CAE Healthcare, Elsevier to launch new electronic nursing education solution

Elsevier a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and CAE Healthcare, a leading provider of medical simulation and health care learning solutions, today announced a new electronic nursing education solution to be made available in July. The new offering features evidence-based scenarios fully-programmed for CAE's METI line of human patient simulators, including an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and a library of teaching support resources to guide the student through every step of simulation.

This is the first product to result from the Elsevier - CAE collaboration, announced in May 2011. Elsevier will demonstrate the new product at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, June 20-23, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Elsevier and CAE Healthcare have combined CAE's METI human patient simulators with Elsevier's suite of nursing simulation products, including the Simulation Learning System (SLS). This online toolkit helps instructors and facilitators effectively standardize and incorporate simulation into their nursing curriculum.

"The new combined offering from Elsevier and CAE removes the guess work from integrating valuable simulation scenarios into our classrooms," said Tom Doyle, Chief Learning Officer for CAE Healthcare. "The new product allows for more comprehensive training for future nurses and more time spent preparing students for real-life clinical situations."

The SLS for Medical-Surgical Nursing provides more than 50 evidence-based scenarios, expanding the scope of topics covered in the nursing curriculum.

Each simulation is presented in three steps:

  • Preparation includes detailed outlines to guide educators through the staging of the simulation, identifying key resources to prepare educators, students, and the simulator.
  • Scenario is fully programmed for METI simulators and comes with clear instructions for initiating and progressing the simulation experience. Descriptions of the patient's condition for each phase of the scenario help nursing educators conduct the most realistic simulation sessions possible.
  • Debriefing offers guided discussion questions for each scenario to facilitate collaborative evaluation and analysis, directing students to corresponding content in their Elsevier textbooks for review and practice.

"Nursing programs around the country are looking for more effective ways to prepare the future health care workforce for success in actual clinical practice," said Tom Wilhelm, Vice President, e-Solutions, Elsevier Nursing and Health Professions. "With clinical space at a premium, this product will provide nursing students with hands-on learning opportunities and the training and experience they need to handle new and emerging best practices and technologies. For educators, this product enables them to deliver multiple simulated clinical experiences without having to manually change each setting in the patient simulator."

SOURCE Elsevier and CAE Healthcare 

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