on campus last week, resulting in lost/stolen items. Both vehicles prowled had known door lock malfunctions or were not in working order. Also, both vehicles had items left in them within sight from the outside, such as backpacks, books, electronics or tools. Car prowling and most thefts in general are crimes of opportunity. Almost 90% of our incident reports on campus that involve bicycle thefts, theft from offices or public spaces, and thefts from vehicles involve an opportunity that could have been avoided. Take away the backpack, laptop, unlocked office door or items within sight in your vehicle and you will probably never be a victim of theft on this campus. » More …

Army medics in training

Army National Guard trains combat medics at WSU in new partnership

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 over the weekend.

Working in the College of Nursing’s simulation lab, groups of medics rotated between practicing skills like starting IVs, giving injections, and inserting Intraosseous catheters. Then they participated in a hands-on patient care scenario in a Battalion Aid Station setting, treating a wounded soldier who was in an IED blast and fire fight, treating gunshot wounds and shock brought about by severe blood or fluid loss.

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Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses conference Oct. 20

The Washington state Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses will be holding a half-day conference on the Spokane campus.

AAPPN’s Spokane Master Class: “Navigating the complexities of Somatic Symptom Disorder and Conversion Disorder” on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, on the WSU-Spokane campus. CEs: 3.5 hours, including 2.5 pharmacotherapeutic hours—ANCC approval pending
https://www.aappn.org/programs/master-class-spokane/

Healthy Work Environment (HWE) Update

Challenge for the week
It’s random acts of kindness week! The HWE committee would like to challenge members of the college to participate. Just plan/do/say something nice for a colleague. Let’s spread smiles this week.

Join your colleagues for an impromptu breakfast huddle this Thursday Sept. 13
Stop by the 3rd floor lounge between 8-10 this Thursday. Drop in (quick is fine!) and enjoy some good food and short time with colleagues. We challenge another floor to sponsor something social in October (sponsored by your colleagues on the third floor).

HWE Pod challenge
Sue McFadden and Nancy Oberst crafted this fun idea called the “pod area/name challenge”

Hello all—Nancy Oberst & Sue McFadden are starting another “spoke” on our Healthy Work Environment wheel.  We would like to challenge each “Pod” or group of colleagues or area of the College to choose a focus, value, or trait that defines who or what your group wants to be and how we want to be treated.  (Our goal, BTW, is to have fun, be positive & find a way to do it without adding work…) » More …

Research flash talk invitations

As part of Research Week (October 15-19), the Office of Research has partnered with the colleges to offer four matchmaking sessions. These sessions are designed to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration by providing a platform for faculty to present their research projects in order to find collaborators that will help make these plans a reality. We are currently recruiting presenters in all disciplines and focus areas for potential matches with these topics: » More …

“The Power of Touch in Healthcare” Friday Sept 14

Enrico DeLuca, critical nurse and doctoral student from Sapienza University of Rome will present “The Power of Touch in Healthcare” Friday Sept. 14 from noon to 1 pm in SNRS 119. Attend a brown bag lecture about his experience training nurses in massage techniques and researching the effect of therapeutic touch on patients, families and nurses. AMS will be available.

A focus group on the topic will be held for direct care nurses who wish to be study participants from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
For more information please call 509-324-7443 or email marian.wilson@wsu.edu
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