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July 12, 2021

Simulation-Based Learning: Bring It Home with Active Experimentation

Simulation educators understand the important role experience plays in the learning process. They rely on the experiential learning process inherent to simulation-based learning activities to help participants learn specific content matter and gain insight into their own learning styles and processes. Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) provides the conceptual framework for many healthcare simulation programs. [...]

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February 19, 2019

How Virtual Reality Trains Situational Awareness in Healthcare Simulation

Virtual Reality provides the ideal tool for healthcare simulation situational awareness training because it engages multiple learning systems in the brain in synchrony. Situational awareness, defined as the ability to understand how information, events and actions impact the current and future situations, is critical in healthcare settings. Whether making a decision on the appropriate pharmacological [...]

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July 20, 2018

NorthWell Health CEO Encourages the Need for Interdisciplinary Medical Education & Simulation

Recently on Northwell Health’s website the group’s President and CEO Michael J. Dowling explored the need for interdisciplinary medical education over the “the purely clinical focus our medical schools have cultivated for decades.” He encourages us to consider the opportunities of creating better prepared medical students by creating new cross-over degrees connected to other fields [...]

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