Our members are a hard working group who conduct simulation education research and publish in simulation and education journals.

The following page is a list publications the CAN-Sim membership has published. Let us know if we are missing your publication and we will add it to the list.

Member Publication Listings

2024 Publications

  • Atthill, S., & Job, T. (2024). Evaluating the effectiveness of a self-debrief prior to an asynchronous debrief. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 87, 101481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.101481
  • Barlow, M., Heaton, L., Ryan, C., Downer, T., Reid-Searl, K., Guinea, S., Dickie, R., Wordsworth, A., Hawes, P., Lamb, A., Andersen, P. (2024). The application and integration of evidence-based best practice standards to healthcare simulation design: A scoping review. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 87, 101495. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.101495
  • Dale-Tam, J., & Dale, L. (2024). Using Simulation to Develop Clinical Reasoning Skills for Registered Practical Nurses New to Acute Care. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 86, 101477. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.101477

  • Doucette, E., Fullerton, M.M., Pateman, M., Lip, A., Houle, S.K.D., Kellner, J.D., Leal, J., MacDonald, S.E., McNeil, D., Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Davidson, S., & Constantinescu, C. (2024). Development and evaluation of virtual simulation games to increase confidence and self-efficacy of healthcare learners in vaccine communication, advocacy, and promotion. BMC Medical Education, 24(190). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-024-05169-9

  • Horsley, E., & Dale-Tam, J. (2024). Simulation modalities in clinical practice. Nursing Clinics of North America. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2024.02.009
  • INACSL Standards Committee, Persico, L., Ramakrishnan, S., Catena, R., Charnetski, M., Fogg, N., Jones, M., Ludlow, J., MacLean, H., Simmons, V.C., Smeltzer, S., Wilk, A., & Wilson-Keates, B., (2024, in press). The Impact of Prebriefing on Simulation Learning Outcomes – A Systematic Review Protocol, Clinical Simulation in Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.101507

  • Lavoie, P., Lapierre, A., Maheu-Cadotte, M.A., Brien, L.A., Ledoux, I. et Gosselin, E. (2024). Nursing students’ engagement in virtual reality and hybrid simulations: A quasi-experimental study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 87, 101496. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.101496
  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Silva, A., Killam, A.L., Bruneau, J., Ziegler, E., & Tyerman, J. (2024). A virtual debriefing professional development module for nurse educators. International Journal of Healthcare Simulation, XX(XX). https://ijohs.com/article/doi/10.54531/WQLC6185

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., & Larocque, M. (2024). Pre-simulation preparation preferences of senior nursing students: Virtual simulation games versus traditional case studies. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 91, 101545. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2024.101545

  • Rogers, B., Killam, L.A., Lockhart, R., Foltz-Ramos, K., Luctkar-Flude, M., Campbell, S.H., Tyerman, J., Ehmke, M., & Franklin, A.E. (2024). Prioritizing simulation facilitators’ competencies for professional development using Q-methodology. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 90, 101527. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2024.101527
  • Turner, S., Rabbani, R., & Harder, N. (2024). Location! Location! Location! Comparing simulation debriefing spaces. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 87, 101504. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.101504
  • Vaughn, J., Ford, S. H., Killam, L., Sims, S., Arms, T., Roberto, A., Dawkins, M. W., & Rey, F. (2024). “STEPS”: A simulation tool to enhance psychological safety. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 90. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2024.101532

  • Vaughn, J., Ford, S.H., Scott, M., Jones, C., & Lewinski, A. (2024). Enhancing healthcare innovation: Leveraging ChatGPT for innovative simulation scenarios. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 87, 101487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.101487

  • Verkuyl, M., & Atack, L. (2024). Ten tips for successful virtual simulation integration in the curriculum. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 88, 101516. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2024.101516

  • Verkuyl, M., Gore, T., & Bowler, F. (2024). Learn More About INACSL’s Endorsement Program! Clinical Simulation In Nursing, 91, 101544. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2024.101544
  • Verkuyl, M., Violato, E., Harder, N., Southam, T., Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Goldsworthy, S., Ellis, W., Campbell, S.H., & Atack, L. (2024). Virtual simulation in healthcare education: A multi-professional, pan-Canadian evaluation. Advances in Simulation, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41077-023-00276-x

