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The Evaluation of Educators Who Teach Simulation Pedagogy: Part I of a 4-Part Series Who’s Looking Downstream at Simulation Train the Trainer Participants?

By: Sabrina Beroz This is the first in a series of four blogs on the evaluation of educators who teach simulation pedagogy. Many institutions send their educators to Train the Trainer programs. The hope is these participants will return home to teach their newly learned simulation knowledge to other health care educators. The question arises: Who is looking downstream at

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Does Your Sim Center Have What It Takes To Be a Film Location?

By: Alaina Herrington Film producers and directors are always looking for realistic health care settings. However, hospitals and clinic locations are difficult to secure. Because simulation centers have state-of-the-art equipment and replicate health care settings so closely, they can earn a lot of money just for opening their doors to production companies. We have earned at least $200 to $250

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Help! What Is a HyperDoc?

By: Jone Tiffany and Susan Forneris Once again, the K-12 education community is in the lead on innovative teaching/learning strategies! Educators are told that a revolution is coming, that we need to quit lecturing and infuse more active learning strategies in our teaching (Forneris, 2018; Stillman & Stillman, 2017). Since K-12 education has focused more on adapting to students, rather

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Synchronous Simulation, The Story: Tapping into Experiential Learning Needs for Distance Learners

By: Sue Forneris and Beth Hallmark with Susan Justice and Jenny Roye Every good story has elements that capture our attention, pull us in, help us to relate. Meet Jenny Roye and Susan Justice, nursing simulation educators from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Jenny is the assistant dean of simulation and technology and oversees simulation at both UTA

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HomeGrown Moulage Tips

By Alaina Herrington and Julie Poore Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the word fidelity and whether we should even use it to describe simulation modalities. To some the word is synonymous with a high level of technology, while others – like us – equate fidelity to the degree with which a simulation mimics reality. For example,

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Homegrown Solution for a Low Cost Electronic Health Record

By: Julie Poore and Alaina Herrington The HomeGrown Solution that we recommend most to friends and colleagues is how to create an electronic health record using Microsoft Word. Using an electronic health record (EHR) during a simulation experience provides participants with the opportunity to access and analyze patient health information, practice complete and accurate documentation, and improve patient and provider

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