Five Alive: Using Mock Code Simulation to Improve Responder Performance the First Five Minutes of a Code
Diane Blazier, BSN, RN and, Kathy Delac, MSN, RN, CNS
Responding to the Healthcare Shortage: Career Technology Training
Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN and Laura H. Daniel, PhD-ABD
Assessing the Effects of an Online Debriefing Training Module
Laura H. Daniel, PhD-ABD and Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN
Simulation Training for Emergency Burn Care
Wilfong D, N-Wilfong D, Smith S, O´Leary L, Lightner J, Beisgen B, Carlson C, Demuth B, Litzinger G, Guzic B.
Mock Code Training: Using Interdisciplinary Group Dynamics
Wilfong D, Adams A, N-Wilfong D, McKinnon J, O´Leary L, Franczyk J, Daniel L (A Completed Study).
The Effects of Virtual Intravenous and Patient Simulator Training Compared to the Traditional Approach of Teaching Nurses: A Research Project on Peripheral I.V. Catheter Insertion
N-Wilfong D, Falsetti D, McKinnon J, Daniel L, Wan Q.
The Effects of In Situ Mock Code Training on Behavioral Outcomes Among Interdisciplinary Team Members (work in progress) Wilfong D, Adams A, N-Wilfong D.:
- NLN/Laerdal/American Heart Association Study 2009-2010 - The Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center at West Penn Allegheny Health System and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing participated in a research project to study different approaches to learning Basic Life Support and Advance Cardiac Life Support. Thirty four NLN schools applied and nine were invited to participate in the study.
The Effects of Virtual Intravenous and Patient Simulator Training Compared to the traditional approach of teaching nurses: A research project on peripheral IV Catheter Insertion. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 34, 55-62. N-Wilfong, D., Falsetti, D., McKinnon, J., Daniel, L., & Wan, Q. (2011).
- National League for Nursing: Unfolding Case Study - The Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center at West Penn Allegheny Health System and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing helped pilot "unfolding case studies" for a project of the National League for Nursing and the Community College of Philadelphia. Four unfolding case studies were developed by the Simulation Team Advancing Gerontological Education Strategies (STAGES). An unfolding case is one that evolves over time and is designed to meet the following objectives:
- Assess the function and expectations of the older adult using valid and reliable assessment tools.
- Recognize atypical presentations in the older adult.
- Use emerging evidence and best practices to develop and implement a plan of care.
- Make appropriate judgments regarding the risks and benefits of care decisions in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the older adult and significant others.
- National League for Nursing High Stakes Evaluation. The Simulation Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center at West Penn Allegheny Health System and the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing are participating in a three year evaluative study to create, test, implement and evaluate the use of simulation for high stakes assessment in the future. This study is designed to meet the following universal objectives:
- Practice standard precautions throughout the study.
- Perform priority nursing actions based on clinical data.
- Reassess/monitor patient status following nursing interventions.
- Communicate with clients in a manner that illustrates caring for his/her overall well-being.
- Communicate appropriately with physician, and /or other healthcare team members in a timely, organized, patient-specific manner.