AHEC Partners Publish Text on a Patient Simulation Consortium Model
Technological advances have enabled increasingly complex simulation exercises that allow nurses and other health care professionals to practice new skills and experience uncommon or risky clinical challenges with supervision and feedback. This highly practical volume delivers guidelines on planning, organizing, and implementing a health care education simulation center, using the collaborative and cost-effective consortium model.
The authors, a nursing simulation expert and an organizational strategy development consultant, share the ideas, strategies, and processes that worked for them. They explain the multiple benefits of the consortium model, including the sharing of knowledge and educational and financial resources. They take the reader step by step through the process of building a coalition of key stakeholders, gathering and analyzing data, assigning leadership roles within the consortium, developing a strategic plan, and implementing and sustaining it. Case studies provide real-life insight from successful existing consortia by examining how each operates and highlighting successes, mistakes, and lessons learned.
- Written for nursing and health care administrators, managers, educational leaders, and regional community leaders
- Demonstrates the financial benefits of expense-sharing
- Provides step-by-step plans for building and maintaining momentum and sustainability
- Includes useful tools for achieving and evaluating excellence
- Concludes each chapter with "lessons learned" by the authors through trial and error
- Co-edited by a successful professional nursing educator and a prominent business leader with consortia-building expertise
To purchase, visit http://www.springerpub.com/product/9780826129543.