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September 10, 2021

A Guide to Determining Healthcare Simulation Tool Validity

Healthcare Simulation may include the use of clinical simulation-based assessments in which some measurement instrument or tool is used to determine a learner’s performance or knowledge. The accuracy of these instruments depends on the reliability and validity of the tool. During the 2021 IMSH conference, Scerbo, M., Lineberry, M., Sebok-Syer, S., & Calhoun, A. presented [...]

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August 16, 2021

Pediatric Asthma Scenario Part II + Downloadable Scenario Guide

This article, which includes a downloadable scenario guide, is the second part of a healthcare simulation scenario based on a pediatric asthma patient. The first article included a downloadable electronic Excel health record with multiple documents, including physician’s orders and a medication administration record. The medical simulation scenario involves a seven-year-old boy with a three-day [...]

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August 3, 2021

Pediatric Asthma (RAD) Healthcare Simulation Scenario

Pediatric simulation scenarios provide clinical educators, learners and professionals with an outline of a pediatric patient case experience to improve performance over time and increase patient safety. Today, Kim Baily of shares the first of two articles intended to offer a pediatric simulation scenario focused specifically on asthma. This article includes an extensive downloadable [...]

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June 28, 2021

Tips to Use Clinical Simulation to Address Conformity Behaviors

In order to conform to cultural norms and/or hierarchies, healthcare professionals and learners may make clinical decisions which they know to be incorrect or for which they have insufficient knowledge to determine a safe intervention. A recent article titled, “Twelve tips for using simulation to teach about conformity behaviors in medical education,” by Ghazwan Altabbaa, [...]

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