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

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

Dry Runs: Vital to Simulation Success

Dry runs are critical to simulation success.

Do you find yourself making changes to a simulation after your first few students complete their experience? Avkin’s consultants will always drive home the importance of dry runs (or pilots) to ensure standardization. To stay consistent with ASPE Standards of Best Practice, I will be referring to them as dry runs. Dry runs always happen … Read more