SimGHOSTS & ASPE Sign Affiliation Agreement to Improve Healthcare Learning Outcomes

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The board members of ASPE and SimGHOSTS are thrilled to announce an affiliationbetween both global organizations to support the shared goals of improving healthcare education and patient safety. An agreement was signed following the International Meeting for Simulation In Healthcare, where members of both boards came together to finalize the document language. To celebrate, SimGHOSTS has extended their 50% annual subscription for ONE MORE MONTH! Sign up now and gain access to over 200 recorded sessions, a weekly forums digest, a growing document library, and more!

The overall aims of this affiliation include:

  • Promoting each respective organization and their endeavors amongst relevant networks and wider communities through a variety of routes including traditional and online marketing methods
  • Sharing & developing new knowledge, skills and resources to benefit the respective membership communities of each organization
  • Providing opportunities for collaboration at individual, institutional and organization-wide levels
  • Enhancing the dissemination of innovations and solutions to community identified problems amongst members and the wider simulation community
  • Establishing pathways for professional development and recognition of the Simulation Technology Specialist in healthcare including training programs and research
  • Exploring the collaborative development and administration of ASPE pre-conference specific events focused towards those operating healthcare simulation technology operated by SimGHOSTS.
  • Membership from both organizations will be provided discounted access to respective websites and will be invited to collaborate on research projects.
  • Furthermore, both organizations have reserved course hours at each other’s meetings to promote sharing and professional development.

Read the full SimGHOSTS / ASPE announcement here!


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Also: Abstracts due for SimGHOSTS-ASPiH UK event!

Just a quick note to say that the SimGHOSTS-ASPIH UK Abstracts have been extended ONE week — so be sure to get your content in ASAP Sim Champs! Remember — you get a DISCOUNT on your registration when you are accepted to present!

UK (July 18th-20th) – Due February 15th (Submit Here)


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EHR Tutor Partners with Wallcur to Deliver Improved Simulated Medication Administration Training

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Heard from EHR Tutor this week about a new partnership between the company and Wallcur to improve the educational training of simulated medication administration!

EHR Tutor also sent us this whitepaper entitled “Preparing Nurses for Medication Administration with Realistic Simulation White Paper“, which you can download for free.

About the White Paper:

A recent study found that in one nursing program, 25 percent of junior level students failed their first attempt when taking a medication administration exam (MAE).1 With additional simulation time, scores for students went up drastically on the MAE as compared to students who only had additional classroom and lecture time. With increasingly fewer clinical hours and limited access to electronic orders, student nurses get very little exposure to real life medication administration and are failing to learn key components of passing medications.

This paper will describe how you can improve students’ medication administration skills by creating a realistic simulation environment. Simulation suggestions include having access to an electronic charting system like EHR Tutor, and practice medications like Practi-Meds sold by Wallcur.

 

EHR Tutor / Wallcur Press Release:

HR Tutor and Wallcur announce a new partnership that allows Wallcur products to be scanned within EHR Tutor’s electronic charting system for a realistic medication administration simulation for Nursing and Allied Health students.

After the NCSBN Simulation Study published in 2012, more Nursing schools are moving towards increased simulation hours in lieu of clinical hours. With increased lab time, it’s become imperative for simulated medication administration to be as realistic as possible. To mimic medication passes, students must review and analyze orders, verify allergies, physically choose and administer medications and chart each step of the process including barcode scanning of the patient and medication. Using a combination of EHR Tutor and Wallcur’s Practi-Meds, it’s now possible to do each step of the process with little to no setup for faculty and staff.

The Medication Administration Records (MAR) feature within EHR Tutor allows Simulation Lab Coordinators and Instructors to add orders for any medication used during lab hours. Adding an order automatically generates a barcode for both the medication and the patient which can be placed on practice medications and mannequins respectively.The recently announced integration with Wallcur Practi-Meds eliminates the need to print medication barcodes all together and will ultimately save Simulation Coordinators and Instructors valuable setup time. Now, faculty and staff can simply add an order for any Practi-Product and use the preprinted barcode on the corresponding Wallcur item.

Diane Yeager, Founder of EHR Tutor comments, “Simulation Lab Coordinators have very little time as it is to set up simulations and organize lab products. This new integration will allow Wallcur and EHR Tutor customers to use our MAR with no additional setup or purchase.”Wallcur’s Practi-Products include Practi-Oral Medications, Practi-Vials and Ampules, Practi-Transdermal Patches, and much more. All scannable barcodes now work with EHR Tutor’s barcode scanning capability.

Learn more about this partnership on the EHR Tutor Website today!

Omnicell and Pocket Nurse Announce Agreement to Provide State-of-the-Art Medication Automation to Nurse Education Organizations

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Hot off the wire this morning is this fantastic announcement about a collaborative partnership between Pocket Nurse and Omnicell to provide better educational training solutions through simulation!

Lees-McRae College First Institution to Benefit from New Partnership

Mountain View, Calif. January 14, 2015. Omnicell Inc., (NASDAQ:OMCL), today announced that Pocket Nurse, a leading provider for nursing healthcare education and medical simulation initiatives, has entered into an agreement to bring state-of-the-art medication automation solutions to the nursing education market. Pocket Nurse will develop real-world simulated education curriculums using Omnicell automated medication dispensing systems for nursing students in healthcare education and medical simulation education programs in the USA & Canada.

Together, Omnicell and Pocket Nurse will bridge the academic preparation of nursing students with real-world experience by providing medication management technology used by nurses in the majority of hospitals across the country.

