Top 25 Healthcare Simulation Webinars of 2023’s LEARN CE/CME Platform hosted numerous healthcare simulation webinars over the past year covering a wide variety of topics. These medical simulation presentations were viewed by thousands of learners across the globe, sharing industry insights and trends. The goal of the LEARN CE/CME platform is to help educate and inform clinical simulation learners around the world to strengthen and expand the industry’s impact on medicine and training. This article highlights the best healthcare simulation webinars of 2023. Want to submit healthcare simulation webinar abstracts to help support the clinical simulation community in 2024? Submit an abstract here now!

25: (CE) Extending Reality: The Latest in Technology Mediated Nursing Simulation : Presented by Laura Gonzalez, PhD, APRN, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN. Simulation has been integral to the nursing education curriculum for many years and has integrated high-level technology since the 1990s. As technology-driven simulators (manikins) have increased, educators have increased their knowledge and skills and incorporated best practices and standards to create, facilitate, and debrief a variety of nursing simulations. This CE presentation will discuss the use of these new forms of technology-mediated nursing simulations. A brief overview of the “Extended Reality” (XR) technologies will be presented, along with educational frameworks that have been used with virtual education, exemplars and a brief review of some key literature in this area will be shared.

24: (CE) Prioritization and Delegation Skills: A Pilot Study : Presented by Laura Klenke-Borgman, PhD, RN, CHSE, This CE webinar will explore findings from recent Sentinel U Nursing Simulation Research Grant (SUNSRG) study findings on prioritization and delegation of newly graduated RN using virtual simulation. Data indicates a widening academic-practice gap. The purpose of this project was to determine if repeated participation in Sentinel U Patient Management and Delegation virtual simulations influenced new graduate nurses’ skills in prioritization and delegation.

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23: (CE) How to Make Healthcare Simulation Experiences Clinically Relevant : Presented by Amy Cowperthwait, RN, MSN, BC-ACNS, CHSE-A. Every Simulationist invests significant resources of time and finances to support clinical simulation experiences that possess the physical, environmental and psychological fidelity necessary to recreate the clinical environment. In this CE webinar, we will discuss specific educational strategies that will maximize clinical educational and training work efforts, stretch our clinical learners to the edges of their ability, and create the essential physical, environmental, and psychological fidelity to recreate the clinical environment in-order to improve clinical outcomes.

22: Combining Manikin and VR Simulation Technologies to Improve Clinical Outcomes : Presented by Efrat Milman, MBA. Preparing clinicians for treating emergency trauma patients can be challenging. Surgical Science’s new TraumaVR simulator overcomes these challenges by combining a manikin and instruments with immersive VR simulation. This provides trainees with an unprecedented training opportunity of psychomotor (motor skills) and cognitive knowledge and skill acquisition in airway management. With the most realistic virtual reality environment, it embeds trainees in the stressful situation, unlike any other simulator.

21: Getting Started with High Fidelity Standardized Patient Simulation : Presented by Megan Weldon, CHSE. Many programs want to integrate Standardized Patient (SP) into simulation because they want to create the highest fidelity clinical simulation experiences possible for their learners. During this 1 hour webinar Standardized Patient (aka Simulated Patient) experts will provide a road map to creating an affordable and sustainable Standardized Patient program. This webinar will discuss Association for Simulated Patient Educators (ASPE) standards of best practice, SP candidate interview questions, and SP training recommendations will be made!

20: Overview of U.S. Army Competency Based Training and the Role of Simulation, Data and Learning Engineering : Presented by Benjamin Goldberg, PhD. Dr. Goldberg will review his research program centered on next generation adaptive training management tools in support of the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE). Dr. Goldberg and his team are directly researching and developing adaptive training tools and solutions that emphasize the use of data, artificial intelligence, and evidence-centered experiential learning design to optimize the effectiveness of an immersive training experience. Dr. Goldberg will review the background and necessity driving this research, along with an overview of projects and progress aligned to these objectives.

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19: (CE) Improving Patient Care with a Multi-Site Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation Program : Presented by Mark Rose, BS, NRP. The ultimate goal for hospital-based clinical simulation center should be to improve patient care. This CE webinar will focus on designing and developing multi-room/site and interdisciplinary simulations. In this CE presentation, the presenter will discuss the importance of working with other units within the care system (i.e., quality) to identify areas of patient care that need improvement. The presenter will also showcase the importance of simulating the entire patient encounter from “triage to discharge.”

