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Nursing simulation podcast developed by SDSU CON faculty

Podcast panelists
Panelists in the College of Nursing podcast "Sim-portant Conversation at SDState are, clockwise from upper left, Alyssa Zweifel, Takara Schomberg, Allyson Stromer and host Patrick Verley. Episodes are released on the first Thursday of the month and are hosted on YouTube.

Alyssa Zweifel
Alyssa Zweifel

Nursing faculty at South Dakota State University have created a monthly podcast for their colleagues nationwide who are involved in healthcare simulation center operations.

“Sim-portant Conversation at SDState” launched in late July after simulation panelists Alyssa Zweifel, Takara Schomberg and Allyson Stromer, all of the SDSU College of Nursing, gave a virtual presentation for the SimOps Conference July 21-22. The Society for Simulation in Healthcare presented the conference in Cincinnati and online.

Zweifel, the healthcare simulation center director for the College of Nursing, said the conference presentation should help build an audience for the monthly podcast.

The inaugural episode talks about the new Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice that was adopted by the International Nursing Association in 2021. A total of six episodes have been recorded to date. Other episodes cover the simulation technician’s role, simulation certifications and interprofessional partnerships.

Schomberg said, "We originally wanted to make a podcast to support the development of our health care simulation center team. I am so proud of how it has turned out and that it can now be a platform for sharing what we are doing at SDSU with others."

Episodes will be released on the first Thursday of the month and are hosted on YouTube. A link to the episodes can be found on the college’s webpage:

The podcast host is College of Nursing instructor Patrick Verley, who is dubbed the master of sim-eronies.