Nursing students from the University of Japan visit Tripler

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spc. Paxton Busch, Pacific Regional Medical Command Students from the University of Japan examine a simulation patient during the first stop of their tour at Tripler Army Medical Center,  March 25.

Spc. Paxton Busch, Pacific Regional Medical Command
Students from the University of Japan examine a simulation patient during the first stop of their tour at Tripler Army Medical Center, March 25.

Ana Allen
Pacific Regional Medical Command

HONOLULU — Tripler Army Medical Center hosted 84 nursing students from the University of Japan for a learning experience with American and military nurses, March 25.

Guests received a historical tour of Tripler and a mission brief; they visited labor and delivery, the intensive care unit, the emergency department and the Directorate of Hospital Education Training where they watched a training simulation.

“After being introduced to the simulator, they are able to listen to heartbeats and lung sounds. They are able to see everything we can do with a patient, and I show them how the simulator works,” says Teah Karamath, nurse educator at TAMC.

Karamath hopes that the students take away how the hospital is passionate about patient care and the friendliness of the staff.

“I really think the tour is significant, because for one, the Japanese medical community finds it very exciting to come here and watch us and see what we do. It is also good to be transparent in our medical care, so that they can take something back with them and hopefully utilize what they learned,” she said.

Karamath says the university students first toured TAMC in 2010 and have returned every year since because of their positive experience.

The students also donated a check to Fisher House to support the facility’s mission and to show their gratitude to the hospital.

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