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May 5, 2021

*NEW* Avkin Avwound Wearable Simulator Enhances Wound Care Education

The COVID-19 pandemic, among other factors, has reduced many hands-on learning opportunities for aspiring healthcare professionals as clinical simulation programs were forced to limit in-person education. Many clinical simulation sites were forced to restrict access all together. Seeking to provide a solution to these unprecedented challenges, healthcare simulation company Avkin developed the Avwound, a realistic [...]

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January 22, 2021

Avkin’s Virtual Standardized Patients Help Prepare Next-Gen Workforce

To correctly prepare learners for the physical, emotional, psychological and ethical challenges they may encounter in the field, some healthcare simulation educators have begun to implement virtual standardized patient solutions. Helping to provide these solutions, the technology company Avkin has developed virtual standardized patients that include real humans. This realistic environment brings together the best [...]

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January 4, 2021

Developing Humanistic Competence Through Narrative Medicine

Narrative medicine uses the practice of engaging with the arts – literature, painting, graphics arts and music – to develop humanistic competency across healthcare simulation. This approach seeks to situate the narrative – storytelling — in all forms at the center of medicine and healthcare overall. The following article, guest co-authored by Tony Errichetti PhD [...]

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February 14, 2020

Discount for Upcoming EMS Supported Online Course: Enhancing Simulation-Based Education with SPs

Considering how to apply the INACSL Standards for Best Practice for Simulation Design, Operation and Facilitation, or the ASPE Standards of Best Practice? This Education Management Solutions supported online eight-week web-based course entitled “Enhancing simulation-based education with Standardized Patients / human role players” is developed and presented by subject matter experts Tony Errichetti, PhD, and [...]

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