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Choosing the Right Hospital Bed for Your Simulation Lab: Tuesday Teachings - Product Knowledge

A hospital bed is a major investment for any simulation lab, and instructors want a bed that will meet the learning needs of students as well as deliver many years of reliable use. However, with so many options it can be difficult choosing a bed for your healthcare education program. This week’s episode focuses on three fantastic med-surg hospital bed options for training:

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Medication Administration Process with SimServeRx™: Tuesday Teachings - Simulation Innovation

Automated medication dispensing systems are now essential fixtures in hospitals to prevent medication errors, streamline inventory management and reduce diversion of controlled substances. SimServeRx ™ Medication Dispensing Systems are designed specifically for healthcare education and allow instructors to simulate the medication administration process from start to finish. Featuring a comprehensive software package with simulated eMAR, med orders, drug library and inventory management, SimServeRx™ is widely recommended for educators looking to implement medication management simulations into their curricula. Exclusive features like pre-programmed patient profiles and the SimReset function provide plug-and-play convenience so SimServeRx™ is ready to use upon arrival at your sim lab!

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Creating Affordable OB Simulations: Tuesday Teachings - Advancing Education

One of the most difficult tasks educators face is creating realistic simulation scenarios for students. By engaging in scenarios that closely mimic real-life clinical settings, students are afforded the opportunity to master core competencies as well as gain the confidence to perform in real practice. DiaMedical is proud to offer resources like our Tuesday Teachings video series that serve as a guide to instructors everywhere on how to create realistic and impactful simulation scenarios for students. On this week’s Tuesday Teachings episode, we discuss how educators can utilize a few key products to transform simulations and advance education, all while staying within budget. The video features products like the SimVS Fetal Monitor, Simulaids Rescue Randy Manikin, SimLabSolutions Loaded Postpartum Hemorrhage Cart and a variety of SimRx Simulated Medications and Platelet/Plasma Bags being utilized to easily replicate conditions such as Epidural Anesthesia, Preeclampsia, Umbilical Cord Prolapse and Postpartum Hemorrhage. Watch the full video below to learn how instructors can simulate these scenarios right in their classroom!

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Prolapsed Cord With Simvs Fetal Monitor: Tuesday Teachings - Simulation Innovation

Specialties like Maternal Health have become increasingly vulnerable in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effect on nursing education/clinical practice availability. Simulation training is crucial in today’s healthcare education climate as it affords students the opportunity to practice skills without risk to patients. In this week’s Tuesday Teachings video we explore a simulation scenario featuring students tasked to care for a laboring mother who experiences a prolapsed umbilical cord. This simulation utilizes the SimVS Fetal Monitor from the SimVS Hospital OB Virtual Diagnostic Platform as well as the SimVS Nurse Call System. The SimVS Fetal Monitor is an essential tool for OB training as it allows instructors to adjust fetal heart rate and uterine contractions in response to student interventions. Exclusive features like pre-programmed scenarios and a price point that’s a fraction of the cost of high-fidelity birthing manikins makes the SimVS Fetal Monitor a favorite among educators everywhere. Watch the full video below to see this product in use!

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FAQs with Our Nurse Educator - Sally O’ Meara

National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6th-12th and is a time to acknowledge the dedication and effort put forth by those in the nursing profession. Supported by the American Nurses Association (ANA), the nursing profession is an essential component of the healthcare system and here at DiaMedical our mission is to improve the quality of healthcare by providing educators the tools they need to help shape the future generation of healthcare professionals. As we use this week to recognize the unwavering commitment made by nurses all over and their dedication to making positive impacts to the healthcare field, we want to honor our very own on-staff Nurse Educator Sally O’Meara, MSN, RN. With over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and 15 years of teaching experience, Sally brings expertise and passion to healthcare education and provides both students and instructors with all the tools to run innovative and cost-effective healthcare simulations! Continue reading below to learn more and enjoy our latest video featuring a sit down with Sally discussing her journey through nursing practice and career at DiaMedical!

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Prioritizing Pediatric Simulation Training in Healthcare Education

Though pediatric simulation scenarios in healthcare education aren’t practiced as heavily as other simulation scenarios, data shows when being treated for life-threatening events, infants and children have higher mortality and morbidity rates (2). This can in part be traced back to the weaknesses that have existed within pediatric emergency care for quite some time. Pediatric care is not simply a scaled down approach to adult care, as it’s specialized and requires a different skill set and expertise. Specific training that teaches physicians to recognize the physiologic and emotional differences in care between infants/children and adults is vital in order to effectively meet the healthcare needs of pediatric patients (1).

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Pediatric Resuscitation with the Loaded 9 Drawer Pediatric Crash Cart: Tuesday Teachings - Simulation Innovation

In this week’s Tuesday Teachings episode, we explore a pediatric resuscitation simulation featuring the Loaded 9 Drawer Pediatric Crash Cart by SimLabSolutions. Pediatric mock codes are a great way to improve competence and teamwork in a safe, controlled environment as pediatric code situations warrant higher risk of medication error due to dosage miscalculations. Fortunately, the Loaded 9 Drawer Pediatric Crash Cart contains all of the simulated medications and supplies needed to effectively practice these simulation scenarios. Designed specifically for peds resuscitation training, this cart features color coded drawers organized according to the Broselow system which is the standard for emergency pediatric care.

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Patient Prioritization with SimVS Nurse Call System: Tuesday Teachings - Simulation Innovation

In this week’s Tuesday Teachings episode, we explore a simulation scenario featuring the SimVS Nurse Call System. This system is designed to promote patient prioritization, delegation, and critical thinking among students. Easily installed on any headwall or patient care area, the SimVS Nurse Call System is a key component to healthcare education training and enhancing the skills vital to fast-paced healthcare environments.

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EMS Loaded Jump Bags: Tuesday Teachings - Product Knowledge

In today’s Tuesday Teachings episode we are highlighting EMS Loaded Jump Bags™ by SimLabSolutions. Composed of all the supplies and simulated medication needed to practice life-saving procedures for both children and adults, the Loaded Jump Bags are an essential EMS training tool. Watch the full video below!

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SimRx Simulated IV Fluids & Blood Bags: Tuesday Teachings - Product Knowledge

In today’s Tuesday Teachings video, nurse educator Sally O’ Meara highlights SimRx Simulated IV Fluids & Blood products by SimLabSolutions. Specifically created to help educators teach best practices in IV Therapy, SimRx Simulated IV Fluids replicate their active counterparts in all physical aspects.

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DiaMedical Diagnostics: Tuesday Teachings - Product Knowledge

Save time, money and lives with our DiaMedical Diagnostics by DiaMedical. In today's episode, our nurse educator, Sally O'Meara will breakdown features included in DiaMedical Diagnostics and how the equipment can be used in a variety of patient care scenarios. At DiaMedical, our mission is simple: improve the quality of healthcare by providing innovative tools like our Tuesday Teachings series to help educate the next generation of medical professionals.

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SimRx Simulated Code Medication: Tuesday Teachings - Product Knowledge

In this Tuesday Teachings episode, our nurse educator discusses the benefits of implementing SimRx code medications by SimLabSolutions into your simulations. Every second counts during medical emergencies and patient resuscitation, and mock codes are a great way for students and healthcare professionals to improve self confidence, teamwork and response time. These simulated code medications are ideal tools to train dosing and administration techniques for resuscitation.

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