Today: Free Webinar on the Culture of Safety and Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR) from Patient Safety Movement Foundation

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There is still time to sign up for this free Webinar on the Culture of Safety and Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR), hosted by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, today!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:00am – 10:00am PST

Each quarter, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation hosts a free webinar to address a central patient safety topic aligned with our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). Join them for a virtual workshop session on the Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR) process as well as its impact on the Culture of Safety to learn more about existing, high-impact solutions, that healthcare institutions and practitioners can use to respond in a timely, thorough, and just way to unexpected harm events.

The webinar will be led by our expert presenters, David Mayer, MD, MedStar Health and Tim McDonald, MD, JD, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety. Learn more about the Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) on the PSMF website.


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Meet the Experts

David Mayer, MD, MedStar Health David Mayer, MD, is vice president of Quality and Safety for MedStar Health. He is responsible for overseeing the infrastructure for clinical quality and its operational efficiency for MedStar and each of its entities. Dr. Mayer also designs and directs systemwide activity for patient safety and risk reduction programs. Dr. Mayer was presented with the 2017 Humanitarian Award from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation for his lifesaving achievements in patient safety.

Tim McDonald, MD, JD, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety Timothy McDonald, MD JD, is the Director for the Center for Open and Honest Communication at the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety. He is an internationally recognized patient safety expert and was the Inaugural Chair of Anesthesiology and Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha, Qatar – an ultra modern Maternity and Children’s Hospital and an affiliate of Weil Cornell Medical College. Tim is a physician-attorney who was involved in patient care activities for the 30 years and quality and patient safety efforts for the past 20 years.

Sign up for the free PMSF webinar here!


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Upcoming June 29th Webinar for Healthcare IT Professionals: Supporting Innovation Through Healthcare Simulation Technologies

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Share this learning invitation with your institution’s IT department and training leadership to help them better understand the opportunities and challenges of innovative healthcare simulation technologies.

This SimGHOSTS supported webinar is being hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) entitled “Healthcare Simulation Technologies: Secrets Behind These Innovative Tools for Training”. This HIMSS Innovation Community Event is being presented by SimGHOSTS President Dr. Scott Crawford.

When: June 29, 2016 | 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm ET

What: Join the HIMSS Innovation Community as Dr. Scott Crawford, President of SimGHOSTS, as he presents how healthcare simulation based technologies increase training and patient safety outcomes. Dr. Crawford will provide an overview of challenges and focus on how one medical program integrated simulation based healthcare technologies to fill in training gaps. Do you want to be part of the conversation?

Is your institution utilizing or considering an investment in healthcare simulation based technologies to increase training and patient safety outcomes? This innovative technology is quickly becoming the defacto training methodology for healthcare systems around the world — but has a variety of challenges that must be overcome. In this one hour webinar we will focus on the how one medical program integrated simulation based technologies to fill in training gaps.

The webinar will be provided by Dr. Scott Crawford, EM Physician at the University Medical Center, Instructor at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso campus, and President of the international non-profit organization SimGHOSTS.org.

This webinar event will answer these key questions:

  • How is simulation technology innovative?
  • What challenges did this organization face that prompted the development of a simulation program?
  • How has the use of innovative simulation technologies addressed those challenges?
  • How can this technology improve healthcare outcomes?
  • What challenges might you face with the integration of this technology?
  • What should your program consider when adopting these new innovations?
  • What resources are available to help your program build and maintain this program (including staff training)?

The HIMSS Innovation Community leverages innovation to reach, educate, diagnose, treat, prevent and research through options not formerly available and promote the hot topics in innovation via monthly webinars. For questions about the community, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

Register for this Free Webinar on the HIMSS Innovation Community Page!

Reminder: SimGHOSTS Webinar Tomorrow 4PM EST “Advancing Your Sim Career”

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Non-profit SimGHOSTS is hosting a webinar TOMORROW April 27th at 4PM EST (6PM UTC) on Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career with Jeremiah Avarana M.Engr, M.Ed. ! This informative webinar will help those of you looking to start or develop your simulation career taking on Jeremiah’s various experiences in the field. Don’t forget that SimGHOSTS.org subscription is currently 50% off and provides access to a document database, hundreds of recorded sessions, a new online course library, and a forums digest with technical conversations by thousands of sim champs from around the world!

SimGHOSTS Webinar Details:

What: “Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career” with Jeremiah Avarana M.Engr, M.Ed.
When: April 27th, 1PM PST, 3PM CST, 6PM UTC
Where: Goto Meeting Online (Visit the SimGHOSTS website to learn how to login!)

