The article, available at ScienceDirect.com, explores the evidence related to how undergraduate nursing education utilizes an established framework when integrating standardized patient simulation. The identified gaps included: The lack of safety application, standardized patient hiring, using higher-level outcomes, establishing policies and procedures specific to SPs, and discussing the experiences of students, facilitators, and standardized patients.
Including Standardized Patients (SPs) in simulations allows learners to develop their communication and technical skills by exposing them to realistic settings with live people. However, for these simulations to be effective, SPs must be properly trained. So, we developed the 3 Pillars for Ensuring Quality Standardized Patients. The first of our 3 Pillars
Where do you even begin the search to find a standardized patient (SP)? That question can be stress-inducing if you’re already trying to balance the many responsibilities associated with running a prosperous simulation center. Leave those worries behind because by the end of this blog, you will have a better understanding of SP recruitment and
Chapter 2.5 of Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs describes wearable simulators as products “designed with interactive technology and realistic anatomy and physiology to replicate associated patient care.” Similar to the game of Operation®, sensors embedded into the wearable product send haptic signals to the wearer, allowing them to provide real-time, authentic patient reactions throughout the
Successful simulation programs need to understand the resources they have around them and how to best use them. Avkin, a Wilmington-based healthcare simulation company, wants to maximize education and product integration, by ensuring that customers understand how to correctly use their wearable simulators. Avkin’s leadership team understands the importance of standing out when it comes
Every day our simulation centers and nursing programs are facing challenges from reduced budgets to dwindling clinical time. When instructors are wanting to strengthen distance learners’ skills, they are forced to invent methods with the material before them that will allow their students to participate in realistic patient encounters. Telesimulation, the process by which healthcare
Recently, the landscape of healthcare education has changed. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has changed its competency requirements. AACN, the leading certification body according to the National Board of Nursing has revamped its criteria on what schools need to teach to their learners to continue to be recognized as an AACN accredited school.
Avkin exists to impart healthcare learners the chance to stretch themselves to the edge of their ability and learn from both their successes and failures. It seeks to understand gaps in the learning experience, strives to adapt to the changing demands of healthcare delivery, and focuses on the Knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of any
Having a plan is necessary, but it isn’t enough. It must be practiced. As recently as October of 2019, the Global Health Security Index recognized the United States as the top-ranked nation regarding healthcare security. In the scoring rubric, the US ranked near the top in every category. Its policies and hypothetical procedures instilled a
A recent Nurse Blake TikTok poking fun at a nursing student calling SBAR to a provider made me think – why do we still struggle with communication? The answer: maybe because we don’t practice it. We practice skills and even complex scenarios, but when was the last time you debriefed on explicitly effective communication? Hand