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Join us each week for the SSH SimSeries Webinar Program, a FREE online offering on topics of importance for the healthcare simulation community.

 

How do I register?

Simply click the "Register Now" link next to the webinar(s) of your choice to register. After you register, the Zoom access information will be emailed to you from the SSH Office of Continuing Education email address, education@ssih.orgPlease check your spam/junk folder if you do not get the email within 15 minutes of registration. If the email is in your spam/junk folder, please add education@ssih.org to your email contacts list. You should get future confirmation emails. If the email is not in your spam/junk folder, please email education@ssih.org for the Zoom registration link.

 

Want IPCE credit?

A week after the session is complete, these webinars will be available for purchase in the Live Learning Center ($50 for members and $75 for non-members). Once purchased, you will see an evaluation for the course. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive your Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit certificate.

 

 

2024 Courses

   
Date Course Time Registration
March 4, 2024

Eureka! Securing a Patent for Your Invention- Sponsored by SOTS

Overview:

This course will provide an overview of prototyping and US patent processes, and the measures one needs to protect intellectual property.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of prototyping: Having a strong enough design plan to build a prototype shows investors that your concept is achievable.
  2. Explain the US patent process: What are the steps to applying for a provisional and full patent.
  3. Outline the measure you should take to protect your invention until the patent process is complete. How secretive do you need to be?

Presenter:

  • Matthew Kosemund, CHSOS

Resource:

 

2PM ET

Recording Available

March 11, 2024

Operating Room Communication: Using Simulation to Improve Performance

Overview

This course highlights the operating room (OR) environment and the application of simulation to evolve our practice. Challenges in relation to communication are ever present within the operating room and present us with an opportunity to improve outcomes particularly within an evolving emergency scenario. We highlight work undertaken evaluating speech discrimination, listening effort and the cognitive impact within an OR setting. Strategies to mitigate these difficulties are discussed and in particular the mobilisation of simulation resources to tackle the challenges faced.

 

Objectives:

  1. Summarize the unique challenges of operating room communication
  2. Identify strategies institutions can undertake underpinned by simulation to improve efficiency of performance and impact patient care.
  3. Identify the evolving literature and how it might be applied to other hospital environments.

Presenter:

  • Mr. Andy Hall MBChB FRCS (ORL-HNS)
2PM ET

Recording Available

March 18, 2024

Leveraging Simulation-Primed Inquiry for Socially Situated Research:Insights from an Innovation Research Program

Overview

In our upcoming SimSeries webinar, we will delve into the innovative methodology behind our study, "Maybe I’m not that approachable”: using simulation to elicit team leaders’ perceptions of their role in facilitating speaking up behaviors," offering a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on our research journey. This session will explore the intricacies of simulation-primed qualitative inquiry, a relatively novel approach that leverages the immersive power of simulation to enrich qualitative research approaches to socially situated research questions. We will discuss the challenges and breakthroughs encountered in achieving sociologic fidelity—ensuring our simulations accurately reflected the complex social dynamics within healthcare teams. Attendees will also receive an exclusive sneak peek at some of our unexpected findings, which have significant implications for clinical practice and team dynamics. Furthermore, we will outline future directions for research, informed by our experiences and insights gained from this project. Join us to uncover the depth of thought, rigor, and creativity that contributed to the success of our research and learn how these methodologies and findings can inform your own practice and research endeavors.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the concept and application of Simulation-Primed Qualitative Inquiry (SPQI)
  2. Discuss the importance of attending to sociologic fidelity in SPQI 
  3. Explain unexpected findings and future research directions

Presenter:

  • Taryn Taylor, MD, PhD, FRCSC
  • Rachael Pack, PhD

2PM ET

Recording Available

March 25, 2024

A Review of the Association Between Simulation Design and Cognitive Load in Novice Healthcare Professionals: Key Findings for Educators

Overview:

Simulation is widely used to train novice healthcare professionals. Due to their interactive and complex nature, simulations can potentially increase learners' cognitive load, i.e., the mental effort required to process new information, thereby hindering optimal learning outcomes. However, the specific impact of various simulation design features, such as simulator type, debriefing model, and scenario duration, on novice learners' cognitive load remains largely unexplored. In light of this gap, this presentation will present the results of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis conducted to assess how simulation design features influence the cognitive load of novice healthcare professionals. By shedding light on this crucial aspect, educators could use this knowledge to optimize learners' cognitive load during simulations, resulting in an improved educational experience.

