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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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April 24, 2019

Physiology: The Force Behind Healthcare Simulation – A Guide for Techs, Part 7: IV Fluids with Bag Template

Healthcare simulation technical staff are often very knowledgeable about computer technology or film production but may be less knowledgeable about the physiological principles which underlay medical simulation scenarios. This article, which focuses on the basics of hypovolemia, is part 7 of a series of articles entitled Physiology, The Force Behind Simulation – A Guide for [...]

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