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October 22, 2019

6 Ways Serious Games Improve Clinical Learning Outcomes

Growing evidence shows a significant link between repetitive practice, content retention, and academic performance—which is why forward-thinking healthcare educators are looking for concrete ways to jumpstart learners’ comprehension, intuition, and long-term retention abilities. Designed to primarily educate and secondarily entertain, serious games and gamified learning environments place users in an environment where “play” leads to [...]

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October 21, 2019

Types of Healthcare Simulation: Locations and Training – Who, What, and Where?

The latest Healthcare Simulation Book from the Springer Published Series has been published — and its all about operations! “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice”, provides a focus on the implementation of healthcare simulation operations, as well as the type of professional staff required for developing effective programs in this field. Chapter 2, [...]

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October 18, 2019

Doctor Shares How Apologizing for a Medical Error Changed Her Life for the Better

“She’s crashing!” Dr. Kate McLean recalled the Anesthesiologist exclaiming during the start of a surgery event many years ago. She went on to share that “the next two minutes were complete chaos. I started chest compressions as our attending supervisor confirmed that the Veres hadn’t caused any internal bleeding”. In her new Huffington Post article, [...]

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October 17, 2019

Expand Your Clinical Simulation Program By Building Healthcare Buyer Personas

Understanding Healthcare Buyer Personas is a crucial step in expanding the utilization of clinical simulation at your healthcare institution. Healthcare Buyer Personas, also referred to as Medical Marketing Personas, represent the core individuals who your simulation program will need to influence (i.e. sell) in-order to gain more administrative, financial, and operational support. In our case [...]

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October 16, 2019

Why Doesn’t Healthcare Simulate Like Everyone Else?

Professor Terry P. Young, FBCS, Professor Emeritus at Brunel University London and Principal of Datchet Consulting Ltd. submitted this op-ed article asking “Why doesn’t healthcare simulate like everyone else?”. Despite having many new ways to blend our knowledge delivery, a world of connected lifetime education and development still eludes most of us. Meanwhile, employers continue [...]

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October 15, 2019

Simulation Specialist at UPMC

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

The Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER) is a world class multidisciplinary training and research [...]

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