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The Evaluation of Educators Who Teach Simulation Pedagogy: Part 3 of a 4-Part Series

By: Beth Hallmark Faculty, clinical and laboratory, in the school of nursing at our university are expected to participate in simulation and debriefing training. While faculty facilitate simulation with human patient simulators, that is not the only educational environment where they use the tenants of simulation education. The NLN has published an important Vision Statement in collaboration with INACSL, “Debriefing

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Connecting Simulation & Patient Safety: Part II

By: Allison F. Perry When I first became involved in simulation through the development of the Patient Safety Congress Learning & Simulation Center, which I described in Part I of this two-part series, the direct connection with, and strong purpose for, collaboration between safety and quality departments in health care organizations were quite obvious to me. I found myself embedded

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Strategic Planning. Part 2 of the 7-Part Series Dissecting the Sim Ops Standard

By: Tonya Schneidereith and Fara Bowler In Part 1 of this series, we talked about how to determine if your program is ready for simulation. Now, in Part 2, we highlight the role of strategic planning. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, strategic planning is “a process in which a company’s executives decide what they want to achieve and the best

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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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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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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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