Purdue University Global, CHI Health St. Elizabeth to Celebrate Advanced Shared Simulation Center with Groundbreaking Ceremony
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Representatives from Purdue University Global School of Nursing and CHI Health St. Elizabeth will celebrate their shared state-of-the-art simulation center at CHI Health St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. CT on April 28.
The Simulation Center for Innovative Excellence, which is used by both Purdue University Global students and CHI Health St. Elizabeth employees, was announced in September to create a more efficient and innovative learning model.
Nursing students are immersed in skill-based activities and simulations that replicate patient scenarios. Simulations allow students to care for patients and learn in a safe environment to ultimately improve quality of care and patient safety as they become nurse practitioners.
“It will be an exciting day to celebrate our wonderful partnership with CHI Health St. Elizabeth,” said Melissa Burdi, Purdue University Global Vice President and Dean of the School of Nursing. “This incredible simulation facility allows our nursing students and healthcare colleagues to engage in immersive learning with training focused on patient safety, high reliability and quality of care, while fostering interprofessional collaboration during a time of great need.
The simulation center uses a family of high-fidelity Gaumard mannequins comprising an infant, a child, a mother and an adult. The space consists of two high-fidelity simulation suites staged to simulate hospital rooms with audio/video capabilities, a main control room, three rooms to hold debriefings or skills labs, as well as a a nursing station, central supply area, medication preparation area, offices and storage space.
Additionally, the organizations are working together to create mutually beneficial interprofessional simulation experiences where multiple healthcare professionals can practice patient and family care together.
“The Simulation Lab will give CHI Health St. Elizabeth staff the opportunity to hone their skills and keep up to date with the latest training – things that are constantly changing in the world of healthcare,” said Jenny Stachura. , Vice President of Patient Care Services for CHI Health St. Elizabeth. “It will be a valuable tool for our healthcare teams and also for future nurses and healthcare workers who wish to pursue a career in the medical field. The industry needs skilled healthcare workers more than ever.
This arrangement builds on an existing partnership between Purdue University Global and CHI Health St. Elizabeth in which Purdue University Global students completed their clinical rotation at the hospital.
About Purdue Global University
Purdue University Global offers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and career skills with the support and flexibility you need. they need to achieve their career goals. It offers students personalized paths to an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, prior college credits, and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue University Global is a public, nonprofit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with the flagship institution of Purdue University, a top-tier public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and northwest Indiana, as well as science, engineering, and technology students at the Indiana University campus at the University Purdue of Indianapolis (IUPUI). For more information, visit purdueglobal.edu.
About CHI Health
CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: to nurture the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the combined organization consists of 14 hospitals, two free-standing behavioral health facilities, more than 150 medical practice locations, and more than 10,000 employees in Nebraska and Southwestern USA. Iowa. In fiscal year 2021, CHI Health reinvested over $208.7 million back into our communities. The majority of those dollars went to care for the poor and underserved. CHI Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit Catholic healthcare system dedicated to advancing health for all. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to building healthy communities, providing exceptional patient care, and ensuring that every person has access to quality healthcare. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 advanced practice physicians and clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites in 21 states. In fiscal year 2020, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health generated combined revenues of $29.6 billion and provided $4.6 billion in charitable care, community benefits and unreimbursed government programs.
Media Contact, Purdue University Global: Tom Schott, [email protected]
Sources: Melissa Burdi