2023 Publications

  • Azher, S., Cervantes, A., Marchionni, C., Grewal, K., Marchand, H., & Harley, J.M. (2023). Virtual simulation in nursing education: Headset virtual reality and screen-based virtual simulation offer a comparable experience. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 79, 61-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.02.009
  • Blais, S., Marceau, M., Lavoie, S., & Ledoux, Isabelle. (2023). Description of in situ simulation activities in critical care units of Quebec (Canada). Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 85, 101471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.101471
  • Catena, R., & MacLean, H. (2023). Contextualizing learning in a resuscitation simulation experience: A supportive approach to simulation for novice learners. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 9(2), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.17483/2368-6669.1401
  • Egan, R., Lee, C., Bornais, J., Tyerman, J., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2023). Perspectives of simulation instructors, course instructors and students on factors and outcomes of simulation effectiveness. International Journal of Healthcare Simulation. https://ijohs.com/article/doi/10.54531/BBRP5833

  • Harder, N. (2023). Simulation as a knowledge translation strategy. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 76, A1-A2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.01.002

  • Ibrahim, S., Lok, J., Mitchell, M., Stoiljkovic, B., Tarulli, N., & Hubley, P. (2023). Equity, diversity and inclusion in clinical simulation healthcare education and training: An integrative review. International Journal of Healthcare Simulation. https://ijohs.com/article/doi/10.54531/BRQT3477

  • Killam, L. A., Timmermans, K., Cavanagh, F. C., Chevalier, N., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2023). Virtual Clinical Simulation to Teach Mental Health Concepts: A Scoping Review. Open Science Framework. https://osf.io/r8tqh

  • Killam, L.A., Ziegler, E., Kristoff, T., Silva, A., Jackson, A.J., Ross-White, A., Tyerman, J., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2023). Health professional students’ experiences with virtual simulation: A scoping review protocol. International Journal of Healthcare Simulation. https://ijohs.com/article/doi/10.54531/KJPU2495
  • Lavoie, P., Lapierre, A., Khetir, Imene, Doherty, A., Thibodeau-Jarry, N., Rousseau-Saine, N. Cretaz M., Benhannache, R., Mailhot, T. (2023). A comparison of nurses’ situation awareness and eye-tracking data in precardiac arrest simulations. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 81, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.101429
  • Nowell, L., Ferreira, C., Dhingra, S., Davidson, K., Morgan, P., & Thomas, C. (2023). Students and simulation facilitators’ experiences and perceptions of a distraction and interruption simulation: A mixed-methods study. Nurse Education Today, 120, 105634. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2022.105634

  • Pearsall, J. L., Beffert, U., & April, D. T. (2023). Clinical to simulation ratio: The impact on Quebec nursing students’, success, cognitive load, and mental well-being. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 78, 18-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.02.006

  • Pittman, G., Morrell, Sh., Ziegler, E., McEwen, A., Rickeard, D., Bornais, J., Borawski, S., Hebert, A., Sheppard-Lemoine, D., & Jacobs, L. (2023). Education regarding opioid prescribing, opioid tapering, and medical assistance in dying (MAiD) for nurse practitioner students: A pilot study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 80, 23-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2023.03.006

  • Schofield, R., Chircop, A., Currie, G., Foster, S., Hamilton, J., Kall, D., Luctkar-Flude, M., Riselli, D.M., Oke, S., Ryan, M.R., Sanders, T., Tam, S., Tyerman, J. (2023). Developing simulation games to advance public health nursing competence in baccalaureate education. Public Health Nursing, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.13163

  • Shipton, N., Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Ross-White, A., Costa, I., & Woo, K. (2023). The use of clinical simulation in wound care education for nurses: A scoping review protocol. British Journal of Nursing, 32(15), S26-S32. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2023.32.15.s26

  • Silva, A., Galica, J., Woo, K., Killam, L., Concepcion, J., Booker, R., Giroux, J. & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2023). Developing a Virtual Simulation Game about Sexual Health for Breast Cancer Survivors. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 33(2), 246-252.

