MUW Hands-on Nurse Training

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – MUW nursing students receive hands on training today, November 20, for Alzheimer’s Awareness month.

Students were given goggles, gloves and headphones to demonstrate how dementia and Alzheimer’s might affect some patients.

They were then escorted inside of a special designed mobile unit and given tasks to perform, such as opening a pill bottle or folding laundry.

Organizers say the goal is to remind students they will be taking care of a growing and aging population once they enter the workforce.

“We’re a fast paced world. We like to get things done and sometimes, not because they don’t want to, but just they can’t. They can’t do things as fast as we would like for them to do, and we want them to understand that it’s not they don’t want to… they just can’t,” says Nursing Instructor, Lisa Griffin.

Community Counseling Services brought its dementia training trailer to campus for the learning demonstration.

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