March 4, 2022By Lance Baily

Healthcare Simulation Webinars for March 2022

The 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 March 2022, a number of presentations will be given that discuss topics related to curriculum mapping, virtual reality simulation, clinical simulation debriefing, manikin technology, 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. First, be sure to consider joining us for’s Champions of Simulation Virtual Symposium April 13th!


Innovations in Simulation Debrief: A Two-Phase Open Dialogue Model (1 Contact Hour of RN CE)

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Presented by Colleen Ryan, Ph.D., RN on March 7th, 3 PM PST, UTC-8, this one-hour, beginner CE presentation will introduce a two-phase debrief model and dialogical techniques employed to facilitate a clinical simulation debrief. Simulation is one-way healthcare workers can learn skills to assist them in balancing conflicting priorities in contemporary health settings. This presentation will introduce the audience to the two-phase model, the dialogical techniques employed and offer attendees take-home exercises to learn and practice the dialogical techniques. Learning objectives include:

  • Learn about the two-phase debrief model.
  • Understand the importance of dialogical techniques in simulation debrief.
  • Understand several dialogical techniques to assist in facilitating a simulation debrief.

Many simulationists will follow a structured approach or framework to facilitate the simulation debrief phase. These frameworks acknowledge that learning via simulation will mostly take place in the debrief phase. Thus, sufficient time for debrief needs to be allocated to facilitate learning. Research studies report inadequate debriefing of simulation participants causes harm; negating opportunities for quality learning. In 2017 a group of nursing simulationists at Central Queensland University, Australia, developed an innovative two-phase debriefing framework.

The framework originally involved two separate phases: first learners were provided time to explore emotions and feelings experienced during the simulation and second, learners spent time exploring individual and group clinical performances and developing new understandings. To facilitate the debrief simulationists had learned a particular set of dialogical techniques. Student and academic participants in the evaluation phase of the project reported the language the simulation debriefers employed was more important to them than the two-phase debrief model.

Streamlining Competency-Based Assessment and Curriculum Mapping to Increase Learner Performance

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Presented by Melissa Helvey on March 8th, 10 AM PST, UTC-8, this one-hour, beginner webinar will teach learners how to augment learner performance through Competency.AI to track learner competencies and outcomes. Learner performance, retention, attrition, and data-driven results are at the forefront of faculty and administrators’ concerns. With Competency.AI, we integrate data from all your sources (LMS, Exam Soft, Sim Center. etc) to allow you to see trends in learner performance over time, and do early integrations based on areas of need (and increase retention). As learner performance dovetails with curriculum mapping, we will also discuss using the data in Competency.AI to make data-driven improvements to your class and program curriculum. Learning objectives include:

  • See trends in data, to better influence learner performance.
  • Through data, learn where to make early interventions to retain at-risk learners.
  • Discover how to use learner results and data to evaluate effectiveness in curriculum changes.

Improve Educational Efficiency with TruCorp Skills Manikins

Presented by Ciaran McKenna, MPA on March 9th, 10 AM PST, UTC-8, this one-hour intermediate webinar will showcase a range of TruCorp training manikins for airway management, trauma training, ultrasound, pediatric procedural skills. TruCorp has 20+ years of experience within the medical simulation market. We are committed to the development of anatomically correct products to deliver medical best practices.

TruCorp has designed, engineered, and produced a wide variety of training manikins for airway management, trauma training, ultrasound, pediatric procedural skills, and a portfolio of simulation apps with the aim of continuing to improve educational efficiency and ultimately save more lives. The company’s products are made by professionals for professionals. The materials used are strong with lifelike responsiveness, combining high-level performance with ease of portability. Learning objectives include:

  • Describe how the TruBaby X can be used for effective pediatric clinical skills training.
  • Learn how the TruNerveBlock 3-in-1 ultrasound training simulator can improve outcomes.
  • Demonstrate how the AirSim Combo X improves effective adult airway management.

Accelerating Clinical Learning with AI-Assisted Simulation Competitions

Presented by Andrew Bazakis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM on March 10th, 10 AM PST, UTC-8, this one-hour, intermediate webinar shows how one medical school utilized AI-based clinical simulation experiences to accelerate medical student learning in a competitive setting, utilizing PCS. Bazakis tells the story of how the most advanced artificial intelligence brain in healthcare education created unprecedented opportunities for collaboration and clinical learning for medical students during the coronavirus pandemic.

