February 07, 2013

SLU AT Students Practice Clinical Skills in the Simulation Lab

SLU AT students Jay Maturan and Andrea Auclair suture on the model while John Runde looks on.

Situated in the Doisy College of Health Sciences on the Saint Louis University Medical Center Campus, SLU AT students are lucky to have access to all of the resources of the teaching medical center.  On Thursday, February 7, 2013 the students got the opportunity to practice suturing, suture removal and measurement of rectal temperature in the School of Medicine's Simulation and Clinical Skills Center. 

While not an entry-level skill for athletic trainers, knowledge of suturing is essential for AT's and physicians to work side-by-side in patient care.  Additionally, skill in measuring rectal temperature is necessary in assessing core temperature in the treatment of heat stroke and other conditions.  It is great to have such resources closely available for our students!

Wes Burch, Director of the Simulation and Clinical Skills Center demonstrates suturing for the SLU AT students.
SLU AT students Abby Breseman, Kelly Peck and Cat Costello work together for suturing practice.
Thanks to the School of Nursing, a model was used to practice rectal temperature assessment.

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