Author: Laura T. Gantt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-11-05
A focused guide for healthcare simulation operations in education and training With the growing use of simulation within the field of healthcare, Healthcare Simulation: A Guide for Operations Specialists provides a much needed resource for developing the roles and responsibilities of simulation operations specialists. The book illustrates the current state and evolution of the simulation professional workforce and discusses the topics necessary for the development of these pivotal roles. The book promotes the value of simulation-based education in healthcare and its associated outcomes while clarifying the operational requirements of successful simulations. Featuring numerous contributions from international experts, consultants, and specialists, Healthcare Simulation: A Guide for Operations Specialists presents advances in healthcare simulation techniques and also features: Coverage of the best practices and available technologies for healthcare simulation operations specialists within healthcare education, training, and assessment Interdisciplinary, practical examples throughout to help readers better understand the presented material An overview of the many facets of day-to-day operations within a healthcare simulation program Discussions regarding the concurrent need for understanding proper patient care that accompanies the human-to-machine interface in patient simulation Healthcare Simulation: A Guide for Operations Specialists is an excellent reference for healthcare simulation professionals including administrators, medical directors, managers, simulation technologists, faculty members, and educators in academic and healthcare settings. The book is also a useful supplementary textbook for graduate-level courses related to simulation and certificate programs in simulation education and simulation operations.
Simulation facilities are invaluable for training in medicine and clinical education, biomedical engineering and life sciences. They allow the practice of prevention, containment, treatment, and procedure in a risk-free setting. This book is a practical guide and reference to the latest technology, operations and opportunities presented by clinical simulation. It shows how to develop and make efficient use of resources, and provides hands-on information to those tasked with setting up and delivering simulation facilities for medical, clinical and related purposes, and the development and delivery of simulation-based education programs A step-by-step manual to developing successful simulation programs Shows how to design, construct, outfit and run simulation facilities for clinical education and research. The Residency Review Committee of the US Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education has begun requiring residency programs to have simulation as an integral part of their training programs.
Author: Traci L. Thoureen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-12-21
Medical simulation training involves simulated human patients, educational documents or computer models with detailed simulated animations and/or interactive functionality. This book is written and designed to provide medical educators in emergency medicine with resource for integrating medical simulation into their teaching practices and includes cases drawn from a diverse group of faculty authors across a wide range of medical teaching centers. Valuable “tips or tricks” accompany case images and other patient data and a companion website includes imaging and laboratory results pertinent to each case study.
Author: Bobbie J Merica
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Here’s an easy-to-use guide to creating over 300 special effects for clinical simulations! Simple recipes with over 1,200 vibrant, full-color illustrations provide step-by-step directions that use readily available ingredients. Heighten the realism in your simulations whether using manikins or live actors!
Author: Adam I. Levine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-18
The Comprehensive Textbook of Healthcare Simulation is a cohesive, single-source reference on all aspects of simulation in medical education and evaluation. It covers the use of simulation in training in each specialty and is aimed at healthcare educators and administrators who are developing their own simulation centers or programs and professional organizations looking to incorporate the technology into their credentialing process. For those already involved in simulation, the book will serve as a state-of-the-art reference that helps them increase their knowledge base, expand their simulation program’s capabilities, and attract new, additional target learners. Features: • Written and edited by pioneers and experts in healthcare simulation • Personal memoirs from simulation pioneers • Each medical specialty covered • Guidance on teaching in the simulated environment • Up-to-date information on current techniques and technologies • Tips from “insiders” on funding, development, accreditation, and marketing of simulation centers • Floor plans of simulation centers from across the United States • Comprehensive glossary of terminology
Author: Kathleen Gallo, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2014-08-29