Webinar Abstract:

The role of the Simulation Technician varies with every simulation program. This talk will aim to provide practical tips for the new and mid-career level Simulation Technician. I will use practical examples from the earlier part of my career to the current to discuss how to work through sometimes difficult work flow dynamics and how the role of the Simulation Technician can be integral in bridging gaps to good simulation practices and operations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to define your role when there isn’t much direction
  2. Learn to re-define your role within your organization through identifying operational gaps
  3. Learn the importance of good communication with your co-workers

About the Instructor:

Jeremiah Avarana, M.Engr, M.Ed. Jeremiah Avarana is currently a Simulation Technician at Tarrant County College’s (TCC) Department of Nursing supporting ADN- level simulation. He has worked as a Simulation Technician for 3.5 years total with experience in BSN and MSN simulation as well. Before simulation, Jeremiah completed advanced degrees in biomedical engineering and education with little clue of where it would one day take him. Healthcare simulation has answered that question. In his role, he has performed set-up and tear down of all nursing specialty simulations, programmed scenarios, taught faculty how to operate, set-up task trainers, acted in simulation productions, acted as standardized patient, and developed moulage for high-stakes and disaster simulation. His passion is to see the Simulation Technician role become a commonplace in every major simulation program and be a part of Simulation Technician training.

Visit the SimGHOSTS Webinar Page for more information!


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April 27th Webinar: Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career – 1PM PST, 6PM UTC

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SimGHOSTS, the organization specifically dedicated to supporting those operating healthcare simulation technologies just announced an upcoming webinar​!

What: “Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career” with Jeremiah Avarana M.Engr, M.Ed.
When: April 27th, 1PM PST, 3PM CST, 6PM UTC
Where: Online via Goto Meeting

Webinar Abstract:

The role of the Simulation Technician varies with every simulation program. This talk will aim to provide practical tips for the new and mid-career level Simulation Technician. I will use practical examples from the earlier part of my career to the current to discuss how to work through sometimes difficult work flow dynamics and how the role of the Simulation Technician can be integral in bridging gaps to good simulation practices and operations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to define your role when there isn’t much direction
  2. Learn to re-define your role within your organization through identifying operational gaps
  3. Learn the importance of good communication with your co-workers

About the Instructor:

Jeremiah Avarana, M.Engr, M.Ed. Jeremiah Avarana is currently a Simulation Technician at Tarrant County College’s (TCC) Department of Nursing supporting ADN- level simulation. He has worked as a Simulation Technician for 3.5 years total with experience in BSN and MSN simulation as well. Before simulation, Jeremiah completed advanced degrees in biomedical engineering and education with little clue of where it would one day take him. Healthcare simulation has answered that question. In his role, he has performed set-up and tear down of all nursing specialty simulations, programmed scenarios, taught faculty how to operate, set-up task trainers, acted in simulation productions, acted as standardized patient, and developed moulage for high-stakes and disaster simulation. His passion is to see the Simulation Technician role become a commonplace in every major simulation program and be a part of Simulation Technician training.

 

Sim Tech Resources: Early-Bird Registrations & Online Subscriptions 

Are you looking for more great medical simulation technology resources? Join SimGHOSTS for more than 50% off last year’s annual subscription rates to gain access to thousands of global community members, new training courses, over 200 recorded sessions and more! Then, be sure to check out the early-bird registration for their USA, UK, and Australia based events, or submit an abstract for their 2nd annual Dubai event!

Learn more about this Webinar on the SimGHOSTS website!

ECMO Simulation in Pediatrics: IPSS Webinar TOMORROW March 22nd 17:00 GMT

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Our friends at the International Pediatric Simulation Society are putting on another great webinar tomorrow with champions from Yale. If you can’t make tomorrow you can check out all their previous awesome webinars here! Are you looking for an ECMO simulator? Check out the EigenFlow from CLR!

Title: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygen Simulation in Pediatrics: Establishing the Current State & Defining the Path Ahead
Time: Tomorrow 22 March 2016 – 17:00 GMT (13:00 EDT)

Webinar Description & Learning Objectives:
This webinar will include a summary of the current state of ECMO simulation, based upon results of survey data from both IPSS and ELSO.  We will describe current gaps noted in our needs assessment, including standardized training materials, technical options for integrating the manikin with the ECMO circuit, and information on best educational practices for simulation and debriefing.  We will then describe future plans for the development of these materials, including collaboration with ELSO.
  1. Discuss the current prevalence and characteristics of ECMO simulation being performed amongst the community of pediatric simulationists and ECMO providers.
  2. Contrast various methods of interfacing a simulation manikin with an ECMO circuit, using high- and low-fidelity techniques, and the benefits and deficiencies of each.
  3. Describe current plans to develop standardized training materials for ECMO simulation through an interprofessional, international collaboration of simulation and ECMO providers.
Presenters:  

