The Indiana State University Nursing Learning Resources Center (LRC) provides a quality learning environment that functions to enhance teaching and learning activities. The LRC, located on the 2nd floor of the nursing building, consists of a Skills Laboratory, Multimedia Laboratory, Demonstration Classroom, Auxiliary Skills Laboratory, Student Lounge, an OIT Printing Area, and Staff offices. Efficient purchasing, processing, storage, circulation, and maintenance of various learning resources and equipment are provided in order to facilitate their effective use in the teaching / learning activities of the students and faculty in the nursing program, campus community, and various community health facilities.
The LRC is staffed by the Director / Technology Coordinator Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm during the academic year when classes are in session. Staffing during other times varies. If and when the Director / Technology Coordinator is not immediately available in her office (due to meetings, troubleshooting, etc), individuals needing assistance should either wait a few minutes for her to return or leave a message and she will respond as soon as possible. (A sign is posted on her office door indicating where she can be found.) Messages may also be left with and/or equipment may be returned to the Executive Director of Nursing's Administrative Assistant's Office in NU 307.
The Director of the LRC is responsible for coordinating the use of the LRC facilities and for selection and purchase, storage, retrieval, utilization, security, and maintenance of lab supplies and equipment as well as the technology component of the LRC.
The Skills Laboratory (Rm 215) is equipped with 10 hospital bed units. A kitchen, linen room (Rm 216) and storage room (Rm 211) are located adjacent to the laboratory. Curtained areas, sectional wall panels, and portable screens are available to provide privacy for clients and students during practice and assessment / evaluation. A cabinet of drawers (bins) which hold various kinds of skills equipment for independent student use is located in the Skills Laboratory.
Medical equipment in the LRC is not purchased for the intent of therapeutic patient care but rather simulation of patient care and is therefore shall not be used in / on an actual person unless specifically approved by a course faculty. Medications used in the LRC are not to be ingested, injected, nor applied in any manner. Medications and the labels are for simulation purposes and should not be considered to be accurate for any substance actually in the container (vial, capsule, tablet, inhaler, etc.).
Real medications (even if expired) are only to be accessible for display / student viewing when a faculty member is present.
The Skills Laboratory is available for various displays, modules, individual or group demonstrations, practice and assessment / evaluation 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday when classes are in session. For class sessions outside of regular hours, the course instructor is responsible for securing equipment as necessary, turning off equipment in the lab, and locking / closing the door when leaving the Skills lab.
Reservations of the Skills Laboratory are to be made as described in resources. These requests are due at least one month prior to the beginning of each semester. Students may use the Skills Laboratory for independent practice at any time when the lab is open if adequate space is available and they do not disrupt labs in session.
Faculty who offer extended skills lab sessions are to notify the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator of the particular skill(s) to be practiced / reviewed 72 (regular working) hours prior to the planned lab session. (For example: lab session on Tuesday—deadline would be 4:30 p.m. on the preceding Thursday). The deadline is to assure that the lab is reserved and that necessary equipment / supplies are prepared for student usage. Items made available for practice during extended hours are to remain in the LRC. (For information about checking out equipment / supplies from the LRC, see resources).
Students using the Skills Laboratory for independent practice and faculty whose clinical groups use the lab are to insure that beds are left flat, neatly made and in the full high position with the side rails down. In addition, lab furnishings including chairs, curtains, linen, supplies, and equipment are to be returned to their proper location. Faculty are to return items to be secured to the storage room (Rm 211). Faculty using the Skills Laboratory after regular hours are responsible for locking and closing the doors when leaving the lab.
A campus telephone (x3691), located in the rear of the Skills Laboratory, is available for short calls such as planning visits to clients, checking on an ill child, etc.
Guidelines for use of the beds in the labs the Nursing Learning Resource Center include:
Guidelines for use of equipment in the Skills Laboratory / Demonstration Classroom in the Nursing Learning Resource Center include:
Verify physician's orders
Check patient care plan or Kardex®
Introduce yourself to patient
Explain procedure to be done
Wash your hands
Gather equipment and charge appropriately
Take all necessary equipment to room
Provide privacy for the patient - pull curtain or screen around bed
Raise bed to HIGH position
Lower side rail nearest you
Drape patient (if appropriate)
Perform procedure according to protocol
Clean patient as necessary
Remove drape and position patient for comfort
Raise side rail to UP position
Replace call light
Pull back curtain or remove screen
Remove equipment and clean, dispose, and disperse used equipment
Satellite laboratories are to be reserved as indicated below in resources.