Simulation labs are today’s adjunctive method for nurse education1. Just as pilots refine and hone their skills on the ground in simulators, nurses need to be able to practice their craft in a dynamic and realistic environment. The rapid advance of technology in simulation education allows students unlimited opportunities to practice clinical events in a safe and controlled environment. As simulated education programs continue to evolve, educators are tasked with improving and fine-tuning the skills of today’s nurses as current staffing shortages increase and the demand for nurses heightens. Validating this new initiative, Lees-McRae College will be deploying Omnicell technology into their updated state-of-the-art simulation labs, scheduled to be open in fall 2015.

Pocket Nurse is well known within the nurse education and simulation center communities. Key purchasers of the Company’s solutions include nursing educators, simulation center supervisors, and programs for continuing nursing education. Pocket Nurse will provide a wide range of Omnicell’s catalog of products, particularly those designed for nursing, including:

  • OmniRx automated medication dispensing cabinets (medication cabinets) including the integrated Medication Label Printer that allows nurses to print patient-specific labels right from the medication cabinet during medication issue. The Omnicell medication cabinets also include the Touch & Go advanced biometric ID system, designed with state-of-the-art biometric technology to improve efficiency and security.
  • Savvy™ mobile medication workstation, which streamlines the medication administration process and provides safe and secure transportation of medications from the medication cabinet to the patient’s bedside.
  • Anywhere RN™ remote medication management software, a unique web-based application that allows nurses to remotely access the Omnicell dispensing cabinets at their convenience from virtually any hospital workstation, to streamline workflow and minimize interruptions that can lead to medication administration errors.

“Omnicell has a long-standing history of supporting the vital role nurses play in caring for patients with innovative solutions that improve their workflow and support improved patient outcomes,” states J. Christopher Drew, executive vice present, Field Operations at Omnicell. “We are proud to work with Pocket Nurse. This agreement further supports nurses in the academic environment prior to the start of their professional careers.”

“Continuous innovation and realistic, dynamic environments are central to nursing education and offer the hands-­‐on experience necessary to properly refine clinical skills,” says Anthony Battaglia, president at Pocket Nurse. “As a company founded and operated by nurses, we take pride in understanding the daily demands nurses face and our goal is to lessen the transition of students out of the classroom and into clinical settings. Partnering with Omnicell expands the technology we’re able to offer simulation centers and increases the quality of education nursing students receive.”

“It’s impossible to teach student nurses a correct and comprehensive way to practice their skills without all the properly integrated technology in place,” offers Justin Allen, BSN, RN, instructor of Nursing and Health Sciences at Less-­‐McRae College. “With the number of pre-­‐licensure nursing students outpacing the amount of clinical experience available, it’s important that in the simulation environment these students have the most exposure we can give them to real world experiences.”

Omnicell representatives were present in the Pocket Nurse booth at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) conference January 10-13 where they had an opportunity to discuss the new agreement with attendees.

About Pocket Nurse

Pocket Nurse, a leading simulation laboratory and healthcare education solutions company, was founded more than twenty years ago to conveniently and cost-­‐ effectively provide essential clinical learning supplies to colleges and universities. Today, Pocket Nurse sells more than 7,500 products throughout the U.S. and in 180 countries worldwide to a diverse population of public and private institutions across the academic, governmental and healthcare enterprise. A Nurse Owned and Operated company, Pocket Nurse is the market share leader for products such as Student Health Totes for clinical education and Demo Dose simulated medications. Headquartered in a new 128,000+ square foot green-­‐certified corporate complex and state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art distribution center in Monaca, Pa., Pocket Nurse is committed to providing best-­‐in-­‐class instructional solutions—from essential standards to the latest in technological innovation—to meet and exceed the supply needs of the simulation laboratory and healthcare education industry.

About Omnicell

Since 1992, Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL) has been creating new efficiencies to improve patient care, anywhere it is delivered. Omnicell is a leading supplier of comprehensive automation and business analytics software for patient-­‐centric medication and supply management across the entire health care continuum—from the acute care hospital setting to post-­‐acute skilled nursing and long-­‐term care facilities to the home. More than 3,000 customers worldwide have utilized Omnicell Automation and Analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety. Omnicell Medication Adherence solutions, including its MTS Medication Technologies brand, provide innovative medication adherence packaging solutions to help reduce costly hospital readmissions. In addition, these solutions enable approximately 6,000 institutional and retail pharmacies worldwide to maintain high accuracy and quality standards in medication dispensing and administration while optimizing productivity and controlling costs.

For more information, visit www.pocketnurse.com & www.omnicell.com!


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Elsevier Partners with METI

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Fascinating news out of Elsevier and METI this week as they announce a partnership to integrate educational content and products.

“This partnership comes at a crucial time because of the current shortage of clinical sites for nursing and health professional education.”
-Michael Bernstein, President and CEO of METI.

St. Louis, MO May 23, 2011 – Elsevier, the leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today a partnership agreement with Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (METI), a leading manufacturer of medical simulation and health care learning technologies. The companies will collaborate to release a turn-key health care education product that combines Elsevier’s nursing education content with METI’s human patient simulators.

“Nursing programs around the country are looking for more effective ways to prepare the future health care workforce for success in the realities of clinical practice,” said Tom Wilhelm, Vice President, e-solutions, Elsevier Nursing and Health Professions. “This new solution will provide nursing students with hands-on learning when clinical space is at a premium, and offer the training and experience they need to handle new and emerging best practices and technologies. For educators, this product provides a solution that enables them to deliver simulated clinical experiences without having to manually change each setting in the patient simulator.”

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