CASTRIES, St Lucia, Thursday July 11, 2013 – St. Lucia’s newly established School of Medicine and Health Sciences – St. Helen University (SHU) is fulfilling its pledge to its students to provide them with the most up-to-date technology as part of their programs.
SHU focuses on having some of the most highly recognized and trained international faculty available as well as providing the most avant-garde technology and models in the field of medical and nursing education.
The University recently acquired one of the most advanced simulators for medical and nursing education, adding a new dimension to their MD, Pre-med and Nursing programs – Susie S 2000. This tetherless/wireless mannequin offers students the opportunity to gain confidence in performing a wide range of clinical procedures before interfacing with live patients.
This introduction of simulation to the programme underscores the institution’s respect for patient safety and at the same time ensures that students working with the faculty can improve their diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
Bio-Medical Engineer Marcus Lowe of Graumard, who recently conducted a training exercise with the faculty on this advanced technological simulation system explained that this simulator is a high fidelity one which can perform procedures such as defibrillation, intubation, measuring blood pressure, providing the reaction to a wide range of pharmaceutical agents together with building skills in nursing care, clinical aspects to breast examination and procedures in gynaecology.
Lowe adds that the simulator – Susie S 2000 displays many human functions such as breathing, eye movement, heart and lung sounds that can be examined and monitored by the medical training team. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)