Title Clinical Simulations for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Subtitle A Comprehensive Guide for Faculty, Students, and Simulation Staff
Author Celeste M. Alfes, Elizabeth P. Zimmermann
ISBN 9780826140258
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No of pages 636
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2020
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Provides high-quality, comprehensive simulation cases for APRNs

This invaluable resource is the first simulation guide designed specifically to support the training and evaluation of advanced practice nursing students, novice nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses transitioning to new fields. This book provides a method and foundation to transform graduate nursing education to competency-based clinical evaluation, empowering programs with standardized templates and interprofessional education options for each case to advance graduate simulation education and research.

This comprehensive guide delivers more than 50 comprehensive case scenarios, written by experienced APRNs, faculty, and simulation specialists. Scenarios are arranged by APRN specialty with applications for students, faculty, standardized patients, staff development and simulation staff who prepare the advanced practice nurse and their interprofessional team for clinical expertise. Not only is this text easy for faculty to use and implement, it also includes several levels of application and offers strategies for adapting scenarios to an interprofessional setting.

Each simulation is structured into a consistent template for ease of use and includes a description, objectives, equipment needed, pre-briefing, debriefing, and interprofessional considerations. Additionally, each scenario includes a one-page download designed for the Simulation Team focusing on “what happens” in a particular scenario. These comprehensive simulations encompass a wide variety of valid health and mental health scenarios across the lifespan and include telehealth, critical care transport, and retail scenarios.

Three detailed sections dedicated to APRN students, faculty and simulation staff are provided with timely topics as well as sound advice from recent graduates, faculty experts, and leaders in the simulation field. The section for students provides anticipatory guidance for novice practitioners on how best to prepare for formative and summative evaluations, standardized patient interactions, high stakes simulation testing, and interprofessional experiences. The section for faculty provides practical information on how to design engaging simulation experiences for the APRN, and suggestions on mapping the various modes of simulation experiences to the levels and competencies. A detailed section directed at the simulations team covers operations and management of the environment, personnel, equipment, and resources.

Key Features:

  • Provides 10 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) standard scenarios for general advanced practice assessment
  • Contains more than 50 comprehensive simulation scenarios, arranged by APRN specialty for formative, summative, and high stakes testing and competency evaluations
  • Consistent with INASCL and SSH Simulation Standards of Best Practice and NLN Simulation Theory by Pamela Jeffries
  • Maps simulation experiences to APRN learner levels and AACN competencies
  • Includes separate sections tailored towards APRN students, APRN faculty and staff development, and the simulation operational team
  • Delineates and provides hyperlinks for suggested learner preparation and the most up to date references to support each scenario








Chapter 1: Introduction Dedicated to the APRN Student

A. Overview of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Heiddy DiGregorio, Susan Henley Hébert, Susan Reynolds, and Sarah Beebe)

B. Practical Guide on What to Expect and How to Prepare for Simulation Experiences (Virginia C. Muckier and Audi N. Rice)

C. Debriefing (Catherine Hillberry)

D. Formative Assessment (Virginia C. Muckler)

E. Summative Assessment (Virginia C. Muckler)

F. High-Stakes Simulation Testing Experiences (Sean P. Convoy and Pam Wall)

G. Confidentiality (Michelle L. R. Gonzalez and Margory A. Molloy)

H. Feedback: Receiving and Giving (Virginia C. Muckler)

I. Resources for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Student (Sarah Rollison, Virginia C. Muckler, and Kirsten A. Leite)

J. The National Certification Examination (Deborah L. Dillon)

K. Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education (Jane M. Gannon and Catherine Hillberry)


Chapter 2: Introduction for the Faculty/Educator Instructing the APRN Student

A. The Evolution of Healthcare Simulation in Graduate Nursing Education (Lori Lioce)

B. Developing Scenarios/Objectives for Attainment of APRN Competencies and Mapping Modes of Simulations to the level/Competency of the APRN (Rémi M. Hueckel and Michelle L. R. Gonzalez)

