Category Archives: Simulation

Financial Resources. Part 5 of the 7-Part Series Dissecting the Sim Ops Standard

By: Tonya Schneidereith and Crystel L. Farina Previously in this series we helped you think about simulation readiness, the role of strategic planning, different ways to conceptualize staffing models, and the importance of systems management. Now, in part 5, we identify the financial considerations to support stability and sustainability of your simulation program. We have both been involved in simulation

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Patient-Centered Simulations: How My Daughter Taught Me About the Power of Simulation for Educating Patients

By: Alaina Herrington By now we have all heard about the benefits simulation education has on our learners (Issenberg, Mcgaghie, Petrusa, Gordon, & Scalese, 2005). However, simulation is not just a tool for our students and staff members. It is a tool that can help patients and families learn about upcoming procedures and how to provide care outside the hospital.

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Systems Management. Part 4 of the 7-Part Series Dissecting the Sim Ops Standard

By: Tonya Schneidereith and Crystel L. Farina Previously in this series we helped you think about simulation readiness, the importance of strategic planning, and different ways to conceptualize staffing models. Now in Part 4, we identify the importance of systems to manage space, equipment, and personnel resources. Criterion 3 of the INACSL Standard of Best Practice: SimulationSM: Operations is: “Use

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Who Is Keeping Track of Our Formally Educated Simulationists?

By: Janet Willhaus This is the final part in the four-part series on the Evaluation of Educators Who Teach Simulation Pedagogy. Read part one, part two, and part three of the series. Many of us learned simulation by doing, but the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) recommends nurse educators teaching with simulation obtain formal training in the pedagogy

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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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