August 3, 2022By Lance Baily

Healthcare Simulation Webinars for August 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 August 2022, a number of presentations will be given that discuss topics related to the virtual delivery of healthcare simulation, nursing education simulation, healthcare simulation standards, medical simulation stress responses, and more. By registering to watch one or all of these webinars, simulationists, and learners have the opportunity to listen to and learn from various leaders across the clinical simulation industry.

8/17 @ 9AM PDT: Virtual Simulation by-Proxy (VSbP): Alternatives to In-Person Simulation-based Hospital Training for Graduate Nurses

Presented by Lindsay Bruckman, MSN-Ed, RN, CCRN, this one-hour, intermediate webinar (offering 1 Contact Hour of RN CE) explains how a hospital-based clinical simulation program supported the transition to a virtual delivery methodology for a Nurse Residency Program. Amidst the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic, the Memorial Hermann Nurse Residency Program (Transitions to Practice Program) shifted to an entirely virtual content delivery platform (Zoom). In-person simulation-based training (SbT) in the System Clinical Education simulation center (MH SHINE: Simulation for Healthcare Innovation & Excellence) halted, and the need arose to continue the facilitation of immersive SbT to augment didactic learning while in a virtual environment.

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To evaluate the effectiveness of Virtual Simulation by-proxy (VSbp) as a viable SbT delivery methodology for hospital-based nurse residency programs. Methods: A QI project was conducted to implement a VSbp as an alternative to in-person simulation-based training (SbT) utilizing a high-fidelity simulator.

Results utilized to facilitate the continued development and implementation of immersive SbT for the Memorial Hermann nurse residency program and other hospital-based simulation activities. Practice Implications: Implementing an immersive SbT methodology utilizing a virtual platform, such as VSbp may foster the continued development of the graduate nurse’s critical thinking while providing an engaging learning experience. Expanding the scope beyond the nurse residency program into the clinical hospital setting may support increased participation in SbT. Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospital-based transitions to practice (nurse residency) programs.
  • Describe the Virtual-Simulation by-proxy (VSbP) methodology for improving clinical training outcomes remotely.
  • Discuss the potential applications of VSbP beyond transitions to practice program for improved clinical care outcomes over time.

8/18 @ 9AM PDT: Advances in Virtual Education for NPs and Mid-level Providers: Virtual Practice from Sentinel U

Presented by Laura Gonzalez, PhD, APRN, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN, this one-hour, intermediate presentation will include recommendations for advanced practice nurse (APN) education and a demonstration of the new Advanced Practice Series. To date, APN education has relied heavily on clinical experiences to demonstrate competency in patient management. Rigid requirements have limited the use of medical simulation for clinical replacement.

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Of late, educators have seen a change in sentiment. Nursing bodies such as NONPF and AACN are now endorsing time variable, competency-based education in advance of clinical experiences. Well-designed healthcare simulations offer consistent measurable educational opportunities that may not be achieved in the clinical setting (Lioce et al., 2020).

These simulated experiences should prepare the learner to competently work through a client encounter or episodic visit. Sentinel U is excited to launch the company’s new Advanced Practice Series. This portfolio of 55 clients covers content areas such as typical or complex primary care visits of adults and children, geriatric encounters, women’s health, psych-mental health, oncology, and cardiac. This new virtual series allows learners to engage in an authentic clinical encounter while honing their diagnostic acumen and clinical decision-making. Learning objectives include:

  • Review trends in current APN education.
  • Interpret recommendations from professional organizations such as NONPF & AACN for the use of simulation in APN education.
  • Examine new technology to enhance clinical decision-making available from Sentinel U.

