In the Nightingale building (B67) of the University of Southampton
During the summer of 2018 Level 2 of building 67 was transformed into a set of “Skills Laboratories” for the department of Health Sciences. A key service that iSolutions provides to these spaces is the ability to record activities via a Panopto solution. One such activity is the Observed Simulated Practical Examinations (or OSPE’s) for physiotherapy students who are on the cardio-vascular & respiratory pathways. These assessments are carried out in replica hospital wards and recreate what an on-call physiotherapist would expect to find when called out by the ward nurses for patients who need a physiotherapist’s care. Human models act the part of patients and are briefed with a real-life scenario and an experienced staff member will play the role of the ward nurse. At times a young woman will be playing the part an aging male patient with COPD. Bed notes and x-rays are available if relevant and the student will at times be subject to a pre-site phone call before being brought to the ward.