Immersives & Precons

The Pre and Postconference sessions are four hours in duration and offer participants an intensive and comprehensive learning experience on a topic of importance in simulation today. Sessions combine several learning formats to meet the needs of a varied array of learners.  Interactivity and learner participation are included these courses, giving attendees a chance to practice, discuss and problem-solve.  

Courses: PreCons 8am-12PreCons 1pm-5Immersives


Preconference Courses
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
*Lunch not included


Title: Redesign Healthcare Processes and Redefine Patient Safety Through Simulation

Content Category: Administrator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Jennifer Arnold, Patricia Maloney, Lisa Matamoros, Courtney Washington, Katie Fitzpatrick, Matthew Lee, Jasmin Matamoros, Kimberly Stone, Jennifer Reid, Sarah Lewis

Course Overview: Simulation is increasingly becoming accepted as an effective tool to improve patient safety. This course is a deep dive into creating and implementing Simulation-based Clinical Systems Tests (SbCST) to optimize patient safety.  Participants will be able to create and implement SbCSTs with a toolbox that includes the following: needs assessment processes, scripted debriefs, scenario design templates, observer checklists, pre/post systems test surveys, technology strategies.

Objectives:

  1. Design and perform a needs assessment for a Simulation-based Clinical Systems Test (SbSCT) based on an identified patient safety priority
  2. Utilize a SbCST toolbox from evidence-based patient safety and healthcare simulation to design and implement a SbCST
  3. Measure the impact of SbCST utilizing evidence-based quality improvement tools and embed this practice into quality and patient safety programs

Title: Create, Redesign, or Redefine Your Ideal In-situ Simulation Program

Content Category: Educator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Dawn Swiderski, Stacy Capel, Jennifer Noble, Crystal Bencken

Course Overview: This interactive workshop will guide learners through the planning and development of an in-situ simulation program. Learners should come with ideas for future in-situ projects. Instructors will work collaboratively with learners, guiding them through an interactive build covering key components of preparation, success strategies, and potential barriers. Engaging small groups will allow for hands on practice, networking, coaching, and peer feedback.

Objectives:

  1. Develop an outline for a future in-situ simulation project including planning, implementation and evaluation phases
  2. Identify three or more key components during preparation of an in-situ simulation project to ensure success
  3. Analyze their project outline for identification of common in-situ simulation barriers/pitfalls and develop strategies for success

Effective Simulation Space Design

Content Category: Administrator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Jennifer McCarthy, Chad Epps, Michael Seropian

Course Overview: The effectiveness of simulation space design can either enhance or inhibit activity flow and growth of a simulation program.  Determining space design is impacted by the type of activities offered.  For these reasons, a “one size fits all solution” does not exist when designing a simulation center. This immersive course will allow participants to work on designing simulation spaces.  Groups will present their simulated design and feedback will be provided for improvements and to better meet the simulation center needs.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the importance of effective simulation design and describe the impacts of healthcare delivery space design related to patient safety initiatives and patient care delivery
  2. Embrace the MUSTS of essential simulation design elements and ways to enhance simulation program functionality in varied healthcare settings
  3. Practice designing simulation spaces based on specific criteria to compare and contrast design improvements for improved functionality for simulated activities

Title: The EVMS AR/VR Case Study

Content Category: Operations Specialists

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Bob Armstrong

Course Overview: This course will serve as an experiential platform to bring information to attendees about optimal situations for leveraging AR/VR technologies and the implementation efforts and lessons learned at EVMS. Course faculty will provide insights into the various technologies developed and implemented at EVMS and the thoughtful approach to areas where the technologies can be applied.

Objectives:

  1. List the various methodologies for use of AR/VR and commonly accessible technologies
  2. Describe the challenges specific to healthcare AR/VR
  3. Explain lessons learned at EVMS to successfully implement an AR/VR development program

 


Title: Plan for ROI:  Build Value into Program Development

Content Category: Administrator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Lisa Barker, Haru Okuda, Phillip Wortham, Connie Lopez, Nikki McLean, Katie Walker, Karen Josey, John Vozenilek

Course Overview: The concept of “return” for effort is critical for the sustainment of simulation programs and centers worldwide.  Using game theory, this workshop will introduce simulation educators and administrators to a framework for demonstrating levels of programmatic value that has been applied at a large-scale simulation center, culminating in a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation where appropriate.

