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Pre-conference, Immersive and Post-conference Courses

Saturday, January 13, 2018

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Accreditation Readiness Course
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Administration

Are you interested in applying for SSH Accreditation? If the application and self-study process seems daunting and overwhelming, this preconference course can help. Accreditation experts will provide a comprehensive overview of the entire SSH Accreditation process. You will gain key insights, tips and tools to help your team create a successful applicaiton. Bring your questions, and get started on becoming an SSH Accredited Program!

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Speaker(s): Mary Kay Smith, Dawn Schocken

Are you interested in applying for SSH Accreditation? If the application and self-study process seems daunting and overwhelming, this preconference course can help. Accreditation experts will provide a comprehensive overview of the entire SSH Accreditation process. You will gain key insights, tips and tools to help your team create a successful applicaiton. Bring your questions, and get started on becoming an SSH Accredited Program!

12:30 PM - 5:30 PM | UCLA Simulation Center
Apply Lean and TeamSTEPPS Tools in Trauma Team Training
Type: Immersive Courses | Track: Interprofessional Education

This immersive course will introduce participants to lean quality improvement tools combined with TeamSTEPPS teamwork skills. Participants will apply these tools in a trauma team simulation. Through facilitated debriefing and repeated practice, we will identity process improvement opportunities and integrate changes to create an effective team. Nurses, physicians and administrators will all benefit from this experience.

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Speaker(s): Yue Ming Huang, Rukhsana Khan, Ken Lay, Maria Rudolph, Randolph Steadman, Sarah Petro, Terrence Strader

This immersive course will introduce participants to lean quality improvement tools combined with TeamSTEPPS teamwork skills. Participants will apply these tools in a trauma team simulation. Through facilitated debriefing and repeated practice, we will identity process improvement opportunities and integrate changes to create an effective team. Nurses, physicians and administrators will all benefit from this experience.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Build it Yourself! Low-cost Task Trainers
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Technology/Innovations in Simulation (NEW!)

Love to tinker? This course will introduce educators to low-cost tips and tricks for developing task and skill trainers. Repurpose spare parts, find new ones, or make the components of these trainers yourself. Many of these devices can be made for $5 or less, yet are high quality and very realistic. Participants will learn to create an airway manikin, suction mankin, tracheal suctioning machine, massive vomiting airway trainer, infant IO trainer, massive bleeding wound pump, surgical airway training platform, and a resurrected portable suction machine.

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Speaker(s): Tim Shea

Love to tinker? This course will introduce educators to low-cost tips and tricks for developing task and skill trainers. Repurpose spare parts, find new ones, or make the components of these trainers yourself. Many of these devices can be made for $5 or less, yet are high quality and very realistic. Participants will learn to create an airway manikin, suction mankin, tracheal suctioning machine, massive vomiting airway trainer, infant IO trainer, massive bleeding wound pump, surgical airway training platform, and a resurrected portable suction machine.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
CHSE Readiness Review Course
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Faculty Development

Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to develop your personal action plan for study by attending SSH's CHSE Certification Readiness Review Course. Led by experienced simulation experts, these courses provide essential information to help you as you pursue certification.

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Speaker(s): Dawn Schocken

Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to develop your personal action plan for study by attending SSH's CHSE Certification Readiness Review Course. Led by experienced simulation experts, these courses provide essential information to help you as you pursue certification.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
CHSOS Readiness Review Course
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Faculty Development

Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to develop your personal action plan for study by attending SSH's CHSOS Certification Readiness Review Course. Led by experienced simulation experts, these courses provide essential information to help you as you pursue certification.

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Speaker(s): Tim Whitaker

Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to develop your personal action plan for study by attending SSH's CHSOS Certification Readiness Review Course. Led by experienced simulation experts, these courses provide essential information to help you as you pursue certification.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Debriefing Basics: Promote Reflective Thinking in Simulation
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Debriefing

This workshop will assist educators in developing debriefing competencies necessary to facilitate the development of reflective thinking skills. After a discussion related to evidence-based guidelines/standards related to feedback, debriefing, and Socratic Questioning, various debriefing methods will be introduced. Participants will compare and contrast debriefing techniques and select potential debriefing methods for various situations. Engagement in active learning activities will provide participants with opportunities to practice and critique feedback and various debriefing methods.

