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Webinars

Next Webinar: Back to School Webinar Series to Learn Your Devices!

Ready to unpack, set-up and see more about maintaining your Avkin products? Set a calendar reminder for these live 30-minute webinars:

Avtrach - Tuesday, September 4th from 3-3:30 PM (EST)

Avcath - Wednesday, September 5th from 3-3:30 PM (EST)

Avstick - Friday, September 7th from 3-3:30 PM (EST)

Past Series: Best Practices for Starting an Affordable Simulated Participant (SP) Program

Learn how to get started with an affordable SP program that instills principles of the new ASPE Standards of Best Practice. By combining the passion and talent of Theatre and Nursing, a sustainable program can be cultivated by starting small, capturing by-in from administration, making modifications each semester, and growing the program organically over time. Scroll down to view the archive videos.

About the Hosts

Amy Cowperthwait

Amy Cowperthwait

Amy Cowperthwait
  • CEO & Simulation Education Expert
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Amy Cowperthwait

Amy Cowperthwait is CEO of Avkin. Amy has been a leader and advocate of simulation education since 2006 while working as clinical faculty at the University of Delaware. In 2009 she co-founded Healthcare Theatre with faculty from the Theatre Department as a pilot IPE between theatre, nursing and physical therapy. The team developed an undergraduate course that teaches enrolled students to become simulated patients (SPs) /family members/confederates for a variety of health care simulations across disciplines. This program offers a low-cost solution to SPs while providing an educational experience for all involved in the simulation experience. Healthcare Theatre has grown exponentially offering a magnitude of collaborative simulation experiences for both academia and clinical practice.

In 2015 Amy was selected to be a part of a yearlong National League for Nurses Simulation Leadership Program. This year of mentoring and networking afforded Amy the vision and passion to move forward with Avkin after the team won first prize for Technology Innovation at the International meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. Since January 2015 the Avkin team has been selected for over $250,000 in external grant funding, furthering the research and development of the business and product line.

Megan Weldon

Megan Weldon

Megan Weldon
  • Lead Theatre Consultant
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Megan Weldon

Megan Weldon enrolled in the Healthcare Theatre class at the University of Delaware in fall 2014 and took the advanced class the following semester. From that point forward she developed a passion for both acting and teaching through healthcare simulation. Shortly after completing that advanced class, Megan accepted a position at the university, developing standardized patient simulations and performing some of the administrative duties of Healthcare Theatre. Megan serves as lead theatre consultant for Avkin. Since the inception of the company, a new passion has emerged: identifying additional products that fit into the Avkin line. She has managed to combine her love of travel with her job by demonstrating Avtrach™ at conferences across the country. Though her mother is a nurse she always gets a kick out of the empathetic responses of the health care providers watching her perform. Megan will develop patient simulation experiences, provide support for customers desiring to educate their current SPs or establish a low-cost SP program and will build an educational certification program for SPs desiring to use our products.

Past Webinars

Customer Service

Our products are specially designed to be user friendly.  Even so, we understand that if a device goes down, you need help now! We will do our best to be there for you the minute you need assistance. Our support technicians are well-versed in our products; no cookie-cutter responses here!

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