Simulation Initiatives

Offering Simulation Expertise at Every Level

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In response to the tremendous needs of health care organizations, academic institutions and simulation professionals to assess and enhance their simulation center operations, educate instructors, extend hospital-based simulation programs and develop simulation operations leaders, we offer a curated portfolio of simulation programs and consulting services. These programs and services are offered through The GW Nursing Simulation Initiatives and are led by Dean Pamela Jeffries, who developed the NLN/Jeffries Simulation Theory.

Purpose

  1. Cultivate evidenced-based simulation programs
  2. Educate instructors
  3. Advance future simulation leaders
  4. Improve participant, patient and system outcomes

Raise High with GW!

In true GW fashion, the Simulation Initiatives offers opportunities to those who want to R.A.I.S.E. HIGH (read 'raise high' history) and take advantage of its various opportunities and resources that include, but are not limited to:

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Resources

  • Deployable certified simulation professionals
  • State of the art simulation center

 

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Assessments

  • Center operations
  • Simulation leader
  • Simulation educator
  • Curricular alignment

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Initiatives

  • Standardized patient program
  • Simulation center staffing support
  • Remote training and support

 

 

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Services

  • Consultation services
  • Tailored client needs in operations, education and practice

 

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Education

  • Standard and customized educational programs
  • Best practices for educators, directors or technicians
  • Specific courses for debriefing, curriculum integration or evaluation

 

 

Upcoming Courses

Those interested in our educational opportunities can choose courses that are delivered as immersions, a comprehensive 5-day model covering a range of topics, or intensives, hyper-focused 2-day model covering discrete topics.

Immersions

Title:
Best Practices for Simulation Technicians/Specialists

Session Date(s):
May 4-8, 2020

Facilitator:
Sabrina Beroz, DNP, RN, CHSE-A 

Description:
Learn best practices in using simulation technology. Engage in activities on simulation pedagogy, operating systems, network hardware, the functionality of simulation equipment, operations, troubleshooting and moulage.

Title:
Best Practices in Teaching Simulation and Learning Pedagogy

Session Date(s):
March 2-6, 2020

Facilitator:
Sabrina Beroz, DNP, RN, CHSE-A 

Description:
Learn best practices in using simulation pedagogy and integrating simulations into the curriculum. Engage in activities on how to create, implement and evaluate simulation scenarios. Immersion incorporates the INACSL Standards of Best Practice and Dean Pamela Jeffries’ NLN/Jeffries Simulation Theory. 

Title:
Best Practices for Directors and Coordinators of Simulation Centers

Session Date(s):
TBD

Facilitator:
Sabrina Beroz, DNP, RN, CHSE-A 

Description:
Learn best practices to build, lead and sustain a simulation program. Immersion focuses on evaluation and strategic planning with an emphasis on budget alignment to goals and resources. Highlights include the selection of equipment and technology to meet outcomes and operationalizing a simulation plan. 

Intensives

Title:
Debriefing the Simulation Experience

Session Date(s):
February 10-11, 2020

Facilitator:
Sabrina Beroz, DNP, RN, CHSE-A

Description:
This is an interactive two-day workshop starting with theory and standards of debriefing. Principles of debriefing will be applied to simulation experiences using theory-based debriefing methods. Evaluation of debriefing competence and the use of debriefing in off-campus clinical and classroom will be discussed.

Title:
Curriculum Integration of Simulation

Session Date(s):
TBA

Facilitator:
Sabrina Beroz, DNP, RN, CHSE-A

Description:
This interactive workshop emphasizes the essential steps for strategically embedding simulation into a curriculum. The support of executives, adequate resources (fiscal, material and human) and dedicated, knowledgeable simulation champions will be discussed. The learner will begin the process to develop a curriculum map for integration of simulation based on institutional curriculum frameworks and blueprints.

Title:
Evaluation Across the NLN/Jeffries Simulation Theory

Session(s):
February 12-13, 2020

Facilitator:
Sabrina Beroz, DNP, RN, CHSE-A

Description:
This interactive workshop introduces the simulation educator to evaluation tools used to assess the design of the simulation, facilitator evaluation and learner performance during simulation experiences. Emphasis is placed on the development of outcome criteria for a simulation experience. Elements of formative, summative and high-stakes evaluation are highlighted.

Title:
Interprofessional Education in Simulation

Session Date(s):
(coming spring 2020)

Title:
Standardized Patients in Simulation

Session Date(s):
(coming spring 2020)

Clinical Simulation MOOC

The Clinical Simulation MOOC is a 7-week course that provides you with key strategies to help understand the foundation of Clinical Simulations.  During each module, you will learn about 7 key components of Clinical Simulation Across the Health Professions and its' impact in your current position as a healthcare professional. 

Visit Us

GW Nursing is home to a one-of-a-kind simulation space that boasts a recently added Objective Structured Clinical Exam space available to our students and partners. 

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Contact Us

Our simulation efforts are led by Dr. Sabrina Beroz, an advanced Society for Simulation in Healthcare Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. Dr. Beroz is the associate director of programs and initiatives at GW Nursing and serves as the nurse educator for all our professional programs. Interested in learning more? Contact us at [email protected] to see how we can meet the needs of you and your organization.