Healthcare Simulation Strategies provides a variety of consultative services focused at utilizing the latest patient simulation technologies to improve learning outcomes. Specializing in manikin-based simulation, Healthcare Simulation Strategies can help organizations build their simulation learning capabilities from the ground up or aid established programs with improving their educational outcomes.
Principal Consultant – David L. Rodgers, EdD, NREMT-P
Dr. Rodgers has over 25 years experience in healthcare, including Emergency Medical Services, aeromedical services, and hospital-based patient care. Dr. Rodgers led the team that created a major hospital-based simulation center that served 4,000 learners in its first year of operation. He is the lead author on one of the largest commercial simulation curriculum packages currently available. Dr. Rodgers currently manages a simulation center that is widely recognized as a leader in simulation education.
Dr. Rodgers has extensive educational program development experience that ranges from classroom instruction to interactive multimedia packages. He has worked with hospitals of all sizes, from 30 beds to 900 beds, in developing custom education programming. Dr. Rodgers has been active with national healthcare education organizations and has had lead roles in the development of award winning educational programs.
With a doctorate in education with emphasis in curriculum and instruction, Dr. Rodgers brings a mix of academic knowledge and practical experience to simulation program development. Healthcare Simulation Strategies also has available other experienced simulation users from a variety of healthcare disciplines including critical care, anesthesia, respiratory therapy, and emergency care.
Simulation in Action
An essential ingredient in making a simulation seem real is replicating the clinical environment. At left, by placing a low fidelity infant simulator in an infant warmer, the situation becomes much more realistic to the learner. In this case the use of a lower fidelity simulator in a realistic environment may actually lead to better learning outcomes than using a more expensive high-fidelity simulator in a location such as a classroom tabletop that does not have a realistic clinical feel.