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Students band together to help save Stan

Published on March 08, 2018

Students band together to help save Stan

EDMONTON – No matter the institution, Stan is the patient. From a broken arm, to a baby on the way, to a gunshot wound, it’s up to students from 24 different health-care fields to work together to treat him.

The Help Save Stan event – which takes place simultaneously at NAIT and the University of Alberta – presents challenging simulation scenarios incorporating mannequins, simulated patients and volunteers from emergency services agencies to create realistic hospital and community environments. Inter-professional student teams collaborate in the scenarios with a focus on communication and teamwork.

Media are invited to view the various simulations and talk to students and facilitators about how this partnership gives more than 700 Edmonton post-secondary students the chance to learn together in an environment that models the real-world health care system.

Help Save Stan is a joint initiative between Alberta Health Services, MacEwan University, NAIT, NorQuest College and the University of Alberta.

WHEN:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:
NAIT’s Simulation Centre
Centre for Applied Technology (Room 126)
11762 106 St. NW
Edmonton, AB

University of Alberta Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
Health Sciences Education and Research Commons
2-263, 11405-87 Ave, Level 2
Edmonton, AB

WHO:
Kerri Oshust, Director, Simulation Centre, NAIT – 780.293.5125
Available for interview on-site at NAIT or by phone

Bev Suntjens, Program Chair, Allied Health, NorQuest College – 780.996.3041
Available for interviews on-site at the University of Alberta or by phone