“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 Avkin. Nursing student Ali experienced high-fidelity simulation from the healthcare provider’s side, as well as from the side of the patient.
Angela Wagner, a nursing student at Oakland University, described her experience as a standardized patient as “…the chance to really understand the situation that your patient is in and where they are coming from.”
“It helps you to put yourself into the perspective of your patients,” Wagner added.
To see how Oakland has implemented the Avstick watch the video below.
Abigail Kaulis, a student at Oakland University’s School of Nursing, said that practicing all of the skills that she learned in nursing school with the Avstick has created a better understanding of how people are going to naturally react and move, compared to a manikin saying “Ow, it hurts” without any other physical reaction.
Stephanie Vallie, MSN, RN, and the Sim. Coordinator at Oakland University School of Nursing explained that high-fidelity simulations with haptic feedback are important for nurses outside of the classroom. Vallie goes on to explain that as a senior level 2 student, she wants the students to do things that will prepare them for the move into a graduate nurse role. According to the students, the Avstick makes a HUGE difference.
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