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 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

Avkin: How Far We’ve Come

Technology now allows for human interaction in a safe, skills-based environment.

I never saw myself as a CEO of a company. Yet here we are. Avkin entered its sixth year, released its eighth wearable device, and offers an entire educational services suite. I have an incredible and passionate team working alongside me each day toward our shared dream. So, while we’ve come far, I would be … Read more

Avkin Founder Once Again Recognized as Leader, Innovator

Amy Cowperthwait

Avkin founder and CEO Amy Cowperthwait continues to be recognized as a leader and innovator in healthcare simulation and education. Most recently, she was recognized with the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator – Advanced (CHSE-A) designation, one of just 83 professionals in the world to achieve such an honor. There are many criteria one must meet … Read more