Category Archives: Patient Safety

5 Tips from a Standardized Patient on How to Prepare Yourself for First Step of the USMLE Exam

By Eric Brown The United States Medical Licensing Exam, (USMLE) Step 1 exam is conducted to test a candidate’s ability to apply their theoretical knowledge and concepts while practicing medicine. Because of the intensive nature of this exam, you need … Continue reading

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Are You Suffering From Shift Work Sleep Disorder?

By Sara Westgreen Nurses are often short on sleep due to long shifts and/or shift work sleep disorder and may find it difficult to communicate clearly and assertively. But even when you’re short on sleep, nurses have to communicate effectively. … Continue reading

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Effective Communication Calls Upon Us to Share Power….Hmmmmmm, maybe that’s why it is so hard?

As an applied improv teacher, nurse, woman, mother, sister, and friend, I think a lot about communication!  I study the impact it has on outcomes in healthcare such as patient safety, patient experience, morale, and utilization of resources.  I reflect … Continue reading

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