One of the challenges for nursing and healthcare education
programs that want to use simulation scenarios is deciding whether or not to
use standardized patients (also called standardized participants or simulated
patients, and referred to here as SPs going forward).
Manikins can provide very basic feedback for some simulation scenarios. Learning how to take vital signs, perform CPR, and invasive procedures like placing an NG tube are best used with manikins. However, as healthcare professionals progress in their education, and move out of the classroom and into a simulation lab, more fidelity is required, and SPs can be sought.
These articles are based on a presentation by Jan Barber, MSN, RN, the Operations Manager / Education Planner for the RISE Center at Robert Morris University. “Building a Standardized Patient Program,” was presented at the SimPOW meeting of November 16, 2018, at Pocket Nurse Corporate Headquarters. To learn more about standardized patients in healthcare education, see the site for the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPEducators).
SimPOW is happy to return to Pocket Nurse for a second year in a row.
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pocket Nurse Corporate Headquarters
610 Frankfort Rd., Monaca, PA 15061
11-11:15 a.m.: Registration and welcome
11:15 a.m.-Noon: Simulated Participants by Janet Barber, Standardized patient manager and facilitator at Robert Morris University
Noon-12:30 p.m.: Lunch and give-aways
12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m: Simulation in Career Technical Education (CTE) by Theresa Cairns, Program coordinator at Beaver County Career and Technology Center
1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Digital Resources: Blogging and Social Media for Your Simulation Lab by Dawn Patton Mangine, Copywriter at Pocket Nurse
Session Details: As always, attendance is free and CE credits are available. A complimentary lunch is provided. Limited stock of Pocket Nurse simulation product solutions is available! Free parking is provided in front of the Pocket Nurse building.
Robert Morris University is holding a panel discussion about medical errors and how to address them, sponsored by the RMU Health Services Administration Program. A networking reception takes place from 5-6 pm, and the keynote presentation starts at 6 pm.
Medical Errors: American #3 Leading Cause of Death. What is the Solution?
Monday, October 29, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Yorktown Hall Westinghouse Room, Robert Morris University
Keynote Address/Panelist: Karen Wolk Feinsein, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation/Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative (PRHI)
Viewing of the patient safety film, To Err is Human
Paul Phrampus, MD, Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER)
Kathy Hayes-Leight, AHN Patient Safety Officer
Richard Kundravi, Patient Safety Liaison, Northwest Region, PA Patient Safety Authority
Diane Frndak, HSA Faculty; Family member experienced a medical error
Facilited by Dr. Holly Hampe (HSA) and Dr. Suzan Kardong-Edgren (RISE Center)
If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Dr. Hampe, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 412-397-5483.