“A Simulator Is Not A Strategy” – New Solutions From Laerdal and NLN

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Laerdal’s new solutions website says “A Simulator Is Not a Strategy”. Partnering with the NLN, Laerdal has built new solutions to help nursing simulation programs increase the adoption and utilization of their simulator systems to improve their learning outcomes. What new support is Laerdal offering?

Comprehensive Assessments: Expert trained consultants will conduct a series of on-site meetings, interviews, and surveys with your team to evaluate your institution.

Implementation: A key success factor in building a successful and sustainable simulation program, is tailoring the scope of the implementation to address the teaching, program infrastructure, curriculum, debriefing methods, and clinical environment.

Pulse Checks: Pulse Check is the time to take the pulse of your simulation program, adhere to business success tools and make a lasting, effective change.

From Laerdal’s New Webpage:


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“A Simulator Is Not a Strategy” may sound bold coming from the leader in high fidelity simulation. But, even our best simulators only do a fraction of their job if they are not put to good use. In a survey of nursing programs, the majority reported owning patient simulators. Yet, only 50% used them to conduct high fidelity scenario-based simulations. That means the other 50% are missing out. 

Simulation in nurse training can replace up to 50% of hospital clinical hours. Clinical hours are often viewed as one of a nursing program’s biggest constraints. Clinical hours are often expensive, involve logistical challenges, and can even be a barrier to school expansion. Simulation can replace half of those clinical hours. And, the good news is that for the majority of our customers, achieving this means merely leveraging the resources you already have. Your simulators are eager to be put to good use.

Laerdal’s Simulation Education Solutions for Nursing are designed to provide you with an optimized training environment that will help you improve utilization, achieve efficient quality outcomes, and maximize your return-on-investment for the assets you already have.

Please take our Simulation Gap Assessment to see how well you are optimizing the assets you already have. These questions are based on recognized standards from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH), the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), and the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Take the Assessment on Laerdal’s New Solution Webpage today and see where your program can grow!

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Boston Children’s Hospital ‘SIMPeds’ Program Provides Expanded Simulation Resources

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At IPSSW 2015 I had the opportunity to learn more about Boston Children’s Hospital’s SIMPeds program, which enables area wide simulation training, testing, networking, and innovative engineering opportunities — as well as consulting for programs with specific needs. Lead by Peter Weinstock MD, PhD, Anesthesia Chair in Pediatric Simulation Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, SIMPeds has recently expanded its programs into a number of key areas encompassing the “SIMPeds Ecosystem”:

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SIMPeds SIM Network division reaches beyond walls to connect Boston Children’s to its families as well as local and regional pediatric healthcare community. Goals of SIM Network are to produce novel mechanisms to cascade BCH “know how” throughout the community as well as to develop sustainable simulation activities to occur on-site to support partnering institutions. Partners include the BCH Network Hospitals, Pre-hospital/EMS, Massachusetts Fire and Police Departments. SIM Network innovatively reaches our families and caregivers by providing pre-discharge SIM education to mitigate anxiety through education and prepare and facilitate easy and safe transitions. SIMPeds can consult to assist with the development of your international simulation center. Click the link below to learn more.

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Level 3 Healthcare Shares Impressive Portfolio of Simulation Center A/V Integration Projects

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Level 3 Healthcare, who were the platinum sponsors of the 2014 SimGHOSTS USA event, have updated their new website with some amazing shots of their impressive A/V integration portfolio. Having worked with them closely this year for SimGHOSTS and after touring their impressive integration work at the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Simulation Center, I would highly recommend you add them to your contact list for all major sim lab A/V integration plans!


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Consulting at University of Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Learning Center

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Today I spent the day with the awesome team from the University of Utah Nursing School’s “Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Learning Center”.  This 12,600 square foot facility serves 128 new U of U Nursing students a year.  The center is divided between two studios: basic for “skills lab procedures” and advanced for “complex patient care management”.

The simulation wing holds six high-fidelity simulation suites and utilizes both Laerdal and Gaumard manikin products as well as 12 Studiocode audio-video system licenses.  Room dividers help to create additional lab spaces as necessary.

The simulation staff team including Carolyn, Connie, Rebecca, David, Debbie, Laura and I spent time discussing topics such as scheduling policies and procedures, staff job descriptions and adding additional staff, creating external revenue based contracts, center marketing and faculty training.

Check out the photo gallery  below from this beautiful facility and visit the Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Learning Center.