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Cognitive Load Theory in Simulation

Posted on June 5, 2019 by Dawn Mangine

A phrase that we keep encountering as we research and write about simulation is “cognitive load.”

For students, cognitive load means the point at which there is so much information, they are no...

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Learning to Take an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Although most hospitals and doctor offices now have digital blood pressure machines, it is still important to teach the basics of taking a manual blood pressure reading. When I was a nurse...

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CTE Programs and the Healthcare Industry

Educators, in all fields of education, support their students in a variety of ways in order to allow their students’ career goals to come to fruition. One type of supporting educational system...

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Pros and Cons of Running Unexpected Death Scenarios

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Dawn Mangine

Medical errors – including errors made by doctors, nurses, EMS personnel, and pharmacists – are the third largest cause of death in the United States.1 Healthcare professionals, regardless of how...

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