Objectives:

  1. Apply a comprehensive understanding of cognitive load in simulation activities.
  2. Describe the effect of simulation design features on the cognitive load of novice healthcare professionals.
  3. Identify solutions for optimizing the cognitive load of novice healthcare professionals during simulation activities.

Presenter:

  • Alexandra Lapierre, RN, Ph. D.

Resource:

2PM ET

Recording Available

April 8, 2024

SSH Presents: Submission Form Tips from the IMSH 2025 Planning Team 

Overview:

Are you interested in presenting at IMSH 2025 but feel intimidated by the submission process? Submitting to present at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare can be stressful but SSH is here to help. This course will focus on de- mystifying the submission process for IMSH 2025 scheduled for January 10 – 14, 2025 in Orlando, Florida. In this session we will discuss how to construct measurable learning objectives, identify important topics for presentations, provide a look at the review process, and allow time to discuss your ideas for proposal topics.

Join us for this informational webinar designed for both first time presenters as well as seasoned contributors. The call for IMSH 2025 content is now open and the deadline to submit is June 5, 2024. There have been a changes and improvements in the IMSH Content Management System for IMSH 2025, so don’t miss out on this important information. CEU’s are not available for this webinar.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the best practices used to create learning objectives to form the foundation of a course proposal.
  2. Identify presentation topics to meet the community's needs for education and training.
  3. Discuss the review process used to assess and score course proposal submissions.

Presenter:

  • IMSH 2025 Planning Co-Chairs

 

2PM ET

Recording Available

April 15, 2024

Beyond In-person Prebriefing: Using Engaging Technologies to Enhance Pre-simulation Preparation for Interprofessional Healthcare Learners. 

Overview

This webinar will provide an overview of a HRSA funded program designed to implement Public Health principles across the curriculum while facilitating interprofessional engagement. This program provided enhanced pre-simulation learning to promote optimal learning outcomes. An instructional designer facilitated the creation of pre-simulation learning modules that included podcast interviews with experts, embedded formative evaluation, mini-simulations, and a variety of engaging activities. This webinar will include a panel discussion of the process and lessons learned. 

Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of well-designed pre-simulation preparation using “interleaving” and “test-enhanced learning” with 100% accuracy.
  2. Provide two examples of how pre-simulation preparation can be designed so it can be used by students of various disciplines and educational levels.
  3. Explain two benefits and barriers related to creating pre-simulation preparation for interprofessional education involving both undergraduate and graduate healthcare students.

Presenter:

  • Peggy P. Hill, PhD, RN, CHSE

  • Desiree A. Díaz, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN

  • Mindi Anderson, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN

  • Frank Guido-Sanz, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CHSE, FAANP

  • Petria J. Boutin, EdD 

2PM ET

Recording Available

April 22, 2024

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes of Effective Simulation Instructors

Overview

In this upcoming SimSeries Webinar, we will discuss the knowledge, skills, and attributes of effective simulation preceptors. This webinar is based on the article Student Perceptions of Effective Simulation Instructor Teaching by Pylman & Emery (2023). Webinar speakers will explain their study results with illustrative examples of effective preceptors and provide time for participant reflection and goal setting.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the knowledge, skills, and attributes of effective simulation preceptors.
  2. Reflect on strengths and areas for growth regarding knowledge, skills, and attributes of simulation preceptors.
  3. Set goals for development of simulation preceptor skills.

Presenter:

  • Stacey Pylman, PhD
  • Matthew Emery, MD

Resources:

2PM ET

Recording Available

April 29, 2024

Building on a Budget: Creating Effective Low-Cost Task Trainers

Overview

This presentation addresses the cost challenges of traditional medical simulation and offers a solution: the creation of effective low-cost task trainers. Participants will learn how to identify suitable skills, find or build task trainers on a budget, and evaluate their effectiveness.

Objectives:

  1. Design a needs analysis for a medical skill, outlining the steps to determine if a low-cost task trainer is a viable solution.
  2. Identify an appropriate low-cost task trainer design for a given procedural skill, justifying the choice based on cost, complexity, and reusability.
  3. Explain methods for evaluating the effectiveness of a low-cost task trainer in a medical simulation setting.

