The South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) – Abbeville Campus has formally opened its new Home Health Training Laboratory for healthcare students’ practical skills training.
The state-of-the-art facility features realistic patient bedrooms and computerized mannequins with sensors that can be used for a variety of clinical situations.
“We are thrilled to officially open this laboratory at our Abbeville campus and expose our nursing students to a growing and critical component of healthcare,” SLCC Chancellor Vincent June said.
“Simulations have been incredibly important to training our students during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and it allows for a realistic experience to practice and enhance their skills before touching a human patient,” he added.
SLCC projects that around 350 medical students will be trained in the new laboratory by the end of this year.
Upcoming Programs for SLCC Healthcare Students
Aside from the new home health training facility, SLCC is planning a large scholarship program for healthcare students.
The college also plans to enhance training for its healthcare teachers while increasing support for the recruitment and retention of “exemplary” nursing faculty.
These programs, which will be launched over the course of five years, have a total budget allocation of $2.5 million.