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Simulation-Based Learning

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Simulation-based learning is becoming widely established and used within medical education. Although available simulators do not replace the real patient encounter experience entirely, but they do represent a giant leap forward from static mannequins. To provide high-quality care based on patients’ needs, nurses require both the skills they learn during theoretical courses and the practical knowledge gained from being in a hospital or practice (Westin, Sundler, & Berglund, 2015). In the early 90s when I was a nursing student, the only available simulation for us was mannequin-based patient simulation (pretty much like what you see in retail stores as in-store displays or window decoration), Not even a little bit close to the real-life situations.
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