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February 25, 2021

Lifecast Manikins Encourage Learner Engagement Through Realism

While clinical simulation is not real, healthcare educators need learners to treat each simulated learning activity as if the scenario is real, to maximize the educational benefits of simulation-based learning (SBL). The clinical simulation team at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) in Dallas, Texas, chose to upgrade their skills lab with Lifecast [...]

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January 29, 2021

What is Fidelity in Simulation?

As fidelity is an important concept in healthcare education, those new to the field often ask, “What is fidelity in simulation?” While fidelity in healthcare simulation can be defined as the degree of exactness with which a manikin or simulator represents a live patient or scenario, levels of fidelity vary depending on usage. Learners must [...]

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February 14, 2018

Blood Transfusion Documents and Excel Labels for Simulation in Healthcare — Includes Template

Blood transfusions may be found in a variety of simulations such as those involving bleeding peptic ulcers, postoperative hemorrhage, postpartum hemorrhage or mass casualty situations. The cost of blood bags (around $20 each) limits the number of times students can spike bags. Blood bags can easily be made using a 250 or 500 mL normal [...]

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December 7, 2017

Should Uniforms Be Required for Nursing Students in Simulation?

Most Nursing Students are expected to wear uniforms in the clinical setting while taking care of patients however, should students be required to wear uniforms in the simulation lab, skills lab or just generally on campus? While most clinical facilities would expect to see students in uniform while taking care of patients, the facility may [...]

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