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May 26, 2020

Should Educators Allow Nursing Simulation Students to Practice with Needles At Home?

While some nursing simulation centers and sim labs are working on reopening their facilities, many still remain closed. With the California State School system recently announcing that campus-based classes would not be returning in the Fall, the hard realities of the COVID-19 pandemic are still becoming clear this summer. Today Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, [...]

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May 25, 2020

Using Medical Simulation to Evaluate Checklists: Part 2

Continuing from last week’s article Using Healthcare Simulation to Evaluate Checklists: Part 1, Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, previous Simulation Coordinator for Los Angeles Harbor College and Director of Nursing for El Camino College, explored how medical simulation can be used to evaluate the potential of patient safety and procedure checklists. Today in [...]

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May 22, 2020

Using Healthcare Simulation to Evaluate Checklists: Part 1

Although checklists are widely used in high reliability organizations such as aircraft carriers and electrical power grids, they are not so frequently used in medicine, despite evidence that they can reduce medical errors and mortality. Today’s article by guest author Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, previous Simulation Coordinator for Los Angeles Harbor College [...]

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May 21, 2020

Ultraviolet Light in Medical Simulation PPE Research Shows Spread of COVID-19 Contamination

EMS1.com’s Laura French reported this week that researchers have conducted a medical simulation experiment showing contaminants left on the skin after improper PPE use when treating a patient. Published in the Journal of Medical Education, the researchers from Florida Atlantic University and University of Arizona used ultraviolet reactive substances to show how quickly contamination can [...]

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