Simulation Development for Moderate Sedation—A TeamSTEPPS Approach

By: Melanie Cason Interdisciplinary education (IPE) in a busy medical center can also be an education in coordination and “herding cats.” Beyond the mock codes that prevail, specialty departments require special consideration in simulation design development for effective teamwork experiences. Creating a bundle of simulation scenarios in an area in which one is not the content expert requires collaboration and

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Ask the Expert: Visioning of Simulation in Nursing Education

By: Dr. Pamela Jeffries In her responses to the questions that follow, Dr. Pamela Jeffries shares her insights and leadership accomplishments in simulation in nursing education with NLNTEQ. 1. What are the significant milestones in your work as a leader in nursing? My simulation work began when I was selected to serve as program director for the first NLN simulation

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Build Your Case for Simulation Equipment

By: Sabrina Beroz In a relatively short period of time, technology has changed the world. Technology is everywhere. We have computers, smartphones, tablets, and cloud computing. Simulation-based education using high-fidelity manikins has been integrated into nursing curricula for more than a decade. Nursing students can now practice care in a safe environment to promote clinical reasoning and decision-making.  However, these

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Try This: Using Quick Response (QR) Codes in the Simulation Lab

By: Jean Ellen Zavertnik and Kristen Lawson While the newer simulation software allows the programmer to input media files to display lab values, x-rays, and video clips during a patient scenario, there are times when a high-fidelity manikin is not being utilized for the simulation. During these times, a QR code might be used to reveal certain aspects of the

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Recruiting and Hiring SPs

 By Cedar Wang and Beth Hallmark In the famous words of Marvin Gaye, “Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby.” When it comes to increasing the realism of simulation scenarios, there is nothing like replacing a manikin with a live person. But how do you find the right person to play the “real thing” in a manner that suspends disbelief

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It Has to Be Right … Teaching Debriefing to Nurse Educators

By: Sabrina Beroz What we know: Debriefing is where learning happens in simulation-based education. It is a reflective process that takes place after the simulation experience. Reflection allows the learner to integrate new information into preexisting knowledge enhancing learner outcomes; debriefing reframes prior frames. For students, the consequences of poor debriefing processes include the failure to attain learner objectives and

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The Value of Prebriefing and Debriefing for Interprofessional Learning

IPE Simulation Series is a three-part series that focuses on using Simulation in the classroom and in practice.  Part 2 focuses on “IPE Learning”. By: Judy Murphy General Information: Prebriefing Prebriefing is critical to a successful simulation. “The purpose of prebriefing is to establish a psychologically safe environment for participants” (INACSL Standards Committee, 2016). Simulations can be quite intense. Participants

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