September 6, 2021By Lance Baily

Injecting Realism: A Closer Look at Demo Dose Simulated Medications

Using and interacting with simulated medications — practice meds designed to provide realistic clinical simulation practice — helps to prepare learners for what they may encounter in real patient scenarios. To further explain the benefits of simulated medications, will host a one-hour beginner webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. PDT, titled “Injecting Realism: A Closer Look at Demo Dose Simulated Medications.” Presented by Beth Telesz MSN, RN, Wendeline Grbach, MSN, RN, CLNC, and Fabien Pampaloni RN, MSN, this webinar presentation will introduce innovative simulated medication solutions that are designed for healthcare educators by healthcare educators.

Demo Dose Simulated Medication was created in 1998, when the medical simulated medication market was lacking the variety needed to educate learners on medication preparation, administration and management. To meet this need, Demo Dose developed a product line that now consists of over 400 products, and which continues to expand to meet additional industry needs.

In addition to sharing about the past, present and future of Demo Dose, presenters of this webinar will introduce innovative healthcare simulation solutions, which include a variety of available simulated medication types and preparations. These have been developed to enhance any scenarios involving medication administration by offering a near-real student learning experience. Equipment used for effective teaching of simulated medication storage and dispensing will be introduced as well.

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Learning objectives include describing the main purpose of Demo Dose simulated medications, listing three different preparations of Demo Dose simulated medication, and listing the five most popular/most in demand Demo Dose simulated medications. According to the company, Demo Dose’s goal is to exceed customer expectations and partner on healthcare and patient safety education projects in the lab and classroom. The company strives to meet all “medication related” curricular needs.

More About the Presenters

Beth A. (Kuzminsky) Telesz, MSN, RN: Telesz has been a registered nurse since 1996 and brings with her many years of experience in impacting patient care in a variety of ways at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Telesz received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree in nursing education from The University of Pittsburgh. She has a broad healthcare background spanning clinical nursing, quality improvement, patient safety, healthcare innovation, staff development, patient and healthcare provider education, and simulation training, in which she spent the last 10 years of her career.

Telesz held a curriculum development management position at the Peter M. Winter Institute of Simulation, Education and Research (WISER), which led her to an appointment as director of simulation training for a medical malpractice insurance company for community hospitals throughout PA, WV and NY. Telesz has published her work in healthcare simulation and on transforming care at the bedside and has presented these accomplishments nationally, internationally and locally. Her expertise in simulation brought her to Pocket Nurse, a nurse owned-operated company that distributes medical supplies, equipment and solutions to healthcare educators and simulation labs worldwide. Telesz currently holds the position of corporate nurse educator at Pocket Nurse.

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Disclosures: Beth Telesz is employed by Pocket Nurse.

Fabien Pampaloni RN, MSN: Pampaloni obtained his Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from NOVA Southeastern University in 2008. In 2018, he completed his Master in Nursing Education from Francis Marion University, SC. Pampaloni’s extended healthcare background includes pediatric intensive care, nursing leadership, patient and provider education, patient/student safety, moulage, clinical and classroom education, and many other skills geared toward administrating the best patient care possible.

He acquired his simulation experience working with some of the leaders in the industry. Pampaloni obtained his certificate in simulation through Drexel University, where he spent two years as a nursing technology research assistant. He has worked on over 10 publications and is currently presenting and teaching medical simulation nationally and internationally. In 2012, Pampaloni joined Pocket Nurse, where he opened and ran the international department for four years. He then took a two-year sabbatical to complete his master’s degree. He currently holds the position of corporate nurse educator at Pocket Nurse.

Disclosures: Fabien Pampaloni is employed by Pocket Nurse.

Wendeline Grbach, MSN, RN, CLNC: Grbach has been a registered nurse since 1985, employed at the UPMC for 30+ years in several positions including cardiovascular ICU nursing, bariatrics and trauma unit director, administration and education. Before her role at KbPort, she was the curriculum developer for simulation and faculty member for 10 years at UPMC’s Shadyside School of Nursing.

Grbach received a diploma in nursing from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Carlow University, and a Master of Science degree in nursing (administration track) from Duquesne University. She was certified as a critical care nurse (now alumnus) and held CHSE certification as well. Grbach also was employed at WISER for 13 years, focusing on Rapid Response Team Training for national and international multidisciplinary trainees.

She holds certification as a legal nurse consultant in independent practice, and is active in various simulation and educational organizations, both national and statewide in PA. Grbach joined KbPort in 2015 as the education consultant/nurse educator focused on education and product development for academic faculty users of the KbPort Simplicity Medication Dispensation product line, as well as other corporate products.

Disclosures: Wendeline is employed by KBPort, LLC.

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