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Much of the training for EMTs can be done by distance education except for some of the work that needs to be hands-on, but not necessarily on flesh and blood.
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Show 1138: SimMan

Air date: September 18, 2011

 

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ROB MCCLENDON:  NOW NOT ALL THE TRAINING FOR EMT’S CAN BE DONE BY DISTANCE EDUCATION.  SOME OF THE WORK NEEDS TO BE HANDS-ON, BUT NOT NECESSARILY ON FLESH AND BLOOD.  WITH MORE, HERE’S OUR ANDY BARTH.

ANDY BARTH:  WELL WITH TWENTY-NINE TECHNOLOGY CENTERS AROUND THE STATE, ONE IS TAKING THEIR CURRICULUM TO A NEW LEVEL.  THE NURSING PROGRAM AT CADDO-KIOWA TECHNOLOGY CENTER IS TRAINING THEIR STUDENTS ON LIFE-LIKE MANNEQUINS AND IN RETURN ARE GETTING QUITE A RESPONSE.

WALKING INTO THE ROOM SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE IN A REAL E R; BUT, THE HOSPITAL NOISES COMING FROM THIS ROOM ARE FROM NURSING MANNEQUINS.

LAURIE STOCKING:  WE CAN SIMULATE ALMOST ANYTHING THE STUDENTS WILL SEE AT A CLINICAL SITE.

ANDY:  LAURIE STOCKING IS THE PRACTICAL NURSING DIRECTOR AT CADDO KIOWA TECHNOLOGY CENTER AND SAYS, HER STUDENTS GO THROUGH A RIGOROUS COURSE.

LAURIE:  WITHIN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS WE START NURSING LABS.  AND WE HAVE 12 LABS AND THEY LEARN ANYTHING FROM BED MAKING THE BASICS, TO IV STARTS, INJECTIONS, HOW TO PUT N G TUBES IN.; PRETTY HIGH TECH STUFF.  ONCE THEY’VE COMPLETED THOSE 12 LABS, THEY GO TO CLINICALS AND THEY DO A LARGE AMOUNT OF CLINICALS.  BEFORE THEY’RE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM, AS WELL AS, BOOK WORK.

ANDY:  AND STOCKING SAYS STUDENTS DON’T ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO TAKE THE MANNEQUINS.

LAURIE:  VERY NERVOUS TO START WITH.  THEY DIDN’T REALLY TREAT THEM LIKE REAL PATIENTS TO START WITH.

ANDY:  BUT FOR NURSING STUDENT ALESE SAVAGE, HER PASSION FOR NURSING OVERSHADOWS THE AWKWARDNESS.

ALESE SAVAGE:  I LOVE NURSING. I CAN’T WAIT TO ACTUALLY BE A NURSE.

ANDY:  AND THE MANNEQUINS HELP STUDENTS KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR THE CLINICAL PHASE OF THEIR TRAINING.

ALESE:  WHEN YOU GET TO CLINICALS, YOU CAN NEVER REALLY BE TOTALLY PREPARED, BUT THE MANNEQUINS HELP PREPARE YOU FOR SOME OF IT OF WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU GET THERE.

ANDY:  PURCHASED WITH LOTTERY FUNDS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER TECH; AND, ACCORDING TO CADDO-KIOWA SUPERINTENDENT DENNIS RUTTMAN, THESE FUNDS ARE PLACED IN THE RIGHT SPOT.

DENNIS RUTTMAN:  YOU HEAR SO MUCH NEGATIVE ABOUT LOTTERY FUNDS AREN’T GETTING TO THE CLASSROOM OR ANYTHING ELSE.  IN OUR PARTICULAR CASE WE’VE GOTTEN A PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY THAT WE WOULDN’T HAVE NORMALLY BEEN ABLE TO HAVE GOTTEN ON OUR OWN.

ANDY:  WHILE THE HEARTBEAT MAY BE MECHANICAL, THE E.R. TRAINING AT CADDO-KIOWA TECHNOLOGY CENTER IS AS REAL AS IT GETS.

ANDY:  WELL IN ADDITION TO THE NEW LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES, THE PROGRAM ALSO OFFERS NUMEROUS SCHOLARSHIPS TO HELP STUDENTS ATTAIN THEIR DEGREE.

ROB:  THANK YOU ANDY.