Best practice in nursing education at Wodonga TAFE
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Our Nursing students had their first hands-on session with new simulation manikins this week, as part of their ‘assisted daily living tasks’ class in the Nursing lab.
The new ‘Nursing Anne Simulators’ from Laerdal have been purchased specifically to support Nursing education in the Diploma of Nursing on campus. Our Nurse Educators were also able to learn all about the new manikins last week with intensive training provided by Laerdal.
Each lifelike manikin is equipped with a touchscreen tablet that will enable teachers to plan, run and assess their training scenarios according to the requirements of each class. By using simulators, teachers are able to ensure the Nursing students gain extensive experience and increase their confidence prior to the pressure of doing so in a real-life scenario. The capabilities of the new simulators means that students can also gain more direct Nursing experiences in scenarios that may not be available to them even in a work placement situation.