Theresa Brosche, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, has joined the department as the Simulation Educator. She has considerable experience teaching with simulation in her prior position in Virginia at a simulation center supporting nursing and health careers programs. She is also a former Clinical Head Nurse at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Please welcome Theresa to the Hershey Clinical Simulation Center.
As of this posting, there is only one seat left in the Center Simulation Instructor Course for October 2 through 6, 2017. The 2018 courses are planned for:
- July 16 – 20, 2018
- 1 – 5, 2018
Registration information will be available soon.
- 7-Sigma Airway Trainer – Highly realistic airway manikin.
- HeartWorks Transthoracic Echo Mobile – Wearable chest plate to conduct TTE on patient actors or manikins.
- Simulab Paracentesis Simulator – Ultrasound capable paracentesis simulator.
CPR in Schools Kits with Children’s Miracle Network
The Penn State Hershey Resuscitation Sciences Training Center (RSTC) is working with the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) to raise funds for 10 CPR in Schools training kits to be donated to central Pennsylvania schools. The RSTC has placed over 40 kits in area schools thanks to funding from the CMN and other organizations and foundations. More information can be found at –
Educational Opportunities and Faculty Development
Webinar – Simulation as a Measure to Decrease Transition Shock for New Nurses
Christine Thomas, PhD, RN, CHSE
Simulation & Clinical Skills Laboratory Faculty
West Chester University, Department of Nursing
Molly Kellgren, MSN, RN, CHSE
Manager, Accelerating to Practice
National League for Nursing
New graduates transitioning into the professional practice role of RN are confronted with a broad range and scope of transitional changes. This period is described as Transition Shock. Nursing needs to find ways to help new nurses transition into their new roles of professional nurse for continued patient safety and to keep them in the profession, as many decide to leave due the multiple stressors of patient care and workplace responsibilities.
The use of simulation as a teaching/learning method in education and practice is becoming more common, and one way to help novice nurses. This presentation will explore how simulation can positively impact the experience gaps novice nurses face as they enter the professional role of nursing.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify factors that contribute or hinder new graduate transition to practice
2. Discuss research findings related to transition shock
3. Discuss current simulation standards of best practice
4. Describe how simulation can decrease transition shock
This free webinar is sponsored by The Global Institute for Simulation Training and Education Management Solutions.
Join us Wednesday, September 13 at 2:00 pm EDT in the Clinical Simulation Center to view this program, or register directly at http://www.simulationiq.com/webinars/simulation
Be sure to check our Events calendar for updated educational opportunities including other webinars.
American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium – Anaheim, CA
Nov. 11 – 13, 2017
Emergency Cardiovascular Update 2017 (ECCU) – New Orleans
Dec. 5 – 8, 2017
International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare – Los Angeles
Jan. 13 – 17, 2018
International Pediatric Simulation Symposium and Workshops – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 14 – 16, 2018
Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine – Barcelona, Spain
June 27 – 29, 2018