Simulation Centers and Faculty/Staff Development
HI Donna! Welcome to Sim World!
Actually do you have any mannequins yet? What type of program are you teaching in and who are your learners? You are correct that just getting in at ground level, the advanced course may be something to strive for later. I am happy to help in any way I can. Where are you located?
The experts on this site and others will be valluable resources to you so you are looking in the right direction!! Feel free to email me directly for help.
Wendeline J. Grbach, MSN, RN, CCRN, CLNC
UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing
I have to say that the "crash course" from Laerdal conducted through WISER at the Gordon Center for Research in Miami FL was an awesome way to start. A little information overload, but a great base to start with. They may have this course in other WISER centers in the US. They rest came with time, experience, tweeking, and simulation workshop/conferences. The Northwestern Simulation conference this past October was a great experience to further develop debriefing techniques. I'm in my second year of Sim. We have SimMan, SimBaby, and just recently received Noelle/Baby Hal.
The education modules on this web site are really good to use. I also would recommend Dr. Pam Jeffries book (on this web site too). I, too, attended training at the Gordon Center in Miami. Very helpful. I am learning that just doing hands on over and over again (especially with students) has improved my skills too.
You may consider joining the INACSL association. The list serve is very active and has tips and hints on a daily basis. The NLN courses related to simulation are great when you're learning how to teach with simulation. Here are a couple other texts I would recommend.
Hetzel Campbell, S. & Daley, K. (2009). Simulation scenarios for nurse educators: Making it real. NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Nehring, W. & Lashley, F. (2010). High-fidelity patient simulation in nursing education. Sudbery, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Jodi Nelson, MSN, RN, CNE
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences
Center for Excellence in Clinical Simulation
Vickie Valenziano, RN, MSN
Simulation Lab Coordinator