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So, What’s An Infographic? Can I Use One in My Teaching?

By: Amy Kline, MA, RN, CHSE, and Molly Kellgren, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE So, what’s an Infographic? An infographic is a contemporary way of visually outlining information to convey a comprehensive message, using pictures with fewer words. In the last decade, the popularity of infographics has increased exponentially. Not only are infographics used to capture readers’ attention, they often make

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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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Simulation Center Finances: Calculating Fees and Costs

By: Alaina Herrington Freestanding simulation centers total an estimated $200,000 to $1.6 million for start-up costs and at least $15,000 for annual maintenance (Tuoriniemi & Schott-Baer, 2008). This enormous cost can leave organizations looking for creative ways to balance the budget. If you are like me, you have had many organizations interested in using your simulation center, and you have

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Are Your In Situ Simulations Meaningful for All?

By: Melanie Cason Many in situ simulation experiences in medical facilities involve the deterioration of the patient into a cardio-pulmonary arrest. But mock codes have the reputation of being just that – mock. Usually a number of responders arrive quickly, leaders are identified and immediately play out their parts, and there is quick progression to ACLS. In contrast, providing a

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Health + Cloud = Integrated Health and Improved Patient Journey

Special Guest Blogger: Molly McCarthy, MBA, RN Chief Nursing Strategist for US Health & Life Sciences at Microsoft Adoption of Cloud Technology Is a Must for Connected Healthcare To Be Fully Realized The essence of integrated health care delivery is about the patient experience through activation and engagement anywhere, anytime, on any device with data and information that is relevant

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In The Flow: Designing Meaningful E-learning Experiences

By: Jone Tiffany Think about a time when you were really engaged in something, the kind of engagement where you lose track of time and experience feelings of joy and satisfaction. You may have felt acutely focused; physically, mentally, and emotionally absorbed in a task. The feelings are pleasant and there are always outcomes: a chapter written, a complicated dilemma

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Reimagining Bloom’s Taxonomy – With an Eye on Technology

By: Jone Tiffany According to the NMC Horizon report, 2016 Higher Education Edition, trends in the integration of educational technologies in higher education are quickly evolving (Johnson et al., 2016). Topics such as using blended learning, keeping education relevant, and balancing connected and unconnected lives are paramount. The nursing education culture is at times slow to adopt these emerging technologies.

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