Students gain critical operating room experience

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (May 22, 2013) - Assistant Professor Sharon White-Lewis is teaching one of the only Perioperative Nursing electives in the Kansas City, a two-week course designed to give students operating room experience. She converted a room in the College Simulation Center into an operating suite where students could be introduced to “scrub” and “circulate” activities nurses perform in the operating room.

Students spend eight days in operating rooms at Saint Luke’s Hospital performing these roles during live operations.

Reception Honors Faculty Accomplishments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 5, 2013). At a May 5th reception Saint Luke’s College faculty and staff recognized faculty who have published, given conference presentations, or are pursuing a doctorate.

"I greatly appreciate and value all faculty members for their contributions to this great institution of higher learning, and to the nursing profession as well. Each are dedicated members of the organization, and help to position Saint Luke's College as the renowned program in the area," said Dr. James Hauschildt, academic dean.

Dr. Anne Brett is Graduation Speaker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 4, 2013) – Graduation ceremonies for Saint Luke’s College will be 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10th at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City. Dr. Anne Brett, president of Cox College in Springfield, Missouri is the keynote speaker. Cox College is affiliated with CoxHealth.

Operation Breakthrough Bus Tour

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Apr. 17, 2013) – In April students in the Community Centered Care class toured neighborhoods in Kansas City served by Operation Breakthrough, a non-profit organization.

This class introduces student community nursing invulnerable populations to help them better understand the struggles poor working parents face.

SUGAR members hold workshop

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences hosted the Simulation Users Group Across the Region (SUGAR) for an afternoon workshop Thursday, April 4. The session featured five presentations by simulation directors who shared their experiences and discussed challenges.

Speakers discussed a variety of topics including how to teach cultural competency as part of a simulation, best practices for using a simulation experience to train life- flight nurses, and managing simulations to include an entire care team including a doctor, nurse, and social worker.

Chicken Donates Leg to Science

Assistant Professor Sharon White-Lewis hosted high school students in the College skills lab teaching them how to amputate a leg. Model patient “Esther,” a chicken, was very patient as students learned proper hand washing procedures and how to gown up in preparation for surgery. In this photo White-Lewis takes off her mask so students could hear as she explains how to make the incision.

Nursing class goes to Haiti for alternative Spring Break

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Students in the “Global Health Issues” class opted for an alternative to the traditional spring break trip this year. They went to Mirabalais, Haiti, where they lived in an orphanage and conducted clinics. Professor Kathleen Brewer and Assistant Professor Laurie Brooks team-teach the course and organized this trip as part of the class curriculum at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences. Saint Luke’s Foundation provided money for plane tickets and each person paid for their food and lodging at the orphanage.

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