Objectives:

  1. Categorize needs assessment and outcomes data into the four levels that support measurement of programmatic value
  2. Apply an ROI framework to identify five levels of outcome measures for simulation-based educational program(s)
  3. List at least three variables to be included in ROI calculations and perform ROI analysis on a sample data set

Title: Simulation Research: Where Do I Start?

Content Category: Researcher

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: William McGaghie, Barry Issenberg, Jeffrey Groom

Course Overview: This course aims to help inexperienced investigators acquire basic knowledge and skills in educational research.  This is “educational research 101” course with no assumptions about prior knowledge.  Course objectives and interposed discussion and small group session will focus on: 1) stating quantitative and qualitative research questions, 2) features of an educational research project, and (3) preparing research reports. Participants will leave with an outline for an educational research project they may implement.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of, and the ability to state a testable research question
  2. Discuss the fundamentals of educational research design, management, and execution
  3. Describe the key components of a simulation research proposal: hypotheses, design, methodology, measures, data quality, data analyses, data presentation, and report writing

Title: Create a Peer Feedback Culture Using the DASH

Content Category: Educator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Jenny Rudolph, Mary Fey, Clement Buleon, Albert Chan, Suzan Kardong-Edgren, Janice Palaganas, Emily Diederich

Course Overview: Creating & sustaining healthcare faculty feedback and debriefing skills is a challenge for hospitals, nursing, & medical schools. Expert feedback on debriefing is scarce. Strengthening peers' ability to develop each other's skills can create a cascade of benefits from enhancing mutual trust & psychological safety to enhanced learning and retention of staff. This interactive session uses the evidence-based scale, the Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH) to assess each other and provide feedback.

Objectives:

  1. Apply principles of psychological safety to creating a peer-to-peer feedback community
  2. Contrast recurrent rapid cycle deliberate practice of debriefing skills to reflective "debriefing the debriefing" strategies to build debriefing skills
  3. Create guidelines and processes for just-in-time peer to peer feedback on debriefing at your home institution

Title: Make Low-cost Task Trainers

Content Category: Educator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Tim Shea, James Hamilton

Course Overview: This hands-on workshop will introduce the concept of how to build Low-cost task-trainers such as an: airway manikin, suction manikin, tracheal suctioning machine, massive vomiting airway trainer, massive bleeding wound pump, adult and infant IO trainer, surgical airway training platform, birthing trainer box, ultrasound trainers, pedal edema trainer, external jugular IV trainer, peds seizure machine, abdominal assessment trainer, and tourniquet trainers.

Objectives:

  1. List low-cost parts that can be used to create do-it-yourself task-trainers
  2. Describe one technique that can be used to create a realistic low-cost task-trainers
  3. Identify the specific low-cost task-trainers that could be developed at attendees' simulation center

Title: Communication for Leaders: Expert Techniques

Content Category: Educator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Rebecca Minehart, Laura Rock, Jo Shapiro

Course Overview: Effective communication is essential for influencing others. For managing a diverse team, gaining the trust of colleagues or educating trainees, leaders must be agile listeners. Leaders are told to be more curious, open and patient, but how? This workshop will include practicing powerful communication techniques to enhance understanding through deliberately changing how you listen and respond to emotion in others. You will gain skills to deepen relationships and maximize effectiveness in debriefings and in real life.

Objectives:

  1. Practice self-assessing your own preferred listening style
  2. Apply different listening styles to different situations
  3. Practice an approach for responding to emotions for more effective conversations in debriefings and in real life

Title: Lead Change Management: A Team-based Learning Module

Content Category: Administrator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Yue Ming Huang, Erin Blanchard, Jennifer Calzada, Thomas Dongilli, Farrah Leland, Lauren Licatino, Tekuila Carter, David Rodger

Course Overview: How do you lead in an evolving simulation center? This course, delivered in a team-based learning (TBL) format, will focus on ways to manage change and deal with common growing pain challenges. TBL is an interactive evidence-based instructional technique that emphasizes collaborative learning. Participants will leave with both an understanding of how to use TBL as a training method, as well as a compilation of strategies and tools to turn growing pains into leadership development opportunities at their simulation center.

