The Seattle University College of Nursing's Clinical Performance Lab (CPL) recently threw a “baby shower” to mark the arrival of a new maternal and neonatal birthing simulator, Victoria. Guests at the event welcomed the arrival of Victoria’s baby, Mark, during a simulated birth demonstration.
All shower gifts were donated to Childhaven, a nonprofit organization that serves children between the ages of one month and five years who have been abused or neglected, or are at risk. Gifts included a variety of baby supplies and cash donations.
Victoria and her baby are cutting edge manikins that will allow nursing students to experience realistic scenarios of labor and delivery, complications where the newborn presents signs of distress, and postpartum care of both the mother and child.
At the event, Bill Broach, Vice President of Gaumard Scientific, designated the College of Nursing as a “Gaumard Scientific Center of Excellence” and presented a plaque to the CPL team “in recognition of outstanding dedication to the art of simulation.”
The newborn baby manikin was named to honor the memory of Mark Duwe. Mark was a sales manager at Gaumard Scientific, who first introduced the wonders of this birthing simulator to the CPL team. Mark passed away unexpectedly earlier this year and in memoriam, the CPL team named Victoria's baby, Mark.
Victoria and baby Mark were purchased with support from generous donors to the CPL gift fund and Dean's Fund for Excellence.
To learn more about Victoria visit gaumard.com/s2200