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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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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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5 Tips for Creating an Immersive Simulation Scenario

Everybody is a product of their own experiences. Simulation in education is important so students can continue to process sensory input during a real-life situation. Here are five tips for...

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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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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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Winter Reading List for Nurse Educators

1. From Exhausted to Extraordinary: Strategies to Reverse Nurse Fatigue by Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN

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The Benefits of Joining a Simulation-Related Networking Group

In the age of social networking abundance, with sites like LinkedIn and Twitter providing constant industry updates and opportunities to connect, it can seem as though all our professional...

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Respiratory Therapist Reflects on Communication, Education, and Simulation

This is an interview with Dani Wall, a respiratory therapist in the pulmonary department at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. 

Nicki Murff: What made you choose a career in respiratory...

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Role-Playing Medication Adherence Discussions

Poor medication adherence is an ongoing problem in the pharmacy industry. An overwhelming number of prescription medications are being taken incorrectly, and a 2014 study found that almost...

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What Students Should Know This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer among U.S. women. This October, take time to prepare your students for future...

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