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The Benefits of Joining a Simulation-Related Networking Group

In the age of social networking abundance, with sites like LinkedIn and Twitter providing constant industry updates and opportunities to connect, it can seem as though all our professional...

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5 Tips for Standardized Participants

Standardized participants (SPs) for simulation scenarios can be sourced from a variety of places. If a school of nursing is at a college or university with a theater program, they may ask for...

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A Day in the Life of a Standardized Participant

Simulation in nursing or EMS education means a lot more than “pretending” to care for a patient. Standardized participants (SP), also called standardized patients, are real people who volunteer or...

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Debriefing in Simulation: Reflective Thinking

Simulation has seen many milestones and advances over the years. In a 2013 NCSBN multi-simulation national study, evidence was presented to show that nursing education can substitute clinical time...

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Educating the Healthcare Professionals of Tomorrow

Simulation-based education has been defined as using standardized participants (SPs), High-Mid-Low fidelity simulators, and medical equipment to afford students an opportunity to be presented with...

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Teaching How to Improve Care for Bariatric Patients

Treating bariatric patients can be challenging. Patients with obesity may delay seeing a healthcare provider for routine medical care.

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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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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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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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Identifying and Addressing Disengagement in the Simulation Lab

In a recent Pocket Nurse® survey, 30 percent of the 555 healthcare educators who responded noted that student engagement and retention were their biggest professional challenges. Disengagement in...

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