Wednesday, June 1, 2016

EHR Tutor's "Scenes" makes unfolding scenarios a reality for Nursing and Health simulation!

EHR Tutor announced the release of a new "Scenes" feature as a way to create unfolding scenarios in simulation.

As more focus shifts to simulation in Nursing Education, Simulation Lab Coordinators often struggle to set up and maintain patient scenarios. An electronic charting system allows a student to view patient data and then chart the skills he/she performed. However, until recently, the changing information from the scenario itself would have to be manually entered by an instructor throughout the lab, or entered in advance on the static chart.


Now, with a single click of a button, lab staff can add orders, lab results and other data sets to a patient to match the scenario as it unfolds.

Founder of EHR Tutor, Diane Yeager, explains the importance of Scenes, "Unfolding scenarios in simulation is a hot topic, but there is no easy way to show unfolding patient data as a lab progresses. The manikins on the market respond to show signs of anaphylactic shock in response to an improper medication, but the chart showing the patient's information will not reflect the patient's distress. Where else do students find the proper information including updated orders and lab results if not in the chart? To have realistic simulation, we need the chart to reflect the changing scenario as well as the manikin and it needs to update in real time, not make believe time."

Using Scenes, an instructor can create multiple Scenes on a standard patient scenario within EHR Tutor's Patient Chart Library. Scenes can either correspond with a standard scenario as time progresses, or be used as responses to a student's actions during a simulation.

The new Scenes feature was announced in a wave of EHR Tutor feature updates including multidisciplinary charting for interprofessional simulations, an Activity Library that allows activities/labs to be saved as templates and the framework for additional charting including Community Health, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.

The new Scenes feature will be available to explore hands-on at INACSL 2016 in EHR Tutor's booth #315. EHR Tutor will also be hosting a webinar on June 10th at 3pm Eastern to discuss teaching ideas related to unfolding scenarios in simulation. Registration can be found here: http://ehrtutor.enterthemeeting.com/m/XX7CXXNZ