Members of the NFC Foundation Board of Directors tour NFC ’ s Kate Ireland Nursing Simulation Laboratory . See full feature and additional photos at www . nfc . edu / nfc-news-hub .
Training & Technology
NFC LPN Instructor Jennifer Raulerson , right , shows an infant patient simulator to NFC Foundation Board of Directors member Elouise Green of Lafayette County .
NEW PATIENT SIMULATORS ENSURE QUALITY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NFC NURSING STUDENTS
The North Florida College Foundation Board of
Directors received a tour of the College ' s Kate Ireland Nursing Simulation Laboratory in November . The tour featured new patient simulation training equipment purchased through a $ 100,000 donation from the Parker Poe Charitable Trust .
NFC ’ s new patient simulators realistically imitate a wide variety of symptoms and medical scenarios while communicating with students through software programmed by nursing instructors during training exercises . " Lucina ," NFC ' s new state-ofthe-art patient simulator , can be programmed for a variety of obstetric occurrences including cephalic birth , breech birth , shoulder dystocia and 29 other obstetric situations . " Though we expected a realistic obstetric simulation from the Lucina pregnancy profile simulator , the technology applications are incredibly realistic and interactive ," said Judy Lundell , Director of Resource Development at NFC . Lucina responds to student interactions and treatments , even responding physiologically to administered oxygen and medication . Her baby " Luna " can be programmed and interact in the same way .
" This is a very important piece ," said Dr . James D . Holland , NFC Associate Dean for Nursing and Allied Health . " Allowing the student to give an incorrect medication or an incorrect dose can show the impact and consequences of that action . This will hopefully prevent future mistakes and deaths ."