With the advent of COVID-19, the move to virtual instruction has been accelerated. As was noted in "The State of Simulation Education," virtual reality (VR) is revolutionizing the world of simulation, from stand-alone VR systems to manikins that incorporate VR and augmented reality (AR) into the simulators.
A career in healthcare can have many stressful moments. Some healthcare professionals must deal with stress on a daily – even hourly -- basis. Yet students in healthcare programs get very little experience in dealing with career stressors.
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More than any other sense, a person’s sense of smell can instantly invoke a long-forgotten memory. The scent of freshly baked bread can take evoke memories of a grandmother’s kitchen; newly mown grass can make one recall a summer spent as a landscaper.
Incorporating simulation into curriculum is a new concept for many healthcare educators. Every year, educators across America, from physical therapy (PT) to nursing to EMS, will write their first scenarios. This can seem like a daunting task for a novice, but there’s no reason for concern. Scenario-building is a simple and rewarding task.