Tomorrow: EMS Global Institute for Simulation Training Provides Free Webinar Series by Moulage Concepts

EMS Webinar

“Bridging the Gap in Simulated Training Exercises”

Our friends at GIST and are joining up to bring you a powerful webinar on the the utilization of Moulage to increase the realism of your simulation experiences!

Presented by:
Bobbie Merica
Moulage Concepts Inc.

Abstract: In this webinar, educators will learn to enhance realism in simulated nursing scenarios while providing best practice techniques. The use of medical moulage assists the learner in “bridging the gap” between simulated training exercises and real life events. Whether you are just getting started in moulage or looking to advance your techniques, the application of moulage to support patient assessment, injury recognition, and decision making provides a unique training opportunity that enhances the simulation experience.

1. Identify the role of moulage in creating lifelike simulation scenarios
2. Illustrate the benefits of incorporating moulage into the simulation settings
3. Explore strategies to creating powerful learning experiences combining human patient simulators, live actors, and interactive, odorous, three dimensional wounds
4. Discuss options for working within your time and/or budgetary constraints

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2:00 pm EST
(1:00 pm CST; 12 Noon MST; 11:00 am PST)

Webinars are one hour in length. Space is limited.

Click here to register for this FREE Webinar!

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Upcoming September ‘TeamSTEPPS Trainer Essentials Plus’ Courses by Dr. Timothy Clapper at PA Global Institute for Sim Training


Word today is about an upcoming September 4th early-bird deadline to participate in Dr. Timothy Clapper’s Upcoming September/October TeamSTEPPS Trainer Essentials Plus courses. Dr. Clapper was the SimGHOSTS 2013 USA keynote speaker where he spoke on the ability for TeamSTEPPS to be utilized not only for healthcare to healthcare discussions, but also for healthcare to simulation staff conversations. It’s a communication tool set that enhances performance and patient safety.

Read our other simulation TeamSTEPPS articles by with Dr. Timothy Clapper:

Poor communication and teamwork can lead to under-performing clinical teams and errors that disrupt even the best patient safety initiatives. TeamSTEPPS can make a difference for organizations, but only if the organizations and clinicians understand, adopt, and apply the four competencies (Clapper & Ng, 2012).

Course Overview: This course trains teams in the essential skills needed to function as team members and leaders. This is the only master training course that includes the use of simulation and assists the learner with developing an implementation plan.

Course: “TeamSTEPPS Trainer Essentials Plus”
Course DatesSep. 21-23, 2015 or Sep. 30-Oct 2, 2015
Course Provided By: Global Institute for Simulation Training
Location: Simulation Training Center at Education Management Solutions, Exton, PA
Instructor: Timothy Clapper, PhD

Timothy Clapper, PhD

Dr. Clapper is one of four American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Educators in the world. As a TeamSTEPPS® Master Trainer, he has improved the teamwork skills and clinical practice of inter-professional teams at numerous healthcare facilities in the US and abroad. Using TeamSTEPPS® and his Saturation in Training theory (Clapper & Ng, 2012), he has improved the culture and practice of entire departments and reduced clinical errors.

Course Objectives:

  1. Use TeamSTEPPS communication tools to improve team communication and increase patient safety
  2. Use effective patient handoff techniques to enhance information exchange during transitions in care
  3. Identify barriers to teamwork and use strategies to overcome them
  4. Participants will receive an implementation guide – it is a core value to the course. They will not have to develop it. They will receive the implementation guide, and the course content will include training on how to tailor the plan for their own institute, including training cross-departmental teams.
  5. Participate in simulation to reinforce learning

Here’s what participants say:

“I had previously taken a TeamSTEPPS®workshop, but came back feeling like I had tools, but could not get “buy in” to use them. I was also unsure of how to fit it into our program. After attending this educational program, I am armed with both education, the means to carry it out, AND a plan! The plan will help us to move the process forward”

“I enjoyed the combination of information along with how to use it and implement it; the interaction among the group as led by [Dr. Clapper] and the various modes of education (lecture, video, sim) fully engaged me and kept my attention.”

Seating is limited to a maximum of 20 participants for each workshop.
Early registration rate is available until September 4.
Institutions are encouraged to send a team of three (physicians/nurses) from each department to facilitate effective implementation.

Click here for more information about the course.

Click here to register!

Mindful Debriefing: An Intensive Experiential Workshop Feb. 27 at GIST in Exton, PA


From our good friends Tony Errichetti and Laurie Schroeder of Simulation Studio and NYIT’s Simulation Masters Program comes this awesome workshop hosted by Education Management Solutions Educational Partner Global Institute for Simulation Training: Mindful Debriefing: An Intensive Experiential Workshop!

When & Where:

Friday, February 27, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST) Exton, PA. Sign up here!


Tony Errichetti, PhD and Laurie Schroeder, MA – Simulation Studio Co-Directors
and Mary Catherine Donnelly, BS – Experiential Workshop Leader.

Mindful Debriefing: 

Debriefing is an indispensable tool of simulation training. It is also one of the most challenging skills to master, requiring the ability to deconstruct events and provide concrete, timely feedback. Mindful debriefing means paying attention to the one being debriefed in a purposeful way, avoiding prescriptive feedback and empathically exploring the learner’s perspective.

This 6-hour intensive experiential workshop, with its focus on simulated / standardized patient (SP) education, will prepare you to practice mindful debriefing by starting with a self-guided inventory of how you perceive others, utilize your skills and make decisions about what to debrief.  You will learn the steps of mindful debriefing and practice with SPs and learners. Implications for how this approach can be applied to team-based simulations will be discussed.

Pre-Workshop Preparation

To help you prepare for this course, attendees will need to take two free public domain personality inventories: The Jung Typology Test based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Five Factor Mindfulness Questionnaire. Links to these inventories will be sent after registration. These inventories will help you understand how you perceive learners (whether SP debriefers or learners) and make decisions about what to debrief.

Suggested readings for the workshop will be supplied.

Workshop Learning Modules

  • Understanding psychological type and debriefing preferences – An overview of what we’ve learned about human factors in debriefing
  • Interaction analysis exercise – Participant microanalysis of a short SP encounter to demonstrate the individual variability of perception
  • Review of the “mindful debriefing” model – Learner self-assessment, deciding what to debrief, understanding the learner’s frame of reference and making timely suggestions and adjustments
  • Practice mindful debriefing with learners –Practice mindful debriefing with simulated learners
  • Debriefing the debriefer – Mindful debriefing when coaching SPs who debrief
  • Implications for team-based debriefing – A systems perspective on

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who debriefs learners (e.g. educators, SPs) or teaches the debriefing process (e.g. SP educators / trainers).


13 Early-Bird Registrations Remain at $255

Sign Yourself up at the Event Homepage!

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