Lindsay C. Johnston, MD, MEd is currently an attending neonatologist at Yale University, after having completed Pediatrics residency at the University of Pittsburgh and fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has directed Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital’s interprofessional ECMO simulation program for the pediatric ECMO team since 2010.  She has published several articles and presented information about this program at numerous international meetings.  Lindsay has been leading efforts through the IPSS, in collaboration with ELSO, to provide instructional materials and tools for the pediatric simulation community.  A recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Masters Degree in Medical Education, Lindsay is interested in assessment of competency, and would like to apply this to assess the efficacy of ECMO simulation training in the future.

Anne Ades, MD, MEd is an attending neonatologist and the Director of Neonatal Education at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She recently received her Masters Degree in Medical Education through the University of Pennsylvania. She is the director of ECMO education at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has developed many simulation based ECMO educational programs and has been involved in several workshops and expert panels about ECMO and simulation. She is very interested in how to enrich educational programs with simulation and other techniques to enhance acquisition of knowledge and skill as well as to prevent skill decay.
Gary Oldenburg, MS, RRT-NPS is the ECMO and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program Manager at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. He has developed and directed many ECMO simulation-based programs throughout his career as a leader in the ECMO community, including facilitating and directing the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) ECMO training courses in the United States and in Latin America. He is a member of the ELSO Steering Committee where he represents ECMO Coordinators and is on the Education sub-committee providing expertise in ECMO education and simulation. Gary is interested in encouraging, developing, and supporting ECMO programs with simulation-based training and competency.
Register here for the webinar and then login here
Learn more at the IPSS website

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Professional Learning Series Webcasts from the National Patient Safety Foundation

 

In celebration of our attendance tomorrow at that National Patient Safety Summit today we are sharing about the Professional Learning Series Webcasts from the National Patient Safety Foundation.

The NPSF Professional Learning Series offers the convenience of continuing education and peer-to-peer collaboration in an online learning environment. Members of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS) may register for their individual participation in a webcast at the member rate of only $20. Stand Up for Patient Safety member organizations receive complimentary registration for webcasts for their teams. As of January 2016, the cost of attendance for nonmembers has been reduced to $99

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Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time
Complimentary webcast: open to all at no charge

During this webcast, the co-chairs of an expert panel convened by NPSF will discuss the panel’s recommendations for future work in patient safety, recently published in the report Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Fifteen Years after To Err Is Human.

Featured speakers
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Lecturer, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Kaveh G. Shojania, MD
Director, Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Toronto
Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Quality & Safety

Moderator
Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
President and CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation
President and CEO, NPSF Lucian Leape Institute

Registration will open soon. Please check back here.
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Evaluation of Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events
Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Featured speaker
Karen C. Nanji, MD, MPH
Anesthesiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

In this webcast, Dr. Nanji, lead investigator of a recent study on this topic, will discuss her team’s findings. Read the paper published in Anesthesiology.

Registration will open soon. Please check back here.
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Learn more at the NPSF website today!

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

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“Bridging the Gap in Simulated Training Exercises”

Our friends at GIST and MoulageConcepts.com 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.

Objectives:
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

Sponsored by
The Global Institute for Simulation Training,
the educational arm of
Education Management Solutions.

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!

EMS Webinar Tomorrow Wed. Dec. 2nd 2PM EST – “A Look at the Statistics Behind Our Assessments”

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Join EMS tomorrow Wednesday, December 2 at 2:00 pm EST (1:00 pm CST; 12:00 pm MST; 11:00 am PST) for a free and informational webinar “A Look at the Statistics Behind Our Assessments”.

Abstract: Statistics are ubiquitous in academia. They’re used to assess the performance of learners on a variety of objectives, and careful calculation of statistics is vital to properly evaluate the learners as well as the evaluator. Different rubrics and assessment tools cannot necessarily be subject to the same type of statistics. In this talk, the presenter will take a step back to the basic use of statistics for evaluating learners and convey an array of ideas and methods behind the statistical models. This presentation will not require a mathematical background.

Presented by:

Daniel J. Backlund, Ph.D.
Director of Simulation IT
The F. Marie Hall SimLife Center
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Click here to register.

