PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a state-of-the-art nursing and medical school, AIMU St. Lucia
is committed to providing its students with access to resources that can help thoroughly prepare them for the professional world of medicine. In addition to offering courses led by top-notch industry professionals, American International Medical University also relies on implementing some of the latest technologies to ensure that every student has the opportunity to grasp the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and treat patients in their profession.
Focused on progressive medical resources, especially those developed for training, AIMU, St. Lucia medical school, highlights a recent article from WVTF Public Radio that discusses one new tool that may drastically improve nursing education--simulated patients. The article reports, "More and more medical and nursing schools are relying on high-tech mannequins to teach valuable lessons, before students actually lay hands on humans."
Providing an example, WVTF illustrates, "Noelle is a perpetually pregnant mannequin who lives at the University of Virginia's School of Nursing. She has a heartbeat and blood pressure, eyes that open and close, joints at the hip, knee and ankle, a womb, a baby who's been delivered thousands of times--and thanks to various computer programs, she talks."
In response, AIMU St. Lucia comments in a recent press statement, "Hands-on training is essential to developing fine-tuned medical and nursing professionals--these simulated patients are a great way to provide such exceptional educational opportunities to students.
While it may prove shocking how much effort has gone into making these devices so life-like, these qualities are essential to help the student become more familiar with what they would be facing in the professional world."
While many schools, such as American International Medical University, applaud the new technology and advanced training benefits it offers, some criticize the high cost of these tools. WVTF states, "Noelle is one of seven high-tech mannequins at UVA. She cost $60,000. A male model, who sweats, has seizures and is wireless, cost $90,000."
"Although these tools are certainly costly, we believe that the more that schools recognize the benefits of simulated patients, the more affordable and accessible they will become. The cost of these mannequins is an investment into saving many lives, as they afford students and opportunity to practice repeatedly in real-life scenarios that have proven difficult to simulate through other measures in the classroom," AIMU, St. Lucia medical and nursing school, concludes in its press statement.
American International Medical University, also known as AIMU St. Lucia
, is a leading academic institution that provides exceptional training and education for prospective physicians and nurses. This independent affiliate of AIM-U International Group, offers both a School of Medicine and School of Nursing. Committed to excellence, instructors and staff at this university carry a mission to prepare students for successful careers, focusing on values, skills and knowledge necessary for leadership in the medical community. American International Medical University is accredited by the Ministry of Education in St. Lucia and recognized by the World Health Organization, along with many other leading medical community groups.