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Nursing Students Overnighting in Makeshift ‘Hospital’

February 4, 2011 6:21 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Nursing students at the University of Manitoba will take part in a makeshift hospital setting tonight.

The Helen Glass Centre for Nursing will become the “Helen Glass Hospital for Sick Students” when students participate in Nightmare Night Cares.

Sixteen students and four medical students will play the role of patients in a hospital beginning at 7 p.m. Their caregivers will be six medical students and eight nursing students.

The point of the exercise is give to students with the opportunity to understand the patient experience, practice skills required for inter-disciplinary teamwork for patient-centered care, experience night shift issues and responsibilities, and practice clinical skills in a safe environment.

Just like a real hospital, there will also be visiting hours. The public can come by and have a look at the exercise between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. tonight in Rooms 460 and 470 of the Helen Glass building.

The students will be in their roles until 8 a.m. on Saturday.