This room is available for various displays, modules, individual or group demonstrations, practice and assessment / evaluation. Amenities include a hospital bed unit with wall mounted head unit, IV poles, privacy screens, medication carts, a crash cart, and a Vital Sim mannequin with computer monitoring capabilities, along with access to an EMR.
The audiovisual (AV) cabinet in this room must be locked when not in use. All equipment is to be turned off (according to the instruction sheet) when leaving the room. When finished using the AV cabinet, the faculty person is to lock the cabinet. The room is to be locked when not in use.
This room is available for various displays, modules, individual or group demonstrations, practice and assessment / evaluation. Amenities include a hospital bed unit and a crib, each with wall mounted head unit, several pediatric models including VitalSim Kid and VitalSim Baby, IV poles, privacy screens, a medication administration cart, an x-ray viewer, and other age appropriate learning materials. The room also houses 2 computers to access an EMR.
The audiovisual (AV) cabinet in this room must be locked when not in use. All equipment is to be turned off (according to the instruction sheet) when leaving the room. When finished using the AV cabinet, the faculty person is to lock the cabinet. The room is to be locked when not in use.
Students may have access to lab modules for independent practice by contacting the LRC to verify the room schedule and to gain access to the room.
This room is available for various displays, modules, individual or group demonstrations, practice and assessment / evaluation. Amenities in this room include a hospital bed, privacy screen, and access to an EMR.
The audiovisual (AV) cabinet in this room must be locked when not in use. All equipment is to be turned off (according to the instruction sheet) when leaving the room. When finished using the AV cabinet, the faculty person is to lock the cabinet. The room is to be locked when not in use. Furnishings including chairs, supplies, and equipment are to be returned to their proper location when lab sessions are finished. Faculty are responsible for turning off all equipment and the lights and closing and locking the doors when leaving the lab.
The 50 stationary seat Demonstration Classroom (Rm 210) features raised auditorium seating, one hospital bed unit, and areas for small group work. This room is available for various displays, modules, individual or group demonstrations, practice and assessment / evaluation. Access to an EMR is also available. Reservations of the Demonstration Classroom are to be made as described in RESOURCES. These requests are due at least one month prior to the beginning of each semester.
The audiovisual (AV) cabinet on the west wall in Rm 210 must be locked when not in use. Equipment is to be operated according to the instruction sheet posted in the cabinet. When finished using the AV cabinet, the faculty person is to close and lock the cabinet. Files are not to be installed / downloaded onto the computer in this room.
Students may have access to lab modules for independent practice by contacting LRC personnel to verify the room schedule and to gain access to the room.
Students using the Demonstration Classroom for independent practice and faculty whose clinical groups use the classroom are to insure that the neatly made bed is left in the high position with the side rails down. In addition, furnishings including chairs, supplies, and equipment are to be returned to their proper location. Faculty are to return items to be secured to the storage room (Rm 211).
The Student Lounge (Rm 206) is provided for students for relaxation, socialization, and study. The Lounge is open Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm and Friday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm during the academic year and 7:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday during the summer when classes are in session excluding holidays and other times when classes are not in session. An escort from ISU Public Safety personnel may be obtained by calling 812-237-5555. The telephone in the rear of the Skills Laboratory may be used (when the lab is open). A telephone is also located on the first floor near the elevator.
Donated professional journals and popular magazines (current to 5 years old) are available for student, faculty, and staff use in the Lounge. Donations are to be taken to Room 208. To avoid clutter on tables, anyone who uses a journal / magazine is asked to reshelve the resource in the appropriate location.
A microwave oven (donated by the ISU Student Nurse's Association) is available for student, faculty, and staff use. A donation box is available to assist in covering the cost of coffee, sugar, creamer, hot chocolate mix, cups, etc. Food and beverages are allowed in the Lounge. Students are responsible for their own clean up.
Bulletin boards in Rm 206 contain various postings on academic and scholarship information, job opportunities, and other announcements. A locked storage cabinet for the Student Nurse's Association is located in Rm 206.
Wireless printing to the OIT printer is available for ISU students. To print on the wireless printer, the printer
must be installed on the user's computer (installing
Printing can also be done via a mobile device. (Printing from a phone or mobile device).
After the user sends the print job to the appropriate printer, he/she must log into the printer by either swiping his/her ISU ID or by entering login information on the touch screen , select the print job(s) to print, click on Print, click OK. The print job will print when the printer is sufficiently warmed up.
