New Clinical Simulation Books Added to HealthySimulation.com’s Library of Must Read Material
HealthySimulation.com’s library of “must read” medical simulation books is growing again Sim Champs! Today we share the latest additions to our Healthcare Simulation Books page, with new works covering Research, Interprofessional Education (IPE), Serious Gaming, Patient Safety and Simulation Operations. These works would make great “stocking stuffers” for your fellow simulation colleagues!
Healthcare Simulation Research: A Practical Guide provides readers with a detailed orientation to healthcare simulation research, aiming to provide descriptive and illustrative accounts of healthcare simulation research (HSR). Written by leaders in the field, chapter discussions draw on the experiences of the editors and their international network of research colleagues. This seven-section practical guide begins with an introduction to the field by relaying the key components of HSR. Sections two, three, four, and five then cover various topics relating to research literature, methods for data integration, and qualitative and quantitative approaches. Finally, the book closes with discussions of professional practices in HSR, as well as helpful tips and case studies. Healthcare Simulation Research: A Practical Guide is an indispensable reference for scholars, medical professionals and anyone interested in undertaking HSR. Buy from Springer or Amazon.
Emotify!: The Power of the Human Element in Game-Based Learning, Serious Games and Experiential Education: Many solutions exist for the introduction and application of Game-Based Learning (GBL), specifically in terms of serious games, simulations and experiential education. In order for GBL to be successful on so many levels, a high capacity and capability for stimulating emotional intelligence is necessary. The authors propose an actionable workplan based on tried and tested research. The book is segmented into a logical sequence of foundational concepts, activities, and vocabulary associated with GBL. Once the overall concepts are embedded, the authors provide practical and pragmatic approaches to marketing and building consensus in your institution for experimenting and exploring across this emergent field. The Table of Contents outlines an overview of each chapter and should help set the context for your quest in applying GBL in the workplace or classroom. Get it from Amazon!
Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine: Still Not Safe is the story of the rise of the patient-safety movement — and how an “epidemic” of medical errors was derived from a reality that didn’t support such a characterization. Physician Robert Wears and organizational theorist Kathleen Sutcliffe trace the origins of patient safety to the emergence of market trends that challenged the place of doctors in the larger medical ecosystem: the rise in medical litigation and physicians’ aversion to risk; institutional changes in the organization and control of healthcare; and a bureaucratic movement to “rationalize” medical practice — to make a hospital run like a factory. If these social factors challenged the place of practitioners, then the patient-safety movement provided a means for readjustment. In spite of relatively constant rates of medical errors in the preceding decades, the “epidemic” was announced in 1999 with the publication of the Institute of Medicine report To Err Is Human; the reforms that followed came to be dominated by the very professions it set out to reform. Weaving together narratives from medicine, psychology, philosophy, and human performance, Still Not Safe offers a counterpoint to the presiding, doctor-centric narrative of contemporary American medicine. It is certain to raise difficult, important questions around the state of our healthcare system — and provide an opening note for other challenging conversations. Get from Amazon.
Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice: This practical guide provides a focus on the implementation of healthcare simulation operations, as well as the type of professional staff required for developing effective programs in this field. Though there is no single avenue in which a person pursues the career of a healthcare simulation technology specialist (HSTS), this book outlines the extensive knowledge and variety of skills one must cultivate to be effective in this role. This book begins with an introduction to healthcare simulation, including personnel, curriculum, and physical space. Subsequent chapters address eight knowledge/skill domains core to the essential aspects of an HSTS.
Best practices and innovations are provided, and the benefits of developing a collaborative relationship with industry stakeholders are discussed. Expertly written text throughout the book is supplemented with dozens of high-quality color illustrations, photographs, and tables.
Written and edited by leaders in the field (including SimGHOSTS and HealthySimulation.com Founder Lance Baily), Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice is optimized for a variety of learners, including healthcare educators, simulation directors, as well as those looking to pursue a career in simulation operations as healthcare simulation technology specialists. Buy the soft cover, download the eBook version, or grab from amazon.
