The students and faculty in the Wilson School of Nursing and
the Department of Respiratory Care will have access to state-of-the-art
simulation through a corporate sponsorship agreement between B-Line Medical LLC
and Midwestern State University.
The sponsorship, approved by the MSU Texas Board of Regents
in May, will provide the necessary equipment to simulate and record scenarios
in a realistic way at the new Centennial Hall. Faculty will have the ability to
observe and provide a more detailed review with their students.
“B-Line Medical is honored to partner with MSU’s School of
Nursing and Respiratory Care,” said Chafic Kazoun, Co-Founder and CEO of B-Line
Medical. “Nursing education is a critical area of focus for B-Line Medical and
an area where we feel we can really deliver on our mission of effecting real
and immediate improvement in the delivery of care.”
In recognition of the sponsorship, the Board approved the
renaming of the simulation center to the J.S. Bridwell Regional Simulation
Center Powered by B-Line. The agreement provides hardware, software, and a
five-year maintenance and support services plan.
“We are honored to enter into this agreement with B-Line
Medical. Through this partnership our students will have exceptional
opportunities for state of the art, high-fidelity simulation of clinical
experiences in a safe environment,” said MSU President Suzanne Shipley. “This
caliber of learning sets us apart as leaders in the field.”
The current center is used to train and evaluate mostly
nursing students through active engagement in small group settings for
individualized teaching and instruction. Faculty and students in respiratory
care will experience the most noticeable change in their learning environment
as the same technology will be installed in their new skills lab. More
opportunities will be possible with the technology also extending to the United
Regional Interprofessional Education Suite that will be available to the Gunn
College of Health Science and Human Services as a whole.
“This partnership with B-Line provides for joint
collaboration, research, and beta testing of new products,” MSU Texas Provost
James Johnston said. “In addition, we will serve as a show site and model for
B-Line. Overall the partnership affords great opportunities for our faculty,
staff, students, and B-Line Medical.”
The simulation center is moving from the location at 917
Midwestern Parkway to the new 87,000-foot, state-of-the-art health sciences
facility scheduled to open this fall. A grand opening is set for Sept. 6.
in 2005, B-Line Medical is exclusively dedicated to offering solutions that
help healthcare professionals and educators improve the delivery of healthcare
and enhance quality of care. Focused on the capture, debriefing, and assessment
of healthcare training and clinical events, B-Line Medical’s robust, yet
easy-to-use web-based solutions are in use at more than 500 institutions in 35
more information, visit www.blinemedical.com
or call 1-888-228-3838.