October 5, 2021By Lance Baily

Healthcare Simulation Webinars for October 2021

The HealthySimulation.com webinar platform “LEARN” 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 October 2021, a number of presentations will be given that discuss topics related to simulation center operations and design, as well as COVID-19 clinical simulation preparedness, and finishes up with the latest wearable simulators. 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.

Creating A Simulation Center Costing Model: Can You Afford Not To?

Presented by Kerri Oshust MRT (MR), MBA on Oct. 14, 10 a.m. PDT, this webinar explains why creating a costing model is essential to scale and operate a successful healthcare simulation center. The webinar is intended for those with a new simulation center or those who would like to develop or modify an existing costing model. A costing model is essential to scale a simulation center and can help build and create business cases for future needs and growth. Creating the foundational model allows it to be easily altered based on the needs of clients.


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This session will include the benefits of having a structured costing model and the information required to build an effective and accurate costing model. This course will also cover the process used to construct a costing model at a new Simulation Centre and the lessons learned throughout the process. Learning objectives include:

  1. Describing what a costing model is and why it’s important to a medical simulation center.
  2. Determining the information needed to build an effective costing model for simulation in healthcare.
  3. Explaining the process used to build a clinical simulation costing model, including lessons learned and important tips.

Important Considerations When Designing a New Simulation Center

Presented by Patti Reuther MS, RN, CHSE & Patrick Leiby III, BA on October 14, 12 p.m. PDT, this webinar covers how to design a multi-profession healthcare simulation center including stakeholder identification, budgeting, floor planning, and process management. This presentation will also discuss the various partners involved, considerations in design and technology. Proper planning is critical to achieving success. Gain insights into the experiences including how to think about simulation center design, evaluating user needs, assessing technology, and space considerations. Learning objectives include:

  1. Describing key components of successful planning for a healthcare simulation center.
  2. Deriving the key players relative to their own clinical simulation center.
  3. Analyzing their role in the process of designing a medical simulation center.

Incorporating a COVID-19 Simulation Into Prelicensure Nursing Curriculums


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Presented by Melissa Culp, DNP, MSN/Ed., RN, CHSE and colleagues on October 21, 12 p.m. PDT, this webinar shares how to incorporate a COVID-19 simulation experience into prelicensure nursing curriculums to prepare nursing students to care for moderately ill COVID-19 patients. Culp will share how her team has worked to prepare senior nursing learners to enter the workforce after graduation ready to care for moderately ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Her team’s goal is to provide current COVID-19 disease knowledge and treatments to senior nursing learners to prepare them for entry into clinical practice.



A COVID-19 simulation was designed for a patient with moderate COVID-19 disease displaying fever, hypoxia, and dyspnea. This was accomplished by having all senior nursing students participate in the COVID-19 respiratory distress simulation. Webinar learning objectives include:

  1. Recalling the impacts of COVID-19 on prelicensure nursing education throughout 2020.
  2. Describing how COVID-19 simulations can prepare nursing students to care for hospitalized moderately ill COVID-19 patients and using the SOBP for simulation.
  3. Designing a COVID-19 simulation leveled for prelicensure nursing students.

Increasing Clinical Realism with Wearable Chest Tube & Wound Care Hybrid Simulators

Presented by Adam Cowperthwait and Megan Weldon on October 27, 11 a.m. PDT, this webinar demonstrates hybrid wearable clinical simulators from Avkin, including the Avwound for wound care training and Avthor, for realistic chest tube training. Avkin makes wearable simulators and provides educational services for an array of healthcare simulation settings. Founded in 2015 by Cowperthwait, a simulationist herself, Avkin provides a clinical simulation solution that combines the best of high-fidelity simulation and the realism of simulated patients for the most authentic medical simulation experience possible. Learning objectives will include:

  1. Understand the potential for wearable simulators to improve clinical learning / training outcomes through hybrid simulation.
  2. Review the various ways Avthor hybrid wearable simulators can be used to train for chest tube insertion and care.
  3. Review the various ways Avwound hybrid wearable simulators can be used to train for wound care.

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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