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 performing CPR on a manikin is an active participant in the basic life support (BLS) scenario.
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 teaching students in 1990 and has experience in nursing and long-term care.
The decision to complete an RN-MSN program led me to Robert Morris University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and into healthcare simulation at the Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center. I was part of an initial expansion where part-time instructors were hired to supplement a growing simulation schedule, even though at the time, I ...
Any paramedic program has the critical task of developing a specific scenario library. The development process must look at many factors including: the conditions to be covered, age group of patients, psychomotor skill incorporation, teamwork development, affective domain challenges and more.