August 17, 2022By Lance Baily

HealthStream, AORN Partner to Offer Resuscitation Specialty Sims

Resuscitation training is an integral component of medical education and is especially crucial as resuscitation survival rates have not improved over the last decade. To change this and work toward greater success across resuscitation care, healthcare staff must learn to work as a team, using a rapid and well-coordinated response. This is why, in partnership with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), HealthStream has developed new Resuscitation Specialty Simulation training. These clinical simulations focus on developing the role-based competency of each clinical team member working within the group dynamic that occurs in resuscitation events. This article details the HealthStream and AORN solution, explaining how the resource benefits both learners and educators.

The Resuscitation Specialty Sims is part of a unique screen-based simulation program that allows team members to practice their roles in a safe, simulated environment. Additionally, healthcare leaders can leverage Resuscitation Specialty Sims to improve resuscitation team response time, accuracy, and provide experiential practice for each role.

Recommended for all healthcare personnel, the short, role-based micro-simulations are presented in a specialty simulation interface that allows the learner to see current actions, decision choices, and case information. Healthcare simulation scenarios generally take 10 to 15 minutes to complete and are mobile accessible, allowing members to practice as much or as little as needed. They are focused, specialized, easy, scalable, and foster critical thinking.

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Another feature is the ability to learn on-demand with scenarios that are quick and usually take the learner just 10-15 minutes to complete. The program provides realistic environments as well, which create familiar spaces in which learners perceive lifelike representations of what they may encounter during resuscitation in the operating room in clinical practice.

Advanced reporting that allows learners to see scores that reflect both accuracies of decision-making and confidence is another program feature. Further, this protocol-driven program with a clinical specialty focus provides the intentional connection to the context of the resuscitation event in the specialty environment. This makes the Resuscitation Specialty Sims program stand out as a truly exceptional educational experience. For example, the Resuscitation Specialty Sim interface can allow the user to see their current actions, decision choices, case information, and their current role.

Upcoming HealthStream Webinar:
Is Virtual Reality the Future of Clinical Resuscitation Training?
Aug 31st, 10 AM PDT, UTC-7 or watch the recording!

The webinar reviews the latest resuscitation training technology in healthcare, including virtual reality, specifically developed for team leaders. This webinar will also demonstrate the potential of HealthStream’s Team Leader VR tool, which utilizes virtual reality simulations to train leaders in their role during a resuscitation event. The result is a highly realistic yet safe environment in which to hone leadership skills during a resuscitation event. The program can be implemented on an individual basis and on the team leader’s timeline for maximum flexibility.

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“It is critical that perioperative nurses receive resuscitation education specific to their environments. We are excited to be in a partnership with HealthStream for this type of industry-first resuscitation education,” said AORN Executive Director/CEO Linda K. Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN.

Co-developed Courseware Content Includes:

  • Pulmonary Embolism in the Operating Room
  • Respiratory Arrest in the Operating Room

More About HealthStream

HealthStream is an information technology and services company that is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of healthcare organizations’​ greatest asset: their people. The company’s unified suite of solutions is contracted by, collectively, approximately 4.8 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for workforce development, training and learning management, talent management, credentialing, privileging, provider enrollment, performance assessment, and managing healthcare simulation-based education programs.

These solutions help develop and empower people to deliver the highest quality of care. The company understands clients’ need to maximize resources in an increasingly complex healthcare environment. HealthStream has worked side-by-side with 4,000+ healthcare organizations for over 30 years to cultivate a more competent and engaged workforce. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Nashville, Tennessee. HealthStream has additional offices in Brentwood, Tennessee; Jericho, New York; Boulder, Colorado; San Diego, California; and Chicago, Illinois.

Since its foundation, HealthStream has received 15 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards for 2020. These honors demonstrate HealthStream’s ongoing commitment to technological innovation in healthcare workforce development, as well as the ultimate goal of improving healthcare outcomes. The Smithsonian also presented HealthStream with the Computerworld Smithsonian Medallion in recognition of its achievement in its innovative use of technology to empower and advance society.

More About AORN

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is the national association committed to improving patient safety in the surgical setting. AORN is the premier resource for perioperative nurses, advancing the profession and the professional with valuable guidance as well as networking and resource-sharing opportunities. AORN promotes safe patient care and is recognized as an authority for safe operating room practices and a definitive source for information and guiding principles that support day-to-day perioperative nursing practice.

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