Monthly Archives: April 2018

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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