Closing the Preparation – Practice Gap for Wounds

Pressure Injuries

With pressure injuries (PI) as a major concern for patient safety and the cost of patient care, Ayello et al. suggest nursing programs should seek out faculty with specific knowledge in wound care (Ayello, Zulkowski, Capezuti, Jicman, & Sibbald, 2017).  Learners should not leave education programs without the skills and knowledge to identify, care for, … Read more

What makes a Simulated Participant Program Resilient and High Functioning?

Building productive culture is paramount in training simulated participants.

A healthy culture has been shown to maximize outcomes and productivity while retaining a high performing resilient team. For this reason, significant effort is invested in developing the right culture for your organization. However, defining culture is ineffable for many organizations. If culture is difficult to describe and identify, it is also difficult to assess … Read more

Five Steps to Effectively Train Your SPs

SP Training Debrief

Basics – set the foundation for success If you are new to using live people in simulation, it is important to note that they will not know what you expect of them right off the bat. It’s best to schedule six to nine hours of basic training with all new Simulated Participants (SPs). While this … Read more

Bridging Gaps with Virtual Simulation

Virtual SP Solution

While many schools turned to avatar-based simulation as an emergency stopgap, the fidelity of interacting with a human cannot be mimicked by an algorithm.