February 3, 2022By Lance Baily

Healthcare Simulation Webinars for February 2022

The HealthySimulation.com webinar platform “LEARN” hosts a number of informative healthcare simulation webinars each month. These medical simulation presentations are designed to cover a range of topics related to clinical simulation, including education, training, and practice. In February 2022, a number of presentations will be given that discuss topics related to virtual reality simulation, clinical simulation debriefing, wearable technologies, and more. 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.

Presenting the International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association (IVRHA)

Presented by Robert Fine, ABD, MS, this one-hour, beginner webinar was recorded on February 1, 2022. The webinar provided an overview of the International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association (IVRHA), the organization’s mission, members, research, resources, and more. IVRHA is a member-driven organization of entities throughout the healthcare ecosystem, including technology companies, teaching hospitals, and universities. The organization also includes healthcare providers and insurance companies.


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IVRHA’s mission is to facilitate and support the growth of the virtual reality and healthcare simulation industries as this new computing platform impact healthcare practitioners and patients around the world. Decades of research shows that virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies can address the most difficult problems in healthcare. Ranging from mood disorders such as anxiety and depression to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, autism, cognitive aging, as well as neuro and physical rehabilitation.

VR/AR technology will continue to have an impact by enabling objective clinical assessments as well as providing for improved skill training and procedure planning. Personal health and wellness can also be improved by using immersive systems to promote better nutrition, engender healthier lifestyles and reduce personal stress and anxiety. Further, as the cost of healthcare rises, VR and AR can serve as an effective telemedicine platform to reduce the costs of care delivery and improve clinical efficiency in both urban and rural settings. Learning objectives include:

  • Learn about the mission and vision of the IVRHA.
  • Consider how Virtual Reality innovations will improve healthcare education and training.
  • Review the latest research associated with virtual reality in medicine and healthcare.

Virtual Debriefing: Styles, Options, and Insights

Presented by Laura Gonzalez, Ph.D., and Margaret Verkuyl, NP, this one-hour, intermediate webinar was recorded on February 1, 2022. Debriefing is integral to healthcare simulation. The traditional debrief provides nursing learners, immediate feedback and valuable insight in a judgment-free environment. Over the past two years, virtual clinical simulation exploded as programs worked to meet clinical hours and fill in learning gaps. Yet, very little is known about debriefing virtual simulations, and INACSL’s Healthcare Standards of Best Practice for Simulation don’t fully address nuances such as debriefing in a synchronous or asynchronous modality.


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This webinar will compare debriefing options and provide valuable insight into the styles that best fit your learners’ needs, help you make the most of learner analytics, and provide tips for organizing different debriefing formats. Learning objectives include to:

  • Compare synchronous and asynchronous debriefing options for virtual simulation.
  • Explain how to organize different types of debriefing formats.
  • Evaluate debriefing formats to determine the virtual simulation content and course learning outcomes, as well as evaluate how it meets learner needs.

Fidelity Matters: Ways to Maximize Learning by Using Simulated Participants and Wearable Hybrid Simulators

Presented by Kim Anderson BPS, NRP, CHSE, this one-hour, beginner webinar will take place on Feb. 8th at 10 AM PST. This presentation will provide ways to increase fidelity for clinical simulation experiences, including a demonstration of the new Avbirth wearable birthing simulator. Have your learners ever looked to the one-way mirror in your control room when speaking to their patients? Providing simulations with authentic conversations and full learner buy-in is difficult in the absence of a human patient.

Avkin’s education team will discuss fidelity in simulation, incorporating fidelity into product design, and how adding simulated participants with wearable simulators can improve many facets of simulation-based learning illustrated by a demonstration of the Avbirth wearable birthing simulator. Learning objectives include to:

  • Describe how fidelity impacts simulation.
  • Understand the relevance of incorporating current educators in product development.
  • Discuss ways to increase fidelity within simulation programs by incorporating Simulated Participants and the use of wearable simulators.