  • Silva, G.O., Oliveira, F.S., Coelho, A.S.G., Fonseca, L.M.M., Vieira, F.V.M., Campbell, S.H., & Aredes, N.D.A. (2023). Influence of simulation design on stress, anxiety and self-confidence of nursing students: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16681
  • Silva, A., Teggart, K., Heerschap, C., Galica, J., Woo, K., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2023). The use of simulation-based education in cancer care: A scoping review. International Journal of Healthcare Simulation. https://ijohs.com/article/doi/10.54531/AUXJ4316

  • Turner, S., Harder, N., Vigier, D., Cooper, A., Pinel, K., & Mitchell, K. (2023). Lessons from implementing virtual simulations: A multi-program evaluation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 74, 57-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.09.001
  • Zhang, Y., Churchill, M., Mannette, J., Rothfus, M., Mireault, A., Harvey, A., Lackie, K., Hayward, K., Arsenault, J.F., Lordly, D., & Grant, S. (2023). Identifying and mapping Canadian dietetic students’ interaction(s) with simulation-based education: A scoping review. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.http://dx.doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2023-016

2022 Publications

  • Amdie, F., Luctkar-Flude, M., Snelgrove-Clarke, E., Sawhney, M., Alemu, S., & Woo, K. (2022). Feasibility of virtual simulation-based diabetes foot care education in patients with diabetes in Ethiopia: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, 15, 995-1009. https://doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S345722
  • Costa, I., Luctkar-Flude, M., Goldie, K., & Pulling, C. (2022). Usability, engagement, learning outcomes, benefits and challenges of using a mobile classroom response system during clinical simulations for undergraduate nursing students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 70, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.05.001

  • Dale-Tam, J., & Thompson, K. (2022). Evolution of a simulation design template at a Canadian academic hospital. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 73, 17-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.10.001

  • Davidson, K.M., Morgan, P., Ferreira, C., Thomas, C.M., & Nowell, L. (2022). Adapting a distraction and interruption simulation for safe medication preparation: An international collaboration. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 65, 45-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.01.005
  • Fleming, K., Miller, R.H., Page, J., Ennis, A., Luctkar-Flude, M., & Tyerman, J. Dismantling barriers: Innovative use of simulation to reduce barriers experienced by individuals with Sickle Cell Disease presenting to the Emergency Department. Cureus, 14(10). https://www.cureus.com/posters/2327-dismantling-barriers-innovative-use-of-simulation-to-reduce-barriers-experienced-by-individuals-with-sickle-cell-disease-presenting-to-the-emergency-department

  • Foronda, C., Falcon, A., Murillo, C., Luctkar-Flude, M., Bryant, K., & Diaz, D. (2022). Incorporating concepts of diversity and cultural humility in simulations. In P. Jeffries & National League for Nursing (Eds.). Clinical Simulations in Nursing Education: Advanced Concepts, Trends, and Opportunities, 2nd ed. Wolters Kluwer Inc
  • Foronda, C., Prather, S., Baptiste, D.L., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2022). Cultural humility toolkit. Nurse Educator, 47(5). https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000001182

  • Foronda, C., McDermott, D.S., & Crenshaw, N. (2022). Prebriefing for cultural humility. Clinical Simulation inVer Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.02.008
  • Goldsworthy, S.,Ferreira, C., Shajani, Z., Snell, D., & Perez, G. (2022). Combining virtual and high-fidelity simulation to foster confidence and competency in postpartum assessment complications among undergraduate nursing students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 66, 18-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.02.001

  • Goldsworthy, S., Goodhand, K., Baron, S., Button, D., Hunter, S., McNeill, L., Budden, F.,, McIntosh, A., Kay, C., Fasken, L. (2022). Co-debriefing virtual simulations: An international perspective. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 63, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.10.007

  • Kristoff, T. (2022). Co-constructing a diverse hybrid simulation-based experience on First Nations culture. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 67, 33-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.02.012

  • Lackie, K., Hayward, K., Ayn, C., Stilwell, P., Lane, J., Andrews, C., Dutton, T., Ferkol, D., Harris, S., Pendergast, N., Persaud, D., Thillaye, J., Mills, J., Grant, S., & Munroe, A. (2022). Creating psychological safety in interprofessional simulation for health professional learners: A scoping review of the barriers and enablers. Journal of Interprofessional Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2022.2052269

  • Lapierre, A., Arbour, c., Maheu-Cadotte, M.A., Vinette, B., Fontaine, G., & Lavoie, P. (2022). Association between clinical simulation design features and novice healthcare professionals’ cognitive load: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Simulation & Gaming, 53(5), 538-563. https://doi.org/10.1177/10468781221120599

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Ziegler, E., Foronda, C., Walker, S., & Tyerman, J. (2022). Impact of virtual simulation games to promote cultural humility regarding the care of sexual and gender diverse persons: A multi-site pilot study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.07.004

  • Mulli, J., Nowell, L., Swart, R. & Eftefan, A. (2022) Undergraduate nursing simulation facilitators lived experience of facilitating reflection-in-action during high-fidelity simulation: A phenomenological study. Nurse Education Today, 109. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2021.105251