C. Formative, Summative, Objective Structured Clinical Examination, High-Stakes Evaluations (Amatuia J. Carmack and Tonya Breymier)

D. Video Recording (Tonya Breymier)

E. Introduction for the Faculty: Prebrieting (Jacqueline Robinson)

F. Debriefing (Margaret Bowers and Margory A. Molloy)

G. Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH): Evaluating the Experience (Beth Latimer)

H. Rubrics: Standardized Checklists (Kimberly Hawkins)

I. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN); Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR); and Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS*) (Jane M. Gannon)

J. Nursing Informatics Curriculum Development (Mary Joy Garcia-Dia)

K. Nursing Informatics Practice Implications (Mary Joy Garcia-Dia)

L. Faculty Development: Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced (CHSE-A) (Tonya Breyrnier and Amanda J. Carmack)

M. Promoting the Success of Diverse Groups of Graduate Nursing Students (David Foley)

N. Standardized Patient Interactions (Margory A. Molloy and Sean P. Convoy)


Chapter 3: Introduction for the Simulation Team Supporting Simulation Experiences for APRNs

A. Administrative Considerations: Policy and Procedures (Andrea L. Bryner)

B. Accreditation (Margory A. Molloy and Virginia C. Muckier)

C. Technology Considerations: Simulators, Task Trainers, Video Recording (Andrew I. Gross)

D. Operational Considerations: Personnel and Scheduling (Margory A. Molloy and Marci L. Dial)

E. Supporting the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Student and Faculty/Instructors (Margaret Bowers)

F. Staff Development: Certified Healthcare Simulation Operation Specialist (CHSOS) (Margory A. Molloy, and Marci L. Dial)


Chapter 4: General Assessment: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) (Content Editor: Carol Kelley)

A. Introduction to the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) (Tonya Breymier and Amanda J. Carmack)

B. Abdominal Pain (Carol Kelley and Jacqueline Robinson)

C. Acute Cough (Carol Kelley and Jacqueline Robinson)

D. Elbow Pain (Carol Kelley and Jacqueline Robinson)

E. Neuropathy (Carol Kelley and Jacqueline Robinson)

F. Dysuria (Latina Brooks)

G. Hypertension (Nadine M. Marchi)

H. Chronic Cough (Sallyann Storer)

I. Skipped Heartbeats (Carol Kelley and Jacqueline Robinson)

J. Blurred Vision (Kimberly Hawkins)

K. Chest Pain (Donna M. Thompson, Julie Mafrici, and Amy Lower)


Chapter 5: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Content Editor: Deborah L. Dillon)

A. Introduction to the Role of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG ACNP) (Deborah L. Dillon)

B. Heart Failure, Acute Exacerbation (Deborah L. Dillon)

C. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/New Onset Pneumonia (Acute Care) (Chris Winkelman)

D. Multiple Trauma (Mario Manacci and Christopher Manacci)

E. Acute Coronary Syndrome (Mario Manacci and Christopher Manacci)

F. Acute Ischemic Stroke (Mario Manacci and Christopher Manacci)

G. Addressing Goals of Care and Imparting Life-Altering News (Maryjo Prince-Paul)


Chapter 6: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Content Editor: Evelyn G. Duffy)

A. Introduction to the Role of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) (Evelyn G. Duffy)

B. Adult Heart Failure (Margaret Bowers)

C. Hypertension (Kimberly Budisalich)

D. Anemia in the Geriatric Patient (Leslie Faith Morritt Taub and Natalya Pasklinsky)

E. Appendicitis (Janine Galeski)

F. Telemedicine Encounter (Mary Jo Vetter and Beth Latimer)

G. Transition From Skilled Nursing to Home (Karen Roberts Burritt and Deborah Bambini)

H. Primary Care in the Home Encounter (Beth Latimer and Mary Jo Vetter)

I. Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Leslie Faith Morritt Taub and Natalya Pasklinsky)

