Nursing pediatric airway simulation

Pediatric Airway Simulation - LLCC and St. John's College of NursingLLCC’s ADN 244, fourth semester nursing students participated in a pediatric airway simulation on Sept. 26. Charlene S. Aaron, Ph.D., R.N., chancellor with St. John’s College of Nursing and Sonja Harvey, D.N.P., R.N., associate dean of LLCC Nursing, collaborated for nursing students to share an experience as one of the first groups to utilize the mobile simulation lab. Gregg Kater and Barbara Huttman were the two instructors from St. John’s College to collaborate with Joi Mauk, LLCC nursing instructor. Students worked through identification and management of an emergent pediatric airway condition while using a high fidelity simulator to promote critical thinking and teamwork.

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In the news

Dr. Sonja Harvey, associate dean of nursing, was interviewed by WICS/FOX Illinois on the nursing shortage in Illinois.

Jolene Lamb, coordinator, LLCC Culinary Institute, provided a cooking demonstration of succotash on WICS this morning. Sean Keeley, culinary specialist, will be demonstrating the recipe this evening at the Illinois Products Farmers Market.

LLCC to host new event, Health Care Expo, May 23 

Health Care Expo. Explore LLCC's excellent health careers programs! May 23, 6-8 p.m.LLCC’s many health care career programs will be showcased at the Health Care Expo Thursday, May 23, from 6-8 p.m. Prospective students are invited to learn about the wide variety of LLCC’s health care degree, certificate and short-term program opportunities.

The free event begins in the Trutter Center and registration is available at www.llcc.edu/healthcare-expo or by calling 217-786-2577. The event will include tours of LLCC’s health professions labs along with displays, presentations and opportunities to speak to health care program directors and obtain information on applying for admission.

“Many students first think of nursing when they consider a health care career,” said Dr. Cynthia Maskey, dean of health professions. “LLCC’s Health Care Center of Excellence offers nursing programs at three levels: registered nurse (RN); licensed practical nurse (LPN) and certified nursing assistant (CNA). In addition, we offer programs in occupational therapy assistant, radiography, surgical technology, central sterile service technician, respiratory care, neurodiagnostic technology, emergency medical services (EMR, EMT, A-EMT and paramedic), medical coding, and exercise and sports science.”

Also on display at the expo will be short-term, health related programs including dental assistant, medical assistant, CNA to medical assistant, phlebotomy technician, veterinary assistant, pharmacy technician and massage therapy.

“This expo is an outstanding opportunity for individuals interested in launching a health care career to explore all of LLCC’s excellent health care programs offered at an affordable price,” said Dr. Maskey.

Nursing and EMS cross-disciplinary learning simulation

LLCC nursing and EMS students conducted a cross-discipline, mass disaster, triage simulation last Saturday in the Workforce Careers Center. Paramedic students were paired with nursing students as they worked to efficiently triage, treat and transport the victims. The collaborative exercise was covered by WICS/FOX Illinois and the State Journal-Register. Dr. Pamela Bradley, professor of nursing, and Nick Ferreira, EMS and medical coding program coordinator, provided interviews.

Nursing and EMS student volunteersPam Bradley and Nick Ferreira speaking with nursing and EMS studentsStudents partaking in disasters simulation/triage exerciseStudents partaking in triage exercise

Congratulations to LLCC Radiography students!

 Janelle Murphy, Andrew Harmon, Brianna Henderson, Holly Richardson, Allysa Cebuhar, Halie Daniel, Hannah Crocker, Julius Sorrells, Rachel McCall

L-r, front: Janelle Murphy, program director, radiography, and Andrew Harmon, radiography instructor; back: Brianna Henderson, Holly Richardson, Allysa Cebuhar, Halie Daniel, Hannah Crocker, Julius Sorrells and Rachel McCall

Students in the LLCC Radiography program and the Student Radiographers Club attended the 84th Annual ISSRT Conference in Peoria April 10-12 and participated in electronic poster submissions and scholar bowl. Allysa Cebuhar received first place for her poster on Eventration of the Diaphragm, Hannah Crocker received second place for her poster on The Role of Imaging Sciences in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate, and Holly Richardson received third place for her poster on Legg-Calve-Perthes.  The scholar bowl team placed fourth out of 12 teams. Members included Allysa Cebuhar, Hannah Crocker, Halie Daniel, and Rachel McCall.

