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May 22, 2020

Using Healthcare Simulation to Evaluate Checklists: Part 1

Although checklists are widely used in high reliability organizations such as aircraft carriers and electrical power grids, they are not so frequently used in medicine, despite evidence that they can reduce medical errors and mortality. Today’s article by guest author Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, previous Simulation Coordinator for Los Angeles Harbor College [...]

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May 15, 2020

Hierarchy Errors Addressed with Medical Simulation

Communication errors are well documented sources of medical errors which, according to some literature sources, may be responsible for as many as 60-70% of reported mistakes. As the research article “Using Simulation to Address Hierarchy-Related Errors in Medical Practice” (Calhoun et al) covered below states , “Hierarchy, the unavoidable authority gradients that exist within and [...]

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March 30, 2020

Transfer of Learning: From Healthcare Simulation to Clinical Practice

How far we have come from the days when nursing education consisted of lectures with overhead projectors and acetate sheets with diagrams and anatomical drawings. For those of you who remember those days, you probably also remember that when the bulb went out, you often waited weeks for a replacement! The introduction of PowerPoint in [...]

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February 22, 2019

*New* Healthcare Simulation Resource Pages: Debriefing, Birthing Simulators, Sim Centers & More

Simulation Champions looking to learn or share more about key topics in healthcare simulation will find great use of some of the new pages HealthySimulation.com has created over the past month. Topics range from explaining a simulation center (or simulation centre in some parts of the world), to what a patient simulator, birthing simulator, simulation [...]

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