July 15, 2022By Lance Baily

20% Discount on Healthcare Simulation CE Courses for Rest of July

HealthySimulation.com’s CE/CME LEARN platform was designed as an educational resource for clinical simulation learners and educators looking to either build upon their skills or increase their knowledge of elements of the industry. In addition to healthcare simulation webinars, the LEARN CE/CME platform offers a variety of more focused clinical simulation courses, all of which offer CE credits covering instruction on a number of medical simulation topics. This HealthySimulation.com article summarizes all available healthcare simulation courses available on the LEARN platform to date. Additionally, HealthySimulation.com is offering the 20% discount code “SUMMER22” for any of our clinical simulation courses purchased during July 2022.

Clinical Simulation 101: The Basics

This self-paced 4+ hour CE course taught by Deb Tauber MSN, RN, CHSE, CEN 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. This course breaks down the fundamentals of simulation in an easy-to-understand and fun format. The course is loaded with internationally recognized subject matter experts! Additional bonus tools are available to download and customize for your 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.

Dr. Debra Nestel’s 4 CE Course: Intro to Healthcare Simulation

Taught by Debra Nestel PhD, FAcadMed FSSH, this course provides an opportunity to explore fundamental concepts in simulation practice. While it is designed for those new to simulation, experienced practitioners have also benefited as they explore contemporary content. We explore the language of simulation within and outside of healthcare, acknowledge historical influences on contemporary practices, consider a wide range of simulators and their applications and review diverse resources. On completion, participants will have covered foundational content preparing them to approach healthcare simulation both constructively and critically. Learning objectives include:

  • Navigate the language of clinical simulation.
  • List common applications of simulation in healthcare.
  • Outline the contemporary history of healthcare simulation.
  • Consider drivers for the uptake of healthcare simulation.
  • Identify resources for building your medical simulation practice.
  • Describe a range of clinical simulation modalities.

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:

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  • 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 & MilitaryMoulage.com, 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 shows 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:

  • 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

Operating Simulation Technologies to Improve Clinical Outcomes

This online 6-hour, 3 CE course developed by NAIT, introduces operating simulation technologies to improve clinical education or training for improved patient care outcomes. At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to create immersive simulations using a variety of modalities, design theories, and ethical principles. You will be able to describe the use of various technologies and implement troubleshooting skills required to effectively support a simulation program, and describe the interprofessional communication skills, ethical principles, and leadership qualities required to be a successful simulation technologist.

Using Healthcare Simulation to Improve Medication Administration Safety

Instructed by Dr. Kim Baily, Ph.D., MSN, RN, this limited time only 6+ hour intermediate course is designed to help clinical educators learn how to best identify, design, integrate, and assess the use of clinical simulation when training for medication administration. Alarming error statistics and the need for improved medication administration practices are demonstrated, with the knowledge, tools, and resources provided to begin addressing those concerns. Additionally, the course includes a breakdown of innovative clinical simulation technologies effective in providing med admin training and 2 simulation scenario templates! Learning objectives include:

  • Identify the current sources and types of medication administration errors, as well as the options for reporting such errors as a means of improving practice.
  • Describe how human simulation-based learning can be used to improve patient safety during the medication administration process by training staff and identifying potential system errors.
  • Apply evidence-based simulation theory and practice to create scenarios that enhance medication administration safety.

SPN M1: Foundations of Standardized Patient Methodology

Instructed by Debra Nestel AM Ph.D., FAcadMed FSSH, Cathy Smith Ph.D., MA, BA(Hons), CHSE, and Jennifer Harlim Ph.D. MBA BA(Hons), this online 5-hour beginner CE course introduces fundamental concepts in simulated participant Standardized Patient methodology. Foundation Program (M1) introduces the concept of SP methodology. It covers covering key terms and scope of practice, it considers the who, what, why, and how of the method and acknowledges its origins.