J. Pain Management in Advanced Illness (Molly Jackson)

K. Patient With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and New Onset Pneumonia (Chris Winkelman)


Chapter 7: Family Nurse Practitioner (Content Editor: Carol Savrin)

A. Introduction to the Role of the Family Nurse Practitioner (Carol Savrin)

B. Low Back Pain (Karen Roberts Burritt and Deborah Bambini)

C. Adult Hypertension (Margaret Bowers and Michaela Romero)

D. Dehydration/Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) (Michael D. Bumbach and Jane M. Gannon)

E. Diabetes in Adult (Advanced Case Study) (Michaela Romero, Kristin Schams, and Carolyn Bottone-Post)

F. Heart Failure: Adult Geriatric Patient (Rose lannino•Renz)

G. Adult Asthma Exacerbation (Michaela Romero, Kristin Schams, and Carolyn Bottone-Post)

H. Retail Scenario: Acute Illness Visit (Sheryl Scheer Sandahl)

I. Headaches and Then Recurrent (Maureen Moriarty, Colleen Sanders, and Catherine Hillberry)

J. Anemia in the Young Adult or Middle Age Adult (Michael D. Bumbach and Jane M. Gannon)

K. Providing Care to a Transgender Person (Grace Huizinga and Deborah Bambini)

L. Diabetes in Adult (Basic Case Study) (Michaela Romero, Kristin Schams and Carolyn Bottone Post)

M. Human Trafficking (Persistent Cough/Occupational Asthma) (Joy Turner Washburn and Deborah Bambini)


Chapter 8: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (Content Editors: Valarie Artigas and Carrie Eaton)

A. Introduction to the Role of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (Valarie Artigas and Carrie Eaton)

B. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (Opioid Crisis) (Carrie Eaton and Valarie Artigas)

C. Breaking Bad News: Necrotizing Enterocolitis (Carrie Eaton and Valarie Artigas)

D. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Consult for Borderline Viability (Carrie Eaton and Valarie Artigas)


Chapter 9: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care (Content Editor: Marguerite A. DiMarco)

A. Introduction to the Role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Marguerite A. DiMarco)

B. Acute Gastroenteritis (Maryann Valcourt and Catherine Hillberry)

C. Toddler With Anemia and Constipation (Rémi M. Hueckel and Anne Derouin)

D. Teen With Weight Loss Well Child Exam (Rémi M. Hueckel and Anne Derouin)

E. Otitis Media (Carol Savrin)

F. Telehealth Visit: Adolescent With Rash (Mindi Anderson, Dawn O. Eckhoff, Desiree A. Diaz, and Laura Gonzalez)


Chapter 10: Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Content Editors: Kathyrn Wheller and Jennifer Johntony)

A. Introduction to the Role of the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Kathyrn Wheller and Jennifer Johntony)

B. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Jennifer Johntony and Kathyrn Wheller)

C. Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescent (Rémi M. Hueckel)

D. Septic Shock: Infant (Rémi M. Hueckel)


Chapter 11: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Content Editors: Pamela Wall and Sean P. Convoy)

A. Introduction to the Role of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Pamela Wall and Sean P. Convoy)

O. Borderline Personality Disorder (Tamatha Arms, Tawny Tseng, Robin Cunningham, and Cheryl McFaden)

C. Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type (Tamatha Arms Marty Tseng, Robin Cunningham, and Cheryl McFaden)

D. Crisis Intervention: Adult (Sean P. Convoy and Pamela Wall)

E. Crisis Intervention: APRN Student (David Foley and Susan Painter)

F. Complex Trauma in Adult Female (Sarah Jean Szymczak, Pamela Wall, and Sean P. Convoy)

G. Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychlatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS): Child-Adolescent (Bich-Tuyen Nguyen, Madalyn Bost, and Tatyana Belykh)


