Leaders in nursing education and simulation from the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute joined together with Synensys® to produce a Patient Safety and Improvement module focused on SBAR communication using StoryCare®. “Over 70% of medical errors are the result of ineffective communication, said Synensys CEO Stephen Powell, using SBAR reduces errors and improves patient safety.” SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) is a technique that can be used to facilitate prompt and appropriate communication. This communication model has gained popularity in healthcare settings, especially amongst professions such as physicians and nurses. It is a way for health care professionals to communicate effectively with one another and allows for important information to be transferred accurately. The format of SBAR allows for short, organized, and predictable flow of information between professionals. StoryCare® is an online simulation library for nurses and other health professions that provides easy-to-access simulation exercises for faculty to [...]
This StoryCare webinar is designed for faculty and other clinical educators who are new StoryCare users or faculty who want to enhance their StoryCare learning events in a virtual learning environment. StoryCare faculty leader Dr. Gwen Sherwood and StoryCare co-founder Steve Powell will facilitate the 30-minute session. Watch the recorded session below.
More than ten years ago, principals of Synensys and IDEAS had a brilliant idea to simply and powerfully transform the way busy healthcare professionals could deliver a safe, efficient, and outstanding patient-centered experience within their facilities. For more than 10,000 years, Man has been telling stories to help make sense of our universe. Stories help to educate and entertain, and its been proven that stories help to imbed learnings more deeply. Through extensive consultation, production and real-world testing, more than 150 “real-world” story-based situational health care learning simulations were developed, along with an “anywhere, anytime” simple delivery platform – and StoryCare was born! Healthcare service providers have enjoyed StoryCare and successfully applied learnings into their daily, real-world patient, and Team interactions, with extraordinary results. The StoryCare learning process has now been tuned to support QSEN competencies with engaging “real-world” learning simulations. Every Nursing program across the nation has felt the [...]
StoryCare – Narrative Simulations Aligned with QSEN Competencies The Challenge Today’s nursing educators are faced with an enormous challenge – to help their nursing students make sense of multiple initiatives they will face in healthcare settings, from improving the overall quality of care, enhancing patient safety, delivering an outstanding experience that is patient-centered, and aligning their behaviors with an organization’s mission and values. The QSEN competencies were developed to address this challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work. StoryCare and its library of story simulations with accompanying instructional materials have been engineered to align with the QSEN core competencies, including Evidence-Based Practice, Patient-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Informatics. Bringing the Challenges of the Hospital Environment Alive for Learners StoryCare is much more [...]