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Plantation Community Foundation of Venice Awards Grant to SCF Nursing

(Bradenton, Fla., May 2, 2017) —   The Plantation Community Foundation of Venice, Florida has awarded State College of Florida Foundation a $2,800 grant to purchase IV infusion pumps for the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota nursing program in Venice.

The Plantation Community Foundation of Venice met a vital need to purchase IV infusion pumps, which will allow the nursing program to upgrade training and to offer additional student practice. Infusion pumps offer significant advantages over manual administration of fluids, including the ability to deliver fluids in very small volumes and at precisely programmed rates or automated intervals. They can deliver nutrients or medications, such as insulin or other hormones, antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs and pain relievers.

Nursing students gain in-demand skills using the IV infusion pumps, which are incorporated into training scenarios to replicate a wide range of real-life healthcare situations in medical facilities. The IV infusion pumps can be used to teach nursing students to develop consistent habits of responsible practice to avoid life-threatening medical dispensing errors. The more SCF can provide real-life experiences in a safe and controlled simulated clinical environment, the better prepared SCF nursing graduates will be.

The Plantation Community Foundation of Venice is composed of residents of Venice’s Plantation community and surrounding neighborhoods, and members and employees of the Plantation Golf and Country Club, whose mission is to improve the quality of life in South Sarasota County.

Medical equipment for the nursing program are among the most expensive items the college must purchase for teaching. SCF offers nursing classes at its three campuses and online. To donate to the program or for more information, contact Cassandra Holmes, executive director of the State College of Florida Foundation, at holmesc@scf.edu

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