October 13, 2021By Lance Baily

Tomorrow’s Healthcare Simulation Webinars Focus on Sim Center Operations & Design

Operation and design are important elements of all healthcare simulation centers. By finding new ways to optimize both operations and design, healthcare simulation leaders can better position their educators and leaders for continued success. To help provide operations and design insights to the greater clinical simulation community, HealthySimulation.com will offer two related healthcare simulation webinars tomorrow. To participate in these webinars, register on HealthySimulation.com’s LEARN platform.

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

Presented by Kerri Oshust MRT (MR), MBA on Oct. 14 at 10 AM PDT, this one-hour, intermediate webinar explains why creating a costing model is essential to scale and operate a successful healthcare simulation center. Further, this webinar is intended for those with a new clinical 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.


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Creating the foundational model allows it to be easily altered based on the needs of clients. This session will include the benefits of having a structured costing model and the information required to build an effective, 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. Describe what a costing model is and why it’s important to a medical simulation center.
  2. Determine the information needed to build an effective costing model for simulation in healthcare.
  3. Explain the process used to build a clinical simulation costing model including lessons learned and important tips.

More About the Presenter: Oshust currently is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation (CAMS) at NAIT located in Alberta Canada. Oshust started her health career as a Radiological Technology and Magnetic Resonance Technology and has over 15 years of adult education experience. She also holds a Master of Business Administration which helps align the Center’s strategic vision and alignment with health education outcomes.

Important Considerations When Designing a New Simulation Center

Presented by Patti Reuther MS, RN, CHSE, and Patrick Leiby III, BA on Oct. 14th at 12 PM PDT, this one-hour intermediate webinar covers how to design a multi-profession healthcare simulation center including stakeholder identification, budgeting, floor planning, and process management. Designing a simulation center is a unique opportunity, combining complex education technology and healthcare spaces. Few space designers have expertise in both.


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The responsibility falls on the users of clinical simulation to make sure the final result is a success. In this presentation, Reuther will discuss the various partners involved, considerations in design and technology. Proper planning is critical to achieving success. Attendees will gain insights into the experiences including how to think about clinical simulation center design, evaluating user needs, assessing technology, and space considerations. Learning objectives include:



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

More About the Presenters: As the executive director of simulation and practice, Reuther is responsible for the financial, personnel, and operation functions of the Innovative Simulation and Practice Center (ISPC), as well as the continued growth and development of the program. She is certified in simulation healthcare education and her program is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the area of teaching/education. Reuther has led the simulation program in the ISPC since 2012. Prior to that, she was clinical faculty for four years.

As the Director of Technology and Innovation, Leiby’s job is to lead the Decker School of Health Sciences regarding the integration of technology into the curriculum, classroom, studio, or laboratory, doing so in collaboration with program directors and faculty. He also acts as the school’s primary administrator for Blackboard, Panopto, ExamSoft, KB- Port, Gaumard, Laerdal, and any future software the school adopts.

Leiby collaborates with faculty and staff to provide leadership in the use of technology for education, simulation, and research. His mission is to be innovative and creative in making technology accessible, understandable, and appealing to an academic audience; and to offer the resources to identify and integrate technological solutions to best meet pedagogical and research needs. Leiby operates and supports multiple technology-rich education and multimedia services on the Health Sciences campus. Overall, his aim is for technologies to enhance the learning experience of students while increasing the global visibility of the university.

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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