Developing Simulated Learning Experiences

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EHR in Simulation
by Sarah Morgan - Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 4:58 PM

I would  like to integrate  EHR into our simulations. I would appreciate any feedback anyone has about products that you use.  I am  considering Elsevier SimChart and  NEEHR Perfect at  this  point but open to other options. I  would mainly use it to complement sim but I see NEEHR perfect has informatics activities. I like what I see in NEEHR perfect. 


Sarah Morgan

UW Milwaukee  -   College  of  Nursing

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Re: EHR in Simulation
by Kristina Matthews - Thursday, December 21, 2017, 12:23 PM

Hi Sarah!

We began using EHR Tutor this fall for both simulations and to get students ready for clinical. One of the reasons we chose this product was it's lack of alerts and notifications, making students use critical thinking skills. It also is really nice for simulation because you can set up charts to be real time or simulation time based. EHR Tutor has a simulated medication cabinet feature which works with Demo Dose medications or you can print off medication barcodes that the program reads. There are quite a few features and it is pretty inexpensive for the students.

Let me know if you have any question or want more information!

Kristina Matthews

Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN 

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Re: EHR in Simulation
by Karen Kirby - Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 1:10 PM

We used Sim Chart for several years.  It was a good starting point because there were few other options at the time. It is expensive for the students and it is more difficult to program.  We are in our second semester of EHR Tutor and it is going well.  It has cut down a lot of my prep time and the students have a much easier time navigating it.  I was especially excited with the med cart availability. 

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Re: EHR in Simulation-EHR Go!
by Linda Curley - Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 1:31 PM


We use EHR-GO! It has been a more realistic experience and they have accommodated our particular needs for charts, medications, etc. There are some flaws including it not being an exact replica of the hospital systems, but it is a step in the right direction. We took away a book the students previously purchased and added this as a student technology fee.

 I will tell you it was more difficult to get a buy in from all faculty and adjuncts then students.

The students accepted it as "the norm" and are doing very well. It comes with many built in cases which was a plus for us! Sometimes we create charts for our scenarios and sometimes we use theirs.

I used Docu Care at my last school and also loved it.

Good luck!

Linda Curley

Clinical Learning Coordinator