Healthcare professionals, like nurses, doctors, or occupational therapists, make an incredible number of decisions per day. In fact, nurses working in critical care actually make decisions almost every 30 seconds, adding up to about 960 decisions made in a single shift of work.
As of April 1st of this year, the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) is in effect!
That means new item types, cascading questions, and greater emphasis on critical thinking and clinical decision making.
When you think about using virtual simulation, you likely think about scenarios that learners go through to reinforce important concepts and to practice clinical skills.
You’ve done the prep work, completed the simulation, and now it’s time for your debrief – one of the most critical components of the entire simulation experience.
Why is that?
When you’re learning something new, it’s important to feel like you can freely make mistakes – and learn from them.
You’ve done your research, vetted your options, and chosen a VR partner, but what happens after you get started with OMS?
In the United States, nursing turnover rates average a staggering 27%, and the healthcare system is facing a nursing shortage of up to 450,000 by 2025.
It was long-thought that education plus experience equals expertise, but nowadays, it’s clear that there’s more to that equation.
There’s a lot of complexity in mastering a skill and consistently performing at a high level.
Since 2016, US hospitals have turned over an average of 90% of their workforce. This essentially means that, on average, just 10% of all staff remain working for the same hospital five years on.
As a simulation professional, you or your team have likely considered the possibility of adding maternal simulation to your curriculum.
There are many benefits to doing so – providing sought after opportunities to learn ‘hands-on’ techniques, preparing learners for certification and making-up for missed clinical opportunities, just to name a few.