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4 Ways Passive Participation Enhances Student Learning

As schools increase hands-on learning, students actively participate in more scenarios. Active participation means the student is physically practicing a skill or process. For example, a student...

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Pharmacists’ Role in Preventing Opioid Abuse

Pharmacists play a vital role in educating patients and their caregivers about prescription opioids. Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA), a national initiative for education and awareness to...

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The Importance of Planning Clinical Challenges

The EMS Today Hands-on Experience is in its third year as a one-of-a-kind experience of interactive learning lab and clinical challenge. Participants visit formative scenario learning labs, where...

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Teaching Students about Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, for men and women; about 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year – that’s one in four deaths. Students in healthcare...

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Benefits of Educating Pharmacists to Administer Vaccines

In the United States alone, over 80,000 people died in 2018 due to influenza and complications from influenza, which is a vaccine preventable disease. Measles, once thought to be eradicated in...

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New AHA Requirements for CPR Courses

It’s official. As of January 31, 2019, all CPR manikins used in American Heart Association (AHA) adult CPR courses must feature an instrumented directive feedback device (IDFD). Devices such as...

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Nursing Simulation: Value Is More Than Price

I have the pleasure of working with hundreds of experienced Nurse Educators every year who deal exclusively with Pocket Nurse. They depend on us to provide quality equipment, quality service, and...

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Substance Abuse Simulations: Preparing Students for Compassionate Care

Addiction is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as, “a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence.” Often an addicted person experiences...

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Guidelines for Educating Caregivers and Patients about Opioids

For the first time on record, the chance of dying of an accidental opioid overdose (1 in 96) is greater than dying in a car accident (1 in 103) or from a fall (1 in 114). According to the National...

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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the Classroom

SMART Goals: An Overview

The SMART framework is a foundational tool meant to help individuals and organizations set purposeful goals and see results. SMART goals can take objectives to the next...

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