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Enhancing Simulated Environments for Nursing Education and Practices

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2018 Mid Atlantic Section Fall Meeting


Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, New York, New York

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October 26, 2018

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October 26, 2018

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October 27, 2018

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Margaret Ming Herbster Loyola University Maryland

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I am a senior studying mechanical engineering at Loyola. This summer I worked with Dr. Suzanne Keilson on an applied sciences Hauber fellowship.

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Suzanne Keilson Loyola University Maryland

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Suzanne Keilson is a faculty member at Loyola University Maryland. Her background and degrees are in Applied Physics and her research interests include signal processing, biomedical and materials engineering, design and STEM education. She has served in administrative positions and has taught for the past twenty years, including in special cross-disciplinary first year programs. She is a frequent presenter at a variety of conferences and venues, is an active member of ASEE, the Mid-Atlantic section as well as ASME and IEEE.

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The goal this summer was to research and investigate solutions to limitations in teaching nursing practices using a combination of audio, electrical, and mechanical engineering. The issues raised came from Notre Dame of Maryland University faculty who have practiced many years in the nursing field and nursing education and are now ensuring that nursing students receive the most realistic simulations. Students will have a more seamless transition from simulation to performing procedures on patients with enhanced simulations that allow them to practice as safely and realistically as possible.

The three projects we chose to focus on are not meant to be a new frontier in medicine, but they are steps to educating better nurses so that they are better prepared when they become our caregivers.

Herbster, M. M., & Keilson, S. (2018, October), Enhancing Simulated Environments for Nursing Education and Practices Paper presented at 2018 Mid Atlantic Section Fall Meeting, Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, New York, New York.

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