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Stover co-authors article on importance of simulation in respiratory care instruction

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Camille Stover, clinical assistant professor and on campus program director for the Department of Respiratory Care co-authored an article in the February issue of Respiratory Care Journal.

The article, “Simulation Use in Entry-Into-Practice Respiratory Care Programs” discusses the use of simulation in entry-to-practice respiratory care programs.

The team contacted over 400 accredited entry-into-practice respiratory care programs and asked them to fill out a survey about simulation use as an educational tool in their programs.

Of the respondents, more than three-quarters reported using simulation, including 87 percent of associate degree programs, 75 percent of bachelor’s degree programs, and 100 percent of master’s degree programs.

The authors found simulation modalities and minimum requirements differed by course and program, and that while most respiratory care programs incorporate some degree of simulation, many faculty lack training in best-practices associated with simulation.