WHITE CITY, Ore — Rogue Community College is expanding its health services program. It has new clinical labs and new high-tech equipment.
Grant money has made it possible for the college to add new clinical rooms for nursing assistant and therapy assistant students.
The college technology fund has also made it possible for the Emergency Medical Services sector to get state-of-the-art equipment including a new programmable manikin.
“We can actually electronically turn on pulses… take blood pressure… set his cardiac rhythm, and students can evaluate him, just like a real patient, to get that information,” said Gary Heigel, the department chair of RCC’s Emergency Medical Services.
RCC said this new technology gives students the hands on experience they need for real world emergencies. Anyone interested in the allied health services program is encouraged to attend an informational meeting being held February 12 at RCC’s Table Rock Campus from 3–5 p.m.