18: (CE) Psychological Safety in Healthcare Simulation: Why It Matters Most : Presented by LoraLynn Allen, RN, MSN-Ed, CHSE. Healthcare educators across a large variety of disciplines implement simulation as a primary learning methodology in preparing their learners for clinical practice. Although simulation has been research-proven as a highly effective experiential learning method, some scenarios and situations can compromise the psychological safety of the learner, negating the learning benefits of the experience. This presentation addresses the foundations of psychological safety and how educators can implement the concepts into the entire simulation experience from start to finish, not just in the debriefing environment.

17: (CE) Current and Future Trends in Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Simulation : Presented by Disha Patel, MSN RN CNE CHSE. Based on the presenter’s research, this CE presentation aims to discuss the current and future trends in healthcare simulation. The current shift in healthcare from quantity of care to patient safety-centered Value-Based care has challenged clinical educators to train healthcare professionals precisely. Clinical simulation is an experiential learning technique, which is evident in the literature can provide a safe learning environment for learners to practice and master simple to complex skills (Ayaz and Ismail, 2022).

16: (CE) TraumaSIM’s Introduction to Moulage Course & Optional Kit : Presented by Nola Pearce, BNg, GradDipNg(CritCareNurse), Founder & Managing Director of TraumaSIM. Learn the art of creating high-fidelity healthcare simulation wounds and injuries with this 3 CE hour introductory moulage course workshop with hands-on training moulage kit* shipped right to your door! This mix of online instruction and in-person hands-on materials will show you how to safely apply bruises, shock & cyanosis, burns, open fractures and lacerations safely to your Standardized (Simulated) patients and/or manikins.

15: Designing Your Nursing Simulation Center for Current and Projected Needs : Presented by Anne Costello, MSN, RN, CHSE. As many nursing educational programs look to increase enrollment, the need for increased physical space for clinical skills and medical simulation training is often a major consideration. This webinar will provide an overview of considerations for those who are anticipating a renovation or build of a new nursing simulation center.

14: (CE) Immersive VR: How to Make a Virtual Nurse Education Program Into Reality : Presented by Sue Schuelke, PhD RN CNE CHSE CCRN-K. This CE presentation will focus on how to integrate an immersive virtual reality (VR) program into an undergraduate BSN curriculum. Utilizing Kotter’s change model, we will discuss how to prepare, implement, and evaluate a virtual reality nursing simulation program. Lessons learned and challenges of incorporating new simulation technology will be discussed and actions to meet these challenges will be presented. Tools that can be used to plan your IVR program implementation will be discussed.

13: (CE) Is VR the Future of Nurse Education and Training? A Panel Review :

This panel presentation offers perspectives on Virtual Reality simulation research and its impacts on new and continuing nursing education and training. Panelists include nurses and nursing educators from top institutions in the U.S. The intention of this panel is to help participants gain a better understanding of Virtual Reality simulation as it compares to traditional simulation methods in the context of improving the efficacy of nursing training. As more research is conducted on VR medical simulations, educators and learners can begin to see the true impact of growing technologies on the future of nursing training and continued education.

12: (CE) Using Virtual Reality for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare Simulation : Presented by Melissa Jo Tully, BSN, MHPE, RN-BC. This one-hour CE webinar is designed for simulation educators interested in integrating virtual reality (VR) technology into their healthcare education programs. The course offers a concise overview of VR’s potential applications in simulation-based training and introduces current VR platforms and tools available for healthcare education. Participants will gain insights into the features of VR technologies, their relevance in healthcare scenarios, and their role in creating immersive learning experiences.

11: (CE) Thinking Outside the Box: Use Cases for Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare Simulation : Presented by Mitchell Luker, MSN, RN, CHSE. Virtual and augmented reality stands as a burgeoning tool, rightfully drawing widespread attention due to its transformative effect on student learning in healthcare. Yet, clinical educators face a pressing challenge: the scarcity of budget-friendly software platforms tailored to their educational requirements. Through innovative collaborations with emerging VR / AR companies, the potential to craft bespoke clinical learning experiences becomes achievable. In this CE webinar, we’ll delve into inventive applications of these tools, ultimately alleviating the financial burden associated with meaningful integration of this mixed reality technology.

10: Exploring the Future of the Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist Profession : Presented by Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B. In this panel discussion, Founder/CEO Lance Baily will host a panel discussion with key SimGHOSTS and UNMC leadership to explore the future of the healthcare simulation technology specialist field. The panel will explore topics relevant to the expansion of the simulation technician profession, including a review of trends in a post-covid healthcare system, career awareness and promotion, challenges which continue to slow progress, as well as key opportunities for further development.

9: Setting Up Your Healthcare Simulation Center for Learner Success with CAE Healthcare : Presented by Scott Temple, Group Leader of Education Solutions at CAE Healthcare now known as Elevate Healthcare. From orientation to debrief, leverage the products, platforms and services in your sim center to provide the best possible outcomes for your learners. Hear from sim center education experts as they discuss the importance of proper planning and preparation to achieve successful execution and debriefing, not only for the clinical learner, but also the instructors within a healthcare simulation center.

8: Troubleshoot, Repair and Optimize the Life Expectancy of Clinical Patient Simulators : Presented by Kevin King, CCP(f), MBA. Patient simulators are a costly investment for any simulation program, and extended warranties are not always in the budget or available once the simulator is deemed end of life by the OEM. Learn how the MeLiSA Service Program can optimize the life expectancy of your patient simulators, keeping them running at optimal performance well past “end of life”, saving your program money.

7: Simplifying Simulation: Empowering Educators to Deliver Meaningful Experiences : Presented by Samantha Keck, MS, RN, CHSE and Joy Thomason, DNP, RN. Over the past decade, the landscape of simulation in healthcare has evolved, emphasizing the need for effective delivery methods that truly prepare healthcare professionals for real-world scenarios. Join us as HealthStream & Chamberlain University review a Simulation Program that equips participants with essential techniques and methodologies that are integral to delivering immersive and authentic simulated experiences.

6: Competency-Based Clinical Education Solutions from Laerdal Medical : Presented by Chris Ryals, CHSOS. The recent release of the NLN Vision Statement: Integrating Competency-Based Education in the Nursing Curriculum and the ongoing adoption of the AACN Essentials show the shift in educational focus from inputs to outcomes. Join this 1-hour webinar to explore competency-based clinical education training solutions (for any healthcare discipline) from Laerdal Medical that can help your program support learners in an impactful way.

5: Professional Development for Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialists : Presented by Tom Dongilli, AT, CHSOS-A, FSSH. While all Clinical Simulation Operations Specialist roles may vary by institution, the fundamental responsibilities remain the same, and the skills needed for SOSs to develop can be taught and developed through standardized training throughout the industry. This webinar will review what the key tasks associated with the daily operations and maintenance of a simulation center are, and what kind of training can hone an SOS’s skills.

4: Ouch! An Introduction on How to Create Realistic Trauma Moulage : Presented by Nola Pearce, BSN. This 1-hour webinar will acquaint you with TraumaSim’s Introduction to Moulage Course. Lance and Nola will discuss the value and purpose of Moulage and introduce you to the format and outcomes of the course. Nola will demonstrate how easily, quickly and safely moulage can be applied that will change the learning experience for your students.

3: (CE) High Quality Healthcare Simulation: How to Get Started! : Presented by Elizabeth Horsley, RN MSMS CHSE CCSNE. The CE presentation will provide an overview of the components of a high quality simulation-based education experience. Learners will be introduced to evidence-based best practices and theoretical frameworks that inform simulation pedagogy. The information discussed will be applicable to any simulation platform or modality. While the presentation is appropriate for novices, experienced simulationist are encouraged to join and share their experiences and lessons learned!

2: Elevate Your Healthcare Simulation Training Fidelity with Laerdal’s New Monitor : Presented by Alyssa Patterson-Lapierre, BComm. Join us for an exciting live webinar showcasing Laerdal’s latest innovation aimed at enhancing realism in training. In this informative session, we will provide you with a comprehensive overview of Monitor by Laerdal — a revolutionary all-in-one simulator incorporating a monitor, defibrillator, and ventilator.

1: Stop The Bleed: Realistic Trauma Intervention Training Tools : Presented by Lt. Dan Stout Training Manager at TacMed Solutions. In this webinar, TacMed’s military and police expert Dan Stout will highlight some of the key “Stop the Bleed” components used during initial interventions in a trauma related medical response, including the SOF-Tourniquet, Olaes, Trauma Bandage, hemostatic agents, and chest seals.

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