Faculty exchanges are at the heart of the development of nursing human resources and the promotion of patient safety. SONHS contributes to the quality of the global nursing workforce by helping to strengthen the programs that educate that workforce. We share our commitment to nursing education grounded in patient safety with visiting faculty by working with them to integrate patient safety-related initiatives into their curricula.
One powerful way to teach patient safety is through the use of clinical simulation. Visiting faculty learn ways in which simulation can be incorporated into students’ program of study. Click here to learn more about our School’s International Academy for Clinical Simulation and Research, and the programs we offer.
Our PAHO / WHO CC faculty, with the support of the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies’ International Academy for Clinical Simulation and Research, has developed a course entitled “Simulation Strategies Workshop for Patient Safety”. The objective of this 3-to-5-day course is to provide generalized knowledge of simulation for the purpose of facilitating its integration into nursing programs. This course targets Spanish-speaking nursing professionals.
During the last calendar year (2012), our WHO CC faculty provided expert consultation regarding curriculum development at the invitation of the following international institutions of higher education, including how to integrate simulation training into their curricula:
During their knowledge-and-technical support enhancing visits to the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies in 2012, faculty from the following institutions of higher education in the PAHO region and beyond consulted with our WHO CC / International Academy for Clinical Simulation and Research faculty regarding how to incorporate simulation training techniques into their curricula: