It’s never too early to learn about nursing. A preschool class from Weinstein JCC visited the Clinical Learning Center at the VCU School of Nursing today to get a hands-on demonstration of simulated patient care. Dina Schnurman, M.S.N., M.B.A., RN, , CPN, CPON, a pediatric nurse educator, led a demonstration on a pediatric patient simulator, showing how it can move and cry. Thomas Brunner, M.S., RN, FNP, a pediatric nurse educator, demonstrated how an adult patient simulator can breath, cough, sweat and talk.  Preschoolers took turns listening to the heart of both patient simulators.  They  also learned to cover their coughs and sneezes to prevent the spread of germs and participated in a GloGerm demonstration to learn good hand washing techniques.

The Clinical Learning Center is one of the most advanced and comprehensive clinical simulation centers on the East Coast. Recognized in 2010 as a Laerdal Center for Education Excellence, the CLC provides a wide array of resources and equipment for students, faculty and community advancement.


 

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