From using a high-fidelity mannequin to learn how to provide better care for transgender patients to augmented reality (AR) to simulate a patient’s parents so students can practice breaking bad news to loved ones, healthcare simulation is changing the way students and professionals learn, and improving patient care.
UCF College of Nursing is a leader in this innovative field with the state’s first healthcare simulation graduate program, and a team of some of the world’s foremost healthcare simulation experts and internationally recognized researchers.
To increase awareness of the importance of healthcare simulation, UCF College of Nursing is joining simulation centers across the globe in the third annual Healthcare Simulation Week. The week is sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, an international community of more than 4,000 physicians, nurses, technologists, professors and other specialists advocating and implementing healthcare simulation in education, practice and research.
Planned events at the college include:
- Mon., Sept. 16, SIM Love
Recharge with a little love from Simsations 4 LIFE, who will be handing out coffee, tea and baked goods to nursing students before classes on the 6th floor (while supplies last).
- Mon., Sept. 16, SIM Video Contest
Vote for Simsations 4 LIFE at UCF in the Society for Healthcare Simulation’s video contest. Go to ssih.org/HcSimWeek and click on the “Vote Today!” button. The Simsations 4 LIFE at UCF video is the 32nd video out of 52 entries. You can advance through them until you see the Simsations 4 LIFE at UCF video.
- Tues., Sept. 17, SIM Tour & Open House
Interested in the science of healthcare simulation? Get an in-depth look at how it works and ask the experts questions during a tour and open house at the STIM (Simulation, Training, Innovation and Modeling) Center at the UCF College of Nursing (6thfloor). Available from 5 – 7p.
- Weds., Sept. 18, SIM Escape Rescue Room
Test your clinical, communication and teamwork skills as you race against the clock to unlock the clues and rescue your (simulated) patient. Open to nursing students, faculty and staff. Available from 5 – 7p. Sign up here.
- Thurs., Sept. 19, SIM Talk
Learn about Augmented Clinical Training with a SIM Talk with Fluvio Lobo from the Institute for Simulation and Training at UCF from 4 – 5p. Nurses will earn one contact hour for attending. RSVP here.
- Thurs., Sept. 19, SIM Networking Event
Enjoy ‘simsational’ food and beverage specials, and networking opportunities with Simsations 4 LIFE at Island Wing Co. from 5:30 – 6:30p. RSVP here.
- Fri., Sept. 20, SIM Video Contest
Vote for Simsations 4 LIFE at UCF in the Society for Healthcare Simulation’s video contest. Go to ssih.org/HcSimWeek and click on the “Vote Today!” button. The Simsations 4 LIFE at UCF video is the 32nd video out of 52 entries. You can advance through them until you see the Simsations 4 LIFE at UCF video. Contest ends today at 5p (EST).
“Healthcare simulation continues to grow at an extraordinary rate,” said Society for Simulation in Healthcare president KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FAAN, FSSH. “An increasing number of professionals in the healthcare industry are waking up to simulation’s ability to help individuals and organizations improve patient care, which is so great to witness. We want to celebrate both that increased role and all healthcare simulation professionals this week.”
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