Problems with printing should be reported to the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator. Students are not to open the printer nor attempt to fix problems.
Refunds for problematic print jobs may be obtained by submitting the entire print job to the Computer Support Center or the OIT Tech Support desk at the Library. (How to get credit).
Additional information about printing wirelessly or in the labs can be found at http://www.indstate.edu/oitlabs/printing.html
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located on the wall across the hall from the skills laboratory (Rm 215). It is used to treat ventricular fibrillation which is a malfunction of the heartbeat. The AED is used to administer an electrical current to the heart promptly after the onset of a cardiac arrest. There is an audible alarm and priority signals acknowledged by Public Safety when the AED is removed from its cabinet.
The LRC Director / Technology Coordinator’s office is in Room 208
Storage for supplies, equipment and audiovisual materials and offices for LRC personnel are located in Rm 207-208, Rm 211, Rm 213, Rm 216.
A room with 20 storage lockers is adjacent to the 2nd floor men's restroom. A room with 30 storage lockers is adjacent to the 2nd floor women's restroom. These lockers are useful for storing large textbooks, supplies, coats, etc. The lockers are available free of charge but neither ISU nor the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services is responsible for loss or damage to personal property. Locker assignments may be made for at least two students per locker each semester by the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator. Students are to keep locker combinations secret for the security of their belongings
Rooms and multimedia / audiovisual equipment are to be reserved as
Reservations / requests MUST be made electronically as described below. Requests must include:
faculty / staff name
course number / name / group
number of seats needed
preferred and alternate room number
date and start / end times of the class / meeting
Every attempt will be made to honor reservations; however, requests
are filled based upon availability.
Room assignment requests for an entire course are to be arranged with the department chairperson when ADVANCED course scheduling is completed completed (usually early during the previous spring semester). (The room reservation procedure noted above refers to additional rooms for meetings, testing, class activities and various small group activities—not the ADVANCED scheduling of an entire course.)
Duplicative requests (confirmations by the University scheduler and direct faculty requests for the same rooms / times for entire courses) cause overbooking of rooms, resulting in limited availability for legitimate requests.
Rooms, laboratory space and multimedia / audiovisual equipment are to be reserved with the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator as far in advance as possible to improve availability / delivery of equipment.
Models / Supplies / Videos are to be reserved with the LRC Director as / Technology Coordinator far in advance as possible -- a minimum of 2 days for class projects / presentations.
To reserve the above, use the Web form
A TV and a VCR are permanently mounted in Rm 215. (Remotes for Rm 215 equipment are housed in Rm 216. Instruction sheets for all equipment are available online. All equipment is to be turned off (according to the instruction sheet for that particular equipment) when leaving the room.
Group orientation / refresher sessions for faculty / staff using multimedia equipment are scheduled at the beginning of each semester. Individual appointments for orientation may be scheduled by contacting the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator. Nursing faculty who are teaching in a classroom equipped with a multimedia cabinet must obtain a key from Facilities Management (arranged through the Dean's Office). (If one misplaces the key for the multimedia cabinet, the individual must pay $5.00 at the Controller's office and take the receipt to Facilities Management to pick up another key.)
Files may not be stored on the classroom computers as such additions can alter the regular operation and interfere with other classroom use. Faculty are encouraged to store files on flash memory devices or their network space. If faculty want to run a software program that is not part of the OIT image and must be installed on the computer, the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator must be contacted in advance for installation / setup of the program.
The faculty member is responsible for locking the classroom multimedia cabinet and the classroom after each use. The LRC Director / Technology Coordinator is not responsible for locking / unlocking cabinet access for faculty.
Requests for video previews are to be submitted to the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator, who will submit the request to the appropriate vendor. Requests are to include name of instructor requesting preview, title, length, purchase cost, and vendor information for the video. A photocopy of the promotional material for the preview should be attached when submitted. Videos with charges for previewing or return postage require approval of the Dean.
Faculty will be notified when the requested video is available. Preview videos are to be returned to the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator by 11:45 am on the date indicated on the video to avoid late charges and/or billing for the videos. If a video is not returned by the date indicated, the faculty person is financially responsible for late fees or the video costs assessed by the vendor. Delinquencies will be referred to the immediate supervisor.
When a preview video is returned, faculty are to complete a
Media Preview Evaluation Form. The LRC Technology Coordinator tracks
preview requests as many vendors do not permit multiple requests for the
same video. In order to avoid postage and handling costs, faculty
are not to request previews or rentals to be delivered directly to them
or to the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services.
