ETSU hospital partnership saving lives

Published 12:59 pm Friday, February 9, 2024

The nurses who have done the virtual training make it clear: It is helping save lives.
Students in East Tennessee State University’s Digital Media Department, known region-wide for investing in area communities, have partnered with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Over the last few months, more than 100 ETSU students have helped craft training for nurses centered on improving fast responses when crash carts are used.
A crash cart, often equipped with emergency medical essentials that can be deployed quickly, is a vital resource in hospitals.
“This is a real project with real clients, and there’s only one grade that’s acceptable: right and done,” said Dr. Tod Emma, department chair.
The hands-on learning these students are receiving is having an immediate real-world impact – a partnership that’s at the heart of ETSU’s approach to education. The clear goal is helping students move from enrolled to employed.

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