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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 this fall.

WSU College of Nursing-Ashley Ormsby nursing alumna
WSU Nursing Grad: ‘You Always Remember Your First Code’

Ashley Ormsby nursing alumna

By Alli Benjamin

Ashley Ormsby, RN, BSN, ’13, (pictured above) a Spokane native, was eager to begin her first job at Harborview Medical Center, a level one trauma facility serving Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.

“I was prepared to face some difficult traumas and patients in the operating room; poly traumas, brain bleeds, full body burns,” she said. After completing a six-month nursing residency, she was ready to join her colleagues on the floor.

It was a Friday evening … » More …

Siimulation at the Davenport
Association of Nurse Anesthetists Partners with WSU

Siimulation at the DavenportUnlike her typical day facilitating simulations with undergraduate nursing students, Kevin Stevens, director for the Center for the Clinical Performance and Simulation program at WSU College of Nursing, conducted two simulations for nurse anesthetists at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA. The simulation sessions were part of the 2014 NW States Anesthesia Conference, hosted by the Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Partnering with Laerdal, a manikin manufacturer, Stevens ran two scenarios: difficult airway and Malignant hyperthermia. More than 140 nurse anesthetists … » More …

Siimulation at the Davenport
Nursing completes its part in national simulation study

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University nursing students have completed their part in a national study of simulated patient use in education. In addition to contributing to the larger effort, lessons learned will help WSU better prepare students and provide expertise to groups outside the university.
“We’ve gotten so much out of the study, and we are excited at the direction our program is moving,” said Kevin Stevens, director of the College of Nursing’s program of excellence in clinical performance and simulation (PECPS).

After two years, 480 hours of simulation and 105 simulated patients, 60 bachelor of science in nursing students completed their part … » More …

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