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June 19, 2019

Understanding IV Site Access for Healthcare Simulation, with Assessment Template

Intravenous fluid (IV) and medication administration is often a necessary component of patient care even though there are potential hazards associated with this type of therapy. Healthcare Simulation scenarios involving IV fluids or medications should attempt to mimic real life situations as much as possible. When learners have to frequently “pretend” to perform tasks they [...]

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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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July 12, 2018

ReaLifeSim IV Simulator Blends Task Trainer With Standardized Patients

We could easily argue that real practice on real people equals real competence and real confidence. But how can we provide simulated learning on real people without risking injury? Consider the training products like ReaLifeSim from B & G Educational Innovations, an attachable arm band which allows healthcare learners to practice IV sticks on real [...]

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June 7, 2018

Filling a Real Demand for Simulated Care, Avkin Startup Partners for Innovative Success

Recently on the University of Delaware’s website Amy Cowperthwait, Founder & CEO of Avkin was interviewed to share more about the successful partnerships that have developed through the University to bring innovation into our field of healthcare simulation. Beth Miller, Science Writer from UD’s Office of Communications, fills us in!

Amy Cowperthwait has a good recipe for blood [...]

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