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Speaker(s): Sharon Decker

This workshop will assist educators in developing debriefing competencies necessary to facilitate the development of reflective thinking skills. After a discussion related to evidence-based guidelines/standards related to feedback, debriefing, and Socratic Questioning, various debriefing methods will be introduced. Participants will compare and contrast debriefing techniques and select potential debriefing methods for various situations. Engagement in active learning activities will provide participants with opportunities to practice and critique feedback and various debriefing methods.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Demonstrate Return on Investment (ROI) for Simulation
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Administration

Through lecture and small-group exercises participants will be introduced to a five-level ROI model for healthcare, reframed for simulation-based educational programs. Faculty will present the "bookends" of effective simulation center resource management: 1) promoting programs that are institutionally aligned; and 2) determining the ROI of those efforts. Participants will leave the session with materials and processes they can use to begin planning and analysis for ROI in their home programs.

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Speaker(s): Lisa Barker, Connie Lopez, Paul Phrampus, Katie Walker, Torrey Laack, Nancy Bardugon, John Vozenilek, Haru Okuda, Karen Josey

Through lecture and small-group exercises participants will be introduced to a five-level ROI model for healthcare, reframed for simulation-based educational programs. Faculty will present the "bookends" of effective simulation center resource management: 1) promoting programs that are institutionally aligned; and 2) determining the ROI of those efforts. Participants will leave the session with materials and processes they can use to begin planning and analysis for ROI in their home programs.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Develop an Effective and Sustainable Simulation Program
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Administration

This four-hour interactive course is focused on the core concepts of simulation program development and sustainability. Participants will develop and present their collective work from exercises related to business planning, facility design, and sustainability. Faculty will share their experiences and knowledge of best known practices in simulation program development.

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Speaker(s): Bonnie Driggers, Katie Walker, Michael Seropian

This four-hour interactive course is focused on the core concepts of simulation program development and sustainability. Participants will develop and present their collective work from exercises related to business planning, facility design, and sustainability. Faculty will share their experiences and knowledge of best known practices in simulation program development.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Emergency Preparedness: Leverage New Options and Make it Possible!
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Administration

Training and education in an all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness and response are essential components of any disaster plan. However, successful emergency preparedness exercises are often limited by constraints of time, budget and scenario development. This course will provide the participant with an array of easily-accessible tools and resources to use in developing emergency preparedness training program. While full-scale exercises require a high level of commitment and cost, and involve multiple complicated scenarios, other lower resource alternatives can be extremely effective, including focus groups, tabletop exercises, virtual reality, serious gaming, and micro-simulation. By gaining familiarity with a variety of models, and developing tools for their evaluation, the participant of this course will be better prepared to develop and implement disaster training.

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Speaker(s): Scott Goldberg, Arthur French, Michael Falk, Michael Redlener, Mark Cicero

Training and education in an all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness and response are essential components of any disaster plan. However, successful emergency preparedness exercises are often limited by constraints of time, budget and scenario development. This course will provide the participant with an array of easily-accessible tools and resources to use in developing emergency preparedness training program. While full-scale exercises require a high level of commitment and cost, and involve multiple complicated scenarios, other lower resource alternatives can be extremely effective, including focus groups, tabletop exercises, virtual reality, serious gaming, and micro-simulation. By gaining familiarity with a variety of models, and developing tools for their evaluation, the participant of this course will be better prepared to develop and implement disaster training.

12:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Los Angeles Area Escape Room
Escape Room: An Innovation in Teamwork and Leadership Training
Type: Immersive Courses | Track: Interprofessional Education

Tired of the same old scenarios to teach leadership and team building? Do you believe in using innovative tools for education? In this course, attendees will experience an "escape room" staged by professionals in Los Angeles, followed by a debrief. Faculty will present strategies to help attendees create and design an escape room that can be used in the simulation center, using this new type of scenario as an instructional tool to teach leadership and teamwork learning goals.

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Speaker(s): Yieshan Chan, Barbara McCamish, Melissa Leal

Tired of the same old scenarios to teach leadership and team building? Do you believe in using innovative tools for education? In this course, attendees will experience an "escape room" staged by professionals in Los Angeles, followed by a debrief. Faculty will present strategies to help attendees create and design an escape room that can be used in the simulation center, using this new type of scenario as an instructional tool to teach leadership and teamwork learning goals.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Experimental Research and Design: The Next Level
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Research Methods

The course is an advanced treatment of fundamental principles of experimental research. Topics covered include theory, hypotheses, reliability, validity, controlling threats to validity, single factor designs, factorial designs and interactions, and quasi experimental designs. Students will gain experience generating hypotheses, operational definitions, controlling threats to validity, designing experiments, and interpreting findings.

