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Actors allow student nurses to be independent

first_img41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform Student nurses practice concepts they’ve learned in class on mannequins.Photo by: Michelle Ross Twitter Michelle Ross Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ printStudent nurses practice concepts they’ve learned in class on mannequinsPhoto by: Michelle RossNursing students often spend their time shadowing professionals and working in labs on mannequins. Situations with patients can be lacking. To compensate for that, TCU simulates hospital situations using actors as patients and family members. According to the curriculum, students begin practicing with these actors their spring semester of junior year.  Two to three nursing students at a time are challenged to take the concepts they’ve learned in class and apply skills to the patient, said Ashley Franklin, assistant nursing professor.She said the actors receive a one-page description of the scene. They wear a walkie talkie in their ear to hear cues given from the lab instructors.Actors and students fill the empty room to simulate hospital situations.Photo by: Michelle RossProfessional actress Paulie Killgore was hired to act as a family member.“I’ve worked on stage, TV, films, commercials, modeling and in improv,” Killgore said. “I’ve never done a real scenario for training purposes.”Killgore said she played a wife who was visiting her husband in the hospital. Unbeknownst to the student nurses, her character had dementia. While the students treated her husband for asthma and heart troubles, she rummaged through cabinets and took fake pills, even after the students asked her what she was taking. “The pills were actually vitamin B-12,” Killgore said. Franklin said 20 actors are cast in various scenarios in the simulation labs. “Some of the actors do commercials and TV shows,” but there are no qualifications needed to be hired because we have community members too, Franklin said. The lab experience allows students to try things they couldn’t in the hospitals, Franklin said.A pharmacy is also part of the simulation lab.Photo by: Michelle Ross“The hospital nurses tell the students where to step, what to say and what to do,” Franklin said. “Student’s don’t have any authority on the patient.” Junior nursing major Crysta Coomer said, “the simulation labs are really fun and it’s a lot easier to learn in them compared to the hospitals.”“We try to use live actors in every simulation, but mannequins are sometimes used when students practice invasive procedurals,” Franklin said. “Like when a patient needs a tube inserted in their nose or bladder.” After an hour in the simulation lab, students receive feedback from their peers who watched them on TV.Franklin said student feedback on the simulation labs has been very positive, but it can take awhile for students to realize they too have to perform like actors for their classmates.   Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Linkedin Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students + posts Linkedin Previous article39th Cowtown Marathon kicks off SaturdayNext articleBullpen fuels No. 1 Frogs to 7-2 win over UTA Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus. Facebook Facebook Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier ReddIt Twitter Michelle Ross https://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

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Marks and Spencer to anchor €60 million city development

first_imgLimerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Advertisement WhatsApp TAGSbusinessLimerick CityMarks & SpencerNews Limerick on Covid watch list Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Twitter NewsBusinessMarks and Spencer to anchor €60 million city developmentBy Bernie English – July 31, 2019 2628 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Emailcenter_img Previous articleEnable Ireland sucks up the eco-friendly messageNext articleTwelve year Bad Reputation celebrated Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention The former tourist office at Arthurs QuayTHERE has been a widespread welcome for news of a proposed development at Arthur’s Quay in which Marks and Spencer would be the anchor tenant.Limerick’s Tiernan Properties has signed heads of agreement with the British retail giants to become the anchor tenant for a major €60 million development on the city’s Arthur’s Quay.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chief executive Michael Tiernan told the Limerick Post that the plans are “at an early stage but we will now hopefully have a discussion with Limerick City and County Council and subject to a successful outcome to those discussions, we will move forward.”The development will be dependent on other factors, mostly delivery of infrastructure outlined in the Limerick 2030 plan which has already been adopted and acted on by the local authority.The new development will involve a site currently occupied by the former Limerick Tourism office at Arthur’s Quay, but public amenities in the park itself will not be affected.The British chain has been linked to various sites in Limerick city and suburbs over several decades, but has no outlet in the area.The clothing, food and homewares retailer has now agreed to be the main tenant in the proposed 18,580sq m (200,000sq ft) mixed-use development.Tiernan Properties said there had been “significant interest” from other major brands in the project, which is expected to boost footfall in the centre of Limerick.The developers said getting a “key target” like Marks & Spencer on board “validates the wider project” and would prove pivotal for Limerick.“We have a lot of work to do but as this is a development in line with the aims of the 2030 plan, we believe it would support that plan,” Mr Tiernan said.Limerick Chamber chief executive Dee Ryan said the announcement that the Arthur’s Quay development is to go ahead was another major boost for the city and region.“This is more great news for Limerick and the wider city region. To have this and the Ryder Cup 2026 announced for Limerick on the same day is incredible.  It shows where the city, county and region is headed.”“This huge injection of private investment in retail is an important signal of market confidence and ongoing work to revitalise Limerick city centre.  We are powering ahead in so many respects as we develop a thriving urban experience for people who live in, work and visit Limerick.“The retail community, in particular, welcome a boost exactly like this to help attract more people from Limerick and neighbouring counties into the city,” she addedMayor Michael Sheahan said that along with all the other plans for Limerick, the multi-million euro investment by Tiernan Properties would help revitalise the city centre.”“Confirmation that Marks and Spencer is to be the anchor tenant will see the company open its very first store in the mid-west region.  It has been a long time coming and I am delighted that such a sought after retailer is opening a store here,” Mayor Sheahan concluded.last_img read more