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Portable machines are often used for patients in critical care or in trauma situations, or whenever it is impractical or impossible to take a patient to a radiology department. Sacred Heart Hospital’s donation means students will be able to simulate such situations in the lab, not only providing experience in using a different machine, but experience in dealing with critical situations.
Twice a year, students in CVTC health care programs, including Nursing, Respiratory Therapy and Paramedic, work together with local professionals in intense multi-disciplinary training scenarios. The simulation will take place October 25.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- Sacred Heart Hospital is helping out the Chippewa Valley Technical College through a donation.
The hospital donated a portable x-ray machine to the Radiography program at the college so students can get a head-start on learning how to use portable machines.
Amy Dwyer, from Sacred Heart Hospital, says the donation has a significant impact on students' preparation.
"They're the next generation of the folks that will be working in our hospitals and clinics and so there's a sense of pride and also a sense of just partnership with CVTC, something that we're just really happy to do," said Dwyer.
The donation is valued at $4,000 dollars.