  • Pirani, S., Freemyer, B., Furuta, S., Teruya, K., Oba, Y., Detor, L., Furutani, T., Peterman, K., Tamura, K., & Wong, L. (2022). Efficacy of interprofessional sport concussion simulation training for health care students and teacher candidates. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 28, 100516. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2022.100516

  • Silva, A., Galica, J., Woo, K., Ross-White, Halliday, S., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2022). The use of simulation-based education in cancer care: A scoping review protocol. International Journal of Healthcare Simulation.https://ijohs.com/article/doi/10.54531/DLVS9567
  • Sinclair, B., & Relouw, H. (2022). Family and community nursing: The use of an unfolding simulation via zoom. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 68, 58-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.04.003
  • Verkuyl, M., Djafarova, N., Mastrilli, P., & Atack, L. (2022). Virtual gaming simulation: Evaluating players’ experiences. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 63, 16-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.11.002
  • Verkuyl, M., St-Amant, O., Atack, L., , MacEachern, D., Laird, A., Mastrilli, P., Flores, G., & Gunn, H.S.H. Virtual simulations’ impact on clinical practice: A qualitative study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 68, 19-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.04.001
  • Ziegler, E., Tyerman, J., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2022). Wolfgang’s Story: A virtual simulation supporting effective and supportive communication with an older gay adult. Creative Nursing, 28(2), 82-87.

2021 Publications

  • Atthill, S., Witmer, D., Luctkar-Flude, M., & Tyerman, J. (2021). Exploring the impact of a virtual asynchronous debriefing method following a virtual simulation game to support clinical decision making. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 50, 10-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2020.06.008

  • Crane, A., Tyerman, J., & Celestini, A. (2021). Virtual simulation games as an educational tool for university first responders in Canada: A usability study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 55, 10-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.02.007

  • Dale-Tam, J., Thompson, K., & Dale, L. (2021, in press). Creating psychological safety during a virtual simulation session. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 57, 14-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.01.017

  • El Hussein, M., Harvey, G., & Kilfoil, L. (2021). Pre-brief in simulation-based experiences: A scoping review of the literature. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 61, 86-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.08.003

  • Foltz-Ramos, K., Fusco, N.M., & Paige, J.B. (2021). Saving patient x: A quasi-experimental study of teamwork and performance in simulation following an interprofessional escape room. Journal of Interprofessional Care Care, https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2021.1874316

  • Hetzel-Campbell, S., Nye, C., Hebert, S.H., Short, C., & Thomas, M.H. (2021). Simulation as a disruptive innovation in advanced practice nursing programs: A report from a qualitative examination. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 61, 79-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.08.001

  • Keys, E., Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Sears, K., & Woo, K. (2021). The integration of virtual simulation gaming into undergraduate nursing resuscitation education: A pilot randomized control trial. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 54, 54-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.01.013

  • Killam, L.A., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2021). Virtual simulations to replace clinical hours in a family assessment course: Development using H5P, gamification, and student co-creation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 47, 59-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.02.008

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Verkuyl, M., Goldsworthy, S., Harder, N., Wilson-Keates, B., Kruizinga, J., & Gumapac, N. (2021). Effectiveness of debriefing methods for virtual simulation: A systematic review. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 57, 18-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.04.009

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Tregunno, D., Bell, K., Verkuyl, M., & Mastrilli, P. (2021). Designing a virtual simulation game as presimulation preparation for a respiratory distress simulation for senior nursing students: Usability, feasibility and perceived impact on learning. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 53, 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2020.11.009

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Ziegler, E., Walker, S., & Carroll, B. (2021). Nursing education about cultural humility, sexual orientation and gender identity: Usability testing of an eLearning toolkit that includes virtual simulation games. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 16, 321-325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2021.06.015

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., & Tyerman, J. (2021). The rise of virtual simulation: Pandemic response or enduring pedagogy? Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 57, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.06.008

  • MacRae, D., Jara, M.R., Tyerman, J., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2021). Investing in engagement: Integrating virtual learning experiences across an undergraduate nursing program. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 52, 17-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2020.12.005

  • Mulli, J., Nowell, L., & Lind, C. (2021). Facilitating reflection-in-action during high fidelity simulation: A concept analysis. Nurse Education Today. 97. 1-7. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104709