"This book provides a dynamic and comprehensive interprofessional approach to building a culture of safety by using simulation across clinical and education spheres in healthcare... This is a comprehensive guide and resource for healthcare organizations, educators, and diverse interprofessional healthcare team members to use to improve patient safety efforts to adapt to the ever-changing, complex world of healthcare. Its practical application is pertinent in transforming the education and practice of medicine, nursing, and other health-related fields... Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars!" Patricia West, MS, BSN Michigan State University College of Nursing Doody's Medical Reviews ì[The authors] have brought together a core group of national leaders to produce what I think is a paradigm-busting book that will help to transform education at the graduate level in medicine, nursing, and all related fields. The book speaks expertly about the high fidelity of simulation training, the need for synthetic models, the adult learning theory behind the debriefÖit is a manifesto about where we must go as an interprofessional team, caring for the patient of the future.î From the Foreword, by David B. Nash, MD, MBA Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health Philadelphia, PA This groundbreaking book reflects the accomplishments of an internationally recognized leader of innovation regarding interprofessional clinical learning through simulation. Based on the North Shore-LIJ Health System corporate university experience, the book describes how this organization used simulation to successfully tackle the major interprofessional health issue of our time: patient safety. This health system created a transformative simulation center that involves nurses, doctors, and related health professionals whose work in clinical teams has resulted in measurable improvements in all aspects of clinical decision-making, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skillsótoward the ultimate goal of improved patient safety. Key Features: Describes in detail a groundbreaking system of achieving patient safety that uses interprofessional clinical learning through simulation Detailed case studies using concrete methods and examples illustrate the application of theory to practice Presents simulations scalable to any size organization and for use by health care professionals in all specialties Includes theoretical foundations and practical applications for teaching and learning Focuses on interprofessional cooperation and learning
Author: Janice C. Palaganas
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2014-10-07
An Official Publication of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs aims to meet the needs of healthcare practitioners using simulation techniques for education, assessment, and research. Increasingly, simulation is an integral part of teaching and training programs in healthcare settings around the world. Simulation models, including virtual simulation, scenario-based simulation with actors, and computerized mannequins, contributes to improved performance and reduced errors in patient care. This text establishes working definitions and benchmarks for the field of simulation and defines the types of simulation programs, while also covering program leadership, funding, staffing, equipment and education models. It provides knowledge critical to the success of simulation program management, simulation educators, and simulation researchers. Written to appeal to the novice to advanced beginner, a special section in each chapter is directed to the competent to expert programs, managers, educators, and researchers, so that this text truly can serve as the comprehensive reference for anyone in simulation.
Author: Jody Crane, MD, MBA
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2011-04-22
In a unique and integrated approach, The Definitive Guide to Emergency Department Operational Improvement: Employing Lean Principles with Current ED Best Practices to Create the "No Wait" Department exposes you to the academics behind managing the complex service environment that is the ED. The book combines applied management science and ED experience to create a model of how to improve your emergency department operations. After summarizing the current state of emergency medicine, the book offers an in-depth presentation of Lean tools used in the ED along with basic and advanced flow principles grounded in queuing theory and the theory of constraints. It then shows how these concepts are applied in the emergency department and why they work, supported by a comprehensive case study in which Lean principles were used to transform an underperforming ED into a world-class operation. The authors highlight three commonly referenced intervals in the ED: door to doc (input), doc to disposition (throughput), and disposition to departure (output). After reviewing best practices, the authors explain how to achieve excellence in your own environment by discussing change management, leadership, dealing with resistance, and other critical elements of creating a culture of change. Under any scenario realized by healthcare reform, this book provides the tools and concepts to improve your ED for patients, staff, the organization, and ultimately, society.
Author: Jean Yates
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Practice the Art of Conversation in Spanish! Want to strike up a conversation with a native Spanish speaker but nervous that you’re not ready? This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you’ll be speaking comfortably in your new native language. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation is organized around twelve units that present realistic conversational situations, from making introductions to giving opinions and from making a date to telling a story. Using these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct pronunciation, syntax, and word usage--in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that you will find indispensable as your fluency increases. You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills in conversation. Each dialogue is followed by a variety of exercises that not only give you the opportunity to put new concepts into action but also encourage you to construct personalized conversations. These lessons will reassure even the most grammar-phobic learners that they too can achieve a confident--and spontaneous--speaking style. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation will help you: Engage in dialogues that illustrate practical conversations Expand your vocabulary Get clarification of new concepts with numerous realistic examples Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercises Before you know it, you’ll find yourself confidently speaking Spanish with your Spanish-speaking friends--or ready to make new ones!
