Often those working in simulation regardless of experience and training are expected to be “innovative experts”. In this presentation we will discuss how to build both your skills and your simulation program. We’ll discuss resources and techniques that will help build simulation success. Finally we’ll talk about ways to gain confidence as the “Innovative Simulationist”.
Limitations to clinical placement and traditional simulation experiences due to the pandemic led to increased use of virtual/computer-based/screen-based simulation in nursing education. Using a quality improvement process provides an evaluation method to support necessary revisions. The results from one project comparing undergraduate nursing students’ perceptions of traditional clinical, face-to-face simulation, and virtual simulations utilizing the Clinical Learning Environment Comparison Survey 2.0 (CLECS 2.0) addressed areas for improvement. Based on the results, debriefing scripts were expanded and scripted to include categories that students rated lower. Results of the CLECS 2.0 after the expanded scripted debriefing and comparison of those results to the prior results will be shared.
An online course was designed to train faculty in simulation design and facilitation. The presenters will describe this process, the content included, and opportunities to improve the training in the future.
Meet Lilly, a retired nurse who shares her life experiences and wisdom with the next generation of nurses. Lilly has a sincere fondness for the student nurse and loves every opportunity to share stories, provide guidance and seek health advice. Lilly is a Mask-Ed™ simulation character. Through this presentation, participants will learn more about Mask-Ed™, a novel, high fidelity simulation strategy. Presenters will discuss Mask-Ed™ pedagogy, examples of how it brought simulation to remote learners during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the results of a qualitative study on nursing students’ experiences with Mask-Ed™.
This presentation will highlight early pre-posttest outcomes during NovEx Virtually Simulated Clinicals for RN refresher students and highlight the positive changes in knowledge, skills, and attitudes in caring for adult medical-surgical patients. These outcomes provide support and rationale for advocating that 100% high quality, simulated clinicals be allowed specifically for this group of students.
Clinical judgment is essential for the nursing role due to the dynamic nature of clinical settings. Escape rooms offer an innovative way of encouraging clinical judgment. The purpose of this presentation is to: 1) describe the creation of an escape room including how to meet defined objectives and assure students understand each component via an effective debrief; 2) participate in clues in an escape room environment; and 3) share student feedback after completion of an escape room.
Developing a practice in simulation can be daunting. Its essential for a simulationist to reflect on their current simulation practice to begin the journey towards simulation excellence. Not everyone’s roadmap is the same, but being intentional with your next steps can be critical to your development. The goal of excellence in simulation may be achieved in many ways through mentorship, using standards of best practice, and engaging in a community of practice. What will be your next move?