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

Meeting the Challenge of Caring for Veterans

Accommodating the needs of groups such as veterans is an important part of healthcare education. Every patient has a unique perspective and needs. Part of the role of healthcare providers is recognizing someone’s culture, heritage, and experiences and offering them the highest level of care possible. The Life of Returning Veterans Combat is a challenging Read More

5 Tips for Effective Debriefing Sessions

Harvard’s Center for Medical Simulation defines debriefing as a conversation among participants with the goal of improving performance in real situations (Source). Simulation-based learning experiences should include a planned debriefing session. It answers important questions such as, “Was your lesson effective?” and “Do your students feel comfortable?” In order to make the most of a Read More

7 Innovations from EMSWorld Expo

Healthcare experiences exponential technological improvements each year. In order to prepare students for their clinical rotations and entry-level positions, simulation must advance just as quickly. Educators must keep in mind advancements as they gain prominence among services. Here are some of our favorite innovations from EMSWorld Expo 2017. Video laryngoscopes: For years, healthcare professionals have Read More

3 Discovery Simulation Practices that Can Benefit Education Programs

Advanced hospitals run discovery simulations regularly to review internal processes. Discovery simulations identify complications in processes, resources, and knowledge. Once the problems are identified, supervisors are able to adjust processes to avoid medical errors. Sometimes, facilities use discovery simulations only after an error is made in order to determine the cause. Unfortunately, this method of Read More

The State of Simulation: A Report from SimGHOSTS 2017

As Thomas Doyle, Chief Learning Officer (CLO) of SimCore Technologies, Inc., will tell you, simulation has only been around for twenty years. Now in its second decade, industry standards and techniques are improving at a breakneck pace. National conferences like SimGHOSTS, which I recently attended as a representative of Pocket Nurse®, provide attendees with an Read More

Simulations in Mental Health

Healthcare professionals regularly experience patients with mental health disorders. These interactions are frightening to young professionals, who may assume the patient is unpredictable and violent. However, these interactions are a crucial time to identify and counter mental illness. According to research published in the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, scenarios that included simulated participants Read More

Teaching Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace violence is an obstacle for healthcare professionals, and shouldn’t be ignored or labeled “part of the job.” Nurses must be able to provide care without concern for their personal safety. It’s in the best interest of the healthcare professional, facility, and patient to take steps to avoid workplace violence. In the free, online course Read More