3016-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Simulation

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3016-19:  The Impact of a Dementia Simulation on Participants' Empathy | Can You Help Me? A Refugee Simulation Experience

Mini concurrent sessions are presented live as two 20-minute presentations plus Q&A. Below they are offered as individual audio recordings.

The Impact of a Dementia Simulation on Participants' Empathy
This presentation will discuss the implementation of a dementia simulation in a university setting across multiple campuses. The presenter will also discuss research related to the impact of the simulation on empathy. Additionally, ways to utilize the simulation for staff development and community education will be discussed.
Presenter:  Daniel Eaton, RN, DNP

Can You Help Me? A Refugee Simulation Experience
Barriers to the provision of quality psychiatric-mental health care to refugees in the community are often related to a deficiency in cultural competence. Education with simulation provides nursing students an opportunity to gain awareness of the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage refugees.
Presenters:  Nina Harvey, DNP, MSN, FNP-C; Stephanie Wynn, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, COI

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:  38 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify three ways a dementia case study simulation can benefit your client care community.
  2. Identify the function of simulation in identifying the impact of human connections on the provision of psychiatric-mental health care to refugees in the community.

Keywords: Simulation, Education, Dementia, Refugee, Culture

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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