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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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April 4, 2019

Physiology: The Force Behind Healthcare Simulation – A Guide for Techs, Part 6B: Hypovolemia Treatment & Tips for Sim

Learners are more likely to focus on desired learning objectives when they participate in life-like scenarios and receive information which is consistent with the healthcare situation being studied. This article, which is part 6B of a series entitled Physiology, The Force Behind Simulation – A Guide for Sim Techs, covers the physiological response, treatment and [...]

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March 25, 2019

Physiology: The Force Behind Healthcare Simulation – A Guide for Techs, Part 6A: Intro to Hypovolemia

The key to developing a realistic healthcare simulation experience is to understand how physiological functions change in response to various stimuli (stressors). Learners are more likely to focus on desired learning objectives when they participate in life-like scenarios and receive information which is consistent with the clinical situation being studied. This article, which focuses on [...]

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February 27, 2018

Physiology: The Force Behind Healthcare Simulation – A Guide for Techs, Part 3: Pulse Oximetry

Simulation team members may have a limited background in physiology or medicine. An understanding of basic physiological concepts can enable non medical simulationists to better understand medical simulation. This article is part 3 of a series of posts related to physiology. Although traditional vital sign measurement includes blood pressure, temperature, pulse (heart rate) and respirations, [...]

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