By: Alaina Herrington This is the second part in the four-part series on the Evaluation of Educators Who Teach Simulation Pedagogy. Read part one of the series. The INACSL Standards of Best Practice SM (2016) recognize the need for ongoing training for facilitators of simulation. In addition, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Standards (2016) requires programs to ensure theRead more
By: Allison F. Perry My first exposure to health care simulation came in early 2010 while working for the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), now merged with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), where I am a project director. We were in the early stages of planning our next Annual Patient Safety Congress, a meeting that provides practitioners, leaders, andRead more
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 atRead more
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.Read more
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 $250Read more
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 theRead more
By: Jone Tiffany and Sue Forneris Podcasts are all the rage. A podcast is an audio file that is available on the internet for listening via any compatible device such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer (Stiffler, Stoten, & Cule, 2011). Millennials have listened to podcasts for years. With members of generation Z, they seem always to have “pods” inRead more