Objectives:

  1. Experience an interactive Team-Based Learning (TBL) session to expand your educational strategy toolbox
  2. Discuss common organizational growing pains and potential solutions
  3. Exchange ideas for managing change that will lead to sustained growth

Preconference Courses
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Lunch not included


Title: Prove Return on Investment from Simulation-based Medical Education Interventions

Content Category: Educator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Jeffrey Barsuk, Doug Beighle, Paul Pribaz, Sidney Barsuk

Course Overview: Participants will learn how to break down institutional silos by using the Phillip’s return on investment (ROI) strategy to convince organizational leaders about the value of their simulation-based medical education projects. A hands-on session will walk learners through the Phillip’s ROI process as well as teach approaches to stakeholder engagement endorsed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the major aspects of change theory.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the value of building a business case for a simulation-based intervention
  2. Explain methods to obtain organizational support to receive resources needed to implement a system-wide simulation-based medical education program
  3. Implement a return on investment strategy to develop a business model for simulation-based medical education projects

Title: Make Moulage:  Be Inspired!

Content Category: Operations Specialists

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Becky Damazo, Elisabeth Voelker, Tiffany Astrologo

Course Overview: Be inspired to create moulage magic and take experiential learning to the next level!  The course will provide step-by-step instruction for the development of three dimensional moulage for use in a variety of simulation settings.  All learning activities involve active, hands-on participation in the creation of both basic and specialized moulage using supplies and materials provided.  Students will explore mold making and specialized theatrical techniques.  They will learn how to magnify simple effects to create huge impact.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the value of using realistic moulage and theatrical staging in three simulation settings
  2. Create basic moulage that can be used to increase simulation reality and student engagement in one simulation scenario
  3. Use advanced products and techniques to create moulage that will increase scenario realism and apply these techniques in one specialized setting

Title: Design, Develop, and Implement Simulation-based OSCE Stations

Content Category: Educator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Ross Scalese, Ivette Motola, Evelyn Anzardo, Angel Brotons, Steven Carter, Maria Mosetti, Luke Devine

Course Overview: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) are currently used worldwide for performance-based assessments at all learner levels. Advantages of simulations include programmability/reproducibility, presentation of pathologic findings, and testing of procedural skills without harm to real patients. Participants will actively discuss how to design simulation-based stations (including checklist/rating scale development) and actually run a mock OSCE, giving hands-on experience with such testing methods.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the rationale, advantages, and disadvantages of using OSCEs for clinical assessment
  2. Discuss and implement the practical steps required to set up and run OSCEs, with particular attention to stations employing manikins, task trainers and hybrid simulations for testing
  3. Design scoring instruments that may be used with simulations in an OSCE setting, and customize these rating instruments according to learner level and simulator fidelity

Title: CHSE-A Portfolio Readiness

Content Category: Educator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Penni Watts, Susan Forneris, Alaina Herrington, Mary Fey, Connie Lopez, Tonya Schneidereith, Pooja Nawathe, Mostafa Elbaba, Colleen Meakim

Course Overview: The CHSE-A certification is a portfolio-based certification in healthcare simulation distinguishing those who have proven themselves to be advanced in their practice, serve as mentors to others in the field, and demonstrates impact beyond their own institution. This workshop will include a review of CHSE-A application, provide time for participants to reflect on their own practice, and outline a timeline for potential submission. CHSE-A sub-committee members will be available to provide feedback during the workshop.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the components of the CHSE-A Portfolio for future portfolio submission
  2. Create goals for the CHSE-A portfolio to strengthen their portfolio submission
  3. Utilize feedback on components of their CHSE-A portfolio to revise their portfolio

 


Title: Let's Play! Use Tabletop Simulation to Develop Adaptive Teams

Content Category: Educator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Cullen Jackson, Cindy Ku, Yieshan Melissa Chan, Deepika Rao, Celeste Royce, Daniel Ricotta, Anita Vanka, Margaret Hayes

Course Overview: High-quality teamwork is critical throughout medicine, and like clinical skills training, development of excellent teamwork skills requires deliberate practice. The purpose of this course will be to teach educators a low-cost, effective, game-based educational intervention that can be utilized for interprofessional, interdisciplinary, or specialty-specific team training. Learners will participate in the game-playing and debriefing of the workshop and discuss applications to their own learning environments.

