Ladies from the Auxiliary are pictured with the new training manikin and staff from the Scotland County Care Center.

The Scotland County Care Center/Scotland County Hospital Auxiliary recently made a contribution to the Scotland County Care Center in order for the Nursing Department to purchase a training manikin.  The new manikin offers a complete life-like range of motion for realistic patient positioning and moves like a person.  The manikin is lightweight and simulates a full-size adult.

The manikin will be used, primarily, to train staff in the Certified Nursing Assistant course and used to train staff for skills in multiple circumstances from proper transfer methods to proper bathing methods.  “Training on this manikin gives the Nursing Assistant students much more one-on-one training prior to doing actual patient care,” said Sheena Nichols, RN, SCCC Director of Nursing.  “Also, we just used the manikin during a mock code to train staff how to respond to a Code Blue.”

The Auxiliary is a non-for-profit organization that raises money through sales at the Hospital Gift Shop, quilt raffle, book fairs and jewelry sales, pecan sales and Christmas Bazaar cookie sales.  The Auxiliary meets every third Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Scotland County Care Center.  Membership dues are $1 annually and new members are always welcome.