Re­cruit­ment needed to act out ac­ci­dents

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

SUN­SHINE Coast res­i­dents are in­vited to vol­un­teer as ‘sim­u­lated pa­tients’ for CQUni Nurs­ing.

Ex­pe­ri­enced track cy­clist Richie Bates re­cently sub­jected him­self to re­al­is­tic-look­ing moulage make-up, sim­u­lat­ing road ac­ci­dent wounds, to help pro­mote re­cruit­ment of ‘sim­u­lated pa­tients’ for the CQUniver­sity Nurs­ing pro­gram.

The pro­gram seeks to have lo­cal vol­un­teers on the books to act as ‘pa­tients’ for nurs­ing res­i­den­tial schools later this year.

CQUniver­sity Nurs­ing lec­turer Terri Sul­li­van says that “stu­dents find it ex­tremely valu­able and the health in­dus­try finds that our stu­dents are re­ally work-ready”.

“The clos­est re­al­ity we can do in a set­ting like this is to have vol­un­teer ac­tors and ac­tresses from the com­mu­nity that we can pre­pare for th­ese ses­sions.”

CQUni SimTech Cath Haug says the sim­u­lated pa­tients are needed for nurs­ing stu­dent ses­sions based in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rock­hamp­ton, Bund­aberg and Noosa re­gions.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic who are in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing to be­come a sim­u­lated pa­tient can find out more from Ms Haug, via 07 4037 4740 or [email protected]

❝ The clos­est re­al­ity we can do in a set­ting like this is to have vol­un­teer ac­tors... — Terri Sul­li­van

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