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April 1, 2021

What is the Role of Simulation in Healthcare Education?

The role of simulation in healthcare education is to transition an academic learner to a practicing clinician. However, this is a complex process of development, so the best way to understand this transition is to consider the stages a clinical learner goes through to become a competent healthcare provider. Learners cannot possibly grasp all aspects [...]

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February 11, 2021

GNSH Shares Stories About Medical Errors to Improve Patient Safety

The third week of the 2021 International Meeting for Simulation In Healthcare (IMSH) featured a session titled “What Will It Take to Improve Patient Safety” by the leadership of The Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare (GNSH). The session started with the sad reminder about the recent sudden passing of Dr. Chad Epps, who was [...]

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January 18, 2021

TeamSTEPPS

TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools designed to optimize patient outcomes through the improvement of communication and teamwork skills among healthcare simulation professionals. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the U.S. Department of Defense developed TeamSTEPPS in the mid-2000s with healthcare organizations in mind. Today, TeamSTEPPS offers a 2.5-day train-the-trainer [...]

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May 10, 2019

New Research Shows When Doctors and Nurses Can Disclose and Discuss Errors, Hospital Mortality Rates Decline

For the first time, a correlation between hospital openness and patient mortality rates has been demonstrated in a research article conducted among 137 acute trusts in NHS England, published earlier this month in the May issue of Health Affairs (linked below). Fabio Todesco of the Bocconi Knowledge recently wrote about the findings sharing “Hospital openness, [...]

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