July 6, 2021By Lance Baily

July 2021 Healthcare Simulation Webinars from HealthySimulation.com

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 July 2021, a number of presentations will be given that discuss simulation related to clinical simulation tools, virtual reality, simulator training, simulation frameworks and experiences. By registering to watch one or all of these webinars, simulationists and learners have the opportunity to listen and learn from various leaders across the clinical simulation industry.

Validated Simulation Tools for Breast Exam Training

On Wednesday, July 7 at 11 AM PDT, Katie Brunner, MPH, will present a webinar titled, “Validated Simulation Tools for Breast Exam Training.” This webinar will introduce clinical educators to the recognized method for performing clinical breast exams as well as to explore breast exam simulator tools available from MammaCare.

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Further, this presentation will introduce learners to the recognized method for performing clinical breast exams. It will illustrate the learning procedure that is used with tactually-accurate breast models. It covers the research that led MammaCare to validate the current practice of clinical breast exams worldwide. Building a successful foundation for evidence-based breast examination begins at the undergraduate level — this presentation introduces MammaCare’s “Essentials of Breast Exam” course designed for undergraduate nursing programs.

The webinar reviews the elements of the online course including breast health and breast awareness content authored by academic and clinical experts. The course guides students through hands-on practice with standard MammaCare Teaching Models that teach the difference between the feeling of a normal nodularity and suspicious lumps, while shaping essential palpation skills.

Learning objectives include:

  • Learning to perform breast exams requires training the sense of touch.
  • Participants will understand the importance of tactile skill building via hands-on training using tactually-accurate breast models.
  • Participants will review the evidentiary basis for teaching breast exam skills using the MammaCare Method.

Does VR Change Our Approach to Clinical Simulation? An Affront to Educational Pyramids

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On Thursday, July 8 at 10 AM PDT, Will Enfinger, DCE, CHSOS, will present a HealthySimulation.com webinar titled, “Does VR Change Our Approach to Clinical Simulation? An Affront to Educational Pyramids.” This presentation will explore how virtual reality technologies are influencing the clinical simulation space and what considerations must be made to maximize ROI.

With the explosion of virtual and screen-based training over the past year of the pandemic, Enfinger notes that every other webinar or conference session seems to be about VR, AR (Augmented Reality) or Mixed Reality (MR). While VR certainly is an exciting technology, clinical simulation champions must consider whether devices can specifically support their educational and training goals. In this session, he will discuss how important VR can be in healthcare education, where it falls on the Spectrum of Importance (if at all), and how it can impact progression from novice to expert. He will also consider if this is even remotely possible in the immediate future. Learning objectives will include:

  • Differentiating between VR and Clinical Simulation Methodologies.
  • Considering virtual patients as a core component of clinical learning and professional development.
  • Determining how VR can support clinical simulation.

Turn Right Here: Driving Healthcare Quality Improvements Through Car Simulator Training

On Monday, July 12 at 10 AM PDT, Avi Parush, PhD, will present a HealthySimulation.com webinar titled “Turn Right Here: Driving Healthcare Quality Improvements Through Car Simulator Training.” This one-hour intermediate webinar will share how a healthcare simulation program uses a car driving simulator to practice situational awareness (SA) training and improve quality outcomes.

During this presentation, Parush will introduce an innovative approach to teach and train SA to healthcare quality and risk managers using a driving simulator. The rationale of his approach is to leverage everyone’s close familiarity with driving, and through structured and guided personal experience in a driving simulator, facilitate translation and transfer of the acquired experience and understanding to their daily practice in healthcare.

He uses a full-scale mockup for a car, including a fully functioning seat (including personal adjustment and a seat belt, gear, pedals, and a steering wheel. The trainee is seated in front of three wide screens providing a full field of view (including rear and side mirrors). His team designed 14 driving scenarios that focus on various situational elements (e.g., weather influence, reading instruments, noticing other road users, etc.), and mapped each to an equivalent medical scenario (e.g., influence of ambient conditions, reading vital signs monitor, teamwork, etc.). In addition to the basic situational elements, he and his team identified in each scenario the facts a person should gather, the required understanding, and the relevant thinking ahead.

The overall procedure of the simulation session consists of each trainee experiencing at least one driving scenario, while the rest of the participants observe. Each scenario is followed by a full playback of the scenario, and then a group debriefing which focuses first on the experience and SA elements of the driving, and then a discussion on translating the experience and understanding of the concept to a medical scenario. This approach is easily scalable to online and remote training with the pervasiveness of driving games and simulations, and online technologies that support virtual group work. Overall, learning objectives include:

  • Understanding fundamentals of SA in healthcare and the challenges in training and acquiring it.
  • Getting familiar with a simulation-based training approach that leverages familiarity in one domain and translating it to healthcare.
  • Learning to design and implement your own scenarios to train SA.

Pilot Study: Standardizing Simulation Operations Specialist Training with Frameworks

On Tuesday, July 13 at 9 AM PDT, Erica Hinojosa, MSHS, CHSOS-A, will be presenting a webinar titled, “Pilot Study: Standardizing Simulation Operations Specialist Training with Frameworks.”

Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialists currently face a significant deficiency in training standards. Research suggests that Simulation Operations Specialists’ roles are clearly defined but there is limited research on how to train Simulation Operations Specialists once in the role. This pilot study aims to determine how the Learn, See, Practice, Prove, Do, Maintain Framework is utilized with procedural task trainers to train Simulation Operations Specialists. Specifically, this study will evaluate the Learn, See, Practice, Prove, Do, Maintain Framework for future training, efficiency, proficiency, and competency.