The scope of practice of SPs and their unique features are also discussed. The instructors outline standards associated with SP methodology and share some of their favorite SP methodology resources. You’re introduced to a wide range of resources with core and extension work by experts in the field. Throughout the course, you’re encouraged to make meaning of the content for your own setting. Learning objectives include:

  • Define the terms – “standardized patient” and simulated patient (SP)
  • Recognize different terms used in SP methodology
  • Outline the scope of practice of SPs
  • Outline standards associated with SP methodology
  • Describe where to find really good resources on SP methodology

SPN M2: Creating Roles for Standardized Patients

Taught by Debra Nestel AM Ph.D. FAcadMed FSSH, Cathy Smith Ph.D. MA BA(Hons) CHSE, and Jennifer Harlim Ph.D. MBA BA(Hons), Course 2 (M2) introduces approaches to creating roles for Standardized Patients. This task is fundamental to SP work – usually a text document (sometimes with audiovisual supplements), the written SP role provides guidance to the SP about their character, the purpose of the scenario, and their health issue (or other relevant information). There is no one right way to do this.

However, some approaches seem better suited to some contexts than others. Templates are valuable for documenting roles. They prompt the authors for specific and usually critical information. We share approaches and templates. You’re introduced to a wide range of resources with core and extension work. Throughout the course, you’re encouraged to make meaning of the content for your own setting. Learning objectives include to:

  • Identify key elements of a “standardized” or simulated patient (SP) role
  • Describe approaches to writing roles for SPs
  • Write an SP role draft
  • Outline approaches to evaluation of SP roles

SPN M3: Training Methods for Standardized Patient Role Portrayal

Taught by Debra Nestel AM PhD FAcadMed FSSH, Cathy Smith PhD MA BA(Hons) CHSE, and Jennifer Harlim PhD MBA BA(Hons), Module 3 introduces approaches to training SPs for role portrayal. There is no one right way to do this. We share approaches that we have used for many years and others that are documented in literature. The approaches are sufficiently flexible to suit the different contexts in which SPs work. They are engaging and the 4-stage approach is informed by performance theory. We also share techniques that help SPs to remember aspects of their roles for portrayal. You’re introduced to a wide range of resources with core and extension work by experts in the field. Throughout the course, you’re encouraged to make meaning of the content for your own setting. Learn objectives include to:

  • Outline the importance of training SPs for role portrayal.
  • Describe a systematic approach to SP training for role portrayal.
  • Identify benefits and challenges of the 4-stage model.
  • Consider alternative approaches to training SPs for role portrayal.

SPN M4: Standardized Patient Program Management

Taught by Debra Nestel AM PhD FAcadMed FSSH, Cathy Smith PhD MA BA(Hons) CHSE, and Jennifer Harlim PhD MBA BA(Hons), Module 4 introduces core facets of simulated participant (SP) program management – whether a program is small or large, beginning or mature. Some of you will be managing a program on your own while others will have a team in place.

We focus on five areas: key aspects of SP program management, including the types of activities and roles and responsibilities of the person responsible for program management; SP recruitment; SP databases; challenges in managing SP programs; and program quality management. You’re introduced to a wide range of resources with core and extension work by experts in the field. Throughout the course, you’re encouraged to make meaning of the content for your own setting. Learning objectives include to:

  • Consider key aspects of SP program management.
  • Describe strategies for SP recruitment.
  • Describe fields in an SP program database.
  • Identify SP program challenges.
  • Outline SP program quality management strategies.

Telehealth Intro 101: A Primer

Taught by Deb Tauber MSN, RN, CHSE, CEN, this 2-hour course provides information on the basic components of Telehealth. It is filled with best practices including terminology, applications, legal, privacy, billing, and best etiquette. The course is self-paced with four 10-15-minute modules and a five-question quiz at the end of each module. This training provides the education you need to understand Telehealth and learn how this may affect simulation. The course is recommended for anyone in healthcare simulation interested in understanding the basic components of telehealth. Learning objectives include to:

  • Identify Telehealth application in current health care settings.
  • Describes history, terminology, equipment, and proper etiquette of Telehealth.
  • Discuss implications for Telehealth and legal issues with HIPPA.

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