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"New York Presbyterian Newsletter" featured Pace University’s Interprofessional Center for Healthcare Simulation in "NYP LOWER MANHATTAN: HALLMARKS ITS SIMULATION PROGRAM"

04/03/2019

"New York Presbyterian Newsletter" featured Pace University’s Interprofessional Center for Healthcare Simulation in "NYP LOWER MANHATTAN: HALLMARKS ITS SIMULATION PROGRAM"

The Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Team at NYP/LMH kicked off its Simulation Program in partnership with Pace University’s Interprofessional Center for Healthcare Simulation, this February 2019. This year-long initiative supports one of the nursing professional development’s strategic goals: “to leverage professional practice and competence by providing engaging clinical learning experience through the use of simulation and innovative technologies to improve patient care outcomes”.

The mock code simulation initiative is focused on improving the team’s ability to effectively respond to medical emergencies. The program is engaging and highly interactive especially during the debriefing sessions. The participants appreciated how much they have learned after their guided reflection. They have identified areas for improvement and were able to address them as they repeated the whole simulation experience. They recognized the value of simulation on patient safety, knowing that they were able to learn and deliberately practice in an interactive, holistic and realistic way both by incorporating the real tools and participants in a safe, simulated practice environment.

The NPD team’s goal is to engage and elicit participation from clinical nurses in all patient care areas throughout the organization. The NPD team will continue to strengthen the partnership with Pace University to further expand the program and to potentially integrate interactive simulation in delivering some content in nursing orientation. This initiative provides opportunities for clinical nurses to be involved in evidence-based educational strategies that will continuously enhance their clinical competence towards impacting patient care outcomes.

This program was conceived based on feedback provided by various healthcare team members including clinical nurses, as reflected on their learning need assessment results. This program aims to improve the care providers’ competence and confidence in responding and facilitating successful medical emergencies. Specifically, this aims to amplify the clinician’s role in event of emergencies, improve team communication and collaboration and reinforce their adherence to American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines on Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support during the process of resuscitation.

The NYP-LMH NPD team led by Warly Remegio, MS, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CCRN-CSC, Program Director for Nursing Professional Development, is grateful for Pace University’s partnership and collaboration. This unique relationship with the university’s simulation center offers wide array of opportunities for future inter-collaborative projects. The team is also appreciative of the senior nursing leadership’s ongoing support to this initiative especially to: Lori Perlstein, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, Director for Nursing Professional Development, Mari-Lou Prado- Inzerillo, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President for Nursing Operations NYP and Joan Halpern, MS, RNC, NNP, NYP-LMH Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Nursing. As a team, it’s quite satisfying to see the result of many rigorous planning sessions with Ms. Patricia Myers, MS, RN, MT (ASCP), CLS, CHSE, Director of Interprofessional Center for Healthcare Simulation, and her simulation team.

The program is engaging and highly interactive especially during the debriefing sessions. The participants appreciated how much they have learned after their guided reflection. They have identified areas for improvement and were able to address them as they repeated the whole simulation experience. They recognized the value of simulation on patient safety, knowing that they were able to learn and deliberately practice in an interactive, holistic and realistic way both by incorporating the real tools and participants in a safe, simulated practice environment.

The NPD team’s goal is to engage and elicit participation from clinical nurses in all patient care areas throughout the organization. The NPD team will continue to strengthen the partnership with Pace University to further expand the program and to potentially integrate interactive simulation in delivering some content in nursing orientation. This initiative provides opportunities for clinical nurses to be involved in evidence-based educational strategies that will continuously enhance their clinical competence towards impacting patient care outcomes.

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