  • Peachey, L., McParland, T., Goldsworthy, S., & Williams, V. (2021). P stands for pivot: Pivoting face-to-face practicum to virtual simulation during the pandemic. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 57, 53-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.04.021
  • Silva, A., Bellaguarda, M.L., Woo, K., Galica, J., Wilson, R., Silva, V.S.E., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2021). Healthcare simulation use to support guidelines implementation: An integrative review. Surgical Technology International, 39, 38-47. https://doi.org/10.52198/21.STI.39.SO1524
  • Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., & Baker, C. (2021). Rapid development of a COVD-19 assessment and PPE virtual simulation game. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 56, 125-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.03.002

  • Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Chumbley, L., Lalonde, M., Peachey, L., McParland, T., & Tregunno, D. (2021). Developing virtual simulation games for presimulation preparation: A user-friendly approach for nurse educators. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 11(7), 10-18. https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v11n7p10

  • Tyerman, J., Ziegler, E., Carroll, B., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2021). LGBTQI2S Virtual simulation: Lessons learned using actors with lived experience. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 54, 40-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.01.016

  • Verkuyl, M., Lapum, J.L., St. Amant, O., Hughes, M., & Romaniuk, D. (2021). Curricular uptake of virtual gaming simulation in nursing education. Nurse Education in Practice, 50, 102967. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2021.102967

  • Ziegler, E., Luctkar-Flude, M., Carroll, B., Tyerman, J., Chumbley, L. & Shortall, C. (2021). Development of an online educational toolkit for sexual orientation and gender identity minority nursing care. The Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem (RLAE), 29, e3470.https://doi.org/10.1590/1518-8345.4712.3470

2020 Publications

  • Besse, C., Vogelsang, L., & Zdunich, J. (2020). The simulation games: Bringin’ it to the bedside. Nurse Educator, 11 May 2020. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000832

  • Celestini, A. (2020). Serious games in higher distanced education. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 46(3), 1-12. https://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/27965/20507

  • Chircop, A., & Cobbett, S. (2020). Gett’n on the bus: Evaluation of the Sentinal City(R)3.0 virtual simulation in community/population health clinical placement. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship,17(1).https://doi.org/10.1515/ijnes-2019-0109

  • Da Silva, C., Peisacovich, E., Gal, R., Anyinam, C., Coffey, S., & Graham, L. (2020). A programmatic approach to the design of a video simulation case study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 41, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.12.003

  • Harder, N. (2020). Simulation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 43, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2020.03.010

  • Keys, E., Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Sears, K., & Woo, K. (2020). Developing a Virtual Simulation Game for Nursing Resuscitation Education. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 39, 51-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.10.009

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Ziegler, E., Carroll, B., Shortall, C., Chumbley, L., & Tregunno, D. (2020). Developing a sexual orientation and gender identity nursing education toolkit. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 51(9), 412-410. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20200812-06

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tregunno, D., Sears, K., Pulling, C., Lee, K. & Egan, R., (2020). Reliability and validity of scenario-specific versus generic simulation assessment rubrics. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 10(8), 74-78. https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v10n8p74

  • Paige, P.J., Graham, L., & Sittner, B. (2020). Formal training efforts to develop simulation educators: An integrative review. Simulation in Healthcare, 15, 271-281. https://doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000424

  • Redmond, C., Hardie, P., Davies, C., Cornally, D., Daly, O., & O’Sullivan, C. (2020). Increasing competence in wound care: A cross-sectional study to evaluate use of a virtual patient by undergraduate student nurses. Nurse Education in Practice, 44, 102774. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102774

  • Servotte, J.C., Goosse, M., Hetzell Campbell, S., Dardenne, N., Pilote, B., Simoneau, I.L.,…Ghuysen, A. (2020). Virtual reality experience: Immersion, sense of presence, and cybersickness. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 38, 35-43.

  • Verkuyl, M., St.-Amant, O., Hughes, M., Lapum, J.L., & McCulloch, T. (2020). Combining self-debriefing and group debriefing in simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 39, 41-44.

  • Verkuyl, M., Lapum, J.L., St. Amant, O., Hughes, M., Romaniuk, D., & McCulloch, T. (2020). Exploring debriefing combinations after a virtual simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 40, 36-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.12.002

  • Verkuyl, M., Atack, L., Kamstra-Cooper, K., & Mastrilli, P. (2020). Virtual gaming simulation: An interview study of nurse educators. Simulation & Gaming, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/1046878120904399

2019 Publications

  • Eladias, M., & Verkuyl, M. (2019). Balancing the budget in the simulation centre. (2019). Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 37, 14-17.

