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Murray-Calloway County Hospital Hosts Nurse Anesthesia Students in Simulation Lab

July 29, 2023

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MURRAY, KY – Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently hosted 36 nurse anesthesia students from Murray State University as a part of simulation training.

The simulations involved various anesthesia specific patient scenarios as well as training on advanced procedures. Before the scenario starts, the learner is briefed about the patient condition and can communicate with the simulated patient, which is operated from a control room. Throughout the experience, instructors control the simulators vital signs, respirations, eye movements, and various functions. Patient care equipment responds to changes as well to create a realistic experience. The Simulation Lab offers teaching and learning opportunities that can provide students with a safe learning environment to manage various medical scenarios and provides students with opportunities for real-life training in a state-of-the-art simulator.

The simulation center is comprised of a classroom and two hospital patient rooms with a control room where the simulations are managed. The facility has equipment to simulate a wide variety of medical, surgical, trauma, pediatric, and obstetric scenarios. The center opened in February 2022, as a collaboration between Murray State University, Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the Purchase Area Health Education Center and has been used by over 1800 students and medical professionals.

For more information about the Simulation Lab at MCCH, call the marketing department at 270.762.1381. Pictures taken by MSU Digital Media Services

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