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Simulation in Healthcare Education

According to the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH), simulation education is “the bridge between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience.” (From the SSH About page.)...

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Using Simulation to Improve Maternal Mortality

The United States is the only developed country in the world where the rate of maternal death is rising. From 1987 to 2015 (the latest year for which numbers are available), the number of reported...

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The Importance of Teaching Infection Control

Through my experience as a nurse assistant, hand washing was always emphasized: when I entered a hospital room, before I touched a patient, after I touched a patient, and when exiting the room. I...

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Customer Centric is the New Black

During some recent water cooler office talk, a few co-workers were sharing some experiences of buying big-ticket household items. One had purchased a very expensive refrigerator, another bought a...

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4 Principles for Person-Centered Care in Diabetes Education

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes (which, if left unchecked and untreated, can lead to Type 2...

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Engaging a New Generation of Learners with Simulation

Posted on July 31, 2019 by Evan Stiger

Generation Z is the subject of research, scrutiny, and sometimes criticism because it represents such a large portion of the population. Statista reported the following population sizes for each...

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Simulation Technology to Enhance the CTE Lab

Posted on July 24, 2019 by Neal Andrus

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg once said, “College isn’t for everyone, but education is.” Career and technical education (CTE), once known as vocational training, doesn’t carry the...

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4 Methods for Empathy Building in Pharmacy Simulation

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Nicki Murff

I was recently exhibiting at a conference full of brilliant pharmacy technician educators (PTEC in San Antonio, TX). I had brought with me a selection of the wearable trainers that Pocket Nurse...

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Teaching Hands-Only CPR in High Schools

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as we recognize it today came into existence in the 1960s. Three doctors decided to combine mouth-to-mouth breathing with chest compressions to create this...

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Creating an Inclusive Environment for Students, Patients, and Caregivers

Brianna Banachoski, RN, is a nurse in the Hematology and Cellular Therapy Unit at West Penn Hospital.* She identifies as a lesbian, and uses she/her pronouns. She is also a cancer survivor; she...

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