UB Nursing Students Get Hands-On Experience in Simulation Operation Room
In October 2010, the University at Buffalo School of Nursing received a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant of $297,491 to fund enhancements within its Patient Simulation Center (PSC).
The PSC of the Nurse Anesthetist Program enables UB nursing students to practice patient care in a simulated operating room, using a full-body, computer-controlled mannequin and advanced patient monitoring and anesthesia delivery technologies.
The grant will be used to update and expand the PSC's simulation training capabilities. It will fund the replacement of the current patient simulator, anesthesia gas machine and surgical table, and expand the PSC's training capabilities by the addition of a pediatric anesthesia simulator, fiber optic airway management equipment, ultrasonic imaging equipment and a range of surgical equipment.