One Minute Simulation: An Evolving Case Study in the Classroom

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Amy Gray Crittenden Daniel J Booher


One Minute Simulation is a fast and easy method that for use in any healthcare educational or health care delivery setting to train staff.  The method requires little advanced preparation and no special equipment, and it can be performed in traditional classrooms, labs or empty patient rooms.  Scenarios require little beyond basic demographic information and a chief complaint.  The students explore the scenario in an evolving case study.  The instructor can adjust the scenario to fit the goals and objectives set for the simulation experience.  Because students cannot predict how the case will progress, One Minute Simulation encourages student engagement and proactive thinking towards patient care.  Simulations can easily be adjusted for the experience and educational levels of the student.  A simple physical assessment scenario is ideal for first semester nursing students, while more complex scenarios, such as a complex myocardial infarction, could be created for advanced students or experienced nurses. 

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Amy Gray Crittenden, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Daniel J Booher, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Assistant Professor of Nursing



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