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

Art and Science of Developing a Scenario Library

Any paramedic program has the critical task of developing a specific scenario library. The development process must look at many factors including: the conditions to be covered, age group of patients, psychomotor skill incorporation, teamwork development, affective domain challenges and more. As EMS educators, our goal is to lead the development of our students from Read More

EMS Students Are Getting a Brand New Bag

Pictured above, left: Original First in Bag module (01-44-0115); right top: Demo Dose® simulated medications module; right bottom: airway module for First in Bag. The modules come fully stocked. First in Bag will be demonstrated at EMSWorld Expo; visit Pocket Nurse® at Booth #1220. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) recently made changes Read More

Moulage: Evidence Based, Best Practice for Immersive Learning

This is a guest post by Bobbie Merica, the CEO and founder of Moulage Concepts Inc., a global moulage company specializing in training, supplies, and wound customization. Bobbie is a medical/trauma moulage expert and author. We all know the saying “Practice makes perfect.” But in my experience, I’ve learned that a more true sentiment is: 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

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