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Simulation OnBoarding Series

Welcome to simulation and faculty development onboarding. The purpose of these sessions are to provide you with the essential tools needed to design, plan and implement simulation  as a teaching and learning tool into your clinical practice or curriculum.   Throughout these courses, facilitators will begin to learn strategies that will create a thread of critical thinking and problem solving into each simulation scenario. 

This simulation curricula has been divided into four distinct courses:  

STARTS Refresher Course:

The purpose of this course is to introduce/refresh instructors on the use of simulation as a teaching and learning tool.  The instructors will review various simulators, task trainers, and modalities of learning that can be incorporated into their simulation education curriculum. Once they are deemed competent online, instructors receive hands-on practice operating the various simulators, task trainers, software and equipment in the STAR Center.

Objectives:

Review the role of simulation in enhancing the educational experience. Identify the principles of best practices in simulation education. Demonstrate how to operate the STAR simulators, task trainers, software and equipment. Identify the forms required to request and conduct a simulation session in the STAR Center.

 Time: 2 Hours

Online: 1 hour

In Person session: 1 hour

Audience: Simulation Course Facilitators

Continuing Education (CE) Credits:  2 CEs offered with completion of the course.

Prebriefing and Debriefing with Good Judgement:

The purpose of this course is to introduce facilitators to the essentials of conducting effective prebriefing and debriefing sessions. This education emphasizes the importance of these components as well as providing opportunities for course facilitators to practice and perfect these essentials skills.

Objectives:

  • Explain the prebriefing and debriefing processes.
  • Articulate the importance of each of these simulation components.
  • Describe the facilitator’s role in these sessions.
  • Review the Plus/Delta/Gamma debrief model.
  • Constructively critique prebriefing and debriefing sessions.

Time: 3 hours

Online: 1 Hour

In-Person Simulation:  2 Hours

Audience: Simulation Course Facilitators

Realism in SIM:

The purpose of this course is to introduce facilitators to the art of Moulage and use of Standardized Patients(SP’s). Moulage is when facilitators apply mock injuries and signs of illness to the simulators and environment to enhance training to healthcare providers. The use of Standardized Patients (trained actors) will provide a more realistic and emotional experience in your simulation education.

Objectives:

  • Define Standardized Patient (SP) and recognize their role in simulation.
  • Review the technique of moulage.
  • Recognize how to incorporate SP and moulage into simulation for the purpose of making the scenario more realistic.
  • Time: Online: 1 hour
  • Continuing Education (CE) Credits:  1 CEs offered with completion of the course    
  • Audience: Simulation Course Facilitators          

Scenario Development Series:

Scenario Development Module I:

The purpose of this course is to improve your knowledge on how to create more precise, creative simulation scenarios for your learners in order to achieve desired outcomes.  This course will introduce strategies to incorporate critical thinking into simulation scenarios based on Benner’s Novice to Expert Clinical Competence Theory.  Participants will have an opportunity to create a customized scenario based on course objectives and desired levels learner of competency.

Scenario Programming Module II: 

Course Description: The scenario programming course is designed for the advanced user who seeks additional skills programming scenarios. Participants learn scenario design using the STAR Center’s Scenario Development Programming Worksheet. Emphasis is placed on programming Trends and Handlers.

Objectives:

  • Review process for completing a scenario development form.
  • Create a customized simulation scenario for immersive learning.
  • Time:  2 hours in person
  • Audience: Simulation Course Facilitators
  • Continuing Education (CE) Credits:  2 CEs offered with completion of the course.

Upon completion of these curricula, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the principles of best practices in simulation education.
  • Understand how to operate the STAR simulators, task trainers, software and equipment.
  • Explain the importance of prebriefing and debriefing.
  • Facilitate effective prebriefing and debriefing sessions using.
  • Review scenario development with a STAR simulation specialist.
  • Identify ways to incorporate realism into simulation with the use of moulage and standardized patients.