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CCCCD Receives Grant For A SimMan For Healthcare Students

CCCCD Receives Grant For A SimManTM For Healthcare Students

February 20, 2004 - Collin County Community College District, with the assistance of the Collin County Health Care Foundation, received a grant for $30,980 from The Henry L. and Laura Shoap Fund of Southwestern Medical Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to purchase a Laerdal SimManTM. This life-like, adult mannequin will be used by students in the nursing and respiratory care programs.

A SimManTM offers the ability to provide educational simulations that challenge and test students' clinical and decision-making skills during realistic patient care scenarios. The mannequin breathes, vocalizes and responds to therapeutic interventions. Interchangeable modules that expose students to a wide variety of medical incidents further enhance the system. Faculty may use pre-programmed simulations or design their own scenarios for increased specialization.

"SimManTM enhances our ability to prepare students in nursing, respiratory care and emergency medical services for the life and death decisions they will face in a health profession career. Ultimately, this donation enhances the education and training of our students and benefits the overall community through the professionals we will graduate," said Gary Hodge, dean of Social Sciences, Health and Public Services.

Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) serves close to 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. In addition, CCCCD is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.