Seriousness in Simulation: Simulated Participants

The foundation of healthcare simulation is patient safety. In the not-so-distant past, students learned primarily from lectures and textbooks, with a smattering of skills practice before being ushered into the clinical setting and assigned a real, live patient to apply what they had learned. By introducing hands-on training in the safety of a simulation lab, Read More

Top 5 Employment Law Matters Managers Should Know

Managers share an important role with Human Resources professionals to ensure their team and company are remaining compliant with numerous employment laws. The following Federal Laws govern a majority of employment issues managers deal with throughout their career. It is important for individuals in a management role to become familiar with the basics of these Read More

3 Arguments to Make for Using Demo Dose

In 2005, Demo Dose® Simulated Medication was created to provide educators with a tool to teach medication administration and management. It fits in perfectly with the vision at Pocket Nurse®, which is to improve educational experiences and outcomes by providing simulation solutions. Prior to Demo Dose, educators would seek expired medications to use in the Read More

Improving Health by Quitting Smoking

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Fortunately, smoking and tobacco use have declined since the mid-1960s, but they are still putting people, including children, at risk for preventable conditions. Tobacco use harms every organ in the body, with more than 16 million Americans living with Read More

Compounding Techniques for the Simulation Lab

Up until about the 1950s, compounding pharmacies were typical in communities across America. Medications were made locally by compounding techniques – most of which still exist. Today, most medications are mass produced by major pharmaceutical companies, which is quicker, less expensive, and gets medication to more people. However, occasionally a patient has a unique situation Read More