August 10, 2020By Candace (Candy) Campbell

Improv and In-Sim Debriefing: Kick Anxiety Out, Allow Learning In

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Presentation Details

August 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM, Pacific Coast Time Zone

Presented by: Candace (Candy) Campbell DNP, RN, CNL, CEP, LNC, FNAP

Presentation Abstract

Since the early 2000’s, miscommunication in healthcare has been cited by the IOM and other studies as a major factor in causing medical errors, near-misses, and sentinel events. The method of clinical Simulation learning has been used to assist individuals and teams to learn, practice, and improve their clinical and communication skills. As a newer method, educators consistently reach for evidence of best practices to assist learners with the goal to improve team communication and increase patient safety.

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

Learning Objectives

  1. Restate the cognitive behavioral and neuroscience research relating to best learning practices.
  2. Explain the correlation between an atmosphere of safety and the ability to establish new patterns of self-confidence, trust and adaptability.
  3. Compare and contrast the In-Sim Debriefing vs Post-Sim Debriefing process and how it applies to clinical student learning.

Suggested Learner Level: Intermediate

Presenter Biography

Candace (Candy) Campbell DNP, RN, CNL, CEP, LNC, FNAP
The Innovation Nurse
Peripatetic productions dba Candy Campbell & Co. ; Lead4Excellence

Candy, (aka:The Innovation Nurse ), creates transformational experiences through
blending art and science for positive system change. She has worn two hats for many years; one as a healthcare professional and the other as a professional actor.
Dr. Campbell’s doctoral studies spanned the areas of interprofessional communication and public policy. Her thesis project built upon her previous work teaching and performing Improv outside of the healthcare arena. She continues to work with healthcare industry clients to build strong teams through personal accountability and better communication, which combines her talents in theater and healthcare. Her book, Improv to Improve Healthcare: A System for Creative Problem-Solving has received rave reviews from healthcare leaders.


I have my own business as a corporate healthcare and legal nurse consultant, author, actor, filmmaker. No animals were harmed while creating this presentation.

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Kathy McIntosh Kathy McIntosh
Posted 2 weeks ago
Anxiety and Nursing Students

I enjoyed this presentation, especially the improv ideas and how doing some of the ideas stated can help reduce our Nursing Students anxiety with simulation. I wish my Faculty could all view this great webinar.

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