Presenter:

  • Jami Monico, MSEd, CHSE

  • Karen Carlson, MD, FACOG

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Resource:

2PM ET

Recording Available

May 13, 2024

#SimProfessional Panel: Unlocking Professional Growth for Simulation Operations and Technology Professionals- Sponsored by SOTS 

Overview

A panel of healthcare simulationists that either hold or have held a position in simulation operations and technology in a variety of sim center settings will discuss the growth of the career field into a professional role. This round table discussion will be led by a member of the SOTS Education Workgroup and will facilitate guided conversations regarding professional attributes of simulation operationists.  Included in the dialogue will be roles, responsibilities, certification, advocacy, and scholarship.

Objectives:

  1. Explain professional attributes of a simulation operationist.
  2. Appreciate certification, its role, and its implications in the role of a simulation operationist.
  3. Define scholarship as applicable to simulation operationists and understand how to engage in scholarship.

Presenter:

  • Jason Konzelmann, M.Ed., NR-P, CHSE, CHSOS, University of Central Florida-College of Medicine
  • AJ Rose, BA, EMT, Rutgers University
  • Shannon Summers, CHSOS, State University of New York Upstate Medical University (SUNY)
  • Walter Ochoa, NREMT, CHSOS, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
2PM ET

Recording Available

June 10, 2024

Innovations in Anatomical Modeling: From Medical Imaging to 3D Printing- Sponsored by SOTS

Overview

This presentation will focus on the techniques and resources necessary for converting medical imaging into anatomically precise 3D printed models. We will provide an overview of the essential tools and software, highlighting the use of Slicer3D. The session will introduce the basics of manual segmentation and discuss advancements in automatic segmentation. Additionally, we'll explore online resources for accessing freely available medical imaging suitable for use as source material. We will look at current materials available for 3d printing, as well as the future material sciences in this medium. Finally, we'll look at how to export segmented models to formats compatible with standard 3D printers, and some general best practices to ensure the best print quality. 

Objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of the tools used for transforming medical imaging into 3d printable models. 
  2. Demonstrate the techniques of manual and automatic segmentation necessary for detailed and accurate 3D modeling. 
  3. Outline the preparation and exportation processes of anatomical models for 3D printing, ensuring their usability in medical practice and education. 

Presenter:

  • Scott Sumpter CHSOS, London Health Sciences Centre, Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics 

2PM ET

Recording Available

June 24, 2024

Simulation: An Introduction into Motivating Designs

Overview

Simulated learning is known to have a positive impact on key aspects of healthcare students’ development, including their knowledge gain, confidence level, clinical ability, empathy, team- working and interdisciplinary learning. Yet not all students are motivated to learn via simulation, so negatively affecting their psychological safety, ability to find and solve problems and overall learning satisfaction.  In fact, the thought of being observed combined with the risk of publicly displaying a lack of knowledge and/or skill can demotivate adult learners, to the point where they may avoid the simulated learning experience.  

Yet educators can systematically optimize adults’ motivation to learn. This presentation is a walk-through the application of a model of motivation and performance, when designing and evaluating the impact of a virtual reality, interdisciplinary learning experience. As an introduction, it demonstrates the pragmatism of motivational design as a way of optimizing students’ simulated learning experience. 

 

Objectives:

  1. Identify how motivational theories can complement other learning theories.
  2. Describe how educators can systematically influence learners’ motivation using a motivational design model.
  3. Describe the impact of the motivational model when used in the development of an interdisciplinary VR learning solution.

Presenter:

  • Janine Stockdale, PhD, PG. Dip CHSE, RM, RN. 
2PM ET

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a maximum of 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Obtaining credit for attendance

Make sure to complete the webinar evaluation to receive your credit certification.

Additional Information:

  • All webinars are free to anyone with an SSH account.
    • It is free to create an SSH account.
  • Use the registration link on this webpage to register for a webinar.
  • Once you complete your registration for a webinar, you will receive an email from education@ssih.org with the zoom registration information.
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IPCE Information

  • If you want to obtain Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) CEUs for attending a webinar, purchase the webinar in the Live Learning Center.
  • Webinars in the Live Learning Center are $50 for SSH Members and $75 for non-SSH members.
  • Webinars are available for viewing in the Live Learning Center one week after the live session.

Questions?

Contact the SSH Office of Continuing Education at education@ssih.org

 

Disclosures

No relevant financial relationships disclosed by planners or presenters of this Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) educational activity.

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