8/23 @ 11AM PDT: Medic! The Latest in Trauma Simulator Innovation from TacMed Solutions

Presented by Dan Irizarry, MD, this one-hour, beginner webinar will explore TacMed’s highest-fidelity human trauma patient simulator, the Clinical Response Whole Body System, and TacMed’s K9 trauma simulator, Diesel. The presentation will also discuss how civilian and military educators are integrating these simulators into today’s trauma training curriculums. Attendees will learn tips on how to improve their trauma simulation events and maximize trauma simulation return on investment. For clinical simulation providers who episodically support trauma training, participants will learn how TacMed Solutions’ unique simulator rental program can meet their short-term needs. Learning objectives include:

  • Compare and contrast military and civilian trauma training needs through the lens of medical simulation.
  • List desirable simulator features to support trauma training from TacMed Solutions.
  • Explore ways to maximize return on investment from trauma clinical simulation experiences.

8/24 @ 9AM PDT: How to Implement the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice Into Your Program

Presented by Laura Gonzalez, Ph.D., APRN, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN, this one-hour, beginner CE (1 Contact Hour of RN CE) presentation will review the updated INACSL Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice and share ways to implement them in your clinical simulation program.

The International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning’s (INACSL) Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice advance the science of clinical simulation, share best practices and provide evidence-based guidelines to make simulation-based learning experiences consistent around the globe. Informed by both interprofessional and international perspectives, the Standards are a living document applicable to simulation in both academic and practice settings and across manikin, Standardized Patient actor, and distance modalities.

This CE presentation will provide an overview of the ten Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice and describe opportunities for application in the areas of writing outcomes and objectives, prebriefing, facilitation, debriefing, simulation design, operations, professional development, professional integrity, simulation-enhanced interprofessional education, and evaluation of learning and performance.

This webinar will also highlight exemplars from academic and practice settings who have operationalized the Standards successfully and discuss a stepwise approach to using the Standards to improve simulation quality. Learning objectives include:

  • The learner will understand the updated Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice from INACSL.
  • The learner will compare best practices to the current status quo for clinical education and training.
  • Learners will apply Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice to their clinical program to ultimately improve patient care.

8/25 @ 10AM PDT: 3-2-1-Go! SMU’s Successful Integration of Digital Patients Across Professions

Presented by Dr. Amin Azzam, MD, MA Simulation Educator at Samuel Merritt University, this one hour webinar shares how Samuel Merritt University successfully adopted digital patients across multiple disciplines over the past two years using the PCS platform. We’ve all seen the ubiquitous presence and rapid improvement of smart speakers in society. But is that technology ready for health care simulation environments? Join Amin Azzam, MD, MA and PCS teammates to see how Spark has been successfully piloted at Samuel Merritt University across nursing, physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs over the past 3 years. This webinar will provide a demonstration of how SMU faculty utilized the PCS digital patient platform to increase learner performance across multiple different healthcare professions. This presentation will cover both the design of the pilot and how it was constructed, and also the results for the respective nursing, and physician assistant cohorts. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the benefits of artificial intelligence in healthcare simulation through the PCS training tool.
  • 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.

8/25 @ 3PM PDT: STRESSED! Capturing Stress and Anxiety in Healthcare Simulation for Outcomes Improvement

Presented by Alex MacQuarrie, Ph.D., this one-hour, intermediate webinar discusses how, with the right technologies, stress responses can be measured during healthcare simulation to help improve learner retention and clinical provider training outcomes. He explains that well-designed and executed clinical simulation for healthcare providers provides an ideal learning platform. He shares that there has been work done in understanding learner response(s) to the simulation environment beyond clinical outcomes.

MacQuarrie further explains how his findings from recent studies with paramedicine learners lay the groundwork for some interesting findings shared during the presentation. He explores the effect of a physically demanding activity prior to clinical simulation, and examines the effect of mindfulness and tactical breathing intervention for learners and how this may affect their psychophysiological responses in medical simulation. These are encouraging findings as he and his team continue to refine their methodologies. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the stress response of healthcare professional service providers.
  • Apply the findings of this research to inform your current clinical practice.
  • Understand the psychophysiological measures that can measure learner responses in clinical simulation.

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