Practicing skills in the lab prior to going into the hospital allows students to handle the supplies and equipment so that they develop the skills necessary to perform procedures for patients. Students need to PREPARE by watching appropriate skills videos and doing their assigned readings. Students then PRACTICE in the lab until they comfortable to PERFORM either on a performance test or in the hospital with the patient. Students can get additional practice time during open lab times.
Teaching assistants are available during class time and open lab time to guide practice. If additional time is needed beyond class and open lab times see the lab staff to make an appointment or call 471-9062.