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3 Reasons to Use Wearable Tech in Simulation

The use of standardized participants (SPs), also called simulated patients, is enhanced when SPs are outfitted with trainers that can be manipulated as if they were real parts of a body. The use...

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Creating a Complete Simulation for Overdose Recovery

While the proper administration of Narcan (generic name: naloxone) is important to teach first responders, a new delivery system of the drug that reverses an opioid overdose is available for...

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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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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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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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How Transparency Supports Simulation Learning

This post was written by Robin Gosdin, RN, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program Director and Instructor at Cleburne Independent School District (ISD), which is in Cleburne, Texas. She began...

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Tips for Building a Standardized Patient Program, Part 2

This is Part Two of a two-part series; read Part One here.

Once standardized patients (SPs) have been recruited into your program, the next steps include casting, scripting, and, finally, of...

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Tips for Building a Standardized Patient Program

One of the challenges for nursing and healthcare education programs that want to use simulation scenarios is deciding whether or not to use standardized patients (also called standardized...

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Giving Thanks for Behind-the-Scene Skills

We are always aware of being thankful for first responders, especially our EMS cohorts. This year, after working with Ross/West View EMS, we learned of some not-so-obvious reasons to be thankful...

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