Individuals who have media delivered directly to them or to the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services are responsible for the return of the media, including video or postage costs. Videos obtained for preview are not to be shown in class / lab / clinical sessions. Videos on loan for previewmay not be duplicated.
Requests for other equipment, models, skill supplies, nursing videos, etc. are to be submitted to the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator as described above. Early reservations are recommended to assure availability of equipment and adequate set up time. Reservations for resources requested for teaching / learning projects, recruiting, health fairs, etc. must be made at least two days in advance to assure availability. (The more advance notice that is given, the greater the likelihood of availability of specific resources).
Items must be checked out from the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator and a usage agreement signed. Items must be returned on the designated due date unless alternative arrangements are made. All equipment is due by the end of the semester or immediately upon exiting (completion or withdrawal) the nursing program or leaving the employ of the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services should that occur prior to the end of the semester. Student delinquencies will be referred to the course faculty / department chair. Faculty / staff delinquencies will be referred to the immediate supervisor. Resources for classroom / lab use may be placed on a cart for faculty to pick up from and return to Room 211 unless other arrangements are made.
In addition to resources maintained in Cunningham Memorial, the LRC houses resources available for faculty and student use, according to supply and availability, including resource texts, articles, posters, display boards, models, audio / videotapes, DVD & CD-ROMs, and other various supplies and equipment. Videotapes and DVD/CD-ROMs are to be used on-site and are not to be taken out of the nursing building. To provide maximum access, faculty wishing to have media (videotape, DVD, CD) available for student viewing as a course assignment must place the media on reserve at Cunningham Memorial Library utilizing the form at http://library.indstate.edu/about/units/circ/forms/personal.doc
The borrower is responsible for borrowed resources from check out until return. The length of time a resource can be checked out may vary in accordance with demand. Borrowed items must be returned by the end of the semester or immediately upon exiting (completion or withdrawal) the nursing program or leaving the employ of the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services should that occur prior to the end of the semester.
These resources are to be used with reasonable care. Broken / damaged resources are to be reported to LRC personnel. ("Damaged" includes not only physical damage beyond the normal wear and tear, but also permeation of any resources by offensive odors i.e. smoke.) Student delinquencies will be referred to the course faculty / department chair. Faculty / Staff delinquencies will be referred to the immediate supervisor. Loan privileges will be revoked for those who do not abide by the procedures. Student transcripts will be encumbered if resources are not returned.
Faculty requests for supplies / equipment / models for purchase for classroom/lab instruction and simulation are to be made to the LRC Director via Qualtrics form at https://indstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aVSqtNsynA6y7dy by November 1 for the following spring semester, March 1 for the following summer sessions and for the following fall semester. Every attempt will be made to obtain requested items. Specifications for desired items (submitted with the purchase requests) are helpful. Items requested after this deadline may not be available when desired. Supplies needed for simulation at the RHIC Simulation Center are to be requested through the RHIC Simulation Director.
The Sympodium in Rm 107 must be locked when not in use. All equipment is to be turned off (according to the instruction sheet) and the room is to be locked when leaving the room.
A wireless microphone and a handheld microphone are available for use in classroom Rm 107. Instructions for microphone use are posted in the Sympodium. New batteries for the microphones are also stored in the drawer in the Sympodium. When using the microphones, if the speaker's voice fades in and out (or sounds staticky), a battery change is usually needed. Depleted batteries are to be disposed of and LRC personnel notified for replacements. Battery life will be extended if the microphones are turned off when put away.
To comply with ADA Standards, when using Rm 107, the east side double door must be unlocked and the bottom lever on the left door moved to the down position so that the door can swing open when the automatic door opener is used.
Feet should not be placed on the back of chairs.
The audiovisual (AV) cabinet in these rooms must be locked when not in use. All equipment is to be turned off (according to the instruction sheet) when leaving the room. When finished using the AV cabinet, the faculty person is to lock the cabinet. The room is to be locked when not in use.
Written requests for multimedia / audiovisual equipment to be used at locations other than the ISU campus are to be made through the Office of Information Technology / Academic Services / Classroom Services. These requests must be submitted in sufficient time to satisfy Classroom Services’ required timeframes as indicated below.
Resources housed in Cunningham Memorial Library (CML) may be picked up and returned by the faculty member or by his or her designated proxy. (The proxy patron authorization form is available at http://panther.indstate.edu/circ2/forms/authorization.doc). Items may be placed on reserve at the library’s circulation desk located on the main floor. (The reserves information and forms are available at http://library.indstate.edu/about/units/circ/reserves/index.html ).
