The generous support of TB Vets donors enabled the grant of a life-sized Juno manikin as teaching tool for students under BC Institute of Technology (BCIT)’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
Manikins are anatomically correct models of the human body, designed to help students practice a wide range of skills repeatedly in a safe and realistic environment.
The Juno manikin in particular will aid students in assessing, monitoring and treating patients. In respiratory care, it will help with identifying types of breath sounds, rapidly assessing airways, among others. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of the workflow across health disciplines, a critical component of graduating competent, job-ready nurses.
Nursing graduates are expected to understand the complexities of healthcare situations with little time while on the job. The real-world experience under which students are trained, and how they are expected to practice, must leverage the best technology and tools that help deliver utmost care possible for patients.
This is where donations to TB Vets make a difference in the life-changing work of future healthcare professionals, as demonstrated by their technical skills and problem-solving ability to embrace complexity and innovation.
BCIT is the second-largest post-secondary institution in the province. Their three-year Nursing program sees 592 students at any given time, with 170 graduates who go on to practice across British Columbia each year.*