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April 24, 2018

Evidence-Based Practice Defined for Simulation in Healthcare

Evidence-based practice (EBP) attempts to identify the differences and provide a pathway to ensure that current medical practice is based on interventions that are most likely to benefit the patient. Medical care cannot be based on the notion that “this is the way we have always done something” but rather what research has shown to [...]

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March 27, 2018

‘Advanced Stroke Life Support’ Course Uses Sim to Train Tens of Thousands of Providers

A study presented at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) in January by the University of Miami Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education (GCRME) documents its simulation-based Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) curriculum significantly improves prehospital and hospital-based providers’ knowledge of stroke diagnosis and management and effectively leads to improved detection and timely [...]

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January 31, 2018

Using Gap Analysis to Drive Clinical Simulation Improvements

Gap analysis should be used in the hospital when a patient is harmed or a near miss occurs or an in an ongoing effort to improve patient care and prevent errors. In the academic setting, an instructional gap analysis can be used to improve teaching strategies.

Ultimately a gap analysis should be the justification for all [...]

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November 15, 2017

Policies and Procedures – Keeping Nursing Students Prepared for Simulation

One way to ensure that Nursing students show up prepared and on time for simulation is to include a simulation policy in the student handbook. Include all the faculty expectations related to uniform, supplies and punctuality. Students should treat simulation as they would any other clinical day. Decide on the consequences for tardiness and lack [...]

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