June 8, 2021By Lance Baily

June 2021 HealthySimulation.com Webinars

The HealthySimulation.com webinar platform hosts a number of informative healthcare simulation webinars each month. These presentations are designed to cover a range of topics related to clinical simulation, including education, training and practice. In June 2021, a number of presentations will be given that discuss simulation related to mixed reality, leadership roles, and medication administration. By registering to watch one or all of these webinars, simulationists will be given the opportunity to listen and learn from various leaders across the clinical simulation industry.

Emerging Role of Mixed Reality (XR) in Healthcare Education and Training in the UK

On Wednesday, June 14 at 8 AM PST, Richard Price, BSc MSc CMALT will be presenting a HealthySimulation.com webinar on the “Emerging Role of Mixed Reality (XR) in Healthcare Education and Training in the UK.” This presentation shares how the emergence of Covid-19 has brought about significant disruption across global healthcare with frontline medical staff and trainees being redeployed to manage patients with the virus.

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This has impacted the healthcare simulation training programmes of thousands of trainee nurses, doctors and allied health professionals. Health Education England (HEE) has been working with trainees to continue to offer them high quality education and training that would normally be delivered in-situ or through physical simulations. Increasingly, HEE has turned to immersive Mixed Reality (XR) clinical simulation technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to replicate these learning experiences in a Covid-safe environment.

During this webinar, Price, the Learning Technologies Advisor, will share experiences of managing training during the pandemic. He will also discuss how immersive technologies are being used to support the training recovery, and the long-term implications of this across healthcare in the United Kingdom. Learners will take away the ability to:

  • Understand healthcare simulation provision in the United Kingdom.
  • Understand how education and training is delivered for healthcare professionals in the UK through simulation.
  • Describe how immersive technologies and clinical simulation have been critical in the delivery of healthcare education during the pandemic

Moving the Ball Forward: Healthcare Simulation Centre Leadership

On Wednesday, June 14 at 10 AM PST, Michael Eliadis, MAEd, MPM, PMP, CHSOS, CHSE will be presenting a one-hour beginner webinar titled, “Moving the Ball Forward: Healthcare Simulation Centre Leadership.” Designed to help participants understand the role of leadership within a healthcare simulation centre, the presentation will specifically discuss staffing models in Canada.

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According to Eliadis, educators here are well represented, however the operational piece has been overlooked for quite a long time. This was multi-factorial as when simulation gained its significant footprint in academia here in Ontario in 2004-2006, educators were expected to do it all: manage, educate and operate equipment and the facility.

“As simulation germinated as a pedagogy, it was evident that to deliver it properly, it was too much work for that single champion that was thrust into that role. Simulation technologists crept onto the landscape, however with little to no investment in their development,” says Eliadis. “Dedicated leadership in centres started approximately six years ago here in Ontario. Here at George Brown College, the operational accountability fell to the Manager of the centre.”

He further shares that the operational staff had never had a dedicated team leader before who could make decisions on budgeting, procurement, staffing etc. Most importantly, they had never had anyone advocate for them before in their roles and professional development.

The accessibility and accountability that leadership provides to all stakeholders from the granular (students), broader (centre team), wider landscape (internal college community), and sectoral leadership (simulation community outside of the college) is integral to move the centre and its team forward in development, knowledge and image. While not perfect, the ability to now make decisions, operate more efficiently, execute initiatives, and finally be able to report data on what the centre actually delivers annually is vital.

Through these endeavors, staff and the centre have flourished with four designations being achieved, four new job descriptions being developed to accurately reflect actual roles and accreditation through SSH being the pinnacle of our achievements. From this webinar-based discussion, learners can expect the following:

  • Understanding the role of leadership and how it applies to simulation operations.
  • Applying identified approaches to leadership to practice.
  • Creating leadership strategies and approaches that will promote growth in people and programs.

Strategies To Improve Medical Simulation Effectiveness From SimGHOSTS

On Wednesday, June 23 at 12 PM PST, Ferooz Sekandarpoor will be presenting a one-hour, free, open-access beginner webinar on “Strategies To Improve Medical Simulation Effectiveness From SimGHOSTS.” Sekandarpoor is the Simulation Technology Specialist at Faculty of the Medicine University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada.

SimGHOSTS isn’t just for techs. The organization is for anyone who is committed to providing quality simulation-based education. Practical support and solutions for improving a simulation program are available to the whole healthcare simulation community. Make clinical simulations more effective and efficient using the community, resources and programs that SimGHOSTS provides. Alongside additional speakers, Scott Crawford MD, CHSOS, and Nick Brauer BS, CHSOS, this presentation will also discuss how to stay updated on new and evolving technologies as well as the risks and challenges involved when using them in a simulation program.

Identify and address workforce issues with recruitment tools, training and development programs, and digital badging for recognition of skills and expertise. Learners will also receive instruction on how to identify which solutions are most valuable to a simulationist and their simulation program — in addition to how to access these solutions. Learning objectives include the following:

  • Select and access free resources to increase efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare simulation programs.
  • Discover important practical and regulatory issues related to the implementation and integration of simulation technologies.
  • Build understanding of healthcare simulation roles and responsibilities, professional development and opportunities to support career advancement.

More About HealthySimulation.com Webinars

HealthySimulation.com’s streamlined clinical simulation webinar platform relaunched in February, and has since featured even more informative and insightful healthcare simulation presentations! These webinars offer live and on-demand content from some of the world’s leading healthcare simulation experts, covering everything necessary to successfully start, develop or expand a clinical simulation program. Topics range from safe medication administration to moulage and manikin functions. Below are HealthySimulation.com’s five most popular webinar presentations to date — all recorded and viewable from anywhere at any time.

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