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December 5, 2019

How Role Playing Games are Improving Simulated Learning in Healthcare

Have you ever played an RPG (Role Playing Game for the uninitiated), such as Diablo, Dungeons and Dragons, or World of Warcraft? Building you stats undergoing epic quests that unfold through character conversation to better understand the world around you — and how to best train to overcome its challenges? What if we could apply [...]

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October 22, 2019

6 Ways Serious Games Improve Clinical Learning Outcomes

Growing evidence shows a significant link between repetitive practice, content retention, and academic performance—which is why forward-thinking healthcare educators are looking for concrete ways to jumpstart learners’ comprehension, intuition, and long-term retention abilities. Designed to primarily educate and secondarily entertain, serious games and gamified learning environments place users in an environment where “play” leads to [...]

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October 15, 2019

Play to Train: Seriously Fun Medical Board Games for Clinical Learning

Medical board games, critical thinking games for nursing students, and healthcare board games in general offer unique learning opportunities for educational, training, and patient safety programs utilizing healthcare simulation methodologies to improve outcomes. From the ER to disease infection control, and from medical terminology to neonatal resuscitation, here is a comprehensive list of some of [...]

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September 13, 2019

Canadian Simulation Educators Create RETAIN Board Game to Train Neonatal Resuscitation

Serious Games in Healthcare Education doesn’t just come in the video game format — but board games too! Today we take a look at the educational game platform “RETAIN” (Resuscitation TrAINing for Healthcare Professionals) provides a new approach to healthcare simulation based education which has both digital and board game components. The current resuscitation guidelines [...]

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