Celebrating Nurses in Professional Development

Interview with Suzie Kardong-Edgren, director of the RISE Center at Robert Morris University Dr. Kardong-Edgren is the director of RMU’s regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center. The RISE Center, developed in 2009, is an educational resource for simulation training and research. According to Kardong-Edgren, “The RISE Center was built to serve the Read More

Why Schools Should Write for Grants

A number of grants are available to assist education programs with funding at many levels, including federal, state, and private. Some schools have a dedicated grant writer who devotes his/her time to finding and writing for available funds; however, this is rare. Most schools I work with ask an employee to devote a portion of Read More

Healthy Simulation: A Medical Simulation Resource Relaunches with New Features

The newly redeveloped healthcare simulation resource website HealthySimulation.com has launched! The website, newsletter, and branding have all been updated (check out the new logo!), and the site has gotten new functionality. HealthcareSimulation.com is ready to better serve you the latest in medical simulation news, product information, conference coverage, research highlights, tutorial insights, and more! The Read More

The History of CPR Manikin Little Anne

Usually one gets to know a little bit about someone before pressing their lips up against theirs. But how many of the over 300 million people who have been “mouth to mouth” with Little Anne, also known as Resusci Anne, know her background? In 1960, Dr. Bjorn Lind and Dr. Peter Safar approached Asmund S. Read More

Ethical Principles in Nursing Education

The National League for Nursing (NLN) has developed ethical principles for nursing education programs, based on the NLN core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence. Nurse educators are responsible for developing the next generation of nurses, and instilling the values of caring, collaborative learning and ethical standards of practice. The values and ethical principles Read More

Sepsis Awareness Aims to Save Lives

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection. It is life-threatening, and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. However, sepsis is preventable and treatable in most cases using existing protocols. Arm yourself and your students with what you need to know to deal with this condition. Sepsis is the: Number one cause Read More

Impact of Natural Disasters on Healthcare Responders

In times of natural disasters, of course healthcare responders, from volunteers, EMS, and nurses, are going to be on call. Are you preparing your students for healthcare challenges that come with flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters? Health Concerns During Natural Disasters Contaminated water can spread disease, as can sheltering with large groups. Stomach viruses, Read More