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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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November 30, 2020

Tips for Optimizing Virtual Debriefings in the Era of COVID-19, From The Debriefing Academy

Virtual debriefings in healthcare education can be especially challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many healthcare simulation programs to move their educational curriculum to the online virtual environments. As a result, clinical simulation educators are conducting more virtual debriefings, which involves facilitating conversations via web-based teleconferencing platforms. Virtual debriefings introduce a distinct set of challenges that may [...]

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November 4, 2020

Innov2Learn Repurposes Expired Medical Devices Into Realistic Vital Sign Simulators

Canadian-based healthcare simulation company Innov2Learn continues to expand its line of impressive vital sign simulators, with the launch of a new program to repurpose expired medical devices. With products ranging from simulated thermometers to simulated oximeters and simulated glucometers, Innov2Learn’s training tools can be immediately deployed in clinical simulation programs to dramatically increase the realism [...]

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November 2, 2020

While The World Is On Hold, Ultrasound Simulation Education Doesn’t Have To Be

The expectation to maintain quality outcomes and build confidence in healthcare is higher than ever. Continuing education, training, assessments and research during COVID-19 means that institutions and hospitals must seek out alternative solutions for obvious reasons. Nicola Ford with Intelligent Ultrasound wrote in to share about the powerful new augmented reality tools immediately deployable to [...]

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