July 14, 2020By Lance Baily

CAE Healthcare’s New Podcast Clinical Simulation Debrief Empowers Global Audience

A new podcast about the future of healthcare simulation as argued, debated and discussed by leading voices, pioneers and experts in the field was recently unveiled by CAE Healthcare. Entitled “Simulation Debrief” and hosted by Dr. Amar Patel, DHSc, MS, NRP, CHSE, FSSH, Chief Learning Officer of CAE Healthcare, former hospital simulation center and innovations executive director, researcher, lifelong emergency services educator, firefighter and paramedic. The new Simulation Debrief podcast is brought to us by CAE Healthcare, a provider of medical simulation training solutions worldwide focused on making healthcare safer! Check out the already amazing list of 15 episodes immediately available via all major Podcast networks as well as direct download.

The New Simulation Debrief PodCast Episode List

EPISODE 1, What the COVID-19 crisis has taught us so far: In Episode 1, Amar Patel interviews Robert Armstrong, President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), about COVID-19 training realities, simulation in an era of social distancing, and the emerging modalities that could one day replace patient manikins.


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EPISODE 2, COVID-19 preparation: Our call to action: Amar Patel and Stefan Monk, Chief Medical Officer for CAE Healthcare, offer advice for clinical professionals currently in the workforce and those who are volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic shines a spotlight on critical need for more healthcare professionals, they assert that future simulation training will need to be even more efficient.

EPISODE 3, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the COVID-19 pandemic: Even in normal times, healthcare providers can face challenges of stress, burnout, and a strong desire to help every patient succeed and get well. In this unprecedented era for all clinicians, how can we prevent PTSD and take care of each other? CAE Healthcare Chief Learning Officer Amar Patel and Chief Medical Officer Stefan Monk offer their personal perspectives and advice.

EPISODE 4, Augmented reality in healthcare education: The future is now 24 April 2020 Following their augmented reality seminar at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in late January 2020, Eric Kamont, director of Mixed Reality Partnerships for Microsoft Corporation, and Amar Patel sat down to converse about new learning approaches and banter about North Carolina barbeque.

EPISODE 5, The COVID-19 balancing act — Mental health, telehealth and the next generation: In Episode 5, Amar Patel speaks to Dr. Tara Bastek, a neonatologist, bioethicist and simulation educator with a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard University.Currently serving as Chair of the Medical Ethics Committee and Associate Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for WakeMed Health, Dr. Bastek offers her views on isolating with family, where to find factual information and the COVID-19 impact on society and healthcare.


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EPISODE 6, Simulation ROI, Advocacy, and Embracing Your Hypocrisy: Earlier this year, Amar Patel met up with fellow podcaster Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, FSSH. She is Director of Educational Innovation & Development for the Center for Medical Simulation at Harvard Medical School, an Assistant Professor of Nursing, and also a co-creator of the PhD curriculum for simulation educators at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. In a discussion that ranges from the practical to the philosophical, Janice shares her passion for interprofessional education, advocacy and embracing your hypocrisy.

EPISODE 7, COVID-19 and the Acceleration of Creative Digital Learning: In Episode 7, Amar Patel speaks to Dan Limmer, a paramedic, police officer, EMS educator and cofounder of Limmer Education. From audio applications to gamification, EMS education is entering a new era of online and distance learning. Dan Limmer believes it will ultimately improve student interaction and decision-making. “We’re all looking for the iPhone of online education. We’re all looking for that innovation.”

EPISODE 8, Certification and Accreditation in Simulation — Why it Matters: In Episode 8, Amar Patel interviews Andrew Spain, MA, EMT-P, who is Director of Certification for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). While certification and accreditation can seem daunting, over 2,500 simulation professionals from 39 countries have achieved designation as Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE) and Certified Healthcare Operations Specialists (CHSOS), and 174 programs from 21 countries have achieved SSH Accreditation . Learn how you can begin your journey.

