This year, the MUSC College of Health Professions Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management has teamed up with Carolinas Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (CSHSMD) to co-present a two-day conference on October 22-23 in Charleston. This conference is designed to offer healthcare administrators, executives, clinicians, information technologist, leaders, faculty and students in the healthcare industry an opportunity to exchange ideas.
Prior to COVID-19 Students in the Mid-Carolina AHEC Health Careers Program were able to participate in an interactive activity that allowed them to act as nurses during a simulation activity. The experience was offered through Mid-Carolina AHEC’s continued partnership with Midlands Technical College: Airport Campus. Chaunta Simmons, RN, an instructor with the college’s Health Sciences Department, developed the experience to provide a way for students to actively learn about the nursing profession. Together with Nursing Department Chair Shirley Bannister, RN, they explained the roles of nurses, provided a brief presentation, and enabled students to perform as nurses by taking care of their simulated patient. Students completed a series of tasks common to the day-to-day nursing practice such as patient assessment, foley catheter management, patient positioning, post-operative management, medication administration and safety all while adorned with personal protective equipment (PPE). &qu