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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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How the New Pharm Tech Standards will Impact Programs

Posted on July 31, 2018 by Evan Stiger

In 2019, any program pursuing accreditation to educate pharmacy technicians must meet a new set of standards. Changes outlined by the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC) take...

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Preparing Nursing Students for Global Disasters

Throughout the world, 255 million people are affected by massive global disasters, and 62,000 people die every year. Public health nurses are often the major source of healthcare when these...

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Role of Case Managers in Nursing

Posted on July 24, 2018 by Justin Head

In the United States, there are almost 4 million registered nurses in the workforce. Not all RNs work in direct patient care, however. Upon graduation there are many professional avenues available...

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Understanding Career Technical Education

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Nicki Murff

Advance CTE, the non-profit organization for Career Technical Education (CTE) across 50 states, describes Career Technical Education (CTE) as, “an educational option that provides learners with...

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4 Tips for EMS Agency Recruitment and Retention

Posted on July 17, 2018 by Evan Stiger

Demand for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals is high, yet some agencies are struggling to fill positions. Once hired, physical strain, stress, and low pay drive several professionals...

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