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A Closer Look at EMSEd First-in Bag

Practicing as if one is in a real emergency situation is a key concept for effective simulation. EMS students need to perform their assessments and treatment with as much realism as possible.

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Developing the Future of EMS Through Mentoring

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as a career has come far since the National Academy of Sciences 1966 white paper, Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society. Our...

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Psoriasis Moulage How-To

Using moulage in your in-class simulations can be one of the best ways to prepare students for what to expect in their clinical positions. When students have the chance to encounter a situation...

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Are You Ready for the New AHA CPR Requirements?

With 350,000 people suffering cardiac arrest outside the hospital and over 200,000 suffering cardiac arrest in a hospital setting, the ability for people (both bystanders and medical...

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Real Practice with Real People Equals Real Confidence

Adding humans into clinical simulation scenarios is not a new thing. Standardized patients (SPs), or standardized participants, can be volunteers, fellow students, or trained actors. With the...

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3 Creative Ways to Use Simulated Bacteria

Simulated bacteria is a tool used to teach proper aseptic techniques. It’s a gel or powder that doesn’t appear in normal lighting, but glows under ultraviolet (UV) light, often called black light.

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Improving Vaccination Education for Student Nurses

Back-to-school season means physical check-ups and vaccinations for school-aged students and many adults. Nursing students – and pharmacy students, as many pharmacies are now offering immunization...

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The Challenges and Benefits of Interprofessional Education in Simulation

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), interprofessional education (IPE) “occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective...

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EMS: Teaching Trauma-Informed Care

First responders encounter traumatic scenes every day, whether they are arriving to the scene of a car accident, responding to a domestic or sexual violence situation, or serving a community in...

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