November 15, 2021By Lance Baily

Top Healthcare Simulation Administration Webinars

Clinical simulation centers, facilities, and institutions are operated by healthcare simulation professionals tasked with varying roles, responsibilities, and oversight. Healthcare simulation administrators are often tasked with many associated tasks, such as strategy, management, and leadership of a clinical simulation educational or training program. Discussing the importance of healthcare simulation leadership and guidance, provides a number of presentations focused specifically on administration. Engaging in these healthcare simulation webinars will help participants gain insight into how debriefing greatly impacts the overall clinical simulation learning experience.

Benchmarking, Metrics, and Data: Why It Matters for Healthcare Simulation

Presented by Phillip Wortham, MBA, BA, CHSOS-A, this one-hour, intermediate webinar presentation answers the question, “Why is collecting metrics and data for a clinical simulation program is so important?” Data can be a powerful tool that can be used to drive continuous improvement, best practices, patient safety, and quality and to benchmark against other clinical simulation programs in our community and around the globe. The standardized collection of metrics and data is the next frontier of the healthcare simulation world and will become standard practice.

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This work ensures that programs are saving time and money and are reducing waste. Ultimately, adding value to the organization which in turn provides a return on investment (ROI), or a return on expectation (ROE). There are simple steps that can help build a strong foundation for such data collection and integration. This presentation will further cover the importance of data collection and why it matters, steps to implementation, and examples of successful simulation programs metrics and data collection implementation. Learning objectives include:

  • Describe the importance of collecting meaningful data in their daily activities.
  • Explain how to collect data and sync it to overall institutional data.
  • Examine how other programs have implemented data collection processes into their daily activities.

Building and Sustaining a Statewide Clinical Simulation Alliance

Presented by KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FAONL, FSSH, FAAN, this one-hour, intermediate webinar presentation shares how to create and sustain a medical simulation alliance across an entire state or other large geographic regions. This session will outline the steps to building a sustainable simulation alliance. The California Simulation Alliance (CSA) was formed after the success of the Bay Area Simulation Alliance in 2008.

The purpose of the alliance is education, research, and policy for their subscribers, and we have written white papers that are available for all. The CSA has 7 regional simulation collaboratives in the state and over 4,000 members. The model has been replicated in other states and countries and is sustainable with no grant funding as we have several revenue sources. Learning objectives include:

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  • Identify ways to create a clinical simulation alliance to better support improvements to healthcare education, training, and patient safety.
  • Articulate the mission and vision of the California Simulation Alliance.
  • Identify key stakeholders who hope to participate in their alliance.

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

Presented by Kerri Oshust MRT (MR), MBA, this one-hour, intermediate webinar explains why creating a costing model is essential to scale and operate a successful healthcare simulation center.his 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 healthcare simulation center. The model can also 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.

This clinical simulation webinar 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:

  • Describe what a costing model is and why it’s important to a medical simulation center.
  • Determine the information needed to build an effective costing model for simulation in healthcare.
  • Explain the process used to build a clinical simulation costing model including lessons learned and important tips.

Digital Wellness for Techs and Educators: Keeping Online Simulations Inclusive

Presented by Arielle Cartmill, CHSOS, this one-hour, beginner webinar focuses on the compounding stress found from increased technology use due to COVID19, and shares how mindfulness and digital wellness methods can help simulation staff maintain morale. Technology is innovating at lightning speed and sending simulationists places they could only ever dream of.

However, with the expansion of digital consumption and use within the workspace, productivity and well-being have become challenging for individuals and teams. In acknowledging the stress and triggers that manifest within zoom fatigue, electronic and digital accessibility, time constraints, lack of education around these electronics, and the feeling of constantly having to be “on” – Catmill’s goal is to empower others with support, validation, and steps to manage these challenges.

The purpose of this webinar is to focus on understanding and gaining knowledge about the implications and impacts of increasing technology use including digital communication during times of COVID-19; translating research into accessible knowledge for teams to use as best practices for embodying mindfulness and wellness while using technology within team dynamics; and empowering teams to implement wellbeing practices into their daily functions in order to boost morale, health, and team cohesiveness while respecting people’s individual needs and autonomy. Learning objectives include:

  • Identify gaps between digital fatigue and wellbeing.
  • Fill the gaps in personal and professional wellbeing with best practices for wellness.
  • Influence others to apply best practices personally and professionally within their team.

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

Presented by Jesika Gavilanes, MA & Elena An, MS, HCA (along with Elena An, MS.HCA), this one-hour, beginner webinar shares best practices for building a culture of safety across healthcare simulation labs. This 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.

Further, the webinar will provide insight into 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 as well. 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 creating a culture of safety and celebrating/empowering staff in order to improve patient care outcomes.

Healthcare Simulation Project Management with Excel Template

Presented by Kimberly Patterson, MSN, RN, CHSE, this one-hour, intermediate webinar shares how to utilize a free, customizable Excel template to effectively project manage healthcare simulation events and track critical administrative data. This course will also review the definition of project management as it relates to the needs of a simulation center. I will present a custom excel document created for use at healthcare simulation centers.

Patterson reviews the content and set-up of the template, including the integration of event timelines and tasks. She also demos how the form auto-updates all tasks with correct dates for a timeline and identifies which tasks are not started, in progress, completed, overdue, and NA. All participants are able to download the document and be given the password to edit all tasks and timeline dates as appropriate for their simulation staff needs. Learners will be shown how to remove or edit the code as needed for their unique needs as well. Learning objectives include:

  • Define project management in healthcare simulation.
  • Utilize an excel project management tool for clinical simulation events.
  • Revise formatting and formulas in an excel project management tool.

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