Can the Avbirth birthing simulator hit 1 million views on YouTube? We need your help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgQTd4cnqqk&t=41s Thanks to HealthySimulation.com, our Avbirth demonstration from IMSH 2023 in Orland, Florida, has skyrocketed to over 800,000 views! That means that approximately 800,000 people have been exposed to a high-fidelity birthing simulation. This is hopefully just a drop in
This Spring, Avkin went on the road to collaborate with VCOM-Auburn for their trauma day simulation in Auburn, Alabama. Megan Weldon, Avkin’s Director or Marketing and Education called the experience of a simulated trauma day ‘an incomparable experience’ when it comes to training medical students and first responders for real life trauma situations. https://vimeo.com/825461456 The
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.
“The biggest aspect of today’s simulation was being able to do a new skill that I really didn’t know before or was confident about in an environment that was safe to do it.” Last week, Oakland University nursing students participated in a simulation highlighting IV starts. They utilized the Avstick, a wearable simulator sold by
Healthcare Simulation Week 2022 is officially underway! We at Avkin find this year’s theme, ‘Excellence in a New Era,’ the perfect theme as we see substantial technological and interpersonal advances in Sim labs worldwide. How can you find excellence with wearable simulators? One Simulation lab that has caught our eye is at Duquesne University, which proudly
Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in the United States, yet many aren’t aware that an estimated 66-93% of PPH-related maternal deaths are preventable (Gyamfi-Bannerman et al., 2018). These numbers are jarring and even more alarming when you learn that the United States ranks last in maternal-fetal healthcare among
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
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
For decades, technology has changed how students are educated, providing more realistic training. This increase in realism increases buy-in, allowing for a more significant transfer of skills from the simulation to a real-world encounter. The Vital Signs Package was developed to faithfully recreate the task of gathering vital signs, a task-relevant for all healthcare providers.
The goal of any simulation is to maintain as high fidelity as possible. Therefore, when providing students with a learning experience, it is obviously necessary for it to mirror their real-world encounters as much as possible. However, many simulation programs are limited by budget and other resource concerns, requiring compromise in the production of simulations.