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Speaker(s): Mark Scerbo, Gregory Gilbert

The course is an advanced treatment of fundamental principles of experimental research. Topics covered include theory, hypotheses, reliability, validity, controlling threats to validity, single factor designs, factorial designs and interactions, and quasi experimental designs. Students will gain experience generating hypotheses, operational definitions, controlling threats to validity, designing experiments, and interpreting findings.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Online Content Development Made Simple
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Faculty Development

This course will help learners create high quality videos for online learning. Using a step-by-step method, participants will create engaging videos that can be hosted on a learning management system or emailed to course participants prior to their arrival in the simulation center or sent to them after their participation as a refresher. From cameras, lighting, microphone setup, scripting, and video editing to incorporating the video into an online learning module, learners will be better prepared to create their own content.

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Speaker(s): Jared Kutzin, Paul Phrampus

This course will help learners create high quality videos for online learning. Using a step-by-step method, participants will create engaging videos that can be hosted on a learning management system or emailed to course participants prior to their arrival in the simulation center or sent to them after their participation as a refresher. From cameras, lighting, microphone setup, scripting, and video editing to incorporating the video into an online learning module, learners will be better prepared to create their own content.

12:30 PM - 5:30 PM | UCLA Simulation Center
Patients in Crisis: Breakthroughs in Mental Health Simulation
Type: Immersive Courses | Track: Course Exemplars

Showcasing the breadth, depth & benefit of an interprofessional mental health simulation, this interactive course simulates scenarios including first responders,physically & mentally ill patients, severe agitation & making challenging decisions. Scenarios will address clinical knowledge, human factor skills & managing risk. Delivered by Maudsley Simulation, we hope to show you the benefits of creating mental health simulations.

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Speaker(s): Leonie Williams, Chris Attoe, Sean Cross, Zainab Jabur

Showcasing the breadth, depth & benefit of an interprofessional mental health simulation, this interactive course simulates scenarios including first responders,physically & mentally ill patients, severe agitation & making challenging decisions. Scenarios will address clinical knowledge, human factor skills & managing risk. Delivered by Maudsley Simulation, we hope to show you the benefits of creating mental health simulations.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Process Maps: Go Beyond Your Policy & Procedures Manual
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Administration

Process maps are diagrams used for planning and for documenting clear understandings of roles, responsibilities and functional relationships. This workshop will explain process maps and how they can be used to go beyond a policies & procedures manual. Faculty will review various types of process maps, and allow time for individuals to consider their own program_s high-value processes. Workshop attendees will create a draft process map, utilizing the specific high-value processes identified during the course.

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Speaker(s): Jennifer Calzada, Farrah Leland, John Lutz, Yue Ming Huang

Process maps are diagrams used for planning and for documenting clear understandings of roles, responsibilities and functional relationships. This workshop will explain process maps and how they can be used to go beyond a policies & procedures manual. Faculty will review various types of process maps, and allow time for individuals to consider their own program_s high-value processes. Workshop attendees will create a draft process map, utilizing the specific high-value processes identified during the course.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Produce Valid Evidence for Simulation-based Assessments
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Assessment of Learners

Simulation-based assessment can be used to provide measures of individual or team skills, however, evidence to support the validity and reproducibility of assessment scores must be obtained to create meaningful inferences regarding ability. During this course, faculty will provide knowledge and tools needed to gather evidence in support of assessments that yield valid and reliable scores. By employing these techniques, developers can ensure assessments that are psychometrically sound, which is a requirement for peer review and, ultimately, publication of evaluation results.

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Speaker(s): John (Jack) Boulet, David Murray

Simulation-based assessment can be used to provide measures of individual or team skills, however, evidence to support the validity and reproducibility of assessment scores must be obtained to create meaningful inferences regarding ability. During this course, faculty will provide knowledge and tools needed to gather evidence in support of assessments that yield valid and reliable scores. By employing these techniques, developers can ensure assessments that are psychometrically sound, which is a requirement for peer review and, ultimately, publication of evaluation results.

12:30 PM - 5:30 PM | OR 360
Serious Games: Development and Application
Type: Immersive Courses | Track: Technology/Innovations in Simulation (NEW!)

Interested in serious games for the medical education? This course will introduce pedagogical foundations that support learning through games & explore current applications for medical & veterinary education. Participants will pair with design experts to identify opportunities for game application & develop a storyboard for the activity. Feedback from experts will be provided including possible selection for development by game developers.

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Speaker(s): Gerald Stapleton, Angela Robert, Sharon Farra, Reid Adams, Eric Bauman

Interested in serious games for the medical education? This course will introduce pedagogical foundations that support learning through games & explore current applications for medical & veterinary education. Participants will pair with design experts to identify opportunities for game application & develop a storyboard for the activity. Feedback from experts will be provided including possible selection for development by game developers.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Simulation Research: Where Do I Start?
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Research Methods

This course provides inexperienced investigators the basic knowledge and skills necessary to perform sound educational research. Faculty will focus on topics such as developing a strong research question, hypotheses, design, measures, data quality, data analyses, and data presentation. Stating quantitative vs. qualitative research questions, and preparing research reports will also be covered. Participants will leave with an outline for a research project they may implement.

