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January 7, 2019

TechTrends Report: VR is Perfect for Training Clinical Skills

In this “TechTrends Report: Building Healthcare Expertise With VR” , Science, Sports and Training Correspondent and CEO of Cognitive Design and Statistical Consulting Todd Maddox shows how VR is ideal for building healthcare expertise because it effectively recruits the appropriate brain regions and speeds the transition in brain processing from novice to expert. This is [...]

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November 19, 2018

Improve Your Simulation Instructional Skills With 2019 iSIM Courses

Those looking to improve their healthcare simulation instructional skills should strongly consider in-person training activities, as the nuances of debriefing and instructional design in the field are extremely unique. Designed and facilitated by internationally renowned experts in simulation and faculty development, the training courses available from WISER at the University of Pittsburgh and The Gordon [...]

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October 15, 2018

A Day in the Life of a Standardized Participant at ENA & New Tools for Blended Learning from Pocket Nurse

Simulation in nursing or EMS education means a lot more than “pretending” to care for a patient. Standardized participants (SP), also called standardized patients, are real people who volunteer or are paid to act in scenarios. SPs are vital to the reality of a simulated scenario, and when effective, can provide learning opportunities in all [...]

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September 5, 2018

Strategies for Improving Vaccination Education Through Simulation

The team from Pocket Nurse recently shared a fantastic resource for utilizing simulated medications for vaccination education to nursing students. They acknowledge that while “educating students to administer vaccinations is a regular part of nursing and pharmacy curriculums”, could there be more “strategic ways that [such] teaching methods can be improved?” As healthcare professionals we [...]

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