August 23, 2023By Teresa Gore

HealthStream and Chamberlain University Partner for Meaningful Healthcare Simulation Course Experiences

HealthStream and Chamberlain University have partnered to offer healthcare organizations nationwide a “Principles of Healthcare Simulation Course ” focused on helping educators deliver meaningful, consistent simulation experiences, as well as a “Facilitating Simulation-Based Experiences Course ” to provide guidance for the development and theoretical framework for individuals involved in the facilitation of the simulation-based experiences. This partnership brings together HealthStream’s experience in workforce development and Chamberlain University’s expertise in simulation to provide a foundation in healthcare simulation that can lead to highly trained professionals to provide quality healthcare to improve patient outcomes. This article will share more about these amazing new courses from HealthStream and Chamberlain University.

About HealthStream and Chamberlain University

HealthStream aims to develop and empower people to deliver the highest quality of care. HealthStream’s vision is to improve healthcare quality by developing the people who deliver care. HealthStream’s values inspire and guide the behaviors of all employees within our organization, with our customers, and in our communities. Chamberlain University has over 130 years of history in healthcare education and continues to raise the standard of nursing and healthcare education to advance healthcare outcomes in communities nationwide and worldwide.

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The Need for Specialized Training in Clinical Simulation

Healthcare simulation training has evolved rapidly over the last decade. Clinical simulation has demonstrated the ability to improve patient care and outcomes when implemented by trained simulationists. To facilitate meaningful simulation in a comprehensive simulation program, simulationists should receive proper training techniques and methodologies. An essential in any simulation program is the development of staff and faculty on how to effectively deliver simulation experiences to ensure the preparedness of healthcare workers. Aligned with national simulation standards, Chamberlain University’s simulation program course “Facilitating Simulation-Based Experiences” educates participants on the techniques and methodologies necessary to deliver realistic simulated experiences for staff development to improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

These healthcare simulation program courses aim to standardize simulation training to leverage evidence-based methodologies to guide simulation experiences. The course programs promote clinical competence simulation-based experiences to help foster critical thinking and clinical judgment skills consistently throughout an organization. When the healthcare staff is prepared to deliver high-quality, evidence-based practice care the organization’s preparedness to meet patient’s needs across the continuum of care. Simulation educators must know how to facilitate all aspects of simulation including preparation, briefing, enactment, and debriefing. The courses utilize real-life examples to interactively engage learners in a deeper understanding of their roles as facilitators.

These newly offered courses from HealthStream and Chamberlain University develop simulation educators on how to purposefully debrief and guide the participants in linking actions and outcomes to promote clinical judgment. The courses cover how to build an inclusive organizational culture, support diverse groups and participant self-perception, examine personal and professional bias, and review cultural implications and professionalism.

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Chamberlain University’s Chief Academic Officer Carla Sanderson shared that “Chamberlain has embraced simulated clinical learning experiences since the introduction of high-fidelity simulators in healthcare education. Through the expertise of Chamberlain’s team of simulation thought leaders and clinical learning design experts, we are pleased to extend our comprehensive simulation program beyond traditional nursing education to practice settings, influencing excellence in the use of simulation for our clinical partners.”

Principles of Simulation Course

The Principles of Simulation course will explore the principles and methodology of simulation as a learning technique. Participants will be introduced to the national simulation standards and regulatory requirements that support the integration of simulation. By exploring the history and trends of simulation, participants will recognize the complexity and diverse opportunities available for teaching and learning with healthcare simulation.

The course objectives are:

  • Identify professional and ethical principles used in clinical simulation facilitation and design to foster learning.
  • Describe best practices used in medical simulation facilitation to promote learner engagement.
  • Explore simulation design principles and methodologies used to develop evidence- based clinical simulation experiences.
  • Identify the key components of a strategic plan to create an effective healthcare simulation-based programs

Facilitating Simulation-Based Experiences

The Facilitating Simulation-Based Experiences course will provide guidance for the development and theoretical framework for individuals involved in the facilitation of the simulation-based experiences. This will guide the facilitator through processes to implement, assess and manage simulation-based activities utilizing simulation standards and guidelines.

The course objectives are:

  • Facilitate simulation-based experiences to foster critical thinking and clinical judgment skills.
  • Utilize evidence-based debriefing elements and methodologies to foster reflection and

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.

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 the company’s achievement in their innovative use of technology to empower and advance society.

Learn how improved resuscitation education through healthcare simulation and adaptive learning can save time and money through HealthStream’s recorded LEARN CE/CME platform webinar How Clinical Simulation Is Driving the Next Wave of Resuscitation Education. Another HealthStream webinar Is Virtual Reality the Future of Clinical Resuscitation Training? Showcases their partnership with the American Red Cross and reviews the latest resuscitation training technology in healthcare, including virtual reality, specifically developed for team leaders.

HealthStream works with organizations at every stage to establish a road map that fulfills requirements and ensures successful outcomes. The company’s solutions are divided into seven categories: learning and performance, quality and compliance, reimbursement, resuscitation, clinical development, credentialing, and scheduling and capacity management. Through the use of these solutions, professionals can cultivate a culture geared toward consistent and engaged learning through exclusive content from healthcare’s most respected leaders.

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