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Speaker(s): Jeffrey Groom, William McGaghie, Barry Issenberg, Viva Siddall

This course provides inexperienced investigators the basic knowledge and skills necessary to perform sound educational research. Faculty will focus on topics such as developing a strong research question, hypotheses, design, measures, data quality, data analyses, and data presentation. Stating quantitative vs. qualitative research questions, and preparing research reports will also be covered. Participants will leave with an outline for a research project they may implement.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | LA Convention Center
Simulation-based Stations for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
Type: Preconference Course | Track:

OSCEs are currently used worldwide for performance-based assessment at all learner levels. This course addresses the rationale for using simulations in OSCEs, as well as the strengths/potential challenges inherent in these methods. Participants will devise simulator-based stations, develop scoring instruments, and actually run a small-scale OSCE using manikins, task trainers and hybrid simulations.

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Speaker(s): Ross Scalese, Ivette Motola, Hector Rivera, Angel Brotons, Steven Carter, Luke Devine

OSCEs are currently used worldwide for performance-based assessment at all learner levels. This course addresses the rationale for using simulations in OSCEs, as well as the strengths/potential challenges inherent in these methods. Participants will devise simulator-based stations, develop scoring instruments, and actually run a small-scale OSCE using manikins, task trainers and hybrid simulations.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Theatrical Moulage: Endless Possibilities!
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Technical Operations

Moulage is an amazing tool with endless possibilities to transform simulation. This course will explore mind-blowing moulage materials, methods, recipes and resources available from the world of theater. Learners will gain valuable, hands-on experience by creating realistic bleeding effects, using innovative techniques in mold and cast making, and building realistic wounds, from slashes to burns. Let us open your eyes to a world of moulage possibility!

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Speaker(s): Becky Damazo, Elisabeth Voelker

Moulage is an amazing tool with endless possibilities to transform simulation. This course will explore mind-blowing moulage materials, methods, recipes and resources available from the world of theater. Learners will gain valuable, hands-on experience by creating realistic bleeding effects, using innovative techniques in mold and cast making, and building realistic wounds, from slashes to burns. Let us open your eyes to a world of moulage possibility!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Bedside Collaborative Care: Patients, Families and the Interprofessional Provider Team
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Interprofessional Education

Bedside collaborative care is an interprofessional clinical care strategy in which everyone present - patients, family members and caregivers - are actively engaged in cohesive conversations to assess progress and develop plans for care. This course is a unique experiential learning event that will encourage learners to look beyond the immediate bedside care experience, and use a collaborative approach to support care teams, patients and families for more effective clinical outcomes. Principles and strategies for successfully using simulation to implement a collaborative care approach will be highlighted, with special emphasis on using simulation as a resource for team formation.

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Speaker(s): Mary Koehn, Paul Uhlig

Bedside collaborative care is an interprofessional clinical care strategy in which everyone present - patients, family members and caregivers - are actively engaged in cohesive conversations to assess progress and develop plans for care. This course is a unique experiential learning event that will encourage learners to look beyond the immediate bedside care experience, and use a collaborative approach to support care teams, patients and families for more effective clinical outcomes. Principles and strategies for successfully using simulation to implement a collaborative care approach will be highlighted, with special emphasis on using simulation as a resource for team formation.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Build Standardized Patient (SP) Methodology into Your Program
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Faculty Development

Attendees will explore how standardized patient (SP) methodology can increase the educational versatility and realism in a simulated training environment. Key components addressed include scenario writing, training, feedback and role performance. Contexts within which to use SP methodology will be considered, including how it can be integrated with other simulation modalities. Challenges and solutions to effectively working with SP methodology will be discussed.

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Speaker(s): Catherine Smith, Debra Nestel, Dena Higbee, Valerie Fulmer

Attendees will explore how standardized patient (SP) methodology can increase the educational versatility and realism in a simulated training environment. Key components addressed include scenario writing, training, feedback and role performance. Contexts within which to use SP methodology will be considered, including how it can be integrated with other simulation modalities. Challenges and solutions to effectively working with SP methodology will be discussed.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Casting, Sculpting and Molds for Realistic Special Effects
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Technical Operations

Make your simulations even more realistic through the use of molds and casts to depict basic injuries. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, faculty will demonstrate how to design casts and molds using sculpting and casting basics. Learners will use clay, a resin mold, and silicone to create simple prosthetics that can be reused. Time will be given to practice and create, and learners will go home with their own wound mold and small silicone prosthetic for future use.

