Health Sciences Learning Center
Equipment and Supplies:¬† Supplies, equipment, and partial task trainers used to demonstrate or practice patient care skills are available in the Center.¬† Commonly used expendable supplies are available in the Center at all times.¬† The Center Supervisor will prepare supplies, equipment, and manikins for specific skills per faculty request.
Practice Kits:¬† Supplies needed by students to practice skills are available in kits in the Learning Center.¬† These kits may be checked out for use in the labs.¬† Available kits include:¬† Basic IV Therapy, Bedbath/Bedmaking, Body Mechanics, Catheterization (Urinary), Dressings, Elastic Bandages, Handwashing, Head-to-Toe Assessment, NG Tube Insertion/Removal, NG Tube Med Administration, Oral Med Administration, Oxygenation, and Vital Signs Assessment.
Low Fidelity Simulation:¬† A variety of partial task trainers are available in the labs to allow students to practice before having to do procedures on real patients.¬† Student may use trainers during scheduled Open Lab sessions or whenever the Center is open.
Audio-Visual Media:¬† Audio-visual media are available for use in the lab by students and for use in the classroom.¬† Faculty may request audio-visual media on the Request for Services/Supplies/Equipment Form.¬† Some audio-visual media are also available in the Learning Resource Centers on the Pensacola and Milton Campuses.
Students may request audio-visual media from the Center Assistant for viewing in the Learning Center.¬† Selected media may be available for check-out by students for home use.
DVD Recording:¬† Facilities and equipment are available to enable students to videotape themselves performing nursing skills for evaluation by faculty.¬† Faculty members may videotape presentations to be viewed by current and future students.
Workshops:¬† Workshops on subjects of interest to applicants and currently enrolled students are scheduled throughout the term.¬† Workshops will be advertised on fliers posted around the Campus and students will be notified of scheduled workshops through Campus email.¬† There is no cost to students for these workshops.
Identifying Learning Strategies:¬† Faculty may meet with Learning Center staff to discuss learning strategies for presenting course content, using the facilities of the Center including simulation.
Remediation:¬† Students needing remediation can be referred to the Learning Center using a Learning Center Referral Form.¬† The faculty member may specify the form of remediation needed or just state problems the student is having.¬† The Center Supervisor will then develop a prescription for remediation for the student and communicate with the faculty member when remediation is completed.