  • Goldsworthy, S., Patterson, D., Dobbs, M., Afzal, A., & Deboer, S. (2019). How does simulation impact building competency and confidence in recognition and response to the adult and paediatric deteriorating patient among undergraduate nursing students? Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 28, 25-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2018.12.001

  • Harder, N. (2019). Simulation and patient safety: Continuing to provide evidence. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 29, 38-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.03.006

  • Harder, N., Lemoine, J., & Harwood, R. (2019). Psychological outcomes of debriefing healthcare providers who experience expected and unexpected death in clinical or simulation experiences: A scoping review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, (Epub ahead of print). https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15085

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tregunno, D., Egan, R., Sears, K., & Tyerman, J. (2019). Integrating a learning outcomes assessment rubric into a deteriorating patient simulation for undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 9(8), 65-73. https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v9n8p65

  • Odreman, H., & Clyens, D. (2019). Concept mapping during simulation debriefing to encourage active learning, critical thinking, and connections to clinical concepts. Nursing Education Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000445

  • Sheng, R., Goldie, C.L., Pulling, C., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2019). Evaluating student perceptions of a multi-platform classroom response system in undergraduate nursing. Nurse Education Today, 78, 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2019.03.008

  • Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Graham, L., Coffey, S., & Olsen-Lynch, E. (2019). A Systematic Review of Health Care Presimulation Preparation and Briefing Effectiveness. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 27, 12-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2018.11.002

  • Verkuyl, M., Lapum, J.L., St-Amant, O., Hughes, M., Romaniuk, D., & Mastrilli, P. (2019). Designing virtual gaming simulations. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 32, 8-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.03.008

  • Vogelsang, L., & Besse, C. (2019). The PREP Mnemonic: A framework to integrate clinical preparation in nursing education.Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 14(2), 85-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2018.12.002

2018 Publications

  • Goldsworthy, S., Sears, K., Luctkar-Flude, M., Harder, N., & Wilson-Keates, B. (2018). Gaining momentum through collaboration: Results of a Canadian nursing simulation research think tank. Clinical Simulation In Nursing, 15, 61-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2017.09.001

  • Harder, N. (2018). The value of simulation in health care: The obvious, the tangential, and the obscure. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 15, 73-74.

  • Harder, N. (2018). Determining the effects of simulation on intercultural competency in undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Educator, 43(1).

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Wilson, R., Sears, K., Pulling, C., Hopkins-Rosseel, D., & Jaeger, M. (2018). Development and evaluation of an epidural analgesia workshop for senior nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(6), 359-365. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20180522-07

  • Redmond, C., Davies, C., Cornally, D., Adam, E., Daly, O., Fegan, M., & O’Toole, M. (2018). Using reusable learning objects (RLOs) in wound care education: Undergraduate student nurses’ evaluation of their learning gain. Nurse Education Today, 60, 3-10. https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003055

  • Sawhney, M., Wong, M., Luctkar-Flude, M., Jussame, L., Eadie, C., & Wilson, R. (2018). Utilizing simulation to enhance education regarding epidural analgesia to Registered Nurses. Pain Management Nursing,19(3), 246-255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2017.10.011

  • Turner, S., & Harder, N. (2018). Psychological safe environment: A concept analysis.Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 18, 47-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2018.02.004

  • Verkuyl, M., Atack, L., McCulloch, T., Lui, L.,Betts, L., Lapum, J.L., Hughes, M., Mastrilli, P. & Romaniuk, D. (2018). Comparison of Debriefing Methods Following a Virtual Simulation: An Experiment. Journal of Clinical Simulation in Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2018.03.002.

  • Verkuyl, M., Lapum, J. L., Hughes, M., McCulloch, T., Liu, L., Mastrilli, P., Romaniuk, D. & Betts, L.(2018). Virtual Gaming Simulation: Exploring Self, Virtual and In-person Debriefing. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 20, 7-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2018.04.006.

  • Verkuyl, M., Romaniuk, D. & Mastrilli, P. (2018). Virtual Gaming Simulation of a Mental Health Assessment: A usability study. Nurse Education in Practice 18(31), 83-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2018.05.007

  • Watson, N., Tyerman, J., Celestini, A. & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2018). Serious gaming and gamification effectiveness in nursing education: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (in review)

2017 Publications

  • Gordon, R., Flecknell, M., Fournier, T.,…Furlong, K. (2017). Partnering for Patti: Shaping future healthcare teams through simulation-enhanced interprofessional education. Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy 53(4), 81-87

  • Lioce, L., & Graham, L. (2017). Call to action: Ethical awareness in healthcare simulation. Journal of Nursing & Healthcare, 2(2), 1-5.

