October 30, 2020By Paul Phrampus

Saving Lives Systematically: Medical Simulation as a Patient Safety Tool in Healthcare

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Presentation Details

November 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM, Pacific Coast Time Zone

Presented by: Paul Phrampus MD, FSSH FACEP CPPS

Presentation Abstract

Simulation has been recognized as an important educational tool for the healthcare workforce. The role of simulation as a tool specific to patient safety is emerging and requires re-thinking the paradigm of the overall focus, implementation goals and integration into the healthcare system. Reviewing the goals of simulation, conducting near real-time needs analysis, and the establishment of meaningful ongoing relationships with healthcare system leaders is necessary for achieving highly effective goals as related to simulation as a patient safety tool. Such relationships can ultimately lead to data to assist in an evidence-based approach to a systematic integration of simulation into the healthcare system.

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

Learning Objectives

  1. Compare the use of simulation as primarily an education tool versus that of a patient safety tool
  2. Understand the role of aligning healthcare simulation as a patient safety tool to the organization that serves as the sponsor
  3. Understanding the return on investment when using clinical simulation as a patient safety tool

Suggested Learner Level: Intermediate

Presenter Biography

Director, Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) Medical Director, Patient Safety
University of Pittsburgh / UPMC Health System

Dr. Phrampus is the Director of the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER). He received a B.S. in Biology from Old Dominion University and an M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology of the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. Dr. Phrampus is the Medical Director for Patient Safety of the UPMC Health System. He is an active member of the Quality Patient Care Committee of the UPMC Board of Directors. He is a fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and a Certified Professional in Patient Safety. Dr Phrampus has an appointment in the esteemed University of Pittsburgh’s Academy of Master Educators.

Dr. Phrampus serves in a leadership role in national and international simulation efforts. He is a Past President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. He is an inaugural member of the editorial board of the journal Simulation in Healthcare.

In addition to the United States his education efforts have included institutions and hospitals in Australia, Costa Rica, Chile, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, , Norway, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand. Dr Phrampus has extensive experience with computer system and electronics, interests that he developed during his seven years of service in the United States Navy.



Category: Administrative
Tags: clinical simulation, Healthcare simulation, medical error, medical simulation, new, patient safety, pt safety, roi, staff-favorite, system, system review, system wide, systems issues, UPMC