HealthStream’s New OB Safety SIMS Toolkit
HealthStream’s OB Safety SIMS Toolkit delivers cost-effective experiential simulation for obstetrical emergencies. Fortunately, OB emergencies happen rarely – but that rarity increases the difficulty for clinicians to be maximally prepared to deal with such situations when they occur. The only way to be ready for such sporadic events is to diligently practice with clinical simulation. HealthStream’s new OB Safety SIMS Toolkit program is a comprehensive turnkey obstetrical emergency simulation solution that provides realistic scenarios to help develop a high-functioning clinical team with the goal to improve patient outcomes. This HealthySimulation.com article features the OB Safety SIMS Toolkit and wants one to consider what strategies they incorporate to prepare for rare obstetric emergencies.
This toolkit program includes curated obstetrical simulation experiences for relevant obstetrical emergency scenarios which can be practiced with minimal equipment on a Labor & Delivery unit where these emergencies occur. The OB Safety SIMS toolkit provides intraprofessional collaboration for improved effective team communication to promote OB patient safety and reduce risk.
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HealthStream OB Safety SIMS Toolkit
The OB Safety Sims Toolkit is an efficient, well-designed turnkey obstetrical emergency simulation program that provides realistic scenarios to develop a high-functioning clinical team with the goal to improve patient outcomes. The OB Safety SIMS Toolkit was curated by HealthStream and Henry M. Lerner, M.D. Founder of Newton-Wellesley OB-GYN and is based on ACOG Guidelines and The Joint Commission R3 Report requirements.
This program provides high quality obstetrical experiential learning experience that is hands-on, relevant for multiple obstetrical emergencies which can be practiced with minimal equipment on a Labor & Delivery floor where these emergencies occur. This toolkit has interactive in-person skills of performance that pertains to identification and appropriate response to a patient. The learner is educated on the knowledge required to perform skills within scope of practice and communication techniques necessary to implement an effective management strategy for a patient.
The clinical obstetrical simulations experiences currently available provide learners with the opportunity to learn through experiential learning are:
- Amniotic Fluid Embolism Intraprofessional Simulation
- Breech Vaginal Delivery Intraprofessional Simulation
- Postpartum Hemorrhage Intraprofessional Simulation
- Preeclampsia-Eclampsia Intraprofessional Simulation
- Shoulder Dystocia Intraprofessional Simulation
- Umbilical cord Prolapse Intraprofessional Simulation
Each of the OB simulation cases provide the educator with didactic micro courses, an educator/facilitator guide, and a debriefing tool. In addition the cases include medical note templates, OB emergency checklists, simulation learning activity for evaluation, and simulation scripts.
Impact of HealthStream’s Obstetrics Safety Simulation Toolkit
HealthStream’s OB Safety SIMS Toolkit was curated by HealthStream and Henry M. Lerner, M.D. Founder of Newton-Wellesley OB-GYN and is based on American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Guidelinesand The Joint Commission R3 Report requirements. R3 Reports provide a brief summary of the rationale and references for new Joint Commission requirements. This toolkit was developed and designed to ensure obstetrical clinicians perform as a highly functioning team and build confidence to deliver high-quality care. Through increased collaboration and effective teamwork maternal health outcomes can improve. Research has shown that better outcomes reduce liability, risk, and errors.
For educators, the OB Safety SIMS Toolkit alleviates the need for educators to create and update OB simulation teaching materials. Best clinical practices are reinforced in the most significant obstetrical emergencies using medical simulation. The didactic materials and OB patient scenarios are based on ACOG Guidelines and national best practices
Joint Commission R3 Report Requirements
An advantage of OB Safety SIMS Toolkit is the incorporation of The Joint Commission R3 Report requirements. Some Topics and the specific concept covered:
- Maternal Hemorrhage EP 5: Conduct drills at least annually to determine system issues as part of on-going quality improvement efforts. Drills include representation from each discipline identified in the organization’s hemorrhage response procedure and include a team debrief after the drill.
- Preeclampsia/Hypertension EP 4: Conduct drills at least annually to determine system issues as part of ongoing quality improvement efforts. Severe hypertension/ preeclampsia drills include a team debrief.
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.
Learning management solutions from HealthStream are designed to help improve outcomes and quality of care through enhanced learning and education. With a highly-trained staff, healthcare institutions will be confident in meeting compliance requirements and elevating brand reputation for providing superior care to patients. Solutions include the LMS, which is a modern, customizable workforce learning platform that allows organizations to strategically manage and continuously develop staff toward better patient care.
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.
Teresa Gore, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE-A, FSSH, FAAN – Dr. Gore has experience in educating future nurses in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Dr. Gore has a PhD in Adult Education, a DNP as a family nurse practitioner, and a certificate in Simulation Education. Dr. Gore is an innovative, compassionate educator and an expert in the field of healthcare simulation. In 2007l Teresa started her journey in healthcare simulation. She is involved in INACSL and SSH. She is a Past-President of INACSL and is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Advanced (CHSE-A). In 2018, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). In 2021, she was inducted as a Fellow in the Society of Simulation in Healthcare Academy (FSSH) and selected as a Visionary Leader University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Alumni. During her career, Dr. Gore has led in the development and integration of simulation into all undergraduate clinical courses and started an OSCE program for APRN students. Her research interests and scholarly work focus on simulation, online course development and faculty development. She has numerous invited presentations nationally and internationally on simulation topics.