  • Luctkar-Flude, M, Wilson-Keates, B., Tyerman, J., Larocque, M., & Brown, C.A. (2017). Comparing instructor-led versus student-led simulation facilitation methods for novice nursing students. Clinical Simulation In Nursing, 13(6), 264-269. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2017.03.002

  • Page-Cutrara, K., & Turk, M. (2017). Impact of structured prebriefing on nursing students’ competency performance, clinical judgment and perception of simulation. Nursing Education Today 48, 78-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.09.012

  • Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Graham, L., Coffey, S.& Olsen-Lynch, E. (2017). Pre-simulation preparation and briefing practices for healthcare professionals and students: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(8), p. 80-89. https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003055

  • Verkuyl, M., Lapum, J., St-Amant, O., Betts, L., Hughes, M. (2017). An Exploration of Debriefing in Virtual Simulation. Journal of Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13(11), 591–594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2017.08.002

  • Verkuyl, M., Romaniuk, D., Atack, L., & Mastrilli, P. (2017). A virtual gaming simulation for pediatric nursing care: An experiment. Journal of Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 139 (5), 238–244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2017.02.004

  • Verkuyl, M. & Mastrilli, P. (2017). Virtual Simulations in Nursing Education: A Scoping Review. Journal of Nursing & Health Sciences 3(2), 39-47.

2016 Publications

  • Carson, P., & Harder, N. (2016). Simulation use within the classroom: Recommendations from the literature. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12, (10), 429-437. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2016.03.009

  • Cobbett, S., & Snelgrove-Clarke, E. (2016). Virtual versus face-to-face clinical simulation in relation to student knowledge, anxiety, and self-confidence in maternal-newborn nursing: A randomized controlled trial. Nursing Education Today, 45, 179-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.08.004

  • Cobbett, S., Redmond, S., LeBlanc, A., MacNaughton-Doucet, L., Edgecombe, N., & Helpard, H. (2016). Online dementia education: Cultivating nursing students’ comprehension, application and critical thinking skills. Perspectives (Gerontological Nursing Association (Canada)) 39(1),7.

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Hopkins-Rosseel, D., Jones-Hiscock, C., Pulling, C., Gauthier, J., Knapp, A., Pinchin, S., & Brown, C.A. (2016). Interprofessional infection control education using standardized patients for nursing, medical and physiotherapy students. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Education, 2, 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2016.03.004

  • Read, E.K., Vallevand, A., & Farrell, R.M. (2016). Evaluation of veterinary student surgical skills preparation for ovariohysterectomy using simulators: A pilot study. Journal of Veterinary Medicine Education, 43(2), 190-213. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme.0815-138R1

  • Spurr, K., Dechman, G., Lackie, K., & Gilbert, R. (2016). Creation of a Tool for Assessing Knowledge in Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Practicing Health Care Providers. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 36(3):164-170. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEH.0000000000000083

  • Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Graham, L., Coffee, S., & Olsen-Lynch, E. (2016). Presimulation preparation and briefing practices for healthcare professionals and students: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 14(8), 80-89.

  • Verkuyl, M., Atack, L., Mastrilli, P., & Romaniuk, D. (2016). Virtual gaming to develop students’ pediatric nursing skills: A usability test. Nurse Education Today, 46, 81-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.08.024

  • Warren, J., Lukewich, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., & Godfrey, C. (2016). What is the effectiveness of high fidelity simulation based education in nurse practitioner programs: A systematic review. Nurse Education Today, 46, 99-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.08.023

2015 Publications

  • Ginsburg, L.R., Tregunno, D., Norton, P.G., Smee, S., De Vries, I., Sebok, S., Van DenKerkhof, E., Luctkar-Flude, M., & Medves, J. (2015). Development and testing of an OSCE to assess socio-cultural dimensions of patient safety competency. BMJ Quality and Safety, 24(3), 188-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003277

  • Joyal, K., Katz, C., Harder, N., & Dean, H. (2015). Interprofessional education using simulation of an overnight inpatient ward shift. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29(3). https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2014.944259

  • Landeen, J., Pierazzo, J., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Baxter, P.E., van Eijk, S., & Evers, C. (2015). Exploring student and faculty perceptions of clinical simulation: A Q-sort study. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(9), 485-491. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20150814-02

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Pulling, C., Tyerman, J., Wilson-Keates, B., Larocque, M., & Yorke, J. (2015). Introduction of unresponsive patient simulation scenarios into an undergraduate nursing health assessment course. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(5), 281-285. https://doi.org/3928/01484834-20150417-06

  • Morgan, P, Tregunno, D., Brydges, R., Pittini, R., Tarshish, J., Kerick, M., De Sousa, S. (2015). Using Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique (SAGAT) for Interdisciplinary Obstetrical Team Training using High-Fidelity Simulation. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29 (1), 13-9.

