Recently on WIRED, Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, took a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. While as Healthcare Professionals can enjoy the humor of such mistakes, as Simulationists we should stop and think.
How realistic [...]
As people begin to rely on their pets and other animals as a means for coping strategies in the public we must ask ourselves how can healthcare workers be best prepared for these situations? There is limited information on the use of pet therapy, service animals, and emotional support animals as part of simulation. However, [...]
As all healthcare professionals know, crash carts are some of the most crucial piece of equipment available when a life threatening situation arises. Students obviously need to be familiar with the supplies within a Crash Cart, as codes happen very quickly and life-saving interventions need to be in place, STAT! The Loaded Crash Cart™, which [...]
Today’s helpful resource for those administrating a Healthcare Simulation Program was submitted by Colette Foisy-Doll, Director of the Clinical Simulation Centre at MacEwan University in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. This visual outline of a ‘Healthcare Simulation Program Management Mind Map’ provides us a key breakdown of all the necessary components one must consider for developing or [...]