To test the framework, eleven Simulation Operation Specialists were selected to participate in the Learn, See, Practice, and Prove phases of the framework using the TraumaMan System and BT Inc.’s IV Arm. Each specialist received setup and breakdown guides, demonstration videos, practice sessions, and a “prove” session.

To evaluate the eleven Simulation Operations Specialists, a task trainer checklist was utilized during the “prove” session. The results evaluated the proficiency, competency, and efficiency of the trainees to determine the degree of knowledge and skills gained during the training session. Moreover, the results suggested that the Learn, See, Practice, Prove, Do, Maintain Framework is a valid framework to utilize to train current and future Simulation Operations Specialists.

The results reinforce the importance of training Simulation Operations Specialists. Further research is needed to continue to strengthen the standardization of training Simulation Operations Specialists using the Learn, See, Practice, Prove, Do, Maintain Framework. Learning objectives include:

    • Implementing the Learn, See, Practice, Prove, Do, Maintain Framework (LSPPDM) Framework for Simulation Operations Specialist (Sim Ops)Training.
    • Analyzing the results that have been provided from utilizing the LSPPDM Framework.
    • Recognizing the challenges and limitations in the LSPPDM Framework.

Intro to Instructing Nursing Simulation

On, Tuesday July 13th and Tuesday, July 20, both at 10AM PDT, HealthySimulation.com Founder Lance Baily hosts Innovative SimSolution’s Deb Tauber for a one hour webinar announcing the launch of their new course on the same topic. This webinar pulls from the presenter’s upcoming course entitled “Nursing Simulation for Instructors”. Webinar participants will learn the basic foundations needed to understand the core components of clinical simulation and its importance within nursing education, as well as receive an overview of the upcoming 4+ hour CE course on the same topic.

This webinar explains how to break down simulation operations into key components to maximize oversight and improve clinical training outcomes. The information provided will expose new and experienced clinical instructors to simulation’s best practices and help them navigate through the complex myriad of concepts, equipment and technology. The presenter will also provide guidance on how to better prepare for the traditional clinical experience by focusing on similarities between pre-conference, prebriefing, clinicals, simulation and finally post conference debriefing.

Digital Patients with Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Practice

On Tuesday, July 20 at 11 AM PDT, Balazs Moldovanyi, CEO of PCS, along with Nick Stoick, VP of Sales at PCS, will present a HealthySimulation.com webinar titled, “Digital Patients with Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Practice.” This one hour, beginner webinar will provide a primer on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the impact it will have on simulation in healthcare and clinical communication training. Moldovanyi explains that digital patients with machine learning and artificial intelligence are already being used in the classroom. Find out what that means, and how these digital patients are getting smarter every day thanks to machine learning and how you can leverage them in your learning environment. Learning objectives will include:

  • Understanding the benefits of artificial intelligence in healthcare simulation.
  • Understanding the benefits of machine learning in healthcare simulation.
  • Experiencing the latest in communication training technologies for healthcare professionals via the PCS Spark platform.

Healthcare Simulation Operations:Best Practices for Building a Culture of Safety

On Thursday, July 22 at 11 AM PDT, Jesika Gavilanes, MA will present a HealthySimulation.com webinar titled, “Healthcare Simulation Operations:Best Practices for Building a Culture of Safety.” This one hour, beginner CE webinar will share best practices for building a culture of safety in your healthcare sim lab. The presentation will also give an overview of the creation of a Culture of Safety within Simulation Operations through the incorporation of weekly huddles, team meetings and various best practice tools to keep communications effective, productive and to ensure psychological safety.

Alongside additional presenter, Elena An, MS.HCA, the webinar will additionally share how to work hard and celebrate the work of team members in a collaborative and empowering fashion. This presentation will share tools utilized and lessons learned over the past two years including a pivot from in-person to a virtual platform. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the OHSU performance excellence culture of safety huddle structure as a means to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Learn about three tools to utilize in facilitating an effective and productive huddle.
  • Understand the importance of a creation of a culture of safety & celebrating/empowering staff in-order to improve patient care outcomes.

One-Stop Shop Clinical Simulation in a Bag: Creating Validated Simulation Experiences

On Friday, July 30 at 10 AM PDT, Lisa McDowell, DNP, RN-BC, CHSE, will present a webinar titled, “One Stop Shop Clinical Simulation in a Bag: Creating Validated Simulation Experiences.” This one-hour, intermediate CE webinar will review the process and preparation of creating validated “simulation in a bag” competency-based learning experiences.

Along with additional presenters, Michele Parsons, MSN/Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CHSE, and Pamela Johnson MSN/Ed., RN, NPD-BC, PCCN, this overview will review the process and preparation of creating “simulation in a bag” — with a focus on documentation, feedback, schedules, coordination of individuals participating, and communication before, during, and after the event. The session will also cover lessons learned during the process, including — but not limited to — allocation of resources, scripting, staging of participants, video preparation, and rehearsals. Learning objectives include:

      • Creating standardized simulation processes to ensure validity and reliability of clinical training experiences to be utilized within an organizational system.
      • Determining methods to create train-the-trainer programs in order to expand patient care outcome initiatives.
      • Analyzing the clinical outcome of a large-scale event that utilized a standardized process “simulation in a bag.”

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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