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Speaker(s): Lish Robinson, Lindsae Klein, Kristen Hartley, Manal Bakhsh

Make your simulations even more realistic through the use of molds and casts to depict basic injuries. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, faculty will demonstrate how to design casts and molds using sculpting and casting basics. Learners will use clay, a resin mold, and silicone to create simple prosthetics that can be reused. Time will be given to practice and create, and learners will go home with their own wound mold and small silicone prosthetic for future use.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
CHSE-A Portfolio Development
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Leadership

The CHSE-A certification has been designed to recognize the outstanding knowledge, skills, and abilities of leaders in healthcare simulation. This workshop is focused on helping the participant understand the requirements for development of the CHSE-A portfolio. Learners will begin development of the portfolio during the workshop.

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Speaker(s): Penni Watts, Connie Lopez, Cynthia Shum, Mary Fey, Susan Forneris, Andrew Spain, Wendy Gammon

The CHSE-A certification has been designed to recognize the outstanding knowledge, skills, and abilities of leaders in healthcare simulation. This workshop is focused on helping the participant understand the requirements for development of the CHSE-A portfolio. Learners will begin development of the portfolio during the workshop.

6:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Cedars-Sinai Simulation Center
Curriculum for Mechanical Ventilation in Critical Care
Type: Immersive Courses | Track: Course Exemplars

Creating a realistic environment for the management of ventilated patients is difficult & requires simulator & equipment modifications. This session will provide techniques to develop realistic mechanical ventilation scenarios for critical care situations covering several respiratory pathologies. Faculty will utilize small group sessions to demonstrate different methods of modifying simulators & task trainers for use during live scenarios.

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Speaker(s): Alma Benner, Rami Ahmed, Jared Hammond, Derek Ballas, Patrick Hughes, Elaine Riefkohl-Ortiz, Ahmad Khobrani, Jennifer Yee

Creating a realistic environment for the management of ventilated patients is difficult & requires simulator & equipment modifications. This session will provide techniques to develop realistic mechanical ventilation scenarios for critical care situations covering several respiratory pathologies. Faculty will utilize small group sessions to demonstrate different methods of modifying simulators & task trainers for use during live scenarios.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Debrief Clinical Events
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Debriefing

Experts in simulation-based medical education are increasingly called upon to translate their debriefing skills into the clinical environment. In this course, participants will discuss methods to incorporate debriefing after clinical events in their actual clinical environment, based upon models provided by faculty. Participants will leave the workshop with a framework for developing a clinical debriefing program in diverse environments, including triggers, timing, debriefing techniques and checklist, and means for feedback.

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Speaker(s): Jennifer Arnold, Daniel Lemke, Cara Doughty, Mona Khattab, David Kessler, Heather French, Heather Wolfe, Lauren Zinns, Paul Mullan, Anne Ades

Experts in simulation-based medical education are increasingly called upon to translate their debriefing skills into the clinical environment. In this course, participants will discuss methods to incorporate debriefing after clinical events in their actual clinical environment, based upon models provided by faculty. Participants will leave the workshop with a framework for developing a clinical debriefing program in diverse environments, including triggers, timing, debriefing techniques and checklist, and means for feedback.

6:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Emergency Medical Service Simulations: What Seems Impossible - is Possible!
Type: Immersive Courses | Track: Course Exemplars

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel work in uncontrolled environments requiring specialized training. This interactive course will provide concepts to mimic the environmental challenges faced by EMS. Scenario adaptations will also address the physiological changes, such as elevated heart rate, that EMS providers encounter. Attendees will participate in mock environments including the patient home, back of an ambulance and even aircraft.

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Speaker(s): Jennifer McCarthy, Max Dannecker, Amar Patel, Timothy Whitaker

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel work in uncontrolled environments requiring specialized training. This interactive course will provide concepts to mimic the environmental challenges faced by EMS. Scenario adaptations will also address the physiological changes, such as elevated heart rate, that EMS providers encounter. Attendees will participate in mock environments including the patient home, back of an ambulance and even aircraft.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Emergency Preparedness: Pediatric Disaster Triage
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Administration

Special considerations need to be made for the care of children involved in a disaster. This hands-on course will begin with an overview of pediatric disaster triage and training principles. Triage algorithms, resource utilization, and important policies and procedures will also be covered. Participants will then experience three different types of simulation modalities that may be used for pediatric disaster triage education: tabletop simulation, video game-based simulation and live simulation. Faculty will discuss nuances of each modality as well as real-life applications to pediatric disaster triage education. Participants will be able to implement and utilize the tools learned in this workshop at their own institutions.

