The NIU School of Nursing hosted the annual conference of the Chicagoland Nursing Simulation Interest Group (CNSIG) recently.
Topics for the conference included Standards of Best Practice as determined by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), simulation debriefing techniques and moulage techniques. Demonstrations of the latest developments in nursing simulation were provided by CAE, who brought their 3D augmented reality device, which combines a virtual, internal view of the patient in conjunction with the actual human simulator in the room.
There was also discussion of creating a more formal consortium on nursing simulation for the state. NIU’s Director of Nursing Labs, Kristen Selig, is one of the original founders of the interest group. The interest group consists of nursing simulation experts throughout the Chicagoland area and this was the first time NIU hosted their annual conference, and 50 people attended. The conference also provided continuing education credits for nurses who attended.