Developing Simulated Learning Experiences

Our first semester students complete scenarios including those skills they are mastering, assessment, sterile procedures,medication and communication. This allows them to practice those skills in a realistic presentation and become comfortable with simulation.

The students are also able to assess a mannequin with different breath and heart sounds. This gives them another station to work at, and practice documenting a complete assessment. I like to include a wound, drain, or catheter. The instructors are able to correct their documentation and assessment technique.