SIMULATION SCENARIOS FOR NURSING EDUCATION, 1E is a unique and innovative resource for incorporating simulation scenarios into both an LPN/LVN and RN nursing curriculum. This book contains ten pre-written scenarios for use with any simulation device in any simulation lab. The student work text provides all necessary information needed by students for simulation preparation and completion, as well as a case study to encourage critical thinking. Each dynamic scenario provides goals/objectives, patient data, instruction on simulation preparation, a list of patient medications and the simulation scenario with student simulation roles and a grading rubric. The fully loaded INSTRUCTOR'S RESOURCE TO ACCOMPANY SIMULATION SCENARIOS FOR NURSING EDUCATION, 1E starts with a comprehensive first chapter outlining the benefits of simulation, in addition to detailed information on how to assemble a simulation environment, needed supplies for lab development and information on how to conduct a simulation exercise. For each scenario a grading grid is provided (also included on the accompanying CD-ROM for download), along with patient ID band, medication labels, grading information, and everything needed to evaluate student performance during the simulation. Added features include a basic simulation lab supply list, a human patient simulator confidentiality agreement and sample nurses notes/physician order sheets. Each scenario is presented separately for the LPN/LVN student and the RN student, with accompanying instructor resources.
Patricia M. Ahlschlager currently teaches for Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena, Minnesota. She has thirty-two years of nursing experience in teaching, management, IV therapy specialty and critical care. Ms. Ahlschlager received her diploma in nursing from Rapid City Regional School of Nursing, her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Denver Metropolitan State College and her Masters Degree in Nurse Educator from Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota. Her graduate thesis was titled, "Student Satisfaction with Simulation in Nursing Curriculum". Tammy J. Hale has been a nursing instructor at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena, Minnesota since 2005. Her clinical background is in critical care, specifically the emergency department. She has written many simulations for use in her teaching practice and uses simulation scenarios on a regular basis. Ms. Hale received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of North Dakota in 1998 and she is currently a graduate student at Minnesota State University Moorhead, pursuing a Masters Degree in nursing education and expected to graduate in the spring of 2010.