Celebrating Simulation’s Impact on Healthcare | Healthcare Simulation Week 2019
Sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Healthcare Simulation Week celebrates the professionals who improve the safety, effectiveness and quality of healthcare services every day. As part of our mission of helping save lives, we support all healthcare providers leading the way toward reducing patient harm and creating positive patient outcomes.
This is our shoutout to those who serve in the many roles in simulation, including simulation technicians, coordinators, educators, preceptors and, of course, the learners themselves. We thank you all for the hand you have in simulation training and the role you play to improve care quality.
This year for Healthcare Simulation Week, two of our interns worked together to create a video (below) showcasing how simulation makes a difference.
Change is constant in healthcare and, because of this, those training healthcare providers to be most effective in their roles inevitably have to evolve their teaching methods as well. Simulation training is often cited as a powerful means to promote experiential learning and improve learner retention – all while mitigating the impact of change. Read our latest eBook on this topic
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 as we celebrate EMS Week.
May 6, 2018 – May 6-12, 2018, marks National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, a week where we celebrate nurses and providers everywhere who stand in the gap between patient risk and zero preventable harm. Sara’s is one such story, showing how a nurse, only two years into nursing and new to the ED, drew on her simulation experience to make a decision that saved her patient’s life.
March 11-17, 2018, marks Patient Safety Awareness Week, a week when we rededicate ourselves to the goal of zero preventable patient harm. In one of her very first shifts as a new nurse, Ashley Van Der Zee’s patient coded and required over 30 minutes of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). However, because of simulation-based training, she was prepared to turn the seemingly impossible into an “I’m possible.”