The University of Portsmouth’s Nursing Bus visited Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, giving Health and Social Care students the chance to get nursing experience in a simulation of real life scenarios.
The Nursing Bus is a state-of-the-art simulation device, which features a life-like mannequin that has a pulse, can move, talk, breathe and replicate a wide range of health conditions.
Preparation for the front line
Lucy, from the University of Portsmouth’s Outreach team, commented on the bus:
“The University outreach vehicle is deployed to local community areas in order to conduct specific tasks and services to that population. Activities include: Blood pressure and blood sugar check-ups by Pharmacy students, basic life support teaching by SHSSW students, dental check-ups, oral health care and minor interventions by University of Portsmouth Dental Academy students, and basic health check-ups by Human Physiology students.”
Speaking on the bus, Barton Peveril student Kym Line said:
“It’s a great opportunity to work with a simulation of a real life scenario that I could come across in my actual career.”