We really enjoyed sitting down to connect with Megan Graham, CST/RST Surgical Technologist Program, Primary Instructor at Renton Technical College in Renton, WA.
Bunker Hill Community College's Surgical Technology Program needed a solution when the pandemic went online. A year later, the Surgical Technology Program is still using it! Jayne MacPherson, Department Chair at Bunker Hill Community College met with James Hay and Jumana Mascati from PeriopSim in Fall 2021 to do an overview of the first year using PeriopSim, and here's what she had to say:
There are elements for Surgical Technology Program Directors and Educators to consider when evaluating PeriopSim before taking the request to your Dean. Over the past year, we have talked to many Educators and Directors and helped them build a case to integrate PeriopSim into their curriculum. Here are a few tips that we have compiled if you are thinking about PeriopSim as well.
How do we know we are getting value from PeriopSim? Where do we find this information? In today’s blog, I will cover the Dashboard Metrics and Subscription Stats in the PeriopSim Experience Portal to understand the PeriopSim value model.
Above: Surgical Technology Student testing out the PeriopSim VR Kit at James Rumsey Technical Institute, 2020
COVID-19 was a challenge that many Surgical Technology Programs had to overcome so that the learners were still able to gain experience and hours while studying from home. Northwestern Michigan College was one of those schools that had to find solutions quickly. The Surgical Technology Program Coordinator, April Kesler, was looking to purchase something that Above: Northwestern Michigan College Campus. 3 Northwestern Michigan College would help with lab sessions when she came across PeriopSim. She recognized it from when it was brought up before in the Surgical Technology Instructor group on Facebook and decided to look into it further.