June 22, 2021By Lance Baily

Top Continuing Education HealthySimulation.com Webinars

HealthySimulation.com is proud to be able to offer numerous informative healthcare simulation webinars that provide continuing education (CE) contact hours to participating learners. Designed to cover a range of topics related to clinical simulation, including education, training and practice, these presentations help learners and simulationists take their clinical simulation skills to the next level. Participants are given the opportunity to listen and learn from various leaders across the clinical simulation industry while simultaneously furthering their own knowledge and experience. Here are the top CE webinars on the platform to date:

Using Clinical Simulation to Improve Medication Administration Safety

1 contact hour of RN CE: Presented by Kim Baily, Ph.D, MSN, RN, this webinar is designed to introduce nursing educators to the use of healthcare simulation in order to provide an immersive learning experience for undergraduate and registered nurses to improve medication administration skills. Learning objectives are to be able to state the extent, causes and consequences of medication errors. Participating learners will also get to review the “Rights of Medication Administration” and how they can be taught through simulation. Additionally, they will discuss ways to incorporate medication administration into existing simulation scenarios.

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The class will outline current statistics related to medication errors and near misses as well as the causes of the errors. Medication administration standards and evidence-based practice related to medication administration will be reviewed. Literature that supports simulation as an effective learning modality for nursing students transitioning from the classroom and skills checkoffs to the clinical setting and for ongoing training for registered nurses will be highlighted. Examples of healthcare simulation scenarios that include medication administration will be discussed.

Using Medical Simulation to Intentionally Probe Healthcare Systems: What’s It All About?

1 contact hour of RN CE: Presented by: AnneMarie Monachino, DNP, RN, CPN, CHSE-A, NPD-BC, this one-hour intermediate HealthySimulation.com webinar explores systems focused medical simulations to discover latent healthcare system threats and improve patient safety. The goal is to identify and address discoveries of latent conditions or systems hazards that impede the ability to provide safe and efficient care in a proactive fashion, allowing corrective action before these conditions and/or weaknesses could harm or impact an actual patient care event. These discoveries may be found during intentional probes (SbCST, SbHDT) or serendipitous discovery (the objective of the simulation did not anticipate a system-level gap).

According to Monachino, facilitators need to be trained to design, implement and assess these system-focused simulations, which generally require modifications to the typical debriefing framework used with clinically based educational simulations. These debriefings involve facilitating the identification of latent conditions and exploring potential active failures. Developing a structure to report findings and outcomes as well as a communication process so that key stakeholders are informed is the key to sustainment of a robust program.

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This presentation will discuss how and why to use system-focused simulations, explore the barriers and facilitators impacting teams interested in this format, and describe a reporting structure used by a Simulation Center that has achieved accreditation in Systems Integration by the Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). In addition, participants will be shown examples of systems-focused simulations and their findings and outcomes, as well as the impact on patients and healthcare providers. Learning objectives are to:

  • Define the intent of systems-focused simulations including Simulation-Based Clinical Systems Testing and Simulation-Based Hospital Design Testing with particular reference to their role in improving clinical practice and patient safety.
  • Describe the benefits and challenges to designing and integrating systems-focused simulations into a simulation program.
  • Identify an outcome reporting system strategy to share findings with stakeholders.

Building and Sustaining a Statewide Clinical Simulation Alliance

1 contact hour of RN CE: Presented by KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FAONL, FSSH, FAAN, this webinar presentation shares how to create and sustain a medical simulation alliance across an entire state or other large geographic region. This presentation also outlines the steps to building a sustainable simulation alliance. Learning objectives are to:

  • Identify ways to create a clinical simulation alliance to better support improvements to healthcare education, training and patient safety.
  • Articulate the mission and vision of the California Simulation Alliance.
  • Identify key stakeholders you hope to participate in your alliance.

The California Simulation Alliance (CSA) was formed after the success of the Bay Area Simulation Alliance in 2008. The purpose of the alliance is education, research and policy for its subscribers, and we have written white papers that are available for all. The CSA has 7 regional simulation collaboratives in the state and over 4,000 members. The model has been replicated in other states and countries and is sustainable with no grant funding as we have several revenue sources.

Moving the Ball Forward: Healthcare Simulation Centre Leadership

1 contact hour of RN CE: Presented by Michael Eliadis, MAEd, MPM, PMP, CHSOS, CHSE, this healthcare simulation webinar helps participants understand the role of leadership within a healthcare simulation centre. This is an important industry topic as leadership positions in simulation centres have often been overlooked and are underrepresented in staffing models in Canada. Here, educators are well represented, but the operational piece has been overlooked for quite a long time.

According to Eliadis, as simulation germinated as a pedagogy, it was evident that delivering it properly was too much work for the single champion that was thrust into that role. Simulation technologists crept onto the landscape, but with little to no investment in their development. Dedicated leadership in centres started approximately six years ago here in Ontario. At George Brown College, the operational accountability fell to the manager of the centre.

Eliadis recalls 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, there is now the ability to make decisions, operate more efficiently, execute initiatives, and finally be able to report data on what the centre actually delivers annually. Through these endeavours, 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. Thus, learning objectives of this webinar include:

  • 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.

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 so as to be viewable from anywhere at any time.

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