EPISODE 9, Four Barriers to Simulation and How to Conquer Them: Episode 9 of Simulation Debrief features Charles “Chuck” Pozner, MD, a simulation pioneer and Executive Director of the STRATUS Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, one of the most prominent hospital-based simulation centers in the U.S. Dr. Ponzer offers sage advice on the importance of a team vision and mission, overcoming fears and the mandate of leaders today. “If you don’t lower the barriers to simulation, people will not use your sim center. Every single simulation you do needs to hit the spot.” Dr. Charles Pozner.

EPISODE 10, The Promise of Simulation: Better Patient Outcomes: Amar Patel speaks to Dr. Richard Friedland, DPM, a surgeon, early adopter with 15 years of experience in simulation and board member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare about AR vs VR, how learners move from competence to confidence, and redefining simulation from “one size fits all” to custom learning experiences.

EPISODE 11, Tales from the ER: How COVID-19 Caregivers Are Coping: In Episode 11, Amar Patel speaks to Dr. Derek Monette, Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Education Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Monette has developed a debriefing program for ER clinicians to help them prepare for the emotional and ethical challenges around COVID-19 care.

EPISODE 12, Designing a Whole New Patient Ventilator: The CAE Air1 Journey: How did a simulation company focused on training pivot to designing, building and shipping more than 10,000 patient ventilators to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic? This week, Amar Patel interviews CAE Healthcare Engineering Director Erick Fortin and Project Manager Mona Safadi to gain an inside perspective on the journey.

EPISODE 13, Special Edition – The Vital Role of Nurses, Nurse Educators and Virtual Learning This Year: 2020 is the WHO Year of the Nurse, and nurses have never been more vital or more appreciated. In this interview, Amar Patel speaks to Cynthia Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, President of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and Robert Armstrong, President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) about their new virtual learning collaboration.

EPISODE 14, Cultural Considerations in Simulation and Debrief: In each educational encounter, the culture of the individual, instructor, group, institution and the patient scenario all play a role. In this podcast, Amar Patel reconnects with Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, FSSH, who completed a study on cultural considerations in debriefing with Drs. Kim Leighton and Albert Chan and shares some of their initial findings. She is Chief Executive Officer of The Institute for Interprofessional Innovations, Associate Director of Healthcare Professions Education at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, where they have launched the first PhD in Health Professions Education with a focus on Simulation and another in Interprofessional Education. She also is Principal Faculty at the Center for Medical Simulation and faculty for Harvard Medical School.

EISODE 15, Diversity and inclusiveness in EMS education: Where do we go from here? Dr. Amar Patel speaks to Jennifer McCarthy, a leading paramedic and EMS educator, about mindfulness in EMS practice, overcoming hidden bias in teaching and scripting scenarios, and the importance of breaking bread to promote cultural understanding. Jennifer is also Director of Clinical Simulation at Seton Hall University and Founder and President of 579 Solutions.

More About Dr. Amar Patel

Amar Patel is a clinician, researcher, and renowned educator with a Doctorate in Health Science from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and a Master of Science in Emergency Health Services Education from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He currently serves as chief learning officer at CAE Healthcare. Founder and past chair of the North Carolina Simulation Collaborative, Dr. Patel is a simulation expert and much-published key opinion leader with 60+ abstracts, articles and textbook chapter publications to date. With a professional history that includes stints as a firefighter, paramedic, educator, researcher, and curriculum developer.

Dr. Patel maintains over 17 certifications and is currently involved in several healthcare quality committees. Dr. Patel has most recently held the position of executive director of WakeMed Innovations at WakeMed Health & Hospitals, having been responsible for healthcare innovation, idea generation, innovation investments, technology-based educational programs (such as patient simulation and online learning), and simulation-based research.

More About CAE Healthcare

CAE Healthcare delivers educational tools that help healthcare professionals provide safe, high quality patient care. Their end-to-end spectrum of simulation solutions includes patient, interventional and imaging simulation, audiovisual solutions and learning applications. With a broad array of products, we are able to offer targeted training to hospitals, medical schools, emergency response teams, military branches and nursing, respiratory and allied health programs. Each CAE Healthcare product is developed in collaboration with clinicians and clinical educators whose aim is to ensure physiological accuracy and educational relevance. CAE Healthcare is one of the three core businesses of CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE), a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets.

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