Simulated Heart Sounds: Learning to Listen

Accurate auscultation – or listening to heart sounds, and sounds from other organs including the lungs, with a stethoscope – is a basic skill, yet also comes with challenges. Auscultation helps healthcare professionals, including nurses, physicians, EMTs and paramedics, assess and diagnose patients. According to John Finley, a professor of pediatric cardiology, heart sounds are 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

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

We Are Thankful for Our Guest Posters

Although our primary audience is made up of nurse educators, we strive to bring to light important topics for educators in other fields as well, such as EMS instructors and allied health educators. In addition, we don’t want to use this space to brag about what we know and how we can solve your problems Read More

Careers in Home Care and Hospice

As the United States deals with an aging populace, the demand for careers in home care and hospice will increase to keep up. According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice: In 2016, home care providers traveled 7.6 billion miles to deliver services. Home care is the preferred method of health care delivery; Read More

The History of Allied Health Professions

Allied health professions are those professions that deal with health care, and include many well-known non-nurse, non-physician roles. Among these professions are physical therapist, anesthesia technician, dental hygienist – and many, many more. Allied health professionals work in the healthcare system to provide diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and direct patient care support. The organization of International 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

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

20 Reasons to Buy Student Health Totes from Pocket Nurse

Pocket Nurse is the industry leader in custom student health totes. Our totes are a must-have for students learning to apply skills in simulation labs. 1. A dedicated totes team: We have a special customer service team that deals exclusively with Student Health Totes orders. These specialists understand the process of ordering totes best, and Read More