Chapter 12: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (Content Editor: Mary R. Franklin)

A. Introduction to the Role of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (Mary R. Franklin)

B. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Mary R. Franklin)

C. Sexually Transmitted Infection: Genital Herpes Simplex Virus—Primary (Cindy Evans and Tonya Breymier)

D. Breast Mass (Deborah H. Smith and Catherine Hillberry)

E. Contraception (Deborah H. Smith and Catherine Hillberry)


Chapter 13: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Content Editor: Jacqueline Robinson)

A. Introduction to the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (Jacqueline Robinson)

B. Alarm Fatigue (Jacqueline Robinson)

C. Elder Abuse (Jacqueline Robinson)

D. Leading a Sentinel Event Team (Jacqueline Robinson)

E. Managing Respiratory Distress in a Community Setting: Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis (Heirddy DiGregorio)


Chapter 14: Certified Nurse-Midwife/Certified Midwife (Content Editor: Mary R. Franklin)

A. Introduction to the Role of the Midwife/Nurse-Midwife (Mary R. Franklin)

B. Immediate Postpartum Hemorrhage (Rachel Kay and Kimberly Garcia)

C. Active Labor With Category 2 Fetal Heart Rate Tracing (Sharon Adams and Jane M. Gannon)

D. Midwifery Shoulder Dystoda (Deborah H. Smith and Catherine Hillberry)

E. Common Breastfeeding Complications (Kimberly Garcia and Rachel Kay)

F. Midwifery Simulation: Prolapsed Cord (Carrie Gerber and Loraine M. O’Neill)


Chapter 15: Introduction to the Role of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Content Editor: Suzanne Panayiotou)

A. The Role of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Suzanne Panayiotou)

B. Tension Pneumothorax (Mark A. Caldwell and Jacqueline Robinson)

C. Failed Airway: Cannot Intubate, Cannot Ventilate (Virginia C. Muckler, Andi N. Rice, Kirsten A. Leite, and Sarah Rollison)

D. Hyperkalemia in the Operating Room Leading to Cardiac Arrest (Suzanne Panayiotou)

F. Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (Mark A. Caldwell and Jacqueline Robinson)



About the Editors:

Celeste M. Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, FAAN, is associate professor and director of the Center for Nursing Education, Simulation, and Innovation at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing (University of Akron), master of science in nursing (University of Akron), and doctor of nursing practice (CWRU). With a background in critical care nursing, she has 21 years of experience teaching baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral nursing students. Dr. Alfes has made significant contributions, pioneering simulation training for flight nurses globally including the development of North America’s first high-fidelity helicopter simulator adapted for flight nurse training; consultations to Japan’s first Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Flight Nursing program; and the development of training and research partnerships with the U.S. Air Force and the National Center for Medical Readiness. Under her direction, the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing at CWRU has had a global impact producing research, scholarly publications, training protocols, and consultations with air medical transport leaders from academia, practice, industry, and military sectors. Dr. Alfes has been a coinvestigator on funded research projects with the Laerdal Foundation of Norway, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, and the MedEvac Foundation International to improve air medical and critical care transport nurse training nationally.

Elizabeth Zimmermann, DNP, MSN, RN, CHSE, is Assistant Professor of Nursing, at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB), Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. An MSN graduate of the University of Illinois, Dr. Zimmermann spent multiple years as the APRN for Pediatric Surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The 2013-2014, NLN Jonas Scholar she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at CWRU with an Education Leadership focus, examining the effect of Simulation on students’ clinical behaviors. Winning the FPB innovation award she developed a collaboration between bio-medical engineering and BSN nursing, leading to the expansion of Simulation within the Center for Nursing Education, Simulation and Innovation at FPB.

Target Audience:

This book is the first simulation guide designed specifically to support the training and evaluate the performance of advanced practice registered nursing students, novice nurse practioners, and advanced practice registered nurses developing new skills.




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