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Carolinas College of Health Sciences Wish List

Below are items identified by staff and faculty members as significant enhancements to our educational programs, but currently considered non-essential or cost prohibitive.

ItemApprox. CostFunctionPrimary User
Electronic vital sign machine $2500 Allow students the opportunity to practice with the equipment utilized in the clinical practice area in the long term care facilities as well as the hospital units (potential job market) Nurse Aide students
Electric mechanical lift $2500 Allow students the opportunity to practice with the equipment utilized in the clinical practice area in the long term care facilities as well as the hospital units (potential job market) Nurse Aide students
PIXY Radiographic Phantoms (6) $19,000/each
$114,000 total
Allow students to adequately practice and complete treatment competencies in 6 clinical affiliates in a safe environment without depending on a patient or particular tumor case to arise; allows Clinical Supervisor to demonstrate realistic simulation and treatment procedures in laboratory setting Radiation Therapy students
Electron Cutter $360 Allow students to practice and complete electron blockcutting requirement for beam modification competency and faculty to demonstrate the procedure in a laboratory setting prior to clinical exposure Radiation Therapy students
Air Cooled Casting Plates (6) $250/each
$1500 total
Allow students to complete photon and electron block alloy pouring requirement for beam modification competency. Same as above Radiation Therapy students
Digital Waterbath $995 Allow students to practice and demonstrate head/neck/shoulder immobilization competency. Same as above. Radiation Therapy students
Dual Function Vac-lok Pump $1250 Allow students to practice and demonstrate torso/abdomen/pelvis immobilization competency. Same as above. Radiation Therapy students
Venipuncture Training Devices (arms) $1600 10 new units so hands-on skills classes can be expanded to host more participants, saving time in each class—making it possible to potentially offer more classes. Phlebotomy and Other Continuing Education Participants
Blue Phantom FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) Ultrasound Training Model
$25,000 This ultrasound training platform for cardiac and abdominal imaging procedures will allow users to practice procedures such as transthoracic echocardiography, pericardiocentesis, and abdominal ultrasound. The user will be able to view extremely realistic imaging characteristics and artifacts such as lungs, ribs, spine, bowel, etc. 1. Residents and attending physicians
(general surgery, trauma, internal medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, vascular
2. Trauma nurse practitioners.
Immersion Endoscopy/ Bronchoscopy
AccuTouch Simulator
$130,750 The Immersion virtual reality endoscopy/ bronchoscopy trainer has proved to shorten the learning curve of endoscopic and bronchoscopic procedures and is expected to improve the training in endoscopy of multiple learner groups at Carolinas Medical Center. 1. Residents (general surgery, family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics)
2. Fellows (GI, pulmonary, MIS)
3. Practicing physicians (surgeons,
pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, family medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians, emergency medicine physicians, pediatric specialists)
4. CRNA and anesthesiologists
5. Nurses (GI, critical care, OR)
6. Students (medical, nursing, CRNA)
7. Respiratory therapists
Surgical Instruments $5,000 Would enable Surgical Technology students the ability to expand knowledge of some basic specialty instruments prior to clinical Surgical Technology students
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