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February 18, 2019

The Role of Low-Fidelity Clinical Simulation in Labor and Delivery

In the context of reducing patient harm to maternal and newborn patients, this article from Laerdal discusses the role of low-fidelity simulation in labor and delivery. When planning simulation for Labor and Delivery (LD), it would be easy to assume a need for a high fidelity, full-bodied birthing simulator. But, depending on the learning goals of [...]

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December 26, 2018

Tracheostomy Training Overlay System for Standardized Patients

The Tracheostomy Overlay System (Avtrach) is a wearable chest plate for standardized patients (SPs) that can be used in skills and simulation education. The current use of SPs in healthcare simulation is proven to be an effective way to increase fidelity; however, there are many limitations on the type of injury or illness that can [...]

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November 8, 2018

New York Times Covers Growing Use of Simulation in Healthcare

While usually we cover news stories once a month like our recent Global News Update for Healthcare Simulation in October article, coverage by The New York Times warrants its own celebration. Last week writer Laura Pappano published “Training the Next Generation of Doctors and Nurses” which covered the expanding use of patient simulators and virtual [...]

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July 24, 2018

NY Clinical Skills Prep Utilizes SP “On Demand” Service to Aid Medical Students & Professionals

Today New York Clinical Skills Prep’s (NYCSPREP) Standardized Patient Eric Brown writes in to share about how the group is utilizing simulation through Standardized Patient engagements to help medical students and professionals. If you are a simulation program looking to expand your Standardized Patient learning opportunities to internal programs or, if you are considering the expansion [...]

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