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Sharing expertise in simulation

| Jan Adams

On March 4, 2016, Simulation Center Clinical Instructor, Nita Johnson, MSN, RN and representatives from Laerdal Medical brought a Mini Simulation User Network (SUN) conference to Davies Center.  Over 30 nursing educators in schools of nursing and community institutions from the upper mid-west attended.  Jane Paige, PhD, RN, a leader in simulation from Milwaukee School of Engineering School of Nursing, shared her expertise in debriefing techniques, the role of the facilitator, and working with standardized patients in simulation.  Jean Morzy, MSN, RN, CHSE, Concordia University, presented her experience with simulation certification, and John Gillespie, Laerdal Medical, reviewed the most recent research on best practices to achieve high quality simulations. 

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Eau Claire site has four simulated hospital rooms equipped with audiovisual controls, a nursing station/debriefing center and twenty hospital bed spaces.  In addition, there are eight clinic rooms with audiovisual controls.  The Marshfield site, located on the Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital campus, has its own simulation lab containing three clinic-type rooms and six hospital bed spaces.  Both simulation centers have the capability to stream sessions between the Eau Claire and Marshfield sites and to community partners.