Participants will be able to explore the implications for the use of this easily accessible technology to transform the way tomorrow’s physicians learn their craft and rapidly develop mastery while eliminating the boundaries of physical distance. Learning objectives include:

  • Describe the circumstances leading to remote virtual simulation events and competitions.
  • Explore the current and future uses of artificial intelligence in medical student education.
  • Engage with educators in how to leverage artificial intelligence and virtual reality technology as an educational accelerant.

Differences of Mixed Reality vs Virtual Reality: Which One is Better for Healthcare Training?

Presented by Dr. Patricia C. Ramos, MD, MCRP (and joined by Joy Jacobs, RN, BSN and c of GigXR) on March 15th, 10 AM PDT, UTC-7, this one-hour, beginner webinar explains the differences between virtual reality, mixed reality, and augmented reality as well as their applicability to healthcare training.

People throw around the different realities that compose the “Metaverse.” It can be difficult to know what they mean and, more importantly, how they can further your simulation practice. These technologies are important and can be an efficient way to train doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Participants will leave this webinar understanding what these different “realities” mean in terms of features and training experience, as well as their respective benefits versus one another and traditional analog capabilities like high fidelity manikins. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the difference between “virtual reality”, “mixed reality” and “augmented reality”.
  • See how your program can use the Metaverse to make simulation training more flexible.
  • Learn the benefits of “holographic patients” as simulated patients.

Help Me, Help You! The Psychology of Persuasion: Ways to Improve Collaboration in Clinical Simulation

When discussing healthcare simulation, the conversation typically steers towards improving fidelity, navigating technology, improving AV/IT competence, or how to perfect moulage techniques. A significantly underrated core component of successful clinical simulation is the social dynamic between simulationists and their customers. Whether it be faculty, students, colleagues, or any combination of the three; effective communication is paramount in ensuring high-quality training that results in positive patient outcomes. Presented by Rémy Roe, Critical Care Paramedic, MA PSychology, MA Sociology, Ph.D.(c) PSychology on March 17th, 9 AM PST, UTC-7, this webinar discusses how to use the psychology of influence to improve collaboration in clinical simulation programs. Learning objectives include:

  • Summarize key concepts of the six principles of influence.
  • Discuss the value of applying the six principles of influence to improve customer relations in healthcare simulation.
  • Describe the rationale, advantages, and disadvantages of each principle.

Should We Use Video in Debriefing Practices? A Qualitative Study (1 Contact Hour)

Presented by Dr. Cheryl M. Miller, EDD, MSN, NPD-BC, CHSE on March 21st, 12 PM PST, UTC-8, this one-hour, intermediate webinar seeks to answer the question “Why should we record our clinical simulation experiences?” Participants will learn the results of a qualitative multiple case study with embedded units that through observation, participant interviews, and documentation review sought to explore and describe practices of video-assisted debriefing (VAD) technology used in neonatal resuscitation program (NRP) education.

Miller explains why nursing professional development specialists should consider incorporating innovative video technology use into their debriefing practices for review and observation in their courses. Leaders of healthcare simulation centers can also affect improvement in the safe use of VAD technology at their centers by applying the recommendations from this study. Additional learning objectives include:

  • Examine the benefits and pitfalls of the use of video-assisted debriefing technology in simulation.
  • Examine learner and instructor perceptions of the use of video-assisted debriefing technology.
  • Apply study findings to own simulation practices.

Why All Simulation Programs Should Consider Teaching with a Real Pyxis MedStation

Presented by Mike Franzese, BS on March 24th 9 AM PST, UTC-8, this one-hour, beginner webinar will teach the benefits of training medication administration with an actual Pyxis MedStation in your healthcare simulation program. Why is the Pyxis MedStation ES so important for healthcare simulation programs to consider? World renown Clinical Simulation expert Pam Jeffries, Professor of Nursing and Dean of the School of Nursing at Vanderbilt University also shares that “Simulations are a very important part of the program because of the immersion and experiential learning. Every simulation center today needs a Pyxis. That’s one example of the technology that’s needed to prepare our nurses not only for today but for tomorrow.”

Further, this webinar will answer “What can the Pyxis platform offer my program in terms of teaching realistic medication administration?” Learn more in this webinar about the market leader in medication dispensing systems and how this technology can be used to educate clinical students on safe, patient-centered care. In partnership with Becton-Dickinson (BD), Medical Shipment is the sole provider of Pyxis MedStation products for educational programs. The Pyxis product line offers educators a customizable, scalable platform to train learners on the same equipment they will later use in the hospital setting. Learning objectives include:

  • Discuss the importance of Pyxis products in education.
  • Learn about the user experiences for faculty and students.
  • Identify which Pyxis products best fit your simulation goals.

More About Webinars’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 webinar presentations are recorded and viewable from anywhere at any time.

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