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January 7, 2020

Escape Rooms in Medical Simulation: Downloadable Sepsis Scenario & More

Have you ever tried an Escape Room? How about an Escape Room of Medical Simulation? Human factors such as effects of teamwork, tasks, equipment, workspace, culture and organization are increasingly being shown to affect patient outcomes. Escape Rooms are perfect opportunities for teams that have never met before (or even better if they have) and [...]

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December 18, 2019

US State Nursing Simulation Regulations for Prelicensure Nursing Programs

The much quoted 2014 NCSBN National Simulation Study suggests that simulation can replace up to 50% of traditional clinical time without any effect on clinical competency, comprehensive nursing knowledge assessments, NCLEX pass rates or overall clinical competency after six months of post licensure practice. However, the report does specify that this equivalency is only valid [...]

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December 9, 2019

Physiology: The Force Behind Healthcare Simulation – A Guide for Techs, Part 10: Intro to Cardiac Rhythms

Healthcare Simulation is a many-faceted educational methodology which involves staff from varying backgrounds including those with strong technical backgrounds but more limited medical knowledge. Continuing her series on “Physiology: The Force Behind Healthcare Simulation“, here Dr .Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, previous Simulation Coordinator for Los Angeles Harbor College and Director of Nursing for [...]

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November 15, 2019

Prior Participation in Medical Simulation Linked to Improved EMS Team Performance

Medical Simulation experiences during initial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education has been shown to be beneficial in more ways than one. Interestingly, recent research conducted by Gurnakova and Gropel in Austria, suggests that experienced EMS practitioners may also benefit from healthcare simulation training (Gurnakova, J. Gropel, P. Prior Participation in Simulation Events is Associated With [...]

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