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New Spokane Community College simulation lab prepares nursing students

There’s a manikin at Spokane Community College that blinks, bleeds and births babies. It’s being used in a new simulation lab at the college, which helps nursing students prepare for real-life hospital scenarios. The newly renovated rooms that house the lab hosted its first students on Wednesday.

Expert: Coolers made it worse in nursing home where 12 died

A Florida nursing home where 12 elderly patients died of overheating after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning made matters worse by using portable units that were not properly ventilated and increased temperatures in most of the facility, an engineer testified in a deposition.

New WSU certificate program aims to give students grounding in public health

Washington State University is launching a public health certificate program for graduate students. Run out of the Spokane-based College of Nursing, the 12-credit program allows grad students at any of the university’s campuses to study the foundations of public health through courses in epidemiology, health care law and a community-based capstone project.

Demolition of Riverfront Park’s Imax building expected in March

Permits for the demolition of the Imax building and the roof over the ice rink were reissued last week by the city of Spokane, signaling that work on the redevelopment of Riverfront Park continues despite a slight delay to allow for more public input and revisions to the project.

New Medicaid feature to reduce future nursing home enrollees

Years in the making, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is rolling out a new Medicaid feature that’s designed to reduce the future number of enrollees in nursing homes and, along with it, a fast-growing expense in a state where the elderly population is exploding.

Nursing homes struggled with choice to evacuate in hurricane

The deaths of elderly residents at Lake Arthur Place and other Texas and Florida facilities after hurricanes made landfall in August and September have heightened scrutiny of the evacuation procedures at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.