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June 21, 2021

Top 7 HealthySimulation.com Articles of 2021 (So Far)

HealthySimulation.com has been contributing clinical simulation articles to the greater healthcare simulation community for over a decade. The mission has been to keep simulationists up to date on the latest industry news and information, while providing insight to learners and educators to bring medical simulation to the next level of utilization. To achieve this, articles [...]

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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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August 6, 2019

Physiology: The Force Behind Healthcare Simulation – A Guide for Techs, Part 8: ABGs

The more closely healthcare simulation matches real life situations (aka fidelity), the more likely that learners will become involved in the learning experience and be less confused. In the clinical setting, healthcare practitioners review past labs or order new ones to help make decisions about appropriate patient care. Lab results should be included in healthcare [...]

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