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Why Use Simulation in Healthcare Education

Simulation “refers to an artificial representation of a real world process to achieve educational goals through experiential learning.”1 Last week’s post, “Simulation in Healthcare Education,”...

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Simulation in Healthcare Education

According to the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH), simulation education is “the bridge between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience.” (From the SSH About page.)...

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Using Simulation to Improve Maternal Mortality

The United States is the only developed country in the world where the rate of maternal death is rising. From 1987 to 2015 (the latest year for which numbers are available), the number of reported...

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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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Engaging a New Generation of Learners with Simulation

Posted on July 31, 2019 by Evan Stiger

Generation Z is the subject of research, scrutiny, and sometimes criticism because it represents such a large portion of the population. Statista reported the following population sizes for each...

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Simulation Technology to Enhance the CTE Lab

Posted on July 24, 2019 by Neal Andrus

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg once said, “College isn’t for everyone, but education is.” Career and technical education (CTE), once known as vocational training, doesn’t carry the...

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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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