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Live actors to Pose as Patients at New Clinical Learning Lab for Drexel Students

Live actors to Pose as Patients at New Clinical Learning Lab for Drexel Students

PHILADELPHIA, January 28, 2008

WHAT: Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions will unveil with a ribbon cutting ceremony its new Simulation Clinical Learning Laboratory for radiology technology students. Live actors will pose as patients at the new lab. VISUALS: •Students interviewing the “patient” actors and positioning them on the x-ray machine. •Demonstrations of SimMan, SimBaby, Noelle Birthing Simulator (human patient simulators) and the IV arm – all highly interactive tools to help improve their skills. •A six foot long ribbon will be cut to officially open the simulation lab. WHO: Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions faculty, staff and students. WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10 a.m. (tours begin) 11a.m. (ribbon-cutting) 11:15 a.m. (tours continue) WHERE: New College Building, 3600 Hallway, Drexel Center City Hahneman Campus 245 N. 15th Street BACKGROUND: The Simulation Lab was built to give students studying health professions an opportunity to practice critical clinical skills with patient actors before joining the health care workforce. The experience will allow students to learn from mistakes prior to caring for actual patients. # # # News Media Contacts: Frank Sinatra, College of Nursing and Health Professions representative 215-545-4715 x 23 Niki Gianakaris, Drexel University News Bureau 215-895-6741 or ngianakaris@drexel.edu