What you need to know for your first visit
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Welcome to the Centre for Collaborative Clinical Learning and Research, or C3LR, located on the third floor of the Collaborative Health Education Building.
Roary the Dal tiger is going to give us the grand tour!
The C3LR is where learners practice and acquire hands-on skills for their future clinical professions. We have 24 clinic rooms,
six training and debriefing rooms,
three patient care labs,
and a simulated apartment.
When traveling through the centre, don’t cut through the clinic hallways. Use the main hallways so you don’t disrupt other events.
We have lockers for students and staff. Bring your own lock, and take your stuff home at the end of the day.
You’ll notice cameras and microphones in every room to record your learning.
Your instructor will let you know when videorecording will occur.
We’re all responsible for safety. Inspect equipment before using it to ensure proper working order.
If something breaks, let us know so we can fix it.
The C3LR is a professional clinical workplace. Keep voices and noise levels low.
For longer conversations, head to the first floor. It’s a great place to chat and eat lunch.
The centre—like all of Dalhousie—is a scent-free space. Refrain from using scented products.
If you hurt yourself at the centre, report it immediately to faculty or staff. They’ll help you figure out what to do next.
Now that we’ve covered the general workings of the C3LR, let’s look at the clinic rooms.
When adjusting the doughnut end of a plinth, hold the headrest before turning the knob to avoid getting pinched.
The bed tray foot could damage the motor under the plinth. Only use the bed tray at the end of the plinth, and only when in the seated position.
Don’t sit on desks or bed trays.
The cushioned filing cabinets double as extra seating.
When linens are used, strip the plinth and place soiled linen in the linen bags in the hallways.
Remake the bed with fresh linen and a johnny shirt.
At the end of your session, return the room to the standard setup using the guide on the back of the door.
Now that you know about the clinic rooms, let’s check out the mannequins in the patient care labs.
Wash your hands before handling mannequins.
Be gentle when moving the mannequins. Parts can be broken with rough handling.
Mannequins are heavy so their weight can injure you, and their joints may pinch or bruise you. Get help to move them.
Keep all mannequin parts together so they don’t get lost. Place loose items in the bedside table next to each mannequin.
When you’re moving mannequins, ensure their battery and leg pack match up to the Simpad at the bedside. Keep the battery pack and Simpad plugged in when not in use.
Don’t use pens or markers near the mannequins as the ink will stain them. Use pencil only.
Don’t drop mannequins on the floor as this may cause permanent damage.
Don’t apply moulage or other products such as make-up, betadine, or blood without first checking with staff whether it’ll stain the mannequins.
Don’t eat or drink in the labs, or near the mannequins.
The patient care labs and simulated apartment have lifts. Never operate them without proper instruction and permission, and never exceed their weight limits.
Visually inspect the lifts prior to use and return them to their charging stations after use.
Always return items and equipment to their original location and setup after use.
Thanks for watching our tour of the C3LR. If you have any additional questions please check with your instructor or facilitator. We look forward to seeing you here at the Centre for Collaborative Clinical Learning and Research!