Using Theater Students as Standardized Patients: What Works and What Doesn’t

By: Beth Hallmark The history of using a live person to portray a patient dates back to 1963, when Dr. Howard Barrows from the University of Southern California introduced a simulated patient to his neurology students. Dr. Barrows was able to create a patient case from a real patient situation he had treated. Using this direct method of observation, he

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How to: Using IPE Simulation to Satisfy Regulatory Requirements for Practice Assessment

By: Cedar Wang As the benefits and efficacy of simulation training continue to grow, health care providers can expect to be engaged in this type of training not only in the academic setting, but throughout their careers. Many of today’s nursing and medical students who experience simulation during their formal schooling may also participate in simulation within the context of

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New Faculty Simulation Onboarding

By: Alaina Herrington When I became a simulation coordinator, I had no prior simulation experience. Like most simulation novices, I dove into the literature and went to as many conferences as I could. My task was to open a simulation center with 13 different programs and approximately 1000 students, but I quickly realized my biggest challenge was going to be

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Coaching SPs

By: Beth Hallmark and Cedar Wang Now that you have hired and scheduled the actor, coaching a standardized patient (SP) on his/her role is essential to ensure a safe, productive educational outcome for all involved. Like the director of a film or stage production, the SP trainer/coach directs and guides the actor to convey the story in the most meaningful

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Working Smarter: The Logistics of Scheduling SPs

By: Beth Hallmark and Cedar Wang As we continue our conversation about standardized patients (SPs), there are many logistical details to consider. This blog shares suggestions for scheduling, including the pros and cons of two computerized scheduling programs, and describes how personnel at two centers oversee this complicated process. Scheduling SPs can be very time consuming. Remember to work smarter,

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The Forecast for Tech Usage and Growth in Nursing Education: Part 4 of the series The Future of Technology in Nursing Education

In part 4 of this 4-part series, the dialogue continues on the topic: The Future of Technology in Nursing Education.  We discuss findings from the NLN and Wolters Kluwer (WK) national survey on the tech growth in nursing education over the next 5 years. By: Jone Tiffany and Sue Forneris In the final part of this 4-part series, our dialogue continues

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