Tag Archives: Best Practice

Recruiting and Hiring SPs

 By Cedar Wang and Beth Hallmark In the famous words of Marvin Gaye, “Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby.” When it comes to increasing the realism of simulation scenarios, there is nothing like replacing a manikin with a live person. But how do you find the right person to play the “real thing” in a manner that suspends disbelief

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE ALLIANCE/CONSORTIUM FOR SAFE, COMPETENT PRACTICE: PART 2

The following NLNTEQ Blog submission is Part 2 of a 2-part series on developing simulation consortia. Part 1 was published in March. Guest Bloggers: Dr. KT Waxman Following are 10 steps to consider when building a simulation consortium/alliance collaborative along with lessons we have learned. The California Simulation Alliance (CSA), led by HealthImpact (formerly known as the California Institute for

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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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Virtual Simulation and Electronic Medical Records: Can We Work Smarter, Not Harder? Lessons Learned

By: Beth Hallmark The IOM has challenged health care to examine systems and human factors that impact the safety and well-being of our patients. Informatics is one way nurses and caregivers can work together more effectively to bridge gaps in communication and achieve better patient outcomes. Nursing education organizations, including the NLN and ANA, and initiatives such as TIGER and

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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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