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Nursing students present information at health symposium

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Photo by William J. Dagendesh, Office of External Affairs

Elizabeth Samaras, an assistant professor with the Nursing Department at CSU-Pueblo, and nursing graduate program students Patrick Cummings, Kimberly Paine, Tessa Meunier and Patricia Reynolds listen to a question asked by someone from the audience during the second annual Health Informatics Research Symposium held Thursday in the Chemistry building. Students conducted power point presentations which provided information on patient-centered primary care, electronic health records and nurse-patient relationship, surgical robotics and saving lives with electronic prescription. The Nursing Department’s graduate program and Regional Access to Graduate Education program, which exists to increase enrollment of Hispanic and low-income students through accessible degree programs, expanded research capacity and direct financial assistance, sponsored the day-long event.

Photo by William J. Dagendesh, Office of External Affairs

Nursing graduate program student Kelly Rivera (center) program responds to a question during the second annual Health Informatics Research Symposium held Thursday in the Chemistry building at CSU-Pueblo. Rivera, and nursing graduate program students Eric Renicker and Jenna Wagner were among the presenters who provided information on a variety of topics ranging from using telemedicine in the prison system to providing ultrasound guidance for vascular access. Information on prescription drug monitoring, the benefits of barcode medication administration and technological advances in a health care environment also was presented. About 60 people attended the day-long symposium.