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May 29, 2020

INACSL Announces 2020 Virtual Nursing Simulation Conference June 24-26

Due to COVID-19, the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning has evolved its normally in-person annual healthcare simulation conference into an online virtual event. While some of the opportunities to network with nursing simulation peers at INACSL will unfortunately be lost, the ability to get immediate access to on demand content is stronger [...]

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May 28, 2020

MEDNAX Offers On Site Simulation Training & Program Development Opportunities

The new MEDNAX Simulation Program offers healthcare institutions the opportunity to explore onsite medical simulation based education services to identify potential patient safety concerns and areas for process improvement. In addition, the MEDNAX Simulation team can partner with healthcare institutions to help launch new clinical simulation programs. Clinical Educators and Administrators in professional healthcare settings [...]

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May 27, 2020

New Global Nursing Education Virtual Simulation Consortium Launches Helpful Resources to Combat COVID-19

The Global Nursing Education Virtual Simulation Consortium (GNEVSC) was formed in March to provide a rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic covering topics ranging from the current limitation of clinical sites, instructional continuity, best practices for virtual reality deployment, debriefing remotely, online learning tools and more. The group has already produced several powerful webinar presentations [...]

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May 26, 2020

Should Educators Allow Nursing Simulation Students to Practice with Needles At Home?

While some nursing simulation centers and sim labs are working on reopening their facilities, many still remain closed. With the California State School system recently announcing that campus-based classes would not be returning in the Fall, the hard realities of the COVID-19 pandemic are still becoming clear this summer. Today Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, [...]

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May 25, 2020

Using Medical Simulation to Evaluate Checklists: Part 2

Continuing from last week’s article Using Healthcare Simulation to Evaluate Checklists: Part 1, Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, previous Simulation Coordinator for Los Angeles Harbor College and Director of Nursing for El Camino College, explored how medical simulation can be used to evaluate the potential of patient safety and procedure checklists. Today in [...]

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May 22, 2020

Using Healthcare Simulation to Evaluate Checklists: Part 1

Although checklists are widely used in high reliability organizations such as aircraft carriers and electrical power grids, they are not so frequently used in medicine, despite evidence that they can reduce medical errors and mortality. Today’s article by guest author Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, previous Simulation Coordinator for Los Angeles Harbor College [...]

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