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

As Technology Evolves, So Does Simulation

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

Healthcare training has evolved dramatically since its inception, thanks to changes in technology. However, at its core, it has always maintained a philosophy of being human-focused. Initially, when nurses were expected to be proficient generalists, training was observation-based. A new nurse would follow an experience one and learn from their interactions. This training would last … Read more

What compromises in fidelity can you afford in simulation?

It's important that even the small details, such as a thermometer, are in line with a real encounter.

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. … Read more