Objectives:

  1. Describe how low-cost, tabletop game-based learning environments can be used to teach non-technical/cognitive skills
  2. Apply tabletop game-based learning environments to teach team communication, adaptability, hand-offs and transitions in care
  3. Lead high quality debriefing that allows team members to reflect on their performance and discuss the elements of good teamwork used in the game, noting the parallel to improving teamwork in the clinical setting

 


Title: Getting Started in Qualitative Research

Content Category: Researcher

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Debra Nestel, Nancy McNaughton, Gabriel Reedy

Course Overview: Many research questions in healthcare simulation are best answered by a qualitative approach which is often unfamiliar to clinicians. In this workshop, we cover fundamental concepts in qualitative research highlighting areas that clinicians often find challenging. We focus on identifying the issue to be investigated, writing research questions, selecting study design, considering ethical issues and data collection. Participants will be supported in drafting a research proposal and will receive enduring resources.

Objectives:

  1. Describe key features of qualitative research  (traditions, theoretical frameworks, methods, reflexivity and ethics)
  2. Identify the structure of qualitative research questions
  3. Write a draft research proposal using a qualitative approach (research question, methodology and methods)

 


 Title: Accreditation Readiness

Content Category: Administrator

Delivery Format: Preconference

FacultyMary Kay Smith, Dawn Schocken

Course Overview: This interactive course will introduce participants to various aspects of preparing for accreditation including review of standards and applicability to specific programs, required documentation, expectations for onsite review and common pitfalls or challenges.

Objectives:

  1. Summarize key concepts and content of the five areas of accreditation
  2. Define the process for accreditation submission
  3. Identify tools that can support your review of the Standards and submission process

 


Title: Simulation Program Development and Sustainability: Plan for Success

Content Category: Administrator

Delivery Format: Preconference

Faculty: Michael Seropian, Mary Patterson

Course Overview: This intensive, interactive course focuses on the core concepts of simulation program development. Participants will be expected to develop and present their collective work from exercises related to business planning, facility design equipment selection. Faculty will share their experiences and knowledge of best known practices in simulation program development.

Objectives:

  1. List five critical components required for successful simulation program development
  2. Describe the challenges in designing a simulation facility
  3. Describe a framework for sustainability 

 


Immersive Courses
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
BUSES WILL LEAVE SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER AT 12:15
*Lunch not included
*Attendees that miss the bus will be responsible for their own travel to the host site


Title: Mass Casualty: A Fully Immersive, Large-scale Training Event *Educator Track

Content Category: Educator

Delivery Format: Immersive

Location: Strategic Operations

Faculty: Steve Markham

Course Overview: This course addresses the growing need for simulation teams to provide mass casualty simulation training in any environment and at multiple levels of care. Attendees will participate in setting up, facilitating, and debriefing a fully immersive, hyper-realistic mass casualty event.  The participants in this course will have access to Hollywood level F/X and faculty that have extensive experience facilitating these drills at multiple locations and with varying budgets. *This course will occur at Strategic Operations.  Attendees will be required to be on the bus by 12:15 PM.

Objectives:

  1. Participate in simulation training event preparation, including scenario development and logistics, standardized patient role orientation, and set design/moulage techniques
  2. Participate as learners for a mass casualty simulation training event
  3. Participate in a learner debriefing that will primarily address interprofessional considerations and the efficacy of various levels of simulation fidelity that were experienced
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Title: Mass Casualty: A Fully Immersive, Large-scale Training Event *Operations Specialist Track

Content Category: Operations Specialists

Delivery Format: Immersive

Location: Strategic Operations

Faculty: Steve Markham

Course Overview: This course addresses the growing need for simulation teams to provide mass casualty simulation training in any environment and at multiple levels of care. Attendees will participate in setting up, facilitating, and debriefing a fully immersive, hyper-realistic mass casualty event.  The participants in this course will have access to Hollywood level F/X and faculty that have extensive experience facilitating these drills at multiple locations and with varying budgets. *This course will occur at Strategic Operations.  Attendees will be required to be on the bus by 12:15 PM.