Items may be returned at the circulation desk or through the outside book drops located on the south, north, and east sides of CML. Reserve items should be returned directly to the circulation desk. Media items should not be returned via campus mail. Additional information about policies and procedures may be directed to Susan Frey (x2545).
Requests for purchase of media with library monies must be directed to the Department Library Representative.
Per Information Technology policy, if someone other than a qualified ISU employee or an appointed representative services a piece of equipment, OIT could refuse to service it further until satisfied that the machine is in proper working order. The cost to prove it is in proper working condition would fall on the department or individual, depending on who authorized the initial service. The cost of any repairs necessary to make the machine operational would fall on the department or individual. There should not be anyone outside of ISU or ISU's representative working on a machine without consent from ISU.
Office of Information Technology personnel are only permitted to perform service on personally owned computer equipment if it is a service they would normally perform on a University owned computer and if the faculty / staff member does not derive personal gain from the service.
The nursing program provides a web site for internet information dissemination to students, faculty, prospective nursing students and laypersons. The LRC Director / Technology Coordinator serves as the nursing webmaintainer. The nursing web site complies with the ISU Web Style Guide.
Updates are posted as soon as possible after receipt. Posting may be delayed on evenings / week-ends / holidays and at other times depending on the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator’s schedule. Material is to be submitted via email or Word files. Statements attributed to a particular person must be approved by that person.
Responsibility for content:
The individual who is responsible for a particular area / department (or his/her designee) is the person responsible for submitting information to the web maintainer:
Executive Director of Nursing Programs -- Executive Director
Department Chair's Office -- Department Chairperson
Student Nurses Association -- President of SNA and Faculty Sponsor
Learning Resources Center -- Director / Technology Coordinator
Nursing Distance Education -- Chairperson of the Department of Baccalaureate Nursing Completion
Assessment Technologies Institute Testing Program -- Testing Coordinator
Sycamore Nursing Center -- Director
Continuing Nursing Education Program - Director
The nursing web site's maintenance follows University guidelines / policies.
Signs are posted in the nursing labs indicating that equipment in the lab MAY contain latex. Faculty or students who are allergic to latex shall notify their instructor and / or the LRC Director / Technology Coordinator.
A student who exhibits signs and symptoms of latex allergy (e.g., itching, rash or wheezing after exposure to lab equipment / models that contain latex) is to be referred to the UAP Clinic - ISU Health Center. An incident report (http://www.indstate.edu/nursing/pdfs/handbook-docs/incident-report-form.doc ) must be completed by the course faculty. Faculty who exhibit signs and symptoms of latex allergy are to be referred to the Union Hospital Center for Occupational Health.
In the case of a severe reaction, Public Safety should be contacted by dialing 911 on the Emergency Phone in the labs / classrooms.
Students who are learning invasive skills (using models) such as intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous procedures shall dispose of used, non-sterile or contaminated needles utilizing the safety engineered mechanisms provided.
To recap a sterile needle, a one-handed scoop method is acceptable. In the event of a needle stick injury, the exposed area must be washed immediately if blood or other body fluids contaminate the area.
Any exposure incident within the nursing building shall be reported to the LRC Director to be recorded on the Sharps Injury Log () (The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act H.R. 5178). The Log is maintained in the LRC for a period of 5 years after the calendar year to which it relates (29CFR1904.6). An annual report is provided to the appropriate departmental assessment committee.
Any sharp or potentially sharp item (needles, ampule, glass vial, IV spike, etc) shall be placed in a SHARPS container in the LRC office, on skills carts, or in various locations in the skills labs. When a container is full, it is to be closed and either returned to the LRC office or the Director notified for pick up. The ISU Office of Environmental Safety shall be called for Sharps’ container pick-up (812.237.4022).
A pair of gloves will be placed in each faculty / staff member's mailbox at the beginning of each fall semester. These gloves are to be kept in the individual's office for use as needed.
A mask for resuscitation purposes and a pair of gloves are located in
each of the following:
Behind Display Cases, 2nd drawer on left -- 1st floor
Storage Area (Rm 211)--2nd floor
Student Affairs Rm 328A (cabinet under sink)--3rd floor
Dean's Office (Rm 412)--4th floor
Any materials available in the LRC for which a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) exists will have the MSDS available linked from http://www.indstate.edu/nursing/lrc/contact-lrc.htm
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