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Is Clinical Simulation Moving Into a Post Plastic Era with Wearable Simulators?

Presented by: Amy Cowperthwait, CEO, RN, MSN, CNS, CHSE-A
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The Avkin team will unveil a whole new level of clinical simulation fidelity with their newly released Elite Package wearbable simulators for increased learning fidelity.
  • Recording: Oct 18th, 12PM PDT, UTC-7
  • Access: 60 Days, Anytime Anywhere
  • Certificate: Completion But No CE*
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  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Beginner

Presentation Abstract:

The Avkin team would like to unveil a whole new level of simulation fidelity with their newly released Elite Package. The Elite Package includes all of the educational support your team will need to refine or initiate a formative standardized patient program and the full suite of Avkin wearable simulators. Join us to learn more about how the technological advances of wearable simulators will lead to standardized, translational education for your learners.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appraise the challenges of manikin based simulation.
  2. Analyze the benefits and limitations of hybrid simulation with the combination of wearable simulators and standardized patients (SPs). 
  3. Evaluate how wearable simulators and standardized patients (SPs) can assist their program in providing consistent experiences to ensure learners can d.

Meet the Presenter:

Amy Cowperthwait, CEO, RN, MSN, CNS, CHSE-A

Founder and CEO at Avkin, Inc.
Beginning her career as an ER nurse, Amy Cowperthwait found her niche when transitioning to simulation at the University of Delaware. A trach simulation gone awry led Amy to develop a solution with a human element and ultimately become a disrupter to the long-standing, manikin-based pedagogy. She founded Avkin in 2015 after years of research and development.
Amy is very proud of the most recent acknowledgment of her leadership and innovation by her peers, earning her CHSE-A earlier this year. In addition to her work with Avkin and the University of Delaware’s Center for Simulation Innovation, Interdisciplinary Education, and Entrepreneurship, Amy is also busy presenting her work through keynote addresses at regional, national, and international events; most recently she presented the endnote at the Ohio Consortium of Nursing Learning Labs Conference (OCONLL).
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Disclosures: Amy Cowperthwait is the founder and CEO of Avkin, Inc.

Megan Weldon, CHSE

Director of Education and Marketing at Avkin, Inc.
A Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and Avkin’s Director of Education, Megan has worked with simulation programs for years. When not portraying a patient herself, Megan also creates in-depth characters for simulations and helps simulation programs with their professional development.
Her commitment to realism is reflected in her work to create real human interaction focused on best practices and providing constructive feedback.
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Disclosures: Megan is the Director of Education and Marketing at Avkin.

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Lance W. Baily, BA, EMT-B is the Founder / CEO of HealthySimulation.com, the world’s leading medical simulation resource website which supports thousands healthcare professionals a month. As an experienced entrepreneur, digital media producer and administrative professional, Lance has the background and the experience necessary to help guide the healthcare simulation industry to greater levels of adoption.
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Formerly he served as Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, Simulation Technician for the LA Community College District, and volunteer Fire-Fighter, after receiving his BA in Film and Digital Media Production and working on Hollywood production sets. He currently lives with his wife in Las Vegas with their two young daughters and two crazy dachshunds.
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