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Classes & Events

Baby Basics- Forbes Regional Hospital
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Penn Hospital Maternity Unit Tour
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Penn Hospital Childbirth Comprehensive One Day
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wise Woman Wellness Day
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
9th Annual AVH Destination Wellness Health Fair
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Education

Research

Posters

Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, Vice President of Interprofessional Education at Allegheny Health Network and Director of the STAR Center, and Donald J. Wilfong, Jr., MD, Medical Director of the STAR Center and the IPE Department presented the following 5 posters at the 14th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) sponsored by the Society for Simulation In Healthcare held Jan. 25-29, 2014, at the Moscone West Conference Center in San Francisco:

  • Using Standardized Patients to Train Employees in High-Fidelity Simulations Prior to Opening a New Unit, by Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, Anthony Cuda, NREMTP, and Laura Daniel, PhD, STAR Center
  • Using Standardized Patients to Teach Bone Marrow Aspirations and Biopsies, by Cyrus Khan, MD, and Jaime Mullin, DO, West Penn Hospital, and Donald Wilfong, Jr., MD, Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, and Laura Daniel, PhD, STAR Center
  • Training Medical Assistants Using Simulation as a Teaching and Learning Tool, by Doreen Bonicky, DNP, MBA, RN, Quality and Safety, West Penn Hospital, and Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, STAR Center
  • Using Simulations to Train CV ICU Nurses Prior to Opening a New Unit, by Tom Culley, BSN, MBA, RN, CVRN-BC, Education and Development Dept., West Penn Hospital, and Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, and Laura Daniel, PhD, STAR Center
  • A Partnership Approach to Leadership Development, by Tanya Ulrich, MA, SPHR, Human Resources, Allegheny Health Network, and Donamarie N-Wilfong, DNP, RN, STAR Center

Abstracts


Articles

  • Nursing students prepare for clinical rotation with "A Day in the Life of a Nursing Assistant' Simulation at Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center. laerdal.com.  Lebanik, S. (2013).
  • Pre-hospital providers learn effective burn management with SimMan 3G® at Simulation, Teaching, and Academic Research (STAR) Center. laerdal.com Daniel, L. (2013).
  • Five alive: Using mock code simulation to improve responder performance in the first five minutes of a code. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 36(2), 244-250. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0b013e3182846f1a. Delac, K., Blazier, D., Daniel, L., & N-Wilfong, D. (2013).
  • Incorporating holistic education into certified nurse aide training. Guest Blog Entry on McKnights.com. Daniel, L., Wilfong, J. & Pisano, M. (April, 2013)
  • 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).
  • NLN/Laerdal/American Heart Association Study 2009-2010 - The Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center at West Penn Allegheny Health System and the West Penn 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.
  • Nursing Education Perspectives, October, 2010

Research

National League for Nursing: Unfolding Case Study - The Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center at West Penn Allegheny Health System and the West Penn 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.

        ACES Pilot Unfolding Case

        Overview of Three Unfolding Cases

        Pilot Evaluation Form

National League for Nursing High Stakes Evaluation. The Simulation Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center at West Penn Allegheny Health System and the West Penn 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.

 

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