Introducing INACSL’s New Simulation Standard: Prebriefing (1 Contact Hour of RN CE)

Presented by INACSL Standards Committee Members for the Prebriefing Standard, this one-hour, beginner webinar will take place on Feb. 10th at 10 AM PST. The CE presentation will introduce the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning’s (INACSL) new Healthcare Standard of Best Practice: Prebriefing, which includes preparation and briefing.
In August of 2021 the new and updated Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice (formerly known as the International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning standards) were published. Included in this publication was a new standard: Prebriefing: Preparation and Briefing.

Prebriefing ensures that learners are prepared for the educational content of a simulation and are also informed about the expectations of them during the simulation-based experience. Because the current literature refers to prebriefing as both preparatory activities and briefing activities, this new standard incorporates both as pre- simulation activities. Historically, the terminology related to prebriefing has varied and included numerous terms. The lack of consistency in terminology can create confusion for educators and simulationists. Standardization of terminology and methodology can help to create more standardization in future use. Learning objectives include:

  • Discuss the importance of prebriefing in healthcare simulation.
  • Describe the criteria and guidelines for the new prebriefing healthcare simulation standard.
  • Describe how clinical simulationists can operationalize the prebriefing standard

Combating Malpractice & Mitigating Risk: VR Simulations Built for Hospitals

Presented by Jonathan Epstein MEMS, NRP, this one-hour, intermediate webinar will take place on Feb. 23rd at 10 AM PST. Learners will discover how virtual reality (VR) training tools like those from Health Scholars can reskill, upskill and validate current and new healthcare staff, reduce risks, reduce malpractice and bring greater efficiency to your clinical organization.

The presenter will discuss how virtual reality training can mitigate risk in clinical practice, specifically regarding the potential to reduce malpractice. The presenter will show how to use VR technologies to increase training efficiency during staffing issues. Additionally, Epstein will cover how to implement VR into clinical simulation programs, the cost and labor efficiencies of VR, as well as answer learner questions about getting VR in your organization.

The presentation will further showcase the innovative VR technologies from Health Scholars, and demonstrate VR simulation training tools for operating rooms, labor and delivery, and emergency care. Health Scholars applications are voice-driven, utilizing AI-enabled voice technology. Meaning, these healthcare simulations are self-driven and can be completed anytime, anywhere. Learning objectives include that:



  • Attendees will understand the utility of VR within their healthcare organization.
  • Attendees will be able to explain how VR can make a difference during a nursing crisis.
  • Attendees will be able to take the first steps towards creating a VR program in their organization.

A Sim Tech’s Journey in the NHS at DASH Northumbria

Presented by John Stratford, RSciTech, this one-hour, beginner webinar will take place on Feb. 28th at 8 AM PST. The presentation will share the experiences of a clinical simulation technologist working in the NHS, who has successfully introduced innovative simulation technologies to faculty and staff to improve outcomes. Stratford will showcase his experience as a Healthcare Simulation Technologist within the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), at the Dinwoodie Assessment and Simulation Hub (DASH) Medical Simulation Centre in Northumbria. DASH opened its doors to the first simulation course on September 7, 2016, and is a state-of-the-art department based at Wansbeck General Hospital. DASH was transformed from a ward into a flexible, realistic teaching environment with funding from the trust.

Stratford will also share his role in championing innovative simulation technologies within the program to clinical educators and administrators alike, specifically around Mixed Reality (XR) training technologies. He will further explain how he has been able to increase the utilization of simulation technologies while simultaneously reducing clinical educator stress. Lastly, Stratford will discuss his vision for the future of medical simulation. Learning objectives include:

  • Share the experiences of working as a clinical simulation technologist in the NHS.
  • Showcase innovative simulation technologies, including XR technologies, which have improved outcomes at the DASH simulation center.
  • Consider the future of simulation-based training and the technologies of the future.


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. Many HealthySimulation.com webinar presentations are recorded and viewable from anywhere at any time.

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