“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
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
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
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.
Pressure ulcers and other open wounds are costly medical conditions, in terms of both healthcare expenses and patient wellbeing. According to the National Institutes of Health, Medicare cost estimates for acute and chronic wound treatments ranged from $28.1 billion to $96.8 billion. From an economic point of view, the annual wound care products market is