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An Open Educational Resource on Virtual Simulation: A Free Educator's Toolkit

Presented by: Margaret Verkuyl, NP:PHC, MN
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This webinar will cover how the use of virtual simulation in clinical education is expanding, and how you can use this open access resource to better build your sim program.
  • Recorded: April 28th, 2022
  • Access: 60 Days, Anytime Anywhere
  • Certificate: Completion But No CE*
  • Guarantee: 30-Day Money Back
  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Intermediate

Presentation Abstract:

This webinar will present more about the open access etextbook entitled Virtual Simulation: An educators’ toolkit found which was developed as a resource to help educators and simulationists use virtual simulations with learners in all educational settings. The free online book is designed to highlight key concepts related to educator preparation, prebrief, enactment, debrief and evaluation stages required for providing an effective virtual simulation learning experience. The foundational information in this etextbook will benefit any educator who is using virtual simulation in a course, lab, clinical setting or to augment practice. Come to this session to learn more about this innovative, valuable resource.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the process in which the 'toolkit' was created.
  2. Share the highlights of the 'toolkit'.
  3. Integrate the 'toolkit' in your simulation education

Meet the Presenter:

Margaret Verkuyl, NP:PHC, MN

Professor, Nursing at Centennial College
Margaret Verkuyl is a nursing professor at Centennial College in Canada. Since, 2013, she has been a leader in developing and researching virtual simulations and interactive etextbooks. Over the years, she has received numerous prestigious local and international awards for her work. While gaining international attention, the virtual simulations have become pervasive in nursing education globally. More recently, she developed an open access Virtual Healthcare Experience consisting of eleven virtual gaming simulations that have had over 2 million plays! These experiential learning experiences reflect her personal teaching philosophy to engage learners in experiences and provide reflection opportunities to increase knowledge, acquire skills, develop critical thinking and engage in clinical decision-making. Concurrently, she has been involved in numerous research projects related to embedding virtual simulation effectively in curriculum and different ways to debrief virtual simulations. Recently, she was recognized for her work with the following awards: 2020 INACSL “Academic” Leadership Excellence Award; 2018 INACSL, Research Excellence Award, Hayden Vanguard Lectureship and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare: 2021 Article of