Operate Twice, Cut Once

This Tedx Talk shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients, so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time. Additional Resources Meet The Avatars:Virtual Reality & Virtual Reality 3D Virtual Learning Virtual Reality for Learning

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Deliberate Practice

Resources Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick. Harvard University Press. Ericsson, K. A., Krampe, R. T., & Tesch-Römer, C. (1993). The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance. Psychological review, 100(3), 363. Nursing Education Network. (2017). Deliberate Practice: Practice Like You Play. Nursing Education Network. (2019). 12 Tips…

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Journal Club: Evaluation of Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training Using Kirkpatrick’s Framework

This is a quick resource for those in education looking at measuring their training with the aim to achieve a clinical outcome, not just behaviour or attitude. You may also have the intention to conduct education research and so need clear outcome measures. From the simulation world this article hits the rare outcome of clinical…

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Learn, See, Practice, Prove, Do, Maintain for Procedural Skill Training

Journal Club Article: Sawyer, T., White, M., Zaveri, P., Chang, T., Ades, A., French, H., … & Kessler, D. (2015). Learn, see, practice, prove, do, maintain: an evidence-based pedagogical framework for procedural skill training in medicine. Academic Medicine, 90(8), 1025-1033. Background A few pedagogical steps beyond the ‘see one, do one, teach one’ approach to education and…

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PEARLS Debriefing Tool (Journal Club)

Journal Club Article: Eppich, W., & Cheng, A. (2015). Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation (PEARLS): development and rationale for a blended approach to health care simulation debriefing. Simulation in Healthcare, 10(2), 106-115. About PEARLS Promoting Excellence And Reflective Learning in Simulation [PEARLS] is an integrated conceptual framework for a blended approach to debriefing. The PEARLS…

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Flowing Data Simulations

Take a look at this great visual data on the simulations of a day in the life of Americans. Put it to fast and it becomes mesmerising to watch the activities over a 24 hour period of a sample of 1000 people. Yau, N. (2015). A Day in the Life of an American. Other time…

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The Role of Debriefing in Simulation-Based Learning. 

Journal Club Article: Fanning, R. M., & Gaba, D. M. (2007). The role of debriefing in simulation-based learning. Simulation in Healthcare, 2(2), 115-125. Purpose Determining what is important in the aspects of debriefing within simulation based learning. Background The importance of remembering the adult learner, and all the experience they bring through knowledge, assumptions and feelings. Active…

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Teamwork and team training in the ICU: Where do the similarities with aviation end?

Journal Club Article: Reader, T. W., & Cuthbertson, B. H. (2011). Teamwork and team training in the ICU: Where do the similarities with aviation end?. Critical care, 15(6), 313. Background Comparing the lessons learnt and development of team training approaches in the aviation industry to the complex needs of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The importance of teamwork…

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Simulation Resources To Follow

Simulation is a key component of nursing and healthcare training, and the knowledge base is continually increasing with research publications, conferences, online and social media resources. To aid knowledge translation, the nurse educator needs to embrace a global network of resources not just confined to local knowledge. To keep current on simulation focused research, here are…

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Clinical Reasoning Cycle

Book Club: Levett-Jones, T. (Ed.). (2013). Clinical reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse. Pearson Australia. Clinical Reasoning Cycle Define reasoning as “the process by which nurses (and other clinicians) collect cues, process the information, come to an understanding of a patient problem or situation, plan and implement interventions, evaluate outcomes, and reflect on and learn…

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