Owens to Host Human Patient Simulation Conference, July 21

Posted Jul 20th, 2011 by Brad Meyer  Category: Education


PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Over 130 health care professionals from around the Midwest region will converge on Owens Community College to learn about the latest innovations in medical simulation and education as the academic institution’s School of Nursing serves as host to the 2011 Midwest Regional Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conference on Thursday, July 21.

Presented by Owens Community College, the Nursing Institute of West Central Ohio and METI, the conference will occur from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the College’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The event is open to the public and continuing education hours are available for health care professionals.

The conference will commence at 9 a.m. with welcome remarks followed by five one-hour seminar sessions about the latest hands-on approaches to medical simulation-based learning. The sessions will occur from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 10:45-11:45 a.m., 12:45-1:45 p.m., 2-3 p.m. and 3:15-4:15 p.m.

During the separate sessions, conference attendees will have the opportunity to receive details about simulation in geriatric, home and community based care; eDose and its innovative screen-based simulations to facilitate mastery of skills needed to safely and accurately perform medication dosage calculations in clinical practice; enhancing realism with moulage techniques; the integration of innovative medical technology into the classroom; incorporating simulation into the nursing curriculum; and simulation in trauma assessment and airway management, among many other topics.

Owens acquired its first human patient simulator in 2002 for experiential learning on the Toledo-area Campus. At the time, the College was one of only six educational institutions in Ohio to utilize the innovative technology within its academic curriculum.
Owens expanded its experiential learning resources to include human patient simulator technology on the Findlay-area Campus in 2005. Owens currently utilizes eight simulators (three adults, three pediatric and two baby simulators) for learning purposes within the College’s School of Nursing.

HPSN was founded in 1997 at METI’s Sarasota, Fla., headquarters will the overall goal of furthering the advancement of health care education through the integration of patient simulation into academic curriculum. METI is regarded as a world leader in furthering medical education simulation technology, which includes state-of-the-art human patient simulators and exam trainers, for the benefit of future doctors, nurses, first responders and military medics. Over 6,000 simulators are currently being utilized by community colleges, nursing schools, medical colleges, universities, hospitals and the military around the globe.

For additional information or to register, visit HPSN’s website www.hpsn.com.

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