Avkin Goes Above & Beyond For YOU.

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 … Read more

Strengthening Distance Learners’ Skills with TeleSimulation

Every day our simulation centers and nursing programs are facing challenges from reduced budgets to dwindling clinical time. Instructors are being 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 simulation and telecommunications are combined to provide distant … Read more

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History

There is a T-shirt my daughter wears that reads “Well behaved women rarely make history.” Often when I see her wearing that shirt, I reflect on two women that profoundly shaped my professional career and the careers of many other women: Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton. Because March is Women’s History Month, I wanted to … Read more

AACN Changes: What you need to know

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. … Read more

High Fidelity training leads to success in Obstetric Emergencies.

Shoulder dystocia occurs in 1 in 20-30 term vaginal deliveries and is often unpredictable (Gurewitsch, 2018). “According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, shoulder dystocia is defined as the inability for clinicians to complete the delivery of the fetus with gentle downward traction after the emergence of the head.” (Rayburn, 2017). Unlike other … Read more

How are you including Cultural Competencies in Maternal Simulations?

In the US, statistics show that minority women, especially black women, are more likely to suffer higher rates of maternal deaths than white women regardless of health/economic disparities. It is urgent that students are ready to join the workforce with a better understanding of cultural competency.Understanding a patient’s cultural practices, beliefs and views on the … Read more

Avkin Achieves Recognition as Women’s Business Enterprise

Women-owned business

Avkin is proud to announce it has been officially certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Our leadership team worked hard for more than a year to achieve this recognition, and we are honored to join other hard-working entrepreneurs. The process involved gathering numerous company documents, virtual meetings, … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2

The Avline lets learners practice central line care in a safe environment.

The second part of our FAQ focuses on properly training your SPs and preparing them for simulation. To help you address issues you may be facing, we are sharing some Frequently Asked Questions we receive, and our advice for these situations and concerns. How to keep SPs from going off the rails and staying in … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions – Part 1

SP Training Debrief

It’s not always smooth sailing when building or running a simulation program. To help you address issues you may be facing, we are sharing some Frequently Asked Questions we receive, and our advice for these situations and concerns. If you have a question you would like to ask, fill out our Ask Avkin form! Why … Read more