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SPR 2017

Spirit of Women magazine is a national publication presented to women by hospitals and their physicians. The magazine provides up-to-date, evidence-based healthcare information and promotes our hospitals as leaders in women's health excellence.

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w w w . s a m c . c o m S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 H E A LT H Y S P I R I T 3 Medical Central Women who make a difference Saint Agnes Medical Center and ABC 30 have partnered to honor women who make a difference in the lives of others with the Spirit of Women award. Congratulations to the following recipients! … he's at Saint Agnes Medical Center! Waldo, a life-like simulation mannequin, is helping nursing residents practice clinical skills during realistic patient care scenarios so they can provide the safest, most efficient care. A simulation is a portrayal of a real patient encounter for training purposes. Waldo is a SimMan3G, a sophisticated mannequin that has a heartbeat and pulse, and can breathe, talk in different languages, cough, moan, blink, cry, sweat and bleed. He's wirelessly operated with Wi-Fi portability. Clinicians can practice Foley catheter insertions, insert IVs and even administer medications. Waldo has automatic drug recognition capabilities, advanced airway initiatives and light- sensitive pupils. Dina Juve, Clovis Whether she's helping others as a fitness coach, leading meditation classes for victims of domestic abuse, or feeding the homeless, Dina's compassion in all she does shines through. Tiffany Apodaca, Fresno As cofounder of Breaking The Chains, Tiffany helps aid and rescue sex trafficking victims. She is a mother of five, church and nursery leader, and the epitome of a strong woman who inspires others. Debbie Parham, Visalia Not only does Debbie graciously give to friends, family, her church and those in need, but she also spends her days caring for a young boy suffering from shaken baby syndrome. Regina Cake, Madera As CFO of A Spoonful of Sugar, a charity helping many with illnesses, and a board member of Central California Adaptive Sports, there's nothing Regina can't do! Julie Mendoza, Sanger Julie established HOPE Sanger, a nonprofit outreach program that provides food and other necessities to the homeless and poor of Sanger. Where's Waldo? He can even turn blue to indicate a loss of oxygen, and a rumbling of his tummy will tell you he's hungry! Via a computer software program that's controlled by the scenario moderator, Waldo can display many different symptoms to prompt care teams to spring into action and think critically. A tablet acts as a patient monitor to add to the realism. Marie Gilbert, Saint Agnes director of Development and Professional Practice, says simulation will be used to train other medical professionals at Saint Agnes and will become the standard practice for onboarding and orientation. "Simulation is such a powerful way to learn because it's hands on. It's so different from the traditional classroom style, and it's safe to try things if you're not 100 percent sure," she says. "The way we learn is by trial and error, and with simulation you can be in a situation you aren't familiar with and try something new or maybe something you've never done before." Waldo is joined by three other mannequins in the Saint Agnes Nursing Education Center – one of them being a "pregnant" mannequin to offer staff a host of real-world birth scenarios. Members of the public are encouraged to submit nominations at samc.com/spirit-award.

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