Heritage Thermal Donation Benefits PTA Students
Kent State University at East Liverpool received a contribution from Heritage Thermal Services that will benefit the students in its physical therapist assistant program by giving them the latest technology for learning bedside documentation.
Four laptop computers and four special carts were purchased by Heritage Thermal that will allow the students to learn point-of-care documentation as part of their curriculum.
“We are thrilled that Heritage Thermal could provide our program with these point-of-treatment documentation stations,” noted Dr. Darryl Hancock, associate professor of physical therapist assistant technology. “Many healthcare systems rely on computerized documentation systems and now we will be able to better prepare our students for their clinical education experiences and for entry into the field once licensed.”
He added that this technology also gives the East Liverpool students an edge over other PTA program graduates and makes this program more attractive to future students.
Heritage Thermal President John Avdellas met with the students and saw firsthand how they are learning to document patient treatments with computers rather than with pen and paper. “This is a great investment in our community,” he said. “Not only do the students benefit from this educational tool, but the patients they treat in the future will benefit, as well. These students will be well-prepared to enter the workforce when they graduate and we are proud to be part of that process.”
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Photo 1: Pictured with the new point-of-care documentation stations at Kent State East Liverpool are (from left) Traci Direnzo, Gabriela Davis, Miranda Konczal, Colby Westman, Mike Eicher, Dr. Darryl Hancock, Assistant Dean Dr. Susan Rossi, Paul Edgar, Heritage Thermal President John Avdellas, John Runyon, Katie Boyd, Brett Brandon, Elizabeth Marshall, Carla Corona, Breanna Hull and Tracey McKinley
Photo 2: Heritage Thermal President John Avdellas (left) watches as Dr. Darryl Hancock instructs student John Runyon giving treatment to Gabriela Davis, while Breanna Hull learns point-of-care documentation.