International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference

Magic in Orlando

Standardized Patient methodology was well represented at the INASCL conference in Orlando, June 19th – 21st, with over 24 poster and workshop/presentations scheduled that mentioned or focused on the inclusion of SPs in nursing simulation education projects.

According to the recent INACSL newsletter the 13th Annual INACSL Conference offered over 750 attendees more than  100 sessions focusing on clinical simulation, a keynote presentation by John Nance, an engaging plenary session with Dr. Fredrick Southwick and a thought provoking endnote by Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, INACSL President.  All three speakers brought a cohesive message that in preparing the next generation of healthcare practitioners, we have to examine ways to enhance team work, collaboration and communication to enhance patient safety.  Simulation and interprofessional education are two important components of this necessary preparation.

Of special note to ASPE members are the following poster winners that highlighted innovative techniques in teaching with Standardized Patients. Suzanne Smetltzer is an ASPE member and a recipient of the 2012 ASPE Research and Project Award.

Read more about the conference and current events at the INACSL home pageSmeltzer


Poster Award: Research

1st Place: Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN, Bette Mariani, PhD, RN, Colleen Meakim, MSN, RN, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania for their poster entitled Use of Standardized Patients with Disabilities in an Undergraduate Nursing Program.

Poster Award: Practice

2nd Place: Kathryn Wilt, PhD, MSN, RN; Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for her poster entitled Everyday Ethics in Nursing: Improving Ethical Awareness and Clinical Ethics Skills Through Simulation-Based LearningKathy Wilt

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