SIRC Informer Newsletter - Winter 2014

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NEW ACES Stars - George, Judy, and Ertha - Advancing Care Excellence for Alzheimer's Patients - Now Available

There are new additions to the family of NLN Advancing Care Excellence unfolding cases. With the help of MetLife and a proven model (ACES - Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors), three unfolding Alzheimer's cases, each with three simulation scenarios, were developed. The ACE/Alzheimer's cases and teaching resources can be accessed free of charge will be posted to the website very soon. Look for them here.

New Simulation Webinars: Three Thursdays

New Ways to Think About...

  • February 27: "Tools Used for Simulation Evaluation"
  • March 27: "Simulation Standards to Guide Outcomes"
  • May 1: "Evaluating Debriefing" Information and registration for these webinars will be online shortly.

    Congratulations, Dr. Pamela Jeffries
    Simulation in Nursing Education: From Conceptualization to Evaluation (2nd edition) has been named a 2013 AJN Book of the Year.

    Hot off the Press

    Jeffries, P. R. (Ed.). (2014) Clinical Simulations in Nursing Education: Advanced Concepts, Trends, and Opportunities. National League for Nursing: Washington, DC. This new book moves beyond the basics of simulation. Chapters are authored by expert simulation researchers, educators, and users to shed light on important advancements and emerging topics in clinical simulation. Copies of Dr. Jeffries' book will be available at the International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Francisco, CA, January 26-29, 2014. Dr. Jeffries will be signing copies of her book at the Wolters Kluwer/LWW exhibit.

    Now Available: Second Edition of the NLN Vol. 1 Full Case Scenarios

    Content includes:

  • Expanded faculty features such as updated NCLEX test plan integration and new pre-simulation requirements identifying knowledge and skills learners need and QSEN-enhanced debriefing guides to engage active learning and critical conversations
  • Expanded practice updates such as latest drugs and interventions to meet newest standards of care and most current best practice references and resources
  • Continuing features such as 20 basic and complex full-scale simulations, brief case summaries, learning objectives, narrative stories, proposed interventions, and simulation set-up and preparation.

    Go to Use the Organization filter on the left side of the screen, then click on National League for Nursing to browse ALL NLN titles.

    Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Simulation Events

    April 24-26
    National League for Nursing/Boise State University Second Simulation Conference
    Exploring New Ideas in Simulation
    Boise State University, ID
    This two-day conference exploring innovation in simulation education will present the latest strategies in the design and delivery of simulation. Topics include behavior health, incivility, EMS, inter-professional education, and gaming content. Further information and registration can be found at

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