Simulation-based education is increasingly viewed as a crucial part of healthcare training programs. The benefits of simulation training include practicing and making mistakes in a risk-free environment, identifying sources of error in care processes prior to their implementation in practice and adapting scenarios for learners at multiple levels. In our clinical simulation laboratories, students practice real skills in a simulated environment. Our most realistic use of simulation for learning are our high-fidelity mannequins for adult, obstetrics, pediatric, and neonatal care. These mannequins can breathe, cry, and be programmed to respond physiologically to students’ interventions during scenarios designed to mimic actual patient situations.

Clinical Decision Support Simulations for Medication Administration Safety,
Principal Investigator, Jacqueline Moss PhD, RN.

This project focuses on improving safe medication administration by providing nurses with tools to conduct simulations for the design of computerized decision support tools and electronic medical records.

Promoting Reflective Learning of Students Using Human Patient Simulators, Principal Investigator, Joan Grant DSN, RN

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of videotape facilitated guidance (i.e., integrating cueing, questioning, debriefing, and reflection) as an instructional tool on clinical performance indicators after student interaction with a human patient simulator. Clinical performance indicators in this project are patient safety, communication among team members, problem-focused assessment, prioritization of care, appropriate interventions, and delegation to healthcare team


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