YSN faculty members Shannon Pranger and Ami Marshall presented a poster session at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning conference in Toronto from June 13-16 . Entitled “We have a problem”, the poster focused on ways to address the opioid crisis through simulation. Based on the premise that APRN students in the clinical setting often have varied and inconsistent exposure to opioid prescribing and addiction medicine, it advocated for the benefits of implementing a high-fidelity simulation to give students the opportunity to practice and engage first in a simulated environment. There they could practice motivation interviewing techniques and make clinical decisions critical to safe opioid prescribing in the primary care setting. Read more about the poster session here.
With the goal of advancing the science of healthcare simulation, the annual conference provides a forum for simulation aficionados, researchers, and vendors.