Guidelines for CON IPC

VARIOUS LAB AREAS OF THE CON-IPC

There are various simulation labs within the CON-IPC. They are listed below for your reference when finding your assigned lab space:

  • Lab 1: Located inside the CON-IPC also known as the front lab. Rm. 5/105
  • Lab 2: Located in the CON-IPC also known as the back lab. Rm. 5/101
  • Medication Room: Located in the CON-IPC in Rm. 5/107C
  • Lab 3: Located in the CON-IPC off of the back lab area in Rm. 141
  • Shorey Lab: Separate lab located by the ED II Elevators on the 5th floor.
  • Practice Room: Located inside the CON-IPC, Rm. 5/107A

HOURS

Daily from 8-4:30 pm

The IPC will be open 30 minutes prior to scheduled events. You are welcome to come in at that time and prepare.

We ask you to work with us in taking care of this area and the equipment. We ask that you leave the lab areas as you found them.

Report any equipment problems or other concerns to the CON-IPC coordinator or staff.

Only the CON-IPC staff has permission to locate equipment and supplies in the cabinets and storage areas. We are glad to help you and are available for any questions you might have.

**Only currently enrolled students are allowed to utilize the CON Innovative Practice Center**

NURSING STUDENTS USE OF THE CON-IPC OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED CLASSES/LAB

Any student who wishes to utilize the CON-IPC for remediation or practice must make an appointment with the lab prior to use. This is to ensure that the lab is available and the equipment and supplies can be set up prior to the student’s usage.

You may contact the lab via email to request usage.

When you enter the lab, please check in at the desk and let the student workers or lab coordinator know that you are there. You must remember to wear your UAMS CON ID Badge at all times. You will be responsible for any lost or damaged equipment while using the lab.

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CONSUMABLES USED IN THE LAB

Items such as IV catheters, Phlebotomy needles, IV start kits, sterile gloves, wound dressing change supplies, medication administration supplies, etc. are to be brought to the lab by the student (from their skill kit purchase their Junior year during Foundation 1) for independent practice.

Each bedside table should have 1 of each kit stocked: suction kit, wound dressing kit, NG tube, piston syringe, Foley kit, trach care kit, emesis basin, towel, hand sanitizer, non-sterile gloves, lubricant, sharps container, and NS irrigation bottle.

**Blood draws may only take place in the supervision of a faculty member.

GUIDELINES FOR CHECKING OUT EQUIPMENT

Faculty may sign out equipment. The coordinator of the CON-IPC must approve equipment check-out requests. Students may be allowed to check out some equipment depending on their intended usage and under supervision by faculty. This will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Person’s checking out equipment will be responsible for any lost or damaged equipment. Please see applicable policy and procedures.

EATING/DRINKING IN THE IPC

Eating is not permitted in any area of the CON-IPC including the Shorey Lab. Bottled water (that has a lid) is permitted in the CON-IPC as long as it is kept in the storage bookshelves and used during break times.

BACKPACK/BOOK STORAGE DURING LABS

There are several large storage shelves when you enter the lab through the main entrance. Students must place all their books and backpacks in these shelves while they are in the lab. Please keep your personal items on your person and not in your backpack.

PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR, ACADEMIC DISHONESTY, TELEPHONE USE

During skills sessions (practice, testing, and Simulations) be aware of your own actions. Practice respectful language and behavior at all times. Practice and promote leadership skills for you and others. Do not disrespect the mannequins or simulators and respect them as you would your patients. There is a telephone on the desk for faculty and student use. Cell phone should be stored in your backpack during skill/ simulation labs in the CON-IPC.

PERSONAL SAFETY

The campus emergency number is 686-7333 for medical emergencies. You must give the operator the building, floor, and room numbers (Ed 2, 5/107).

If any student has an allergic reaction (latex or other), or any other medical emergency, please notify your faculty member immediately. The CON-IPC has minimal emergency services available for basic emergency situations and will contact EMS if warranted.

Campus security is available 24 hours a day. UAMS Police Department phone number is 686-7777.

LOST AND FOUND

If an item is left or lost in the CON-IPC, they are briefly stored on the bookshelves in the lab. Call or email the coordinator to report lost items. Items will be donated or disposed of after a week of not being claimed.