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2018 Summer Reading List

Educational Content

Summer is all about having fun in the sun, spending time with family, and catching up on light reading. Here's a list of stories and articles that you might want to add to your summer reading list!

Honoring Those Who Say "I'm Possible"

Carlos and Joshua were the first paramedic team at the scene of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy in 2016. Their skills, decisiveness, and resilience under pressure saved the 13 patients they treated and transported that early morning. 

Read Their Story

The July Effect

Patient safety advocates often talk about the “July Effect," a possible increase in patient risk as new staff enter hospitals each summer. How prepared are your new interns this July?

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A Tale of Two Births: One Minute Can Mean a Lifetime

One minute can determine a life. It can also determine a lifetime. In this short article, we share expert training recommendations on how you can prepare for the "Golden Minute."

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From Skeptic to Champion: A Story About Implementing Real-Time CPR Feedback

Learn how one EMS organization adopted CPRmeter2 and changed the way they save lives. 

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Celebrating All Who Say "I'm Possible"

Sara, only two years into nursing and new to the ED, drew on her simulation experience to make a decision that ultimately saved her patient's life.

Read Sara's Story

Zero Harm: Impossible or "I'm Possible"?

In one of her very first shifts as a new nurse, Ashley's patient coded and required 30 minutes of CPR. However, because of simulation-based training, she was prepared to turn the seemingly impossible into an "I'm possible."

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Nursing's New Norm: Using Simulation to Create the Competencies You Want

In this short article, we discuss how nursing has changed in the past 25 years, and how increasing your simulation fidelity can help you impart the necessary skills in today’s nursing environment.

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Treating Children Like Children

There are many unique challenges for critical care patients less than one year in age. Young children have a particularly unique anatomy and they aren't able to express how they feel or share health history. In this article, we discuss how simulation can be used to train for navigating clinical pathways, smaller doses for smaller patients, and interdisciplinary team training. 

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