December 20, 2021By Lance Baily

Top Clinical Simulation Courses & Webinars Offering CE Contact Hours

Clinical simulation professionals are often tasked with staying up-to-date with all industry standards and trends. To demonstrate a thorough understanding of these principles, many facilities and institutions require Continuing Education (CE) Contact Hours. As the world’s premier healthcare simulation resource website presents a number of clinical simulation presentations that offer CE contact hours. This aligns with the LEARN platform’s mission to help provide informative and relevant information to the global healthcare simulation community. Courses and webinars that include CE Contact Hours range in topics from design framework to benchmarking metrics and data. Engaging in these healthcare simulation courses and webinars will help learners gain insight into the current state of the clinical simulation industry.

Clinical Simulation 101: The Basics

Presented by Deb Tauber MSN, RN, CHSE, CEN, this self-paced 4+ hour CE course is designed to help clinical educators and others learn about clinical simulation. The course covers the history and terminology, accreditation and best practices, equipment and technology, technology and realism, prebriefing, simulation, debriefing, and operations. The course also breaks down the fundamentals of medical simulation in an easy-to-understand and fun format. Additionally, the course is loaded with internationally recognized subject matter experts. Bonus tools are available to download and customize for a participant’s respective medical simulation center. Learning objectives include to:

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  • Identify different types of simulation and experiential learning for clinical practice.
  • Describe how simulation learning can be applied to prebriefing, simulation, and debriefing for helping learners better understand clinical situations.
  • Apply lessons from this course to utilize within your program to create real-world experiences for learners.

Nursing Simulation for Instructors

Presented by Deb Tauber MSN, RN, CHSE, CEN, this self-paced 4+ hour Continuing Education (CE) course is designed for nursing faculty and clinical instructors. The course provides the foundation needed to understand the basic components of clinical simulation and its importance within nursing education, including ideas for faculty who are just starting to teach clinical. This course breaks down clinical simulation into short modules, covering each facet of simulation, experiential and immersive learning. The information provided exposes new and experienced clinical instructors to simulation’s best practices and helps them navigate through the complex myriad of concepts, equipment, and technology. Learning objectives include that:

  • Participants are able to articulate a basic understanding of simulation as a teaching methodology.
  • Describe the pedagogy of simulation including prebriefing, facilitation, implementation, and debriefing principles.
  • Participants can identify nursing simulation strategies to enhance traditional clinical activities and nursing outcomes.

TraumaSIM’s Introduction to Moulage Course & Optional Kit

Presented by Nola Pearce, BNg, GradDipNg (CritCareNurse), Founder and Managing Director of TraumaSim Group &, this course teaches learners to create clinically realistic moulage makeup to improve healthcare simulation training outcomes. They learn the art of creating high-fidelity healthcare simulation wounds and injuries with this three CE hour introductory moulage course workshop with a hands-on training moulage kit* shipped right to your door. This mix of online instruction and in-person hands-on materials show participants how to safely apply bruises, shock and cyanosis, burns, open fractures, and lacerations safely to standardized (simulated) patients and/or manikins. Learning objectives include to:

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  • Show an understanding of how to safely plan moulage for a healthcare simulation educational or training experiences, including examples of safety considerations.
  • Understand how simulated moulage makeup can be used in clinical simulation experiences to improve clinical patient outcomes. List common applications of simulation in healthcare.
  • Create a realistic bruise using crème makeup on a human model or manikin, and a realistic open laceration using a wax-based moulage and simulated blood products

A Simulation Design Framework to Promote Professional Identity Formation

Presented by A.J. Kleinheksel Ph.D., MEd, CHSE-A, this webinar discusses research done at the Medical College of Georgia to distinguish three categories of clinical simulation scenario design elements, contributing to the promotion of Professional Identity Formation (PIF) in clinical learners. Learners in the field of healthcare undergo a process of Professional Identity Formation (PIF), in which they begin to think, act, and feel like a member of their chosen health profession. PIF is important to health professions because it socializes novices to their community’s values and standards, and promotes responsibility and ownership of patient care.

Through research done at the Medical College of Georgia, three categories of medical simulation scenario design elements have been identified as contributing to the promotion of PIF in clinical students. This framework of clinical case elements, scripting, and learner role organizes a total of eight scenario components that can maximize the identity formation of learners during a simulation experience. This framework can be used to both refine existing and develop new simulation scenarios across the health professions. Learning objectives include to:

  • Describe the evidence of professional identity formation in simulation.
  • Discuss the Professional Identity Design Framework.
  • Apply the PIF Design Framework to a simulation case in medicine, nursing, or any other healthcare profession.

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

Presented by Phillip Wortham, MBA, BA, CHSOS-A, this clinical simulation presentation answers the question as to why 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 healthcare 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 become standard practice.

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 covers the importance of data collection and why it matters, steps to implementation, and examples of successful medical 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.

Beyond Psychomotor Skills in the Sim Lab: How Do We Foster Clinical Judgement?

Presented by Nicola Contreras DNP, RN, CHSE, this CE webinar covers how to go beyond psychomotor skills training in the sim lab to also include clinical judgment. Simulation-based education has demonstrated the ability to foster clinical judgment and bridge the knowledge practice gap for those entering clinical practice (Jang & Park, 2021). Using the INACSL Simulation Design and Facilitation Standards and Tanner’s Clinical Judgement Model (CJM) it is possible to redesign psychomotor skills laboratory activities.

Adopting a learner-centered approach to facilitating carefully designed case-based learning experiences in this setting creates opportunities for learners to notice, interpret, and respond to client cues. This asks learners to reflect in action as they consider what they have noticed, interpreted, and plan to do for the client. Debriefing and reflection are incorporated into each session and ask learners to consider the how and the why behind the actions/skills implemented and possible alternative outcomes or solutions. Learning objectives include:

  • Identify the benefits of fostering clinical judgment in the psychomotor skills laboratory setting for nursing students.
  • Demonstrate how Tanner’s Clinical Judgement Model can be used to guide the design of activities in the skills laboratory setting.
  • Describe the process for facilitating and promoting reflection in action and on the action in the psychomotor skills laboratory setting.

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