ATSU-KCOM to receive new state-of-the-art birthing simulatorPosted: March 17, 2023
A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) students celebrated a birthday of sorts for the University’s Drabing Human Patient Simulation Center birthing simulator, while announcing some exciting new technology coming to the campus soon.
The current birthing simulator has delivered 1,416 babies with ATSU-KCOM students, and members of the L.Linton Budd OB/Gyn Society gathered to discuss how much the technology has meant to them in their education on the Kirksville, Missouri, campus.
Lisa Archer, BSN, RN, CHSE, director of simulation & performance assessment, announced the current birthing and newborn simulators will soon be moving to warmer climates, heading to Texas to be taken to various campuses for demonstrations with students.
In its place, new state-of-the-art birthing and newborn simulators will be arriving on campus in a couple of months thanks to a very generous donation from the Tom J. & Edna M. Carson Foundation to the Dr. G. Barry Robbins Jr., Linda Robbins Langley, and Dr. Rick L. Robbins Professional Development Fund for the Drabing Human Patient Simulation Center.
Barry Robbins, DO, is a 1970 graduate of ATSU-KCOM and served as a neurologist in Kirksville until he retired. He has also served as an ATSU-KCOM faculty member. Rick Robbins, DO, is a 1977 graduate of ATSU-KCOM.
The new simulators include updated and additional features, such as a mixed-reality piece that allows students to see through the abdomen to visualize the internal birthing process.