‘Next Gen Geri’ Geriatric Simulator From Simulaids Gets National Media Attention | IMSH 2017 Interview

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HealthySimulation.com interviewed Simulaids at IMSH 2017 and learned about the national firestorm that was their Next Gen Geri! A Simulaids employee had left Geri in a car and returned from a quick trip into a store to see the local authorities had smashed his window to get Geri out of the car — not realizing she wasn’t a geriatric patient simulator! Yes — the realism is that good! Check out of video below to see Geri up close:

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There aren’t too many details available yet about Geri, but HealthySim has been told by Simulaids reps that they will be releasing details on order, delivery, pricing and features in June for INACSL and AWHONN. The Next Gen Geri mark the new direction that NASCO Healthcare with their flagship brands of Simulaids and Lifeform are going, with the objective to deliver not only new trainers but a new form factor allowing for a new dimension in simulation and training medical and emergency service staff. .

Bookmark the Simulaids website now for upcoming announcements regarding Geri!


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Free Medical Simulation Scenarios

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Free Nursing Simulation Scenarios, Free Emergency Medicine Scenarios, and Free Healthcare Simulation scenarios:

I have previously shared the following articles on where to get free clinical simulation scenarios:

“And, Scene!” – Places to get Simulation Scenarios (even FREE)

Free Emergency Medicine Sim Case Library

Free Nursing Simulation Scenarios

Additional Free Nursing Simulation Scenarios

Here’s 5 more free websites to add to your list of scenario resources:

GeroClinSim from the University of North Carolina (Free Registration Req.) – Geriatric Clinical Simulations: http://geroclinsim.org/

MedEdPortal – Physician / Resident Scnarios: https://www.mededportal.org/

National League for Nursing (NLN) – Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES) : Geriatric Nursing Scenarios

Minnesota Simulation Alliance – Healthcare Simulation Library (Free Registration Req.): http://www.mnsimlib.org/

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) – Free Nursing Simulations:

NLN Recorded Simulation Session & Senior Care Resources


In 2011 at the National League for Nurses (NLN) Summit a Simulation-based ‘Debra L. Spunt Lecture’ session was recorded between Sharon Decker, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, Janet L. Grady, DrPH, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF and Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, which was entitled “Leadership in Simulation: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. Theory-Practice gaps are identified as problems not just in nursing, but in all higher learning communities.  These speakers cover the challenges of developing simulation research and utilization in nursing, and although from 2011 still has huge relevance for our community today. You can watch the 1-hour session below and visit the NLN website for more information.

As well, the NLN has provided free downloadable content for educating the care of older adults through innovations in nursing education, called ACES – which stands for Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors. This grant-funded initiative was developed to foster gerontological nursing education for pre-licensure nursing programs. The ACES website is the go-to place for gerontological resources for faculty and students, classroom-ready teaching tools and strategies, and information about upcoming faculty development events related to integration of care of older adults into nursing program curricula.

The ACES free downloadable cases include:

  • A first-person monologue that introduces the individual or couple and the complex problems to be addressed.
  • Simulation scenarios designed to help students practice assessing function and expectations of their patient(s), with links to appropriate evidence-based assessment tools, including those from the Try This® and How to Try This® Series.
  • An innovative final assignment that asks students to finish the story.
  • An instructor toolkit with suggestions on how to use the various components of the unfolding cases and incorporate them into the curriculum.


Visit the NLN ACES website to get these resources today!

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