The Evaluation of Educators Who Teach Simulation Pedagogy: Part I of a 4-Part Series Who’s Looking Downstream at Simulation Train the Trainer Participants?

By: Sabrina Beroz This is the first in a series of four blogs on the evaluation of educators who teach simulation pedagogy. Many institutions send their educators to Train the Trainer programs. The hope is these participants will return home to teach their newly learned simulation knowledge to other health care educators. The question arises: Who is looking downstream at

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Are You Ready for Simulation? Part 1 of the 7-Part Series Dissecting the Sim Ops Standard

By: Tonya Schneidereith, Colette Foisy-Doll, and Kim Leighton When simulation was shown to be an effective substitute for clinical experiences when certain criteria are met (Alexander et al., 2015; Hayden, Smiley, Alexander, Kardong-Edgren, & Jeffries, 2014), the news was so exciting that administrators, faculty, and staff jumped into simulation without thinking through the details necessary to ensure a successful program.

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Does Your Sim Center Have What It Takes To Be a Film Location?

By: Alaina Herrington Film producers and directors are always looking for realistic health care settings. However, hospitals and clinic locations are difficult to secure. Because simulation centers have state-of-the-art equipment and replicate health care settings so closely, they can earn a lot of money just for opening their doors to production companies. We have earned at least $200 to $250

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Looking at the Future – Simulation Alliances and Consortia Part 4

By: Sabrina Beroz We have already discussed best practices, successes and challenges, and outcomes of simulation alliances and consortia. Now it is time to look to the future and talk about the certainty of change. President John F. Kennedy told us that “change is the law of life.” He continued with the warning that “those who look only to the

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Impact: Part 3 of the Series From Nursing Student to Patient and Back Again

In this three-part Ask the Expert Series, we feature Bhavana Aitha, a senior nursing student at the University of Delaware who explores the reciprocal benefits of working as a simulated patient while helping her university use simulated patients. In this third part of the series, Bhavana talks about the impact of nurses. By: Bhavana Aitha Every day nurses impact the

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Outcomes of Two Statewide Simulation Initiatives

By: Sabrina Beroz and Beth Hallmark The use of simulation as a teaching-learning strategy has advanced at a rapid pace in the education of nurses. Schools of nursing and hospitals recognize that simulation is an effective way to evaluate performance – ultimately with an eye on improved patient outcomes. These experiences require requisite knowledge on the science of simulation to

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