Author: Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2018-09-28
Praise for the First Edition: “The authors of this review manual have captured all of the elements of simulation from establishing the objectives of simulated learning experiences, to constructing scenarios, to debriefing students and the simulation team, to assessing and evaluating the learning that has accrued. They have also described the range of simulation options and the contexts for their most effective use.” --Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP, Dean and Professor College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University This is the first practice manual to help health care simulation educators in the U.S. and internationally to prepare for the certification exam in this burgeoning field. The second edition is revised to reflect the latest test blueprint and encompass key evidence-based research that has been conducted since the first edition was published. Authored by noted experts in simulation and education who have carefully analyzed the test blueprint, the book distills the information most likely to be included on the exam. Information is presented in a concise, easy-to-read outline format. Numerous features help students to critically analyze test content, including end-of-chapter review questions, proven test-taking strategies, savvy simulation teaching tips, evidence-based practice boxes, and a comprehensive practice test with answers and rationales. Current evidence-based case studies help to connect simulation situations to simulation education. The manual also includes information about advanced certification and recertification. New to the Second Edition: Updated to align with the new test blueprint Encompasses an abundance of new evidence-based research Key Features: Fosters optimal learning and retention with a concise, easy-to-read bulleted format Assists simulation educators in all health care disciplines Includes Evidence-Based Simulation Practice boxes focusing on current research Provides savvy teaching tips and proven test-taking strategies Fosters critical thinking with case studies, end-of-chapter review questions, and comprehensive practice test with answers and rationales
A web application involves many specialists, but it takes people in web ops to ensure that everything works together throughout an application's lifetime. It's the expertise you need when your start-up gets an unexpected spike in web traffic, or when a new feature causes your mature application to fail. In this collection of essays and interviews, web veterans such as Theo Schlossnagle, Baron Schwartz, and Alistair Croll offer insights into this evolving field. You'll learn stories from the trenches--from builders of some of the biggest sites on the Web--on what's necessary to help a site thrive. Learn the skills needed in web operations, and why they're gained through experience rather than schooling Understand why it's important to gather metrics from both your application and infrastructure Consider common approaches to database architectures and the pitfalls that come with increasing scale Learn how to handle the human side of outages and degradations Find out how one company avoided disaster after a huge traffic deluge Discover what went wrong after a problem occurs, and how to prevent it from happening again Contributors include: John Allspaw Heather Champ Michael Christian Richard Cook Alistair Croll Patrick Debois Eric Florenzano Paul Hammond Justin Huff Adam Jacob Jacob Loomis Matt Massie Brian Moon Anoop Nagwani Sean Power Eric Ries Theo Schlossnagle Baron Schwartz Andrew Shafer
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Setting out to design a nursing simulation program or to improve one already in place? Drawing on the personal experiences of experts and pioneers in the field, Simulation Champions: Fostering Courage, Caring, and Connection offers the practical information needed to deal with the real challenges of creating or improving a simulation program, along with detailed information on the change management and leadership skills needed for success. Whether you are building a nursing simulation program from the ground up or are seeking to improve an existing program, you will find the information and tools you need to develop strategies for adoption, maintenance, and evaluation, including coverage of important considerations, such as physical space, budget, curriculum and human resources. Key Features * Extensive coverage of leadership and management concepts critical to implementing a simulation program prepares you for potential challenges and pitfalls. * Coverage of change management helps you understand specific issues you might face at your institution, along with strategies for addressing them. * Ready-to-use online templates and forms help you implement key concepts and skills. * INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM throughout the text help you ensure the program you develop meets current best practices. * Simulation on a Shoestring feature offers creative ideas to save your program valuable dollars. * Voice of Experience sections present personal narratives from Simulation Champion pioneers across the globe. Each describes a challenge encountered, how the challenge was met, and outcomes and lessons learned, as well as inspirational quotes or messages from them to you. "These simulation champions have gathered other like-minded early adopters of simulation to write a compendium of collected wisdom to move faculty and nursing programs or hospitals forward with the successful adoption of simulation as a major part of teaching, onboarding, or competency evaluation." Suzie-Kardong Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FAAN From the Foreword
Author: Richard H. Riley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-10-29
The Manual of Simulation in Healthcare, Second Edition is fully revised and updated. It is divided into three sections, beginning with a description of the logistics of establishing a simulation and skills centre and the inherent problems with funding, equipment, staffing, course development, and promotion. The following section details a broad array of considerations for healthcare-centred simulation within medical education and reviews the steps required to develop courses that comply with 'best practice' in medical education. The final section presents simulation scenarios applied to a range of medical scenarios. New material focussing on patient safety, interprofessional education and critical care medicine represent current practice and a revised glossary of terms, acronyms, and abbreviations encountered in the areas of education, acute care medicine, simulation, and aviation has been included to enable the reader to better understand the language used by simulation experts. The Manual of Simulation in Healthcare, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of how medical educators can best incorporate simulation teaching methodologies into their curricula and is an invaluable resource to teachers across all the medical specialties.
Author: K. T. Waxman
Release Date: 2015-12-22
"Healthcare Simulation Program Builder" helps healthcare professionals who want to use simulation to improve orientation and preceptorships, build nurse competency, enhance nurse residency programs, and strengthen interprofessional communication across the entire healthcare team. "