May 8, 2024By Teresa Gore

Dr. Pam Jeffries Upcoming Webinar on Developing Healthcare Simulation Centers to Create Realistic Clinical Scenarios!

Next week on May 15th, world renown nursing simulation expert Dr. Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Co-Chair of GNSH, and author of several must-read healthcare simulation books will conduct a CE webinar to focus on realism in healthcare simulation scenarios and building clinical simulation centers to meet this objective, sponsored by Medical Shipment. Medical Shipment emphasizes providing simulated medical supplies and premium equipment to help support the future of healthcare training, and is the exclusive provider of simulation programs requiring BD Alaris Infusion Pumps, BD Pyxis Medication Dispensing System, and customizable nursing kits. Medical Shipment’s goal is to ensure the products they provide fit the needs of healthcare educational programs at a competitive rate, with customer service at the core of our values. This article by Teresa Gore, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE-A, FSSH, FAAN, will delve into providing realistic supplies to promote high-quality simulation for the best educational opportunities for healthcare students.

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Dr. Pamela R. Jeffries and Need for Realistic Clinical Scenarios: Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, will conduct a CE webinar to focus on realism in healthcare simulation scenarios and building clinical simulation centers to meet this objective. Dr. Jeffries, Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, expresses the need for realistic clinical scenarios and is internationally known for her research and work in nursing, simulation, and health care. The notion of why realism is important, the types of realism, and different strategies to promote realism will all be discussed. Creating the right scenarios with a realistic nursing simulation or healthcare simulation environment may help to facilitate the transference of needed health professional skills to the clinical setting.

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In conjunction with the National League for Nursing (NLN), Dr. Jeffries provided the major contribution to simulation scholarship, the framework and monograph now known as the NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory. Her numerous publications, including the recently released second edition of The NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory, cover a wide range of topics pertinent to nursing education, clinical simulations, and healthcare policy.

Dr. Jeffries has contributed to several healthcare simulation books including:

Medical Shipment Meets the Need for Realistic Healthcare Simulation Scenarios and Centers

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Medical Shipment provides a holistic approach to realistic equipment and supplies for simulation programs, especially nursing simulations. The realistic products supplied by Medical Shipment allow healthcare students the opportunity to learn and practice in a safe environment. This practice promotes the development of muscle memory and the opportunity to connect actions and interventions to their positive and negative consequences to promote critical thinking, which can lead to improved patient safety for better outcomes. Some of these products include the Pyxis Medication Dispensing System, Nursing Kit Catalog, and Alaris Infusion System Devices.

Pyxis Medication Dispensing System

The Pyxis Enterprise Server (ES) platform supplied by Medical Shipment provides healthcare simulation environments with realistic equipment that is imperative for nursing students to learn the psychomotor skill of medication administration. The Pyxis ES platform from CareFusion is designed to address the transformation of the healthcare landscape and usher in a new generation of Pyxis solutions. The cornerstone of the new platform is the Pyxis MedStation ES system, which allows nursing students to practice strategies to prevent medication errors and use the best evidence-based practices.

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The Pyxis ES platform leverages centralized configuration efforts across the health system so nursing students can learn to function in actual patient care environments. The Pyxis ES facilitates selected regulatory compliance and enables meaningful healthcare information technology integration. These are some of The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). With the incorporation of Pyxis ES in nursing programs, nursing students learn using the same equipment utilized in many clinical practice institutions.

New Nursing Kit Catalog from Medical Shipment

To support nursing learners and educators specifically, the company recently released a new Nursing Kit Catalog containing an extensive range of products and services in the Medical Shipment’s Nursing Kit Catalog. To ensure customers can find products that fit the needs of their educational and medical programs, Medical Shipment’s supply experts remain available to provide personalized services and ensure customer satisfaction. Medical Shipment extends a minimum one-year warranty on all equipment to guarantee successful use and better learning outcomes. Some of the items that can be used in the nursing kit bags or the simulation center are:

  • Nursing Kit Bags – Customized to Your Need
  • Accessories
  • Diagnostics: Stethoscopes and Sphygmomanometers
  • Gloves
  • Infusion Pumps and Supplies
  • Patient Care Items
  • Respiratory Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Syringes and Needles
  • Practice Meds

Alaris Infusion System Devices

IV medication preparation and administration skills require a higher level of critical thinking. The most common IV administration errors include the wrong rate, medication dose miscalculation, and solvents or medication incompatibility. These skills and critical thinking are taught in nursing school. However, some nursing programs use IV pumps that are decommissioned, old, or static images of an IV pump. These pumps, or lack thereof, may be unable to calculate the dosage of IV continuous infusion medications or bolus for safe patient care. Older IV pumps may not have a current list of medications and dosages or cannot calculate the medication dosage and rates. This is why Alaris IV Pumps distributed by Medical Shipment can solve this problem.

Alaris is an all-in-one solution that provides everything needed to collect, interpret, and respond to IV medication data captured at the point of care. You can quickly download data for rapid cycle improvement using wireless data set transfer and Guardrails suite MX software alerts. Alaris infusion systems work independently and together to deliver infusions accurately while helping protect each patient. The hospital’s latest drug and IV therapy delivery parameters can be uploaded just as easily, helping to ensure clinicians always have the most up-to-date drug library. A combination of hardware and software solutions, the Alaris Systems Include:

  • The BD Alaris Pump Module continuously or intermittently
  • The Alaris Syringe Module supports the BD Alaris PC Unit
  • The Alaris PCA Module provides syringe-based PCA functionality
  • The Alaris Auto-ID Module provides flexible barcoding
  • The Alaris EtCO2 Module provides continuous end-tidal respiratory monitoring
  • The BD Alaris PC Unit provides a modular platform you can build on to customize infusion

More About Medical Shipment

Medical Shipment is a premium supplier of simulation nursing supplies and equipment. Medical Shipment was founded in 2007 by Dan Micic, who was still attending Harper College when he first launched the company. What started over 10 years ago with a shipment of 90 cases of gloves to Medline has quickly become a multimillion-dollar annual business that has been named in the Inc 5000 list for three years in a row! Starting with a focus on Nursing, Medical Shipment now provides medical supplies, specialized instructional medical devices, and simulation-based products and services to healthcare educational institutions worldwide.

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