August 5, 2021By Lance Baily

August 2021 Healthcare Simulation Webinars from

The 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 August 2021, presentations will span clinical simulation topics including leveraging mixed reality technology and medication administration safety. By registering to watch one or all of these webinars, simulationists and learners have the opportunity to listen to and learn from various leaders across the clinical simulation industry.

Nursing Educator on Leveraging Mixed Reality in Healthcare Simulation

On Tuesday, August 10 at 2 p.m. PDT, Emma Collins, MN, RN, BEd, PHCert Higher Ed, SFHEA, will be providing a one-hour, beginner webinar titled “Nursing Educator on Leveraging Mixed Reality in Healthcare Simulation.” This presentation will reveal how leading learning institutions around the globe are leveraging mixed reality to ready students for clinical placements. In this webinar, healthcare educators will also discover how 3D immersive technology enables students to engage better with course material, learn to manage the pressure of real-life patient care, and how educators can seamlessly integrate holographic patients with existing curricula.

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Further, learn how GIGXR’s HoloPatient app allows learners to see disease progression for 16 pathologies, portrayed by ultra-realistic and diverse patients. Instructors can customize each pathology, including altering vital signs. Students can join in the lessons either on a Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset or via Android or iOS smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world. Learning objectives include:

  1. Demonstrate that the use of mixed reality in nursing education has a definable ROI in terms of student knowledge and engagement during the course.
  2. Understand how HoloPatient supports the clinical reasoning cycle and why that is key to training effective nurses.
  3. Understand how instructors can customize HoloPatient’s pathologies to their exact needs and save and share lessons.

This interactive session will feature firsthand demonstrations to explore how this technology is helping learners master clinical observation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and collaboration, based on Collins’ work with HoloPatient and her own students. Collins will be joined by Garry Putland, vice president of sales at GIGXR.

About the presenter: Emma Collins is a principal lecturer within the School of Nursing, Year 2 (BN) program leader, as well as a learning and teaching specialist (ePortfolios) with the Learning and Teaching Development team. She began working for OP in 2011 and holds a Master of Nursing, specializing in child health. Her background is in pediatric nursing and community child and family health, in particular, school nursing and public health. Emma works clinically in a paediatric inpatient setting.

Collins’ teaching commitments include professional nursing — theory and research, as well as coordination of clinical experiences. Her research interests include nursing informatics — from developing and publishing guidelines for emerging practitioners with national colleagues, implementation and support of ePortfolios, to introducing augmented reality into nursing education using the Microsoft HoloLens.

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Using Clinical Simulation to Improve Medication Administration Safety

On Wednesday, August 11 at 10 a.m. PDT, Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, will present a one-hour intermediate webinar titled, “Using Clinical Simulation to Improve Medication Administration Safety.” 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 admin skills.

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 check offs 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. Learning objectives include:

  1. By the end of the webinar, the learner will be able to: state the extent, causes and consequences of medication errors.
  2. Review the “Rights of Medication Administration” and how they can be taught through simulation.
  3. Discuss ways to incorporate medication administration into existing simulation scenarios.

About the presenter: Dr. Kim Baily, MSN, PhD, RN has had a passion for healthcare simulation since she pulled her first sim man out of the closet and into the light in 2002. She has been a full-time educator and director of nursing and was responsible for building and implementing two simulation programs at El Camino College and Pasadena City College in Southern California. Dr. Baily is a member of both INACSL and SSIH. She serves as a consultant for emerging simulation programs and has previously chaired Southern California Simulation Collaborative, which supports healthcare professionals working in simulation in both hospitals and academic institutions throughout Southern California.

Dr. Baily has taught a variety of nursing and simulation-related courses in a variety of forums, such as on-site simulation debriefing workshops and online courses. Since retiring from full-time teaching, she has written over 100 healthcare simulation educational articles for These cover many topics related to simulation, including debriefing methods, job descriptions, simulation lab administration, introductory physiology for non-medical sim team members and tips for building a successful simulation program. Many of the articles include templates and hints and all are downloadable for free. Disclosure: Dr. Baily writes for

Pharmacy Simulation Behind the Curtain: Operations and Safety Considerations

On Thursday, August 12 at 9 AM PDT, Chelsea Renfro, PharmD, CHSE will present a webinar titled, “Pharmacy Simulation Behind the Curtain: Operations and Safety Considerations.” This one-hour intermediate webinar explores how pharmacy simulation is used in pharmacy education from a technical operations and safety standpoint. Additional presenters include Liza Barbarello Andrews. PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, CHSE, Les Barta, MPA, NRP, CHSE, and Jennifer Beall, BCPS, CHSE. Learning objectives include:

  • Describe three simulation operation consideration considerations when designing and implementing pharmacy simulations.
  • Summarize technical operation lessons learned from two pharmacy specific simulation examples.
  • Identify one method to apply at your institution which is appropriate for their learners.

This session will provide an overview of how two different colleges implement pharmacy simulation from a technical operations and safety standpoint. The three panelists will discuss the detailed implementation of pharmacy simulations at their institution and provide participants tools to implement similar simulation trainings at their home institution. Participants will then be provided lessons learned at each of the institutions and have the opportunity to share their thoughts on, or experiences with pharmacy simulation operations. The panel discussions will address the follow discreet topics:

  1. Development of trigger videos for pharmacy simulations to manage a large number of students;
  2. Integration of pharmacy management software into simulations;
  3. Use of demonstration medications in various pharmacy simulations;
  4. Operations of a sterile preparations simulation laboratory;
  5. Policies and procedures concerning technical operations and safety when working with pharmacy simulations.

About the presenter: Chelsea Renfro, PharmD, CHSE is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Simulation-based Educator, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Renfro was trained in ambulatory care at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (UNC ESOP) and completed a fellowship in community pharmacy research and academia at UNC ESOP.

She has successfully implemented simulation-based education into the UTHSC College of Pharmacy curriculum. Dr. Renfro is the Chair of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Pharmacy Affinity Group and Co-Leader for the Tennessee Interprofessional Practice and Education Consortium Simulation-based Instruction Working Group.

Disclosures: All speakers have no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest pertaining to the content of the presentation.

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