Clinical Skills Development Service

Healthcare Simulation Week 2020 #HcSimWeek20 #SIMinars

Join us on 14-20 September as we virtually celebrate Healthcare Simulation Week 2020.

Healthcare Simulation Week is a global event that celebrates healthcare professionals who use simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery. The week also raises awareness in communities nationwide about how healthcare simulation is leading us to safer, more knowledgeable patient care.

We have put together a schedule of daily lunchtime simulation webinars #SIMinars. Sessions will run 12-12:30pm, from Monday 14 September until Friday 18 September 2020. These are free events – see the full schedule below and please register for one, or for all.

#SIMinars schedule

SIMinar 1: Responding to COVID-19

Monday, 14 September 2020, 12-12:30pm
Presented by Luke Wainwright (Nurse Educator, CSDS).

The important role simulation played during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Covering the activity of CSDS and what was achieved during these trying times.

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This presentation will summarise the challenges faced by Queensland Health and the response by the Clinical Skills Development Service towards these challenges. The presentation will go over:

  • Support for the Metro North Emergency Operations Centre.
  • Support for Virtual Care and the Digital Command Centre.
  • Simulation equipment maintenance and loan throughout the state for education delivery.
  • Rapid development of PPE evaluation.
  • Delivery of education resources.
  • Clinical Equipment and consumables that could be used for clinical practice.

SIMinar 2: Pocket Spotlight – Using Translational Simulation

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 12-12:30pm
Presented by Dr Hansel Addae-Bosomprah (Staff Specialist, QEII), Dr Stephen Fahy (Staff Specialist ED, TPCH) and Kim Gourlay (Simulation Coordinator, Education Centre TPCH).

Two of our great Pocket Centres, QEII and The Prince Charles Hospital show us Translational Simulations they have been working on and discuss their outcomes.

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During this presentation, each will show videos/photos and discuss with our own Simulation Team member, Prudence Upson how they’ve used translational and insitu simulations.

SIMinar 3: Faculty Webinar Series – The case for a problem first approach

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 12-12:30pm
Presented by Luke Wainwright (Nurse Educator, CSDS) and panel.

Healthcare is full of problems and it is easy to jump to conclusions about the best way to address them. These solutions often add additional unnecessary layers of complexity to the situation. This presentation will provide an overview of how and why ideation and problem identification will assist in providing more robust solutions.

SIMinar 4: Simulation-based Research

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 12-12:30pm
Presented by Dr Mia McLanders (Human Factors Research & Evaluation Lead, CSDS), Dr Chiara Santomauro, and Kirsty Beattie.

Our research team and friends present a brief overview of the range of studies they’ve done using simulation to (a) improve training delivery and (b) test innovative solutions to complex clinical problems. Bring along your questions for the Q&A session at the end.

SIMinar 5: On the Couch with Kate – Developing Maternity Education

Friday, 18 September 2020, 12-12:30pm
Presented by Kate Britton (Delivery Support Manager, CSDS), Sue Hampton (Midwifery Educator), and Raden Sucalit (Product Designer).

Kate sits down on the couch with Sue Hampton and Raden Sucalit to discuss the birth of the new Maternity Education Program (MEP). The whats, the wheres, and the whys of the program will be answered. They will also talk about the upcoming initiatives for MEP.

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“On the couch with Kate” is a concept thought up by Kate, and is loosely based on a chat show style, where she interviews experts in their field.

The aim is to showcase the education and training programs being developed at CSDS in a fun but informative way. Kate is the first to tell you “I’m not a clinician” and found that sharing the journey of why and how a program is developed in this format, is more engaging for the broader audience.

This episode’s guests include Sue Hampton (Midwife and Simulation Educator, CSDS) and Raden Sucalit (Product Designer, CSDS) who will be discussing the development of our Maternity Education Program (MEP).

Find out more about our SIMinar speakers.

Accompanying blog series

To accompany our daily #SIMinars during #HcSimWeek20 we’ll be releasing a series of blogs. Every morning from Monday to Friday we will put up a ‘Staff Spotlight’, introducing you to our talented crew and outlining what they get up to day to day. We’ll also be launching new courses and products, as well as tips and tricks videos. Stay tuned!