By: Alaina Herrington and Julie Poore
Alaina. The room was full of people looking for easy and inexpensive simulation ideas. I was so glad I submitted my idea. I had hesitated as my idea (Telemedicine/elCU Cart) was very simple, but the committee members encouraged me to submit it as others might be looking for opportunities to implement telemedicine in their simulations. The actual submission process was very easy. I created a login through the NLN SIRC site (you do not have to be a NLN member or a nurse to submit a solution). Then I had to complete a few short forms and add my images/video. You can view my solution here.
To use, replicate, or reference Leigh Sneed and her colleagues’ solutions, visit http://sirc.nln.org/homegrown/. Instructions for each solution are available with images, videos, steps for replication, and a supply list. Now I – Alaina—am chair of the NLN/INACSL HomeGrown Solution Committee, and I invite you to submit your ideas and possibly present at this year’s INACSL conference. See the FAQs and note that submissions are reviewed in four time periods: January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. Submissions received after each of these dates will be reviewed in the next timeframe.