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Nursing Students Help with Simulation Study

Nursing Students Help with Simulation Study

Starting this fall nursing students at the College of Southern Nevada will be part of a national study on simulated patients.

The study will use 154 full-time nursing students to see if more work with simulated patients can give students better training than real patients. The simulated patients are not the old-fashioned mannequins people might envision. The new simulated patients are highly sophisticated computerized mannequins that can replicate any patient condition.

Using a simulator means mistakes do not turn into tragedies and educators can make the mannequins go through scenarios that students are unlikely to see at a local hospital making them more prepared for unique situations.

The CSN nurses are part of a study going on at top nursing schools around the country.

 “CSN’s selection to take part in this project speaks to the national reputation of quality our nursing program has established,” said CSN President Dr. Michael D. Richards.

Students Earn Visit from UNLV Coaches

Students from Wright Elementary School earned enough points in the annual Coaches Challenge to get a visit from two head coaches.

The Coaches Challenge program encourages students to each healthy and be part of physical activity by doing that they earn points. The schools with the most points get a visit from UNLV coaches. The fifth-graders at Wright Elementary School and third-graders at Nate Mack Elementary earned the most points and will get a visit on Tuesday from UNLV's new head Basketball Coach Dave Rice and the head women's Soccer coach Jennifer Klein.


“We continue to see high rates of obesity among children and to combat this, it is so important to encourage children to create good, healthy habits that will carry through their entire lives. By adopting good habits now they will be able to live active and full lives,” said Coach Rice.

Medicare Experts Offer Help for Seniors

Medicare Experts Offer Help for Seniors

Experts from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are in Southern Nevada on Friday to answer questions connected to the contract termination of doctor group Health Care Partners by insurer Health Plan of Nevada.

The healthcare plan will end in September. The experts will offer information on what the termination means for people who saw Health Care Partners doctors on an HPN plan. Experts from the center's regional office will be at the Henderson Senior Center, 300 S Racetrack Rd, from 9:30 am to noon, and at the Boulder City Senior Center, 813 Arizona Street, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The sessions are free and open to the public.

 

Komen for the Cure Provides $340,000 Grant to St. Rose

Komen for the Cure Provides $340,000 Grant to St. Rose

Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada recently awarded two grants totaling nearly $340,000 to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals for its breast health programs.

The R.E.D. Rose (Responsible Early Detection) program, which provides cancer diagnostic screenings and treatment services to women and men 49 years of age and under, has received $300,000, while the Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center of Excellence have received $39,390 for its prosthesis program.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Will Collect Unused Drugs

Operation Medicine Cabinet Will Collect Unused Drugs

HENDERSON, Nev. -- If you are looking for a way to get rid of old or unused medications in your home, you can stop by Operation Medicine Cabinet. The event takes place on Saturday, April 30.

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend a free Adult CPR Class on Saturday, April 23 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Called "CPR Saturday", the event will train 1,000 people in one day in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

Two sessions will be conducted; one beginning at 8:30am and a repeat session at 1:30 pm. Each session is three hours. A two-year Adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Register at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or (702) 531-0237.

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital, in partnership with Nathan Adelson Hospice, will host a Healthcare Decisions Day on Saturday, April 16.

At this free event, people can learn details about Advance Directives, how to talk to your loved ones about Advance Directives, and vital health resources such as the Nevada Lock Box, organ and tissue donation and financial planning. You will also have the opportunity to complete and file an Advanced Directive at the event. After 1 p.m., attendees can hear presentations about community services for older adults.

The event will be held at Sunrise Hospital Auditorium, 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy., and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appetizers will be provided to all participants and community resource organizations will offer additional information. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 233-5454.