112 first-year nurse anesthesia students are heading to Texas Wesleyan from our distance sites across the U.S. to participate in the 2nd annual Simulation Symposium on June 17–20.
“Simulation training is a crucial part of the curriculum because it allows the student hands-on practice without real patient consequences. It has been shown to enhance student competency, improve student satisfaction with learning and may ultimately translate to improved patient outcomes,” said Assistant Nurse Anesthesia Program Director Michele Ardigo, DNP, CRNA.
During the four-day symposium, students will participate in intensive hands-on training to learn procedures like epidurals, central lines, codes, airway ultrasounds and regional blocks.
New This Year
This year, students will have two new modules: gastric sonography and popliteal blocks.
In addition to the new learning opportunities, more corporations are using the Simulation Symposium to speak the nurse anesthesia students.
Cutting-Edge Simulation Experience
Ardigo continues to grow and improve the simulation program. In addition to her four years of simulation experience and doctoral research in the area of simulation, Ardigo currently has a gastric sonography research study underway. Students recently participated in this study and will use their new gastric sonography skills on live models during the symposium.