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.
Enhancing Manikin Functionality
|Kimberly Muma||Low Cost Unit Dose Medication Packages||May 28, 2015|
|Kimberly Muma||Carb Counting & Basal Bolus Insulin Administration Using Simulated Hospital Food Trays||May 28, 2015|
|Cara Jaye Francesca Garcia||A Low-Cost Improvised CVP Monitoring Simulator||July 13, 2015|
Solution for Everyday Simulation Issues
|Laurel Bergren||Clay Wound Model||January 12, 2015|
|Kelley Connor||Creating a Scenario-Specific Medication Administration Record||January 22, 2015|
|Jeff Carmack||Urinary Catheterization Pants for Standardized Patients||July 15, 2016|
|Jeff Carmack||Adaptation of Mama Natalie for More Realistic Postpartum Hemorrhage||July 16, 2016|
|Mary Leigh||NGT/NT Suction Task Trainer||November 6, 2020|
|Stacia Donaldson||Simple Foley / NG Tube Task Trainer||April 30, 2021|
|Danaiet Teame and Ryan Arquero||Operating High Fidelity Manikins Remotely||March 3, 2022|
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