Barton Peveril Students Get Nursing Experience

‘State-of-the-art simulation’

Nursing Bus

Lucy and Debbi from the University of Portsmouth’s Nursing Department.

The University of Portsmouth’s Nursing Bus visited Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, giving Health and Social Care students the chance to get nursing experience in a simulation of real life scenarios.

The Nursing Bus is a state-of-the-art simulation device, which features a life-like mannequin that has a pulse, can move, talk, breathe and replicate a wide range of health conditions.

Preparation for the front line

Barton students on Nursing Bus

Barton Peveril students Katherine White and Lucy Derrick working on the bus.

Lucy, from the University of Portsmouth’s Outreach team, commented on the bus:

“The University outreach vehicle is deployed to local community areas in order to conduct specific tasks and services to that population. Activities include: Blood pressure and blood sugar check-ups by Pharmacy students, basic life support teaching by SHSSW students, dental check-ups, oral health care and minor interventions by University of Portsmouth Dental Academy students, and basic health check-ups by Human Physiology students.”

Speaking on the bus, Barton Peveril student Kym Line said:

“It’s a great opportunity to work with a simulation of a real life scenario that I could come across in my actual career.”