Improving Patient Safety in EMS with Simulation

Although patient safety hasn’t been studied as much in EMS as in nursing and pharmacy (for example), it is becoming a focus in EMS and EMS education now. Educational challenges that exist can be overcome by incorporating simulation into the EMS curriculum. The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to Read More

4 Buzzwords for Simulation in 2018

Conferences are a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with colleagues and industry experts. The International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) collects the expertise of healthcare education and simulation leaders globally. IMSH hosted dozens of interactive sessions on a broad range of topics. Here were a few of the most common topics discussed in Read More

Preventing Cervical Cancer and Promoting Cervical Health

Each year, more than 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Teaching students, educators, healthcare providers, and women how to prevent and treat it, and promote cervical health, is more vital than ever. Two Ways to Prevent Cervical Cancer 1. The HPV Vaccine The HPV vaccination prevents infection from certain strains Read More

What is Medical-Surgical Nursing?

Medical-surgical nursing, also called med-surg nursing, is the largest nursing specialty in the United States. The majority of med-surg nurses work in a hospital caring for adult patients who are acutely ill. Medical-surgical nursing education provides nursing students with knowledge of all areas of adult health. This specialty covers a broad range of patient care, Read More

Making Simulation Come to Life

At Pocket Nurse®, we make it our goal to enhance suitable learning environments for future healthcare professionals. As part of this responsibility, which we take very seriously, we make a point to attend trade shows that focus on nursing education, simulation in healthcare, EMS training, pharmacy education, and other areas of professional healthcare education. At Read More

Having the Right Stuff for Medication Administration During Simulation

This is a summary of the article “The 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rights for Medication Administration During Simulation” by Kim Baily, Ph.D, MSN, RN, CNE, published at HealthySimulation.com. You can see the full article here. Dr. Baily is Simulation Coordinator for Los Angeles Harbor College. Simulation provides the opportunity for learners to improve clinical Read More