Students in the Allied Health Science (AHS) program at the Center for Innovation (CFI) are learning patient personal care skills by completing a shaving lab exercise. Students were provided direct instruction by Mr. Ed Bowling, instructor of Health Science, on how to prepare a male patient for a facial shave. They learned directional techniques and infection controls with the use of shaving razors and safety gloves during the exercise. Students received a surprise when Dr. James M. Davis was selected as the male patient for the lab exercise. “It was a very enjoyable and pleasant experience for me to help students learn and advance their patient care skills” remarked Davis. “It was a lot of fun for the students to practice shaving techniques with their school principal,” exclaimed Bowling.
“Our students receive direct instruction, simulation exercises, and real patient care learning experiences at the CFI,” said Mrs. Shannon Sizemore, instructor of English. Students learn the importance communication skills and working directly with patients, family members, and other members of the healthcare delivery team. “Students are practicing patient personal care skills in the AHS program as they get ready for their third year clinical rotations in the Medicaid Nurse Aide practicum training in order to earn their CNA career-ready certification credentials,” said Samantha Bryant, Math instructor at the CFI.