Category Archives: Simulation

Simulation Resources for NP Education

By: Mary Beth Bigley, Jaclyn Conelius, and Tonya Schneidereith The Report of the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education recommends the use of simulation to augment Nurse Practitioner (NP) clinical learning experiences, particularly to address high-risk, low-frequency incidents. This report clearly expresses that simulation experiences may only be counted as clinical hours over and above the required, minimum

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Factors Influencing the Use of Simulation in Nursing Programs

By: Gail Auten, Jane Gannon, and Tammy Schwaab The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) published eight standards to guide educators to appropriately integrate simulation into curricula (INACSL, 2016). The “Simulation Design” standard addresses steps needed to optimize the achievement of expected outcomes associated with simulation integration. However, a specific decision-making process to identify when simulation would

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Top 5 Nursing Simulation Articles from HealthySimulation.com

By: Lance Baily Nursing programs across the world are expanding their utilization of health care simulation technologies and methodologies to improve learning, training, and patient safety outcomes. Numerous nurse education institutions have been able to start sim programs with gracious philanthropic gifts or grant-funded support. However, being new to the field, many administrators are unaware of the critical importance of

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Faculty Development in Simulation: Do We Need a Standard?

By: Tonya Schneidereith The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) has published eight Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. These standards were reviewed by multiple health care organizations and, although they originated through a nursing organization, reflect evidence-based best practices that should be included in health care simulations, regardless of the discipline. The focus of this blog is

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Integrating Care Into Simulation

By Jean Ellen Zavertnik Caring, the essence of the nursing profession, is an important concept to both the patient and the nurse. We know that caring impacts patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and nurse satisfaction. Simulation generally focuses on practicing skills such as communication, safety, delegation, or teamwork. Simulations can, however, also provide an opportunity for the learner to “recognize the

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Mindfulness: Pay Attention in Simulation and Life

By: Robin Cunningham When four of us participated in the NLN Leadership Institute program for simulation leaders in 2017, we worked together to identify a group project. Finding little on mindfulness in nursing student simulations, we decided to implement our resulting Mindfulness Simulation Leader project during simulation prebriefing at each of our four schools of nursing — three universities in

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Policies and Procedures. Part 7 of the 7-Part Series Dissecting the Sim Ops Standard

By: Tonya Schneidereith and Julie Poore Previously in this series we helped you think about simulation readiness, the role of strategic planning, different ways to conceptualize staffing models,  the importance of systems management, financial considerations, and systems integration. Now, in the final blog of the series, we emphasize criterion 6 on written policies and procedures needed to support and sustain your simulation program (INACSL Standards Committee,

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Systems Integration. Part 6 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, the importance of systems management, and financial considerations. Now in part 6, we synthesize these topics within the context of the parent organization’s system, including strategic planning, evaluation, and resource management. As

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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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