At LifeCareSim – Critical Thinking is our Game!
Welcome to LifeCareSim!
LifeCareSim is a company that offers unique board games geared to help stimulate critical thinking for healthcare professionals. Games are ideal for nursing schools or hospitals desiring to promote critical thinking. Games apply to many different specialty areas and some games may also be played with interdisciplinary teams and/or in combination with simulation mannequins of high or low fidelity.
Our mission is to create interactive ways to engage students in active learning while stimulating critical thinking; to serve students and seasoned professionals alike; and to give educators innovative ways to bridge the gap between knowledge of content and the ability to apply that knowledge.
Games in Development
Ponder™ – The Socratic Way DIGITAL VERSION!
The digital version of the original game allows students to play from their computers from anywhere!
Ponder™ – The Call Light Game
Combined with low-fidelity mannequins in a nursing lab, this game supports Ponder: The Socratic Way™ to simulate a real nursing floor. Great interdisciplinary potential. Exciting news! I am looking for a school to help pilot this product. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Ponder™ – The Health Assessment Game
Geared towards introductory students learning to perform health assessment. This game needs further work so that it can be ramped up and geared towards advanced practice nursing and medical students.
Ponder™ – The Maternity/Newborn Game
This game takes students through the labor, delivery, postpartum, and newborn experience. Coming soon!
- Received the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Theta Beta Chapter at Large Excellence in Teaching Award 2013. This is an award bestowed on someone by his or her peers.
- Received the Student Government Association Executive Council Excellence in Teaching Award 2010-2011, 2013-2014 and nominated for the award in 2012. This is an award presented to an instructor who is nominated and voted on by students.
- Runner-up Best in Show at the International Medical Simulation in Healthcare Serious Games and Virtual Environment and Showcase in the Faculty/Staff Division for The Call Light Game, January 2014 in San Francisco.