October 12, 2020By Lance Baily

Helpful Clinical Simulation Resources We Found Around the Web

Finding healthcare simulation resources is one of our passions at HealthySimulation.com! We are constantly scouring the internet looking for tools that can help medical simulation champions such as yourself faster adopt and better utilize clinical simulation technologies and methodologies. As such, today we are sharing a unique group of resources we found recently that we think may have interesting applications for your simulation in healthcare programs! Have a tool you want the global community to know more about? Email us!

Upcoming October Healthcare Simulation Webinars

10/13 @ 10AM:
Innovation and Moulage: Affordable Ways to Increase Clinical Sim Realism

By: Tracie Barbour CHSOS – Simulation Specialist at Maine Medical Center

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10/13 @ 12PM:
The Past, Present, and Future of Healthcare Simulation

By: Lance Baily, HealthySimulation.com Founder

10/22 @ 10AM:
Virtual Patients During COVID-19: Facing New Challenges

By: Maria Oliveira MSc, RN, BSc – Clinical Education Advisor

10/27 @ 10AM:
Modality of Clinical Simulation: Making It Matters

By: Jean Morzy MSN, RN CHSE – Manager of Simulation Center Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

10/29 @ 10AM:
Moulage Realism 101: Telling Pt Stories That Look, Feel and Smell Real!

By: Bobbie Merica, Owner of Moulage Concepts

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Mind the Gap: A Clinical Handbook for the Signs & Symptoms in Black and Brown Skin Tones

BlackandBrownSkin.co.uk‘s founder Malone Mukwende writes about the “Mind that Gap Project” that “It was not long after my arrival at medical school that I became acutely aware of the lack of clinical teaching provided about conditions as they appear on patients of darker skin. As a black man I found it perplexing that I was being shown images of clinical signs exclusively on Caucasian patients and wondered how I would identify these signs on my own skin as well as any non-white patients I would be treating in the future.

The medical care you receive should never be compromised due to the colour of your skin; the premise upon which has been created. This platform has been devised to showcase clinical signs of diseases on black and brown skin. My vision is to see the impact of this educational platform result in earlier and more accurate diagnosis, increased patient satisfaction and greater confidence amongst healthcare professionals when treating people of colour.

More recently we have seen patients from a BAME Background were 4times more likely to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.* Illustrating some of the current disparities that exist in healthcare today. This further highlights the need for ‘Mind The Gap’ which goes hand in hand with this platform as resources for all to access for education on the presentation of clinical signs in darker skin tones. It’s more than just a handbook. It’s a movement for change.”

There is more and more literature on the need for medical schools to address the equality and diversity agenda in order to ensure that future doctors can effectively treat the diverse population in the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how marginalised and particularly BME communities have poorer health outcomes.

If medicine does not decolonize its curriculum and teach students to recognise signs and symptoms on darker skin tones there will be delays in diagnosis or misdiagnosis (Gishen & Lokugamage 2019). As well as offering images of conditions on black and brown skins frequently omitted in text books we have also looked at language and descriptors that often assume the patient is white.

Webinar: Results of the Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Collaborative

How measuring and monitoring of patient safety rewires your thinking! To improve your organization’s patient safety, you need reliable, up-to-date qualitative and quantitative information to help guide your delivery of safe healthcare. This new approach assesses and evaluates safety from “ward to board” by providing a comprehensive and accurate real-time view of patient safety. In this one-hour webinar, hear first hand what researchers learned from the 11 teams from across the country after 18 months in the Measurement and Monitoring of Safety collaborative. Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Time: 1200 ET. Register here.

Pocket Nurse and Nasco White Paper: Building Empathy in Healthcare Students Using Simulation

Empathy in the classroom, empathy in the exam room. In this white paper, they explore why empathy is such a crucial skill for healthcare providers to learn, how healthcare simulation can play a significant role in instilling empathy in learners, and methods and examples for bringing empathy-focused simulations into the classroom. The need for compassionate, competent healthcare providers is ever-growing. In this latest white paper, they discuss how curriculums, scenario goals, and debriefing evaluations can and must be designed to incorporate building empathy in learners. Download the White Paper here.

Online Simulated Escape Room Maker

Room Escape Maker is just as it sounds, a free online tool for those who wish to design and share escape rooms with others. Create an account so you can keep track of the games you will build. Release your creativity with the libraries of content available and create your own escape games. Share everything with your close ones and see if they can solve all the puzzles you imagined. Frankly put, Room Escape Maker is a web application to create escape games online for free. You can use it to build challenging point and click games with puzzles, hidden objects, safes with combination locks, and much more.

Latest Medical Simulation Job Opportunities

Medical Simulation jobs provide an emerging professional opportunity for innovative healthcare professionals interested in clinical education and training, advanced technologies, theatrical production, adult learning, administrative leadership and the most modern communicative practices. The latest list of jobs, from clinical sim techs to clinical simulation directors, have been shared on HealthySimulation.com are on our Healthcare Simulation jobs page.

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