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August 25, 2020

Summer’s Most Popular Healthcare Simulation Articles

If you have been away from work for the summer holiday you may have missed some of our most popular healthcare simulation articles from the season. Here you will find a summary of the most popular medical simulation articles shared and read on HealthySimulation.com. Topics range from reopening sim labs with COVID-19, the listing of [...]

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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 15, 2020

Hierarchy Errors Addressed with Medical Simulation

Communication errors are well documented sources of medical errors which, according to some literature sources, may be responsible for as many as 60-70% of reported mistakes. As the research article “Using Simulation to Address Hierarchy-Related Errors in Medical Practice” (Calhoun et al) covered below states , “Hierarchy, the unavoidable authority gradients that exist within and [...]

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