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Speaker(s): Maria Carmen Diaz, Daniel Scherzer, Barbara Walsh, Marc Auerbach, Mark Cicero, Grace Arteaga

Special considerations need to be made for the care of children involved in a disaster. This hands-on course will begin with an overview of pediatric disaster triage and training principles. Triage algorithms, resource utilization, and important policies and procedures will also be covered. Participants will then experience three different types of simulation modalities that may be used for pediatric disaster triage education: tabletop simulation, video game-based simulation and live simulation. Faculty will discuss nuances of each modality as well as real-life applications to pediatric disaster triage education. Participants will be able to implement and utilize the tools learned in this workshop at their own institutions.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Going In: Integrate In-situ Simulation to Improve Patient Safety
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Patient Safety

In-situ simulation within the clinical environment is effective for many purposes, including practice of patient procedures, critical incidents and preparedness for public health threats. These programs often unearth latent process issues not previously addressed. Initiating a unit-based, in-situ program to improve patient safety requires a well-thought out implementation plan and buy-in from local leadership. This interactive course will provide participants with a step-by-step manual for creating an effective, sustainable unit-based simulation program.

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Speaker(s): Komal Bajaj, Katie Walker, Dan Raemer, Michael Meguerdichian, Mary Patterson, Suzanne Bentley, Anjoinette Minors, Leil Joy Sarabosing, Hever Ayn Vincent Balistoy, Juan Cruz

In-situ simulation within the clinical environment is effective for many purposes, including practice of patient procedures, critical incidents and preparedness for public health threats. These programs often unearth latent process issues not previously addressed. Initiating a unit-based, in-situ program to improve patient safety requires a well-thought out implementation plan and buy-in from local leadership. This interactive course will provide participants with a step-by-step manual for creating an effective, sustainable unit-based simulation program.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Keep it Safe: Psychological Safety in the Simulated Environment
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Faculty Development

Simulation educators have an ethical imperative to create psychologically safe experiences for learners. The risk of cognitive and affective overload, the potential to traumatize participants, or the possibility that a simulation will reactivate existing trauma in a learner is very real in the simulated environment. This course will present key principles necessary to maintain psychological safety in the design and implementation of healthcare simulation. Faculty will provide definitions of psychological safety and how best to achieve it. Participants will be invited to consider how these concepts can be applied to their own practice and explore the various tensions that may arise when doing so.

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Speaker(s): Nancy McNaughton, Christopher Kowalski, Laura Hayos

Simulation educators have an ethical imperative to create psychologically safe experiences for learners. The risk of cognitive and affective overload, the potential to traumatize participants, or the possibility that a simulation will reactivate existing trauma in a learner is very real in the simulated environment. This course will present key principles necessary to maintain psychological safety in the design and implementation of healthcare simulation. Faculty will provide definitions of psychological safety and how best to achieve it. Participants will be invited to consider how these concepts can be applied to their own practice and explore the various tensions that may arise when doing so.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Make the Differences Work: Improve Learner Outcomes in a Multi-cultural Healthcare Environment
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Interprofessional Education

This course is designed to help simulation professionals improve communication and learning outcomes in a multi-cultural learning environment. Faculty will highlight communication style differences, perspectives, and cultural sensitivities of various cultural groups, and offer strategies and techniques to overcome the challenges and disconnects. Through discussion and engaging activities, faculty will offer strategies and techniques to help encourage participation in the simulation education process for all, aiming to enrich and celebrate cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning outcomes.

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Speaker(s): Sabrina Koh, Gen Ouchi, Ismail Saiboon, Dinker Pai, Chaoyan Dong, Awg Muhammad Khairulamin bin Abdullah, Mohd Johar Jaafar

This course is designed to help simulation professionals improve communication and learning outcomes in a multi-cultural learning environment. Faculty will highlight communication style differences, perspectives, and cultural sensitivities of various cultural groups, and offer strategies and techniques to overcome the challenges and disconnects. Through discussion and engaging activities, faculty will offer strategies and techniques to help encourage participation in the simulation education process for all, aiming to enrich and celebrate cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning outcomes.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Mega-programs: Manage Big Program Needs in a Small Space
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Administration

In recent years, the field of simulation has grown so rapidly that many simulation centers are faced with rapidly expanding demands for programming in small to moderately-sized spaces. This course will address the many complexities of managing a mega-sized simulation program in smaller than optimal settings. Topics will include managing large standardized patient staffing pools, staffing the center, budget, space utilization, sustainability, policy and procedures, and managing resources.

