Understanding Basic Physiology for Clinical Simulation
August 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM, Pacific Coast Time Zone
Presented by: Kim Baily PhD, RN
The human body may be viewed as a system with constantly changing inputs and outputs. When existing systems fail to maintain body functions within normal limits, clinical signs and symptoms appear and the patient may become ill.
Healthcare professionals (HCPs) are trained to recognize, interpret and respond to these changes in a way that helps bring the system back into balance.
Simulation technologists manipulate the simulation environment to mimic clinical situations. In so doing, sim techs provide an opportunity for HCPs to practice and improve their clinical skills in a supportive and safe learning environment.
Some simulation team members may have a limited background in physiology or medicine. An understanding of basic physiological concepts can enable non medical simulationists to better understand medical simulation and more fully participate in simulation activities.
Type of Offering: Webinar
Teaching Method: Lecture with Slide Presentation
- Define the concepts of homeostasis, wellness and pathology.
- List the main physiological systems of the body.
- Describe the major components of the cardiovascular system.
Suggested Learner Level: Beginner
Dr. Kim Baily, MSN, PhD, RN has had a passion for healthcare simulation since she pulled her first sim man out of the closet and into the light in 2002. She has been a full-time educator and director of nursing and was responsible for building and implementing two simulation programs at El Camino College and Pasadena City College in Southern California. Dr. Baily is a member of both INACSL and SSIH. She serves as a consultant for emerging simulation programs and has previously chaired Southern California Simulation Collaborative, which supports healthcare professionals working in simulation in both hospitals and academic institutions throughout Southern California. Dr. Baily has taught a variety of nursing and simulation-related courses in a variety of forums, such as on-site simulation debriefing workshops and online courses. Since retiring from full time teaching, she has written over 100 healthcare simulation educational articles for Healthysimulation.com. These articles cover many topics related to simulation including debriefing methods, job descriptions, simulation lab administration, introductory physiology for non- medical sim team members and tips for building a successful simulation program. Many of the articles include templates and hints and are all downloadable for free.