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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted nursing education in many ways, especially when it came to applying clinical skills. With many clinical sites unable to provide students full access to training at their facilities, nursing programs had to find new ways for students to have hands-on critical thinking opportunities.
Elsevier’s Shadow Health Digital Clinical Experiences provide realistic interactions with virtual patients using a patented conversation engine. Clinical judgment behaviors such as Recognize Cues, Analyze Cues, Prioritize Hypothesis, Generate Solutions, Take Actions, and Evaluate Outcomes are integrated within each of the DCE patient interactions, giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop these critical skills in a standardized environment. This helps learners build confidence in their clinical judgment skills and become more effective at delivering high-quality care to a diverse population of patients.
Shadow Health has a wide range of simulation characters, or Digital Standardized Patients™, that allow students to practice clinical skills in nursing disciplines from Fundamentals to Advanced Primary Care. Because of the patented natural language Conversation Engine within Shadow Health’s Digital Clinical Experiences™ (DCEs), students can practice authentic conversations with patients with diverse representation that students may not see in the clinical setting.
As the field of nursing education continues to improve this educational strategy, several studies have examined the effects of simulation on student outcomes when used in substitution for traditional clinical hours. The purpose of this white paper is to examine evidence of the effectiveness of this strategy, identify best practices for its implementation across the undergraduate nursing curriculum, and discuss the role that Elsevier’s Shadow Health Digital Clinical Experiences™ could potentially play in improving the preparation of students as faculty adopt virtual patient simulation into their course.
People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) face significant stigma and discrimination within the healthcare system. Virtual patient simulations can effectively teach nursing students about patient care issues they may not encounter as part of their clinical education. Read the research article where we explore how caring for a virtual patient with HIV in Shadow Health was proven to decrease discriminatory attitudes in students.
In this pre-recorded webinar, experts Dr. Cheryl Wilson and Dr. Gerry Altmiller discuss approaches to nursing education with the new Essentials in mind, including concept versus competency-based curricula, and how virtual patients align with these approaches. They also discuss how the new Essentials align with the shift in nursing education and the future of nursing.
Discover how the Shadow Health Digital Clinical Experiences help 82% of learners increase efficiency. Our research-backed program helps improve data collection, therapeutic communication, and care planning.
Learn how virtual patient scenarios like Shadow Health can provide positive clinical judgment skill development for your students. Research suggests that high-fidelity simulations can be more realistic and challenging than traditional methods.
Discover how complex virtual patient simulations, in conjunction with self-reflection activities, can engage students in significant transformative learning that develops insightful, knowledgeable nurses.
Explore how virtual patient simulations help educators teach safe, patient-centered care to bridge the gap between education and practice and lead to better patient care and outcomes.
Learn how Shadow Health’s Digital Clinical Experiences can demonstrate high quality education outcomes for nursing programs to use as evidence during the accreditation process.