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Speaker(s): Mary Kay Smith, Kimberly Patterson

In recent years, the field of simulation has grown so rapidly that many simulation centers are faced with rapidly expanding demands for programming in small to moderately-sized spaces. This course will address the many complexities of managing a mega-sized simulation program in smaller than optimal settings. Topics will include managing large standardized patient staffing pools, staffing the center, budget, space utilization, sustainability, policy and procedures, and managing resources.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Optimize the Business Case for Simulation: Strategies for Success
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Leadership

Developing a business case for a new simulation project or initiative can be overwhelming, sometimes resulting in a disappointing dead-end. This interactive session will provide learners with a framework and tools to use in demonstrating the value of simulation initiatives for improved patient care. Attendees will be encouraged to act as a "boundary spanner" in their organization, linking their work to the organization_s strategic goals and mission, and identifying and interpreting data in a meaningful way. Faculty will share examples of strategies used to gain approval for new simulation initiatives, and concrete needs assessment tools. Attendees will outline a strategy for preparing a business case that effectively speaks to how simulation can support organizational goals and mission.

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Speaker(s): Allison Perry, Connie Lopez, Jared Kutzin, Jeffrey Cooper

Developing a business case for a new simulation project or initiative can be overwhelming, sometimes resulting in a disappointing dead-end. This interactive session will provide learners with a framework and tools to use in demonstrating the value of simulation initiatives for improved patient care. Attendees will be encouraged to act as a "boundary spanner" in their organization, linking their work to the organization_s strategic goals and mission, and identifying and interpreting data in a meaningful way. Faculty will share examples of strategies used to gain approval for new simulation initiatives, and concrete needs assessment tools. Attendees will outline a strategy for preparing a business case that effectively speaks to how simulation can support organizational goals and mission.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Program Evaluation: The Basics for Building a Data and Information Rich Resource
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Evaluation of Programs

A sound simulation program evaluation plan measures learner and faculty competency, while identifying curriculum gaps and other potential areas of weakness that can be improved for enhanced overall program effectiveness. This course will cover the basics of measuring programmatic outcomes, with a specific focus on five key areas: Organizational Readiness, Participant Competency, Quality of the Experience, Facilitator Competency, and Curriculum Integration. Tools available to measure each will be shared. Attendees will be guided in the development of a comprehensive program evaluation plan to use in their home institution.

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Speaker(s): Vickie Mudra, Kim Leighton, Colette Foisy-Doll

A sound simulation program evaluation plan measures learner and faculty competency, while identifying curriculum gaps and other potential areas of weakness that can be improved for enhanced overall program effectiveness. This course will cover the basics of measuring programmatic outcomes, with a specific focus on five key areas: Organizational Readiness, Participant Competency, Quality of the Experience, Facilitator Competency, and Curriculum Integration. Tools available to measure each will be shared. Attendees will be guided in the development of a comprehensive program evaluation plan to use in their home institution.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Technology/Innovations in Simulation (NEW!)

Take your simulations to the next level. Starting with what is encompassed in rapid prototyping, this course will combine hands-on, hands-in, and interactive activities with informative presentations to help learners understand what is possible with 3D Printing and other rapid prototyping techniques. Be ready to get your hands dirty and your limits stretched!

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Speaker(s): Jim Mooney, Julia Caldwell

Take your simulations to the next level. Starting with what is encompassed in rapid prototyping, this course will combine hands-on, hands-in, and interactive activities with informative presentations to help learners understand what is possible with 3D Printing and other rapid prototyping techniques. Be ready to get your hands dirty and your limits stretched!

6:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Cedars-Sinai Simulation Center
Simulation in Healthcare Leadership
Type: Immersive Courses | Track: Administration

Leaders are often confronted with unique and complex management and operational issues. ÿThe Leadership Simulation is a robust course designed for both non-clinical and clinical leaders to test and hone their communication and problem solving skills. This engaging course will provide a series of realistic administrative and operational scenarios complete with structured debriefing. Test your ability to effectively deal with complex administrative issues.

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Speaker(s): Russell Metcalfe, Smith Ai Jin Lee, Fozia Ferozali, Harry Sax, Robert Hacker, Inigio Noriega, Brian Croft, Bruce Gewertz

Leaders are often confronted with unique and complex management and operational issues. ÿThe Leadership Simulation is a robust course designed for both non-clinical and clinical leaders to test and hone their communication and problem solving skills. This engaging course will provide a series of realistic administrative and operational scenarios complete with structured debriefing. Test your ability to effectively deal with complex administrative issues.

6:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Cedars-Sinai Simulation Center
Special Pathogen Simulation Training in a Hospital Setting
Type: Immersive Courses | Track: Interprofessional Education

Identification of patients who need care implementing a special pathogen protocol is essential for healthcare providers. This course will demonstrate how to create a Special Pathogen simulation & the procedural skills needed to manage patients with suspected infectious diseases. Participants will receive hands-on training as they co-facilitate & participate in infectious disease simulations.