Electronic poster winners: Hannah Crocker, Allysa Cebuhar, and Holly Richardson

Electronic poster winners: Hannah Crocker, Allysa Cebuhar and Holly Richardson

Scholar bowl team: Hannah Crocker, Allysa Cebuhar, Rachel McCall, and Halie Daniel

Scholar bowl team: Hannah Crocker, Allysa Cebuhar, Rachel McCall, and Halie Daniel

 

LLCC nursing students inducted into honor society

Ten second-year nursing students from the LLCC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program were inducted into the Beta Nu Chapter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society on March 28. The students had to maintain stringent academic requirements and complete a capstone community education project to be eligible for membership.

Students were honored at a special ceremony at the LLCC-Springfield campus. They received a certificate, an Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society pin and peach honor cords to wear at commencement. The co-advisors are Mary Goldstein, nursing professor, and Anatasia Till, nursing instructor.

2019 inductees: Bethany Barry, Paige Dobson, Amanda Clevenger, Shyla Rogers, Manuel Caga-anan, Emily Williams, Andrea Staples, Alexis Irlam, Lori Dodwell and Shelby WhiteThe 2019 inductees are: Bethany Barry, Paige Dobson, Amanda Clevenger, Shyla Rogers, Manuel Caga-anan, Emily Williams, Andrea Staples, Alexis Irlam, Lori Dodwell and Shelby White.

The objective of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of ADN. The society encourages the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a lifelong professional responsibility. The society also participates in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the nursing profession.

LLCC receives portable X-ray equipment for radiography lab

Andrew Harmon, instructor, radiography; Casey Best, radiography student; Elliot Dawson, radiography student; Marjorie King, director, medical imaging and radiation oncology services at Memorial Medical Center; Janelle Murphy, program director radiographyLLCC recently received the gift of portable X-ray equipment from Memorial Medical Center in collaboration with BJC for use in the LLCC associate degree radiography lab. A portable X-ray machine is used to take diagnostic images of patients who cannot be transferred to a stationary unit.

“We thank Memorial Medical Center for their generosity,” said Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation. “The portable X-ray machine makes a great addition to the state-of-the-art equipment available to our students and allows them to practice on the same equipment they will find on the job.”

“Our students will have hands-on experience with this technology and be better prepared for their role as X-ray students at the clinical sites they attend as part of their education,” added Janelle Murphy, director of the LLCC radiography program.

Respiratory care health promotion fair today, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Today the students of the LLCC respiratory care program will be conducting a health promotion fair in A. Lincoln Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each person that visits four of the presentations will be eligible to enter the drawing for a gift card.  Topics include:

  • E-cigarettes/Vaping — Is it really bad for you?
  • Sleep apnea — Are you at risk?
  • Asthma and allergies — What should you know?
  • Tornadoes — How to be prepared and health concerns?
  • CPR hands only — What’s the big deal?
  • Earthquakes — How to be prepared and health concerns
  • Whooping cough — What is it and what’s the big deal?
  • Flooding and fires — How to be prepared and health concerns
  • Flu vaccinations — Advantages and disadvantages

Respiratory Care health promotion fair March 18

Students in LLCC’s respiratory care program will be conducting a health promotion fair in A. Lincoln Commons on Monday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each person that visits four of the presentations will be eligible to enter the drawing for a gift card. Topics include:

  • E-cigarettes/Vaping — Is it really bad for you?
  • Sleep apnea — Are you at risk?
  • Asthma and allergies — What should you know?
  • Tornadoes — How to be prepared and health concerns?
  • CPR hands-only — What’s the big deal?
  • Earthquakes — How to be prepared and health concerns
  • Whooping cough — What is it, and what’s the big deal?
  • Flooding and fires — How to be prepared and health concerns
  • Flu vaccinations — Advantages and disadvantages

LLCC hosted delegation from Ukraine

LLCC welcomed a delegation of Ukrainian legislators and staffers to campus yesterday as part of the Open World U.S.-Ukraine program. These delegates are playing a key role in the implementation of reforms to the education systems in their country and were learning about hands-on learning opportunities and curriculum structures that meet employer needs. While on campus, they enjoyed lunch at Bistro Verde and a tour of the Workforce Careers Center and nursing labs.

Dr. Judy Jozaitis with Ukrainian delegationDr. Judy Jozaitis with Ukrainian delegation at Bistro VerdeAuto tech labCulinary labCombine simulatornursing lab