Interprofessional Simulation in Health Care: Materiality, Embodiment, Interaction describes and discusses a practice-oriented approach to understanding and researching interprofessional simulation-based education and simulation. It provides empirical findings from research on this topic and is informed by practice-oriented perspectives. It identifies critical features of the simulation practice and discusses how these can be used in reforming simulation pedagogy. The book is divided into three sections: Section 1 sets the scene for understanding the practices of interprofessional simulation-based education and simulation. It provides a theoretical and methodological framework for the conceptualization of practices and for the empirical studies on which the book is based. Section 2 revisits the dimensions of the simulation process/exercise, i.e. the briefing, simulation, and debriefing, and provides empirical analyses of how the practice of simulation unfolds. Based on these analyses, section 3 identifies and discusses how pedagogies for simulation can be reformed to meet the demands of future healthcare and research. Buy your hardcover copy here, your digital copy here, or Get on amazon here!
The Comprehensive Textbook of Healthcare Simulation is a cohesive, single-source reference on all aspects of simulation in medical education and evaluation. It covers the use of simulation in training in each specialty and is aimed at healthcare educators and administrators who are developing their own simulation centers or programs and professional organizations looking to incorporate the technology into their credentialing process. For those already involved in simulation, the book will serve as a state-of-the-art reference that helps them increase their knowledge base, expand their simulation program’s capabilities, and attract new, additional target learners. Get from Amazon.
Pocket Book for Simulation Debriefing in Healthcare is a concise manual on debriefing techniques in a clinical educational context. It presents the most popular debriefing techniques and, hence, can be used as a reference manual by educators to help them achieve their intended debriefing objectives. The overarching objective of debriefing is to promote reflection and improve patient safety awareness at an individual and a team level. This book provides clear explanations of what constitutes a valuable and effective debriefing, and presents the various approaches that can be used and how debriefing differs from feedback. It includes key recommendations on aspects that directly or indirectly impact debriefing with different populations of learners such as students or qualified healthcare professionals of various levels of seniority. This book can also be used as a survival guide for both simulation educators and clinicians during debriefings. Get on Amazon.
Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) Exam is the first practice manual to assist healthcare simulation educators in the United States and internationally in preparing for certification in this rapidly emerging field. The authors, noted experts in simulation and education, have carefully analyzed the CHSE blueprint to ascertain what material is most likely to be covered. They present this information in a user-friendly, pithy outline format. This review manual provides numerous features that help students to critically analyze test content, including end-of-chapter review questions, test-taking strategies, and a comprehensive practice test with answers and rationales. It features current evidence-based teaching practices and incorporates case studies to connect simulation situations to simulation education with healthcare students and includes information about advanced certification and recertification. Get on Amazon.
Developing Successful Health Care Education Simulation Center: Consortium Model meets a growing need for guidelines on planning, organizing, and implementing a health care education simulation center, using the collaborative and cost effective consortium model. The book takes the reader step-by-step through the process of building a coalition of key stakeholders, gathering and analyzing data, assigning leadership roles within the consortium, developing a strategic plan, and implementing and sustaining it. Case studies in each chapter provide real-life insight from a successful existing consortium by examining how it operates and highlighting successes, mistakes, and lessons learned. Get from Amazon.
To Err is Human Documentary Film: A Must Watch Film! The #3 leading cause of death in the United States is its own healthcare system. Medical mistakes lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths every year and harm millions more. Directed by the son of late patient safety pioneer, Dr. John M. Eisenberg, To Err Is Human is an in-depth documentary about this silent epidemic and those working behind the scenes to create a new age of patient safety. Through interviews with leaders in health care, footage of real-world efforts leading to safer care, and one family’s compelling journey from tragedy to empowerment, the film provides a unique and hopeful look at our health care system’s ongoing fight against preventable harm. Get on Amazon.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.