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Speaker(s): Ai Jin, Lee Jonathan Grein, Oren Friedman, Tracy Horntvedt, Jennifer Garland, Charlene Bugais, Zachary Krom, Inigo Noriega

Identification of patients who need care implementing a special pathogen protocol is essential for healthcare providers. This course will demonstrate how to create a Special Pathogen simulation & the procedural skills needed to manage patients with suspected infectious diseases. Participants will receive hands-on training as they co-facilitate & participate in infectious disease simulations.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Sticky Simulation Situations: Tools for Difficult Debriefings
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Debriefing

This highly interactive course is targeted to intermediate and expert simulation facilitators and instructors who have experience debriefing in simulation-based education. Faculty will review commonly encountered difficult and challenging debriefing situations, and provide an advanced toolbox of skills and techniques to use in skillfully managing tough situations. Videos of difficult simulation scenarios, along with role-play will be used as the basis for learning, practice and feedback.

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Speaker(s): Vincent Grant, James Huffman, Robert Simon, Tobias Everett, Adam Cheng, Walter Eppich, Helen Catena, Amy Cripps, Gavin Burgess, Helen Levin, Peter Weinstock, Stuart Rose, Jonathan Duff, Gord McNeil, Kerri Landry, Kevin Lachapelle, Ghazwan Altabbaa, Kristin Fraser, Glenn Posner

This highly interactive course is targeted to intermediate and expert simulation facilitators and instructors who have experience debriefing in simulation-based education. Faculty will review commonly encountered difficult and challenging debriefing situations, and provide an advanced toolbox of skills and techniques to use in skillfully managing tough situations. Videos of difficult simulation scenarios, along with role-play will be used as the basis for learning, practice and feedback.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
When Talking is Tough: Techniques to Handle Emotion and Resistance in Communication
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Leadership

Do you wish you could change someone_s mind or behavior? Does it seem like some people just don_t "get it?" As teams become increasingly complex, leaders must become more agile at communicating and managing relationships. Powerful communication techniques to enhance understanding, respond to emotion in others, and manage resistance in colleagues will be shared, to deepen relationships and maximize our effectiveness in dealing with others.

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Speaker(s): Rebecca Minehart, Laura Rock

Do you wish you could change someone_s mind or behavior? Does it seem like some people just don_t "get it?" As teams become increasingly complex, leaders must become more agile at communicating and managing relationships. Powerful communication techniques to enhance understanding, respond to emotion in others, and manage resistance in colleagues will be shared, to deepen relationships and maximize our effectiveness in dealing with others.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center
Write Better Manuscripts for Publication
Type: Preconference Course | Track: Faculty Development

This workshop will provide guidance on writing better manuscripts to improve the possibility of acceptance for publication. Faculty will help authors understand expectations for publishing in Simulation in Healthcare, as well as other journals for which simulation is an important topic. Emphasis for the course will focus on improving the quality of basic research papers, and address the Introduction, Methods, Statistical Analyses/Results, Discussion/Conclusion, and Abstract. Learners will participate in writing and analysis exercises to reinforce key concepts and address issues that are challenging for preparing publication quality manuscripts.

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Speaker(s): Mark Scerbo, Aaron Calhoun, William McGaghie

This workshop will provide guidance on writing better manuscripts to improve the possibility of acceptance for publication. Faculty will help authors understand expectations for publishing in Simulation in Healthcare, as well as other journals for which simulation is an important topic. Emphasis for the course will focus on improving the quality of basic research papers, and address the Introduction, Methods, Statistical Analyses/Results, Discussion/Conclusion, and Abstract. Learners will participate in writing and analysis exercises to reinforce key concepts and address issues that are challenging for preparing publication quality manuscripts.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Institute of Creative Technologies
Learn to Author Challenging Clinical Conversations with Virtual Standardized Patients
Type: Postconference Course | Track: Technology/Innovations in Simulation (NEW!)

Technology now allows for the creation of virtual standardized patients(SP) for medical education & assessment. Utilizing suicide intervention as an example of a high stakes assessment, this workshop will provide an overview of virtual SP technology & provide the framework for participants to author their own virtual SP scenario. Participants will leave with a virtual SP scenario for implementation or editing at their home institution.

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Speaker(s): Thomas Talbot

Technology now allows for the creation of virtual standardized patients(SP) for medical education & assessment. Utilizing suicide intervention as an example of a high stakes assessment, this workshop will provide an overview of virtual SP technology & provide the framework for participants to author their own virtual SP scenario. Participants will leave with a virtual SP scenario for implementation or editing at their home institution.

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