Around 175 Southeast
Community College Health Sciences students took part in a division-wide
simulation on Friday, March 25, at SCC’s Lincoln Campus.
Students from nine programs
practiced working together to treat 12 patients involved in a car accident.
“The real focus is to try and
get communication between the different teams for the best possible patient
outcome,” said Renee Schnieder, Associate Degree Nursing instructor and simulation
coordinator for the division.
The entire building was
turned into a functioning hospital while three simulations ran throughout the
day. Physician Assistant students from Union College also took part in the
day’s events. The first floor had surgeries and radiology exams; the third
floor had the ER, ICU and General Care rooms; and the fourth had the pharmacy,
physical therapy and medical lab rooms.
“What we see the most is
students in one program don’t realize what the roles and responsibilities are
of students in a different program,” added Schnieder. “A lot of these students
are seniors and so they’re going to be graduating and joining the workforce, so
we are really hoping they take this with them.”
The event took place in SCC’s
new state-of-the-art Health Sciences facility, which is located east of the
main building at the College. This is the first time in several years the event
took place because of COVID and moving into the new facility.