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March 30, 2020

Transfer of Learning: From Healthcare Simulation to Clinical Practice

How far we have come from the days when nursing education consisted of lectures with overhead projectors and acetate sheets with diagrams and anatomical drawings. For those of you who remember those days, you probably also remember that when the bulb went out, you often waited weeks for a replacement! The introduction of PowerPoint in [...]

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March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Causes National Emergency in Healthcare Education

Like many schools of nursing (SON), the University of Washington has cancelled all face to face classes including skills labs, nursing simulation experiences and clinical rotations because of the Coronavirus. The UW SON has taken all their classes online and offered virtual simulation and learning to their students. Are these online healthcare simulation experiences equivalent [...]

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March 19, 2020

Institute for Safe Medication Practices Worksheet Useful for Healthcare Simulation Programs

Healthcare Simulation provides an ideal methodology for educating healthcare practitioners of all levels to safely administer medications. Today’s article, guest authored by Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, previous Simulation Coordinator for Los Angeles Harbor College and Director of Nursing for El Camino College, highlights the National Patient Safety Goals for safe medication administration [...]

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March 9, 2020

NCSBN and INACSL Guidelines for Nursing Simulation Programs, w/ Downloadable Checklist!

Creating a healthcare simulation program from scratch, sometimes with limited funding, is a daunting prospect especially when state boards of nursing and other accrediting bodies are increasingly expecting nursing simulation programs to follow recognized national standards. Simply creating a simulation lab space and coercing clinical faculty to run simulation scenarios will not create a simulation [...]

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