  • Page-Cutrara, K. (2015). Prebriefing in nursing simulation: A concept analysis. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(7), 335-340. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2015.05.001

2014 Publications

  • Galbraith, A., Harder, N., Macomber, C., Roe, E., & Roethlisberger, K. (2014). Design and implementation of an interprofessional death notification simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10, e95-e102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2013.08.003

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Baker, C., Hopkins-Rosseel, D., Pulling, C., McGraw, R., Medves, J., Krause, A., & Brown, C.A. (2014). Development and evaluation of an interprofessional simulation-based learning module on infection control skills. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10(8), 395-405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eens.2014.03.003

  • Page-Cutrara, K. (2014). Use of prebriefing in nursing simulation: A literature review. Journal of Nursing Education, 53. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20140211-07

  • Sears, K., Godfrey, C.M., Luctkar-Flude, M., Ginsburg, L., Tregunno, D., & Ross-White, A. (2014). Measuring competence in healthcare learners and healthcare professionals by comparing self-assessment with objective structured clinical examinations: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 12(11), 221-272.

  • Stanyon, W., Goodman, W., & Whitehouse, M. (2014). Using simulation to educate police about mental illness: A collaborative initiative. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 7, 52-66.

  • Tregunno, D., Luctkar-Flude, M., Sears, K., & Medves, J. (2014). Enhancing Registered Nurse Job Readiness and Patient Safety Outcomes Through Clinical Simulation. Final Report to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Productivity and Innovation Fund.

2013 Publications

  • Harder, N., Ross, C., & Paul, P. (2013). Instructor comfort level in high-fidelity simulation. Nurse Education Today, 3, 1242-1245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.09.003

  • Harder, N., Paul, P., & Ross, C. (2013). Student perspective of roles assignment in high fidelity simulation: An ethnographic study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(9), e329-e334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2012.09.003

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Baker, C., Medves, J., Tsai, E., Phalen, L., Goyer, M.C., & Krause, A. (2013). Evaluating an interprofessional pediatrics module using simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9, e163-e169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2011.11.008

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Pulling, C., Larocque, M., Flude, S., & Yorke, J. (2013). Evaluating a virtual intravenous pump e-learning module: Effects on nursing student confidence, satisfaction and performance. In M. Hamada (Ed.). E-Learning: New Technology Applications and Future Trends. Nova Publishers: Hauppauge NY.

  • Nielsen, B., & Harder, N. (2013). Causes of student anxiety during simulation: What the literature says. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(11), e507-e512. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2013.03.003

2012 Publications

  • Killam, L.A., & Heerschap, C. (2012). Challenges to student learning in the clinical setting: A qualitative descriptive study. Nurse Education Today, 33(6). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.10.008

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Pulling, C., & Larocque, M. (2012). Ending infusion confusion: Evaluating a virtual intravenous pump educational module. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 8, e39-e48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2010.06.001

2011 Publications

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Wilson-Keates, B., & Larocque, M. (2011). Evaluating human simulators and standardized patients in an undergraduate nursing health assessment course. Nurse Education Today, 32(4), 448-452.

  • Morgan PJ, Tregunno D, Pittini R, Tarshis J, Regehr G, Haley MF, DeSousa S, Kurrek M, Ryzynski A, Milne K. (2011). Determination of the Psychometric Properties of a Behavioural Marking System for Obstetrical Team Training Using High-Fidelity Simulation. BMJ Quality and Safety published online 12 October 2011, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000296.

2010 Publications

  • Garrett, B.M., MacPhee, M., & Jackson, C. (2010). High-fidelity patient simulation: Considerations for effective learning. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31(5), 309-313.

  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Baker, C., Pulling, C., McGraw, R., Dagnone, D., & Turner, C. (2010). Evaluating an undergraduate interprofessional simulation-based educational module: Communication, teamwork and confidence performing cardiac resuscitation skills. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 1, 59-66.


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