Nursing

Simulation learning modalities: Going beyond the basics

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), November 1, 2009

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The phrase “simulation modalities” may conjure up a variety of images. For example, some nursing staff development professionals think of a sophisticated training mannequin that produces computer-generated EKG printouts, responds to intubation efforts, and ¬virtually behaves in ways similar to an actual patient. Others may think of an IV arm used solely for learning how to start IVs.
The point is, there is a wide range of simulation modalities, but many staff development specialists know of only a few, and still more are as of yet unaware of the vast potential for providing education via simulation.

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