Objectives:

  1. Participate in simulation training event preparation, including scenario development and logistics, standardized patient role orientation, and set design/moulage techniques
  2. Observe and assist with scenario operations behind the curtain during an actual training event
  3. Participate in a scenario debriefing that reviews the efficacy of simulation operation deployment based on observed learner performance

 


Title: Disclose Adverse Events and Root Cause Analysis: Simulation to Satisfy New ACGME Requirements

Content Category: Educators

Delivery Format: Immersive

Location: BioSkills Simulation Training Center (BSTC) Department, Directorate for Professional Education, Naval Medical Center San Diego

Faculty: Carmen Spalding, Andrea Austin, Sherri Rudinsky, Lisa Arnold, Linda Coleman

Course Overview: This course will highlight how our facility used actor-based simulation to provide training in disclosing adverse events and root cause analysis to meet the ACGME common program requirements. It will include a discussion of creation of the training(s), and an opportunity for learners to develop schedules and cases specific to their needs and to participate in simulations. Learners will gain insight on how to implement a program in their facility. * This course will occur at Navy Medical.  Attendees will be required to be on the bus by 12:15 PM. This course is occuring on a navy base.  Attendees will be required to complete documentation regarding name, social security number, and other personal identification 45 days prior to scheduled date.  Attendees will be contacted by a representative from Navy Medical to complete the required documentation.  Anyone who does not complete the documentation in the time provided by Navy Medical, or those who do not clearn a background check will not be allowed to attend this course. 

Objectives:

  1. Design a schedule for providing this type of training specific to their training program(s) using examples provided
  2. Design one case for disclosing medical error and one case for root cause analysis specific to their training program(s) using examples provided
  3. Apply learned content in simulated scenarios for each subject
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Title: Make Faces: Life-casting & Moulage for Manikins and Standardized Patients

Content Category: Operations Specialist

Delivery Format: Immersive

Location: San Diego City College

Faculty: Andrea Singer, Robert MacAulay, Preetham Suresh

Course Overview: Moulage is the art of creating and applying injuries and other symptoms for manikin and standardized patients to bring heightened visual realism. Learn cutting edge techniques from Hollywood trained professionals as they guide you through the nuts and bolts of producing moulage for your program. This comprehensive approach starts with basic theatrical makeup techniques and evolves into advanced life-casting methods, incorporating moulage into simulation activities to increase fidelity and learner engagement. * This course takes place at San Deigo City College.  Attendees will be required to be on the bus by 12:15 PM

Objectives:

  1. Identify opportunities for incorporating moulage into simulation activities when working with manikins and standardized patients
  2. Practice foundational skills for basic makeup techniques through the design, production and application of wounds, lacerations, bruises and blood
  3. Participate in the creation of a facial life-cast for use in manikin simulations
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Title: Escape Room: Scenarios Exploring Teamwork & Leadership Learning Goals

Content Category: Innovator

Delivery Format: Immersive

Location: Escape Rooms San Diego

Faculty: Yieshan Melissa Chan, Melissa Leal, Jared Kutzin

Course Overview: Tired of the same old scenarios to teach leadership and team building? Do you believe in using innovative tools for education?  In our workshop, first experience an "escape room" staged by professionals in San Diego followed by a debrief. Then, learn to create and stage your own escape room. Lastly, explore & brainstorm how this new type of scenario can be used as an instructional tool to teach leadership and teamwork learning goals.

Objectives:

  1. Identify one's own leadership strengths and weaknesses in working through a challenge with an ad hoc team
  2. Describe the utility of an escape room scenario for teaching goals and learning objectives associated with leadership topics
  3. Describe the process of designing an escape room scenario
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Title: Curriculum for High-performance CPR and Team-based Training

Content Category: Educator

Delivery Format: Immersive

Location: Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, Dickinson Nursing Simulation Center

Faculty: Kate Hughes, Amber Rice

Course Overview: This session will provide techniques to develop a team-based training curriculum, incorporating deliberate practice and audiovisual feedback. Faculty will utilize small-group sessions to demonstrate several principles for high-performance team instruction and use of audiovisual feedback in CPR, as well as demonstrate deliberate practice via participation in live simulation scenarios.

Objectives:

  1. Engage learners in a hands-on workshop with a train-the-trainer model to break down key components of High-Performance CPR and reconnect in an integrated team approach. Describe the utility of an escape room scenario for teaching goals and learning objectives associated with leadership topics
  2. Discuss practical implementation issues including field training versus simulation facility training strategies, partnering with first responder organizations, political considerations, measuring progress pitfalls.
  3. Provide deliberate practice for learners via live simulation scenarios to demonstrate High-Performance CPR principles and audiovisual feedback utilization, as well as debriefing.
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