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

Patients don’t announce vitals. Now simulations won’t either.

The Vital Signs Package provides realism your learners will get no where else.

New Partnership Brings More Realism to Healthcare Simulation For the next-generation healthcare professionals, realism is required to master the many skills they are expected to know. Avkin, Innov2Learn, and KBPort have partnered to create a true-to-life experience for students of all levels. A major pain point in current simulation is the fact there is no … Read more

Examining the Vital Signs Package

The Avtone anchors the Vital Signs Package in reality.

For decades, technology has changed how students are educated, providing more realistic training. This increase in realism increases buy-in, allowing for a more significant transfer of skills from the simulation to a real-world encounter. The Vital Signs Package was developed to faithfully recreate the task of gathering vital signs, a task-relevant for all healthcare providers. … 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

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

The ‘Why’ of Avkin

Avkin Team

Avkin exists to impart healthcare learners the chance to stretch themselves to the edge of their ability and learn from both their successes and failures. It seeks to understand gaps in the learning experience, strives to adapt to the changing demands of healthcare delivery, and focuses on the Knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of any … 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

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

Avtrach by Avkin Revolutionizes Nursing Education

Avtrach Tracheostomy Simulator

Newport, DE – The Avtrach, a high-fidelity tracheostomy simulator, is now available for hospitals and educational programs. Designed to be worn by a live actor, the Avtrach allows learners to practice the full nursing experience, rather than a skill check on a lifeless manikin. Tracheostomy care is a critical skill for healthcare providers to master. … Read more

Bridging Gaps with Virtual Simulation

Virtual SP Solution

While many schools turned to avatar-based simulation as an emergency stopgap, the fidelity of interacting with a human cannot be mimicked by an algorithm.