ALEX has joined the staff at NCK Tech in the nursing program. ALEX is like no other; ALEX is intelligent, advanced and listens to every word. ALEX is a full-body, 45 lb. patient simulator with advanced communication skills. The Patient Communication Simulator (ALEX), purchased from funds awarded to NCK Tech through the Kansas Board of Regents Innovative Technology Grant, will assist students in improving communication with clients and patients.
“The use of the ALEX Patient Communication Simulator will be added to the already established communication touching points within each program’s curriculum,” stated Sandy Gottschalk, VP of the Hays Campus and the grant writer. “The simulator will be used to enhance the student’s use of non-therapeutic and therapeutic techniques. Students will be able to practice their communication techniques in a safe learning environment.”
ALEX’s (AI) artificial intelligence is controlled simply with a tablet and an internet connection. The more conversations with ALEX, the more the simulator learns. “Our students are being trained with cutting-edge technology,” said Unrein. “We are preparing them for the evolution of the medical field.”
For more information on NCK Tech and the nursing program, visit www.ncktc.edu.