More Updates from EMS SimulationIQ:

Med Students Crunch Data, Examine Trends – Every first and second year student at the NYU School of Medicine is required to do what’s called a ‘health care by the numbers’ project. Students are given access to an enormous database with more than 5 million anonymous records — information on every hospital patient in the state for the preceding two years. More>>

Trauma Patients Assessed More Quickly After Caregivers Receive Simulation Training – Injured patients were evaluated and received medical imaging tests 30% faster after an innovative performance improvement project was enacted at one hospital. More>>

Multitasking in the ER Means More Patient Safety Hazards – Even after emergency physicians had acclimated to a new commercial electronic health record (EHR), they increased their tasks performed per minute by nearly 12 percent, increasing the potential for patient safety hazards. The results of a study of one hospital’s transition from a homegrown EHR to a commercial EHR were published in Annals of Emergency Medicine. More>>

About Education Management Solutions (EMS)
Medical, nursing, and allied health schools, hospitals, and counseling programs use EMS’ suite of products to more efficiently manage clinical simulation centers, effectively evaluate learner performance, and digitally document simulated events. As the leader in clinical simulation management technology since its founding in 1994, EMS offers a single platform for mannequin- and actor-based medical simulation training with one-call support for both software and hardware. EMS provides a complete turnkey solution that includes integrated software and hardware, design and planning, engineering, configuration, installation, training, file backup, and support.

Visit SimulationIQ.com to learn more!

Oct. 29th Free Webinar From Laerdal: How to Use Audio-Based Simulation to Impact Learning Outcomes

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Free Online Webinar: How to Use Audio-Based Simulations to Impact Learning Outcomes in Hospitals and in the Classroom

Thursday, October 29, 20152PM EDT

Presented by Richard Stone, an expert in using clinical storytelling as a means for improving patient safety and reducing preventable harm

Join Laerdal partner Synensis and Richard Stone, one of the worlds leading experts in audio-simulation and clinical storytelling, to learn about new approaches to teaching and training that employ Narrative Pedagogy. In this webinar Richard Stone will discuss 3 cases in which the use of narrative simulation led to Level 3 and Level 4 Learning Outcomes. He will also focus on how audio simulation is changing the paradigm for how hospitals can teach TeamSTEPPS and nursing educators are aligning their curricula to the new QSEN competencies.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why story-based simulations may be one of the most effective means for engaging teams to improve performance
  • How story-based simulations may be one of the best ways to engage learners in TeamSTEPPS and the new QSEN nursing competencies
  • How to develop effective story simulations that can prepare learners for better and faster engagement during hands-on clinical simulations

Please reserve an hour for this event. Opportunities for Q&A will be provided.

Register for this Free Webinar from Laerdal here!

May 20th Webinar: How Mobile Tech Eliminates Disadvantages of a Centralized Simulation Recording System

On May 20th at 2PM EST SimGHOSTS will host yet another fantastic webinar entitled “How Mobile Tech Eliminates Disadvantages of a Centralized System” provided by SG15USA Silver Sponsor EMS.

Learn how to increase your technology utilization in this hour long webinar!

Date & Time: Wednesday May 20th 2PM EST

Registration: Sign up at SimGHOSTS.org

Presenters:

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Deb Danforth MS, ARNP, FAANP
Director of the Charlotte E. Maguire, M.D. and
TMH Clinical Skills and Simulation Center Associate Professor
Florida State University College of Medicine

James McCrea
Regional Sales Specialist
Education Management Solutions

Webinar Abstract:

Little is known about the use of mobile technology for performance-based assessment in decentralized locations. Florida State University, College of Medicine is one of the first schools to take Formative Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (FOSCEs) and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) to faculty and students in six regional campuses and residency programs.

In this presentation, Deb Danforth MS, ARNP, FAANP, director of the Charlotte E. Maguire, M.D. and TMH Clinical Skills and Simulation Center and associate professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine and James McCrea, Regional Sales Specialist at EMS will talk about how the process of implementing OSCEs through mobile simulation training eliminates some of the disadvantages of a centralized program while providing many advantages.

They will also address the ease of integration between the mobile and centralized (enterprise) technologies. Ms. Danforth is an adult nurse practitioner at Neighborhood Health, where her clinical practice focuses on the primary care of African-American and Hispanic adults. She also is an instructor at the Florida AM University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy.

She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on topics including OSCEs, diabetes, hypertension, self-esteem in chemically impaired nurses, basic and advanced electrocardiography, and how to use the panoptic ophthalmoscope and macroview otoscope. She has also published numerous articles and book chapters.

Learn more & Register for the webinar on SimGHOSTS.org!