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What is Simulation?

Citation: Lopreiato J O. Healthcare Simulation Dictionary. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2016. AHRQ Publication No. 16(17)-0043.

Simulation \ sim-yuh-ley-shuh n \ noun

An active learning educational technique that creates a situation or environment to allow persons to experience a representation of a real event in a fully interactive manner, for the purpose of practice, learning, evaluation, testing, or to gain understanding of systems or human actions.

Koplow S, Morris M, Rone-Adams S, Hettrick H, Litwin B, Soontupe LB, et al. (2020). Student Experiences with Engagement in a Nursing and Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 18(1).

Morris, M. & Fernandez, A.  (2019) Quantity of documentation by nursing students using paper and educational electronic medical record system. Nurse educator. PAP. DOI:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000651

Samuel A. Yoders. 2017. Integration of Simulation into Healthcare Education through Applied Constructivism: A Randomized, Switching Replications Experiment. Doctoral dissertation. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSUWorks, College of Engineering and Computing. (1002)

White paper: The creation of healthcare distance simulation educator development guidelines.



Pearls Healthcare Debriefing Tool

Center for Medical Simulation: They teach the Advocacy-Inquiry debriefing technique among other debriefing techniques and tools. They also created the DASH (Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare)

Debrief 2 Learn: A dedicated repository for debriefing resources collated by simulation experts from all over the world

Establishing a Safe Container for Learning 

Coursera Course: Essentials in Clinical Simulation Across the Health Professions
University of Washington, Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Research and Practice, Simulation Training 


Simulation Committee
Name email
Chair Melissa Morris
Ft. Lauderdale


AA Eddie Bolanos
Aud Nannette Nicholson  
ExSC Monique Mokha
OT Husny Amerih
PA Watfa Krayssa
PT Shari Rone-Adams
SLP Jackie Hinckley
Sono Jorge Han
Ft. Myers

Keely Cook

PA Megan Fink
PA PA: Melba Ovalle
Palm Beach
RT Lisa Farach
Tampa Bay
PT Joy Moulton
Sono Sam Yoders
Representing PCHCS
Elizabeth Swann


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