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Educational opportunities available for MCH nurses
October 7, 2013

Madison County Hospital, in affiliation with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), has added several educational opportunities for its clinical staff.

 

Beginning in September 2013, nurses have the opportunity to attend conferences at the MCH campus as well as simulations and workshops at The Ohio State University campus.  OSUWMC has a Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center that recently expanded by 18,000 square feet. 

 

"As it pertains to education, academic medical centers are innovators, using advanced technology and techniques to train medical students, physicians and other health care professions," said Michael Browning, Interim CEO at MCH.  "The Center at OSUWMC provides trainees a low-risk and safe learning environment to practice their technical skills on procedure-based simulators."

 

One class that is offered is a two week observation experience at OSUWMC for obstetric nurses.  Each participant will observe all aspects of the birthing process at a higher volume facility, including labor and delivery, antepartum and normal newborn nursery.

 

Another available class at OSUWMC is Failure to Rescue, a four hour simulation open to all clinical staff.  Participants in this session will observe patient simulator manikins and identify the subtle signs and signals that are present before an impending health crisis.  During this simulation experience, each nurse will also have the opportunity to further develop their decision-making and team-working skills.

 

Other sessions include:

 

  • A one day educational conference for new obstetric staff which will cover triage, intrapartum care, postpartum care, newborn transition and normal newborn care.
  • An eight hour orientation for new obstetric staff.
  • A four hour simulation session for obstetric staff, including seizures and postpartum hemorrhaging.
  • A four hour preceptor workshop for all experienced nurses to learn constructive methods for coaching newly-hired nurses.

 

"This collaborative effort is possible because of our continuous efforts to grow in our affiliation with OSUWMC," said Jennifer Piccione, Chief Clinical Services and Nursing Officer at MCH.  "We are eager to provide our nursing staff with these opportunities to expand their skill set."

 

MCH and OSUWMC are part of the Health Alliance, which also includes Mount Carmel Health System.

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