Men In Nursing 2020
Michael Estona, Medical-Surgical Simulation Faculty, West Coast University
Looking back on this year, what have been the biggest changes in your practice?
As a simulation facilitator, I have found the switch to remote instruction especially challenging. Simulation is largely a tactile experience; our on-campus program uses several high-fidelity mannequins that mimic a live patient. The simulation faculty has developed new content to approximate the on-campus experience as much as possible within the limitations of the available technology.
We use interactive media, virtual patient monitors and test results, and other visual aids to simulate the effects of various clinical decisions. However, I am looking forward to a return to campus and some semblance of normalcy!