Earpieces may harm your simulation

Using an earpiece devalues your SPs and undermines their abilities.

The use of earpieces has become a trend in Simulated Participant simulation. While seemingly logical, the need to use this distracting tool is a symptom of a much larger issue; your SPs need more details. It is common practice to type a short paragraph describing the patient, then use the earpiece to radio in responses … Read more

Why do we struggle with communication? We don’t practice it.

Communication is a vital skill.

A recent Nurse Blake TikTok poking fun at a nursing student calling SBAR to a provider made me think – why do we still struggle with communication?  The answer: maybe because we don’t practice it.  We practice skills and even complex scenarios, but when was the last time you debriefed on explicitly effective communication?   Hand … Read more