Although healthcare is defined by unique characteristics, comparisons have been made between this industry and other business sectors, such as aviation, high-reliability organizations such as nuclear power, and entertainment (Kaissi, 2012). Through a number of similarities, each of these industries has the ability to learn from one another. Thus, the announcement that the Society for [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]