October 20, 2020By Kim Leighton

Evaluating Healthcare Simulation in the Days of COVID-19 and Beyond

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Presentation Details

November 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM, Pacific Coast Time Zone

Presented by: Kim Leighton PhD, RN, CHSE, CHSOS, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN

Presentation Abstract

Healthcare simulation education as we know it underwent dramatic changes during the COVID-19 pandemic as many simulationists were challenged to quickly move medical simulation activities entirely online, while others needed to create physically safe learning environments to prevent spread of the virus. Many simulationists ask “How do we evaluate simulation when it’s online? How do we evaluate in-person clinical simulation with all the restrictions we have? How do we know if the learners are actually learning? And, “Are there tools to evaluate online simulation?” This presentation will focus on evaluation of simulation outcomes during the time of COVID-19 and looking forward.

Duration (Hours): 1
Type of Offering: Webinar
Teaching Method: Lecture with Slide Presentation

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss what activities and outcomes can realistically be evaluated when using non-traditional simulation environments and methods.
  2. Discuss challenges to evaluation of simulation as a result of COVID-19 changes.
  3. Align evaluation instruments and methods with learning objectives of the simulation.

Suggested Learner Level: Intermediate

Presenter Biography

Executive Director, Itqan Clinical Simulation and Innovation Center
Hamad Medical Corporation

Dr Kim Leighton is Executive Director of ITQAN Clinical Simulation and Innovation Center at Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar. Kim has enjoyed 17 years facilitating learning with simulation in nursing, medicine, and allied health in academic and practice settings. While president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, she led development of Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. Kim is co-author of the award-winning book Simulation Champions and manages the website Evaluating Healthcare Simulation. She enjoys writing and developing evaluation instruments for simulation in her spare time!


I have given a presentation on the same topic for SSH May 2020, but this will not be the same presentation. I have no disclosures.

Category: Education
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