October 28, 2021By Lance Baily

Top Clinical Simulation Patient Safety Webinars

Globally, medical errors kill more people than HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis, combined, according to the Patient Safety Movement. Further, three million people around the world die every year due to unsafe care. To better prepare learners for real-world clinical experiences, and thus increase patient safety, facilities and institutions are constantly adding healthcare simulation education and training to their programs. Discussing the importance of patient safety and related clinical simulation initiatives, HealthySimulation.com presents a number of patient safety presentations to help fulfill the “LEARN” platform mission to provide informative and relevant healthcare simulation webinars each month. Engaging in these healthcare simulation webinars will help learners gain insight into how patient safety should be prioritized today and headed into the future.

How to Maintain Patient Safety During a Pandemic: Positive Lessons from the VA

Presented by Suzanne Gordon, BA, this one-hour, intermediate HealthySimulation.com webinar explains the critical actions the Veterans Health Administration took during COVID-19 to ensure patient and staff safety. According to Gordon, the VA’s leadership in this area has led to pioneering innovations in clinical care, teaching, and research. Now, the agency’s combined expertise has been utilized to create effective models of care during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Discussing these actions, Gordon shares that the VA had none of the healthcare disparities that proved so fatal in the private sector system; rather the agency protected nursing home patients, and mobilized the Fourth Mission to rescue civilian sector patients. The lessons learned during pandemic management are critical to all in healthcare. Learning objectives include:

  1. Understand why a nationwide integrated healthcare system, with a non-fee-for service, financial structure is critical during a pandemic.
  2. List interventions necessary to protect nursing home residents during a pandemic.
  3. List interventions necessary to protect patients and staff during a pandemic.

More About the Presenter: Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author who writes about healthcare delivery and health care systems and patient safety. Her 21 books include First Do Less Harm: Confronting Inconvenient Problems in Patient Safety., Beyond the Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn from Aviation Safety and Teamwork. Collaborative Caring: Stories and Reflections on Teamwork in Healthcare and Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans.

Gordon is the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Healthcare Work Series at Cornell University Press. Her articles on teamwork and patient safety have appeared in JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, and the British Medical Journal. She originated the concept of Team Intelligence, which has been successfully applied to teaching teamwork in critical healthcare settings.

Note: Participants can earn 1 Contact Hour of RN CE by engaging in this webinar.


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Imagining the Future of Healthcare and Patient Safety

Presented by Peter Lachman, M.D. MPH. M.B.B.Ch., FRCPCH, FCP (SA), FRCPI, this one-hour, intermediate HealthySimulation.com webinar discusses how examining the future awakens clinical simulation learners and professionals to the importance of what they, as actors in specific roles, do not yet know.

Lachman recalls that the groundbreaking “To Err Is Human” research report was now published over two decades ago, but progress in addressing adverse events has only been variable at best. He says the initial question to that fact becomes, “What do we need to do to keep patients and providers safe in healthcare?” Many have theorized about the action needed to prevent harm, but the core problem remains one of design and more importantly, implementation.

Nietzsche reminds learners that, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost anyhow.” Lachman asks what then is the “why” behind the patient safety movement? Why don’t we accept our inability to deliver the right care every time? Most fundamentally of all, why do we need to change? In this webinar presentation, he will go through the fifteen actions that he believes will help the imagined future of healthcare, become ever so much closer to our present experience. Learning objectives include:

  1. Discover and explain what is the problem with patient safety.
  2. To be able to list the key interventions for safer care.
  3. List the interventions that will make a difference to improve safety.

More About the Presenter: Peter Lachman M.D. MPH. M.B.B.Ch., FRCPCH, FCP (SA), FRCPI assumed the position of ISQua Chief Executive Officer on 1st May 2016. He has great experience as a clinician and leader in quality improvement and patient safety. Dr. Lachman was a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow at IHI in 2005-2006 and developed the quality improvement program at Great Ormond Street Hospital where he was the Deputy Medical Director with the lead for Patient Safety. Prior to joining ISQua, Peter was also a Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Free Hospital in London specializing in the challenge of long-term conditions for children.

Dr. Lachman has been the National Clinical Lead for SAFE, a Heath Foundation-funded RCPCH program that aims to improve situation awareness in clinical teams. In Ireland, he is the Lead International Faculty at the RCPI in Dublin, where he co-directs the Leadership and Quality program to develop clinical leaders in quality improvement. He is co-founder and Chairperson of PIPSQC, the Paediatric International Patient Safety, and Quality Community.

Note: Participants can earn 1 Contact Hour of RN CE by engaging in this webinar.

Improving Safe and Reliable Patient Care, Lessons & Tools from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Presented by Donna M. Prosser, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, BCPA, this one-hour intermediate webinar discusses why previous efforts at sustainment improvement haven’t been effective, and what the healthcare profession needs to do differently so that highly reliable systems can be hardwired to keep people safe. Also in this session, Prosser will review the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS), which are available for free download on our website. The APSS includes evidence-based summaries of best practices, performance improvement plans, educational videos, articles, and coaching. Learning objectives include:

  1. Describe the three critical components of a foundation for safe and reliable health care.
  2. Identify the short- and long-term interventions to improve the quality of patient care and patient safety.
  3. Locate and describe how free patient safety resources (such as the Actionable Patient Safety Solutions from the PSMF) can be used to improve patient care quality.

This information is vital as, despite dedicated efforts by healthcare professionals over the past 20 years, more than 200,000 people continue to die annually in the United States due to preventable medical errors. Most organizations have implemented improvement in silos, and few have truly established a safe, reliable foundation as a core, strategic focus. Organizations that are highly reliable demonstrate three critical components: a person-centered culture of safety, a holistic continuous improvement framework, and an effective model for sustainment. Without all three foundational components, ongoing, population-specific improvements will continue to fail.



More About the Presenter: Dr. Donna Prosser has been in the healthcare industry for more than 30 years and is currently the Chief Clinical Officer at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. She spent the first fifteen years of her career at the bedside and transitioned into administration after a personal experience that helped her to understand just how fragmented and unsafe patient care can be. This experience ignited a passion to improve healthcare quality and safety in her that continues to burn to this day.

Prior to joining the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, Dr. Prosser worked as a healthcare consultant, helping organizations across the United States to improve quality and safety, increase patient engagement, and reduce clinician burnout. Before beginning her consulting career, she served as a Chief Nursing Officer and was responsible for clinical practice improvement across two healthcare systems.

Note: Participants can earn 1 Contact Hour of RN CE by engaging in this webinar.

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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