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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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January 31, 2019

How To Enhance Simulation Team Communication Through Slack

As Healthcare Simulation Education becomes more ubiquitous, it requires larger, more diverse teams to design and implement these programs. Adding elements of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education increases the breadth and depth of personnel required to deliver a high-quality curriculum. Teams may span shifts, locations, and possibly even different organizations. Coordination of these disparate groups of [...]

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April 12, 2018

SIMmersion Provides PC-Based Simulated Communication Training

Looking for controlled communication based training outside of a Standardized Patient Program? Consider SIMmersion, a computer-based simulation platform providing healthcare communication training opportunities.

Textbooks, e-learning systems, and classroom lectures present content in a rigid structure, and can make it difficult for students to focus on the knowledge they consider relevant. SIMmersion systems let players navigate freely [...]

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February 5, 2018

Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH) Updates 2018 Opportunities

The Academy of Communication in Healthcare, or ACH, has been offering research and training for almost 40 years, focusing on ways to improve patient safety, interdisciplinary teamwork, patient satisfaction scores, and developing individual communication skills. Below are a list of updates from the group covering some of their 2018 activities including abstract submission deadlines for their [...]

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