Welcome to the HomeGrown Simulation Solution area of the SIRC website!
Created by education professionals to address tricky issues in simulation, HomeGrown Simulation Solutions comprises self-made items, creative adaptations to existing items, simulation recipes, and ideas that add to the suspension of disbelief in simulation. Each item includes objectives for use, ideas to integrate it into the curriculum, and step-by-step instructions that provide a road map for replication.
This area captures and houses the incredible demonstrations of talent, ingenuity, and sharing spirit first seen in 2007 at the low cost solution podium presentation by Margaret (Meg) Meccariello at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) conference. In 2008, the HomeGrown Simulator Contest began; winners were published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing, the journal of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).
Meg was committed to simulation as a valuable teaching strategy. HomeGrown Solutions is part of her rich legacy. Meg passed away on November 19, 2015. Watch Meg's video describing HomeGrown Solutions.