University of Tennessee, BlueCross BlueShield, and B-Line Medical Team Up to Improve Patient Safety Through Healthcare Simulation

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Last Week Newswise shared how The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will soon be putting a BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) grant of $2.9M to work promoting patient safety and healthcare education through an interdisciplinary healthcare simulation center!

HTHSC’s healthcare simulation center will be one of the largest in the world, and it will be interdisciplinary, accommodating training programs for Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Pharmacy and Dentistry within the center. Students from these different programs will be working together in a safe, immersive, and simulated healthcare environment that teaches them to tackle today’s biggest healthcare challenges in a risk-free setting.

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B-Line Medical’s SimCapture platform was selected by HTHSC to manage and operate the simulation center. Over three hundred coordinated and centralized video streams throughout the center incorporate multiple camera angles and medical devices for comprehensive event capture. UTHSC faculty will use SimCapture to record, analyze, and evaluate the performance of interdisciplinary healthcare teams. SimCapture will also allow faculty to provide students with robust, web-based portfolios and a firm understanding of their simulation outcomes.

President of B-Line Medical, Hartley Thompson says, “UTHSC’s and BCBS’ commitment to healthcare simulation and patient safety aligns perfectly with our company’s mission and vision. We’re honored to have been chosen for such an important and progressive project. The scope and interdisciplinary approach taken by UTHSC will be a model for other institutions to follow.”

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INACSL “Debra Spunt” Research Grant Sponsored by Laerdal Call For Proposals Ends Soon

Reminder today for INACSL members that Wednesday September 16th is the deadline for submitting your mini-grant research proposal! The grants are made possible by the support of Laerdal.

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About the Grant:

The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning invites proposals to conduct investigations on issues relevant to nursing simulation. The INACSL “Debra Spunt” Research Grant program is designed to encourage growth and development of novice researchers among the INACSL membership. Priority will be given to new grant applicants. Two annual competitive reviews will result in the awarding of two grants of $1000 each. The goal is to fund research that advances the science of simulation in healthcare and is related to at least one INACL research priority.  Rigorously designed research proposals, both qualitative and quantitative are welcome.  Proposals must target one of the following research priorities:

  • Translational research
  • Evaluation methods
  • Validity and reliability of instruments
  • Ratio of clinical time to simulation time
  • Prebriefing and briefing
  • Use of theory in simulation
  • Measurement of higher order thinking (e.g. clinical reasoning)
  • Faculty development
  • Facilitator competence
  • Communication

Preference will be given to research projects that are a part of a multi-site study.  Research projects that measure student satisfaction and/or self confidence must couple those outcome measures with one of the research priorities listed above.

The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning invites proposal submissions to conduct investigations on issues relevant in Nursing Practice and Nursing Education.  Our goal is to fund research on a variety of issues related to simulation and other areas of member interest.

To see past grant recipients, and learn how to apply, simply
Visit the INACSL website today!


Pocket Nurse Needs Our Help to Win Grant!

Pocket Nurse has applied for a Main Street Grant being offered by CHASE to expand their Medication Administration offerings and ultimately decrease medication errors. To Qualify they need 250 votes from the community! Mission Main Street Grants is a grant program by Chase to award twenty (20) small businesses with grants of $150,000.

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NCSBN Releases National Simulation Survey & Phase II of Landmark Simulation Study

Last week the faculty at UNLV received a copy of the recently completed National Simulation Survey put together by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.  The study had some really interesting statistics about the state of simulation in the nation today.

NCSBN National Simulation Study

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