It has been an eventful month here in the Clinical Simulation Program labs. Students from Nursing, PA, MSNA and Social Work have all had vibrant learning experiences using simulation as a component of their classes.
Nursing students from the specialty courses, Maternity, Pediatrics and Psych, along with Medical Surgical students have spent multiple hours in the simulation learning environment.
Shelley Cohen Konrad and Mariann Mankowski, Social Work faculty, provide rich learning experiences for their three SSW 553 Families classes. Students are practicing working with families in a therapeutic setting, incorporating family systems theory.
MSNA students spend time in the simulation labs using skills trainers on airway and skills lab days and demonstrate their induction skills on METI HPS. Two to three days a week these students are also allowed extra opportunities to practice induction skills during open lab time which makes demonstrating their induction skills for their instructor, Lisa Hogan, much less stressful.
The CSP staff look forward to PA student’s weekly Integrating Seminar simulation sessions. Each week the students are presented with a new case. They practice their assessment and critical thinking skills during these two hour sessions.
Simulation is becoming an integral part of interprofessional education and CSP is uniquely positioned to work with faculty to develop interprofessional experiences for UNE health professions students. Most recently the CSP staff collaborated with faculty from three health professions disciplines to film a case study for the presentation: IPE Case Study – Domestic Violence
Ryan and Cynthia were interviewed for videos that are being produced for the Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Offices. It was a welcome opportunity to describe the importance of simulation in health professions education and to highlight this innovative teaching strategy.
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