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Integrating Concepts
Simulation -Institutiona

Nº do item: NLN-3029
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One of the curricular challenges that all educators face is how to teach the content that the learner needs to be a competent practitioner in the limited allocated time. Most nursing programs identify key concepts that are threaded throughout their curriculums. Educators are continually trying to incorporate these concepts or threads across the curriculum. Simulations lend themselves to integrating concepts essential to nursing practice. In fact, all simulations should clearly integrate and reinforce the concepts and threads of your program’s curriculum. This course will address how to integrate concepts, using patient safety as the example.


1. Describe how to integrate concepts into simulation using patient safety as an exemplar.
2. Define concepts according to national standards of care i.e. define patient safety using the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report.
3. Design simulation activities that reinforce concepts taught in the curriculum such as teamwork, collaboration, and communication.
4. Describe four key points to incorporate into simulations that teach concepts.
5. Discuss two reasons to use simulation strategies such as debriefing to reinforce concepts. 

About the Author

Dr. Carol F. Durham, Professor of Nursing and Director of the Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment (EISLE) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing has over 33 years of experience in nursing education with the last 15 years dedicated to developing and implementing simulation experiences across the curriculum. Dr. Durham seamlessly integrates excellence in teaching with long experience in practice and scholarships to improve the ways faculty prepare the future nursing workforce. As a member of the RWJFs Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project, she developed simulation-based educational experiences that reflect cutting-edge pedagogy. Dr. Durham has made significant and sustained contributions in interprofessional education and is a leader in preparing faculty to integrate quality and safety into their curriculum and their teaching. Disseminating her work widely via publications, presentations and online modules has extended its impact around the world. Dr. Durham's expertise and innovations in quality and safety education have been widely recognized. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF). Dr. Durham received the 2010 Academic Achievement Award from Western Carolina University. She received the Alumni of the Year award from the University of North Carolina and Western Carolina University in 2008. In 2005 she was awarded the Nurse Educator of the Year from the NC Board of Nursing. She is the immediate Past President of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL).


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