CDC Launches Surviving Sepsis Campaign

Sepsis is an increasingly serious healthcare puzzle. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that between one million and three million Americans are diagnosed with sepsis annually, and 15 to 30 percent of them will die. Sepsis most commonly occurs in patients over 65, but children and people with compromised immune systems are Read More

Patient Safety Solutions for Simulation and Education for (Almost) 25 Years

Nurse-owned-and-operated Pocket Nurse® has a successful history of providing solutions, equipment, products, and supplies to help provide realistic educational experiences for healthcare students in the classroom and simulation lab, ultimately resulting in better patient safety. When you think of Pocket Nurse, think about more than products. While we are the leading supplier of educational solutions Read More

Simulated Medications and the Military

The United States military is embracing simulation medical education and advancement with medications to improve complete scenario-based field training exercises. Simulation technology has advanced from the days of putting red food coloring in water and calling it blood. Instructors no longer need to re-label empty vials over and over, or use hard-to-find expired medicines. Reliance Read More

Simulation Education for the NICU Improves Outcomes

The neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) is no stranger to simulation. In the 1970s, the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) combined delivery room simulations with book and test learning to enhance preparation for real-life scenarios. Currently, 10 to 15 percent of babies born in the United States, about half a million, need to visit the NICU upon Read More

Elizabeth DePietro: Like One Big Family

Elizabeth DePietro, Tote Specialist and Customer Service Representative at Pocket Nurse®, recently celebrated her three-year anniversary with the company. She said she was “very likely” to recommend Pocket Nurse as a place to work. Company culture is Elizabeth’s favorite part of working at Pocket Nurse. She said the way the owner, executives, and management treat Read More

5 Questions for EMS Scenario Building

EMS instructors are changing programs in favor of more immersive, hands-on learning, which challenges students to think quickly and creatively. With limited time and resources, scenario-building can have all the urgency of a medical emergency. EMSWorld suggests the best scenarios are built on simple questions. Why are we doing this? This is the most important Read More

Pocket Nurse Recognizes SSH Academy Fellows

Pocket Nurse® would like to take this opportunity to recognize the inaugural group of Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Academy Fellows. These accomplished experts are being recognized for their contributions to the healthcare education and simulation community. These professionals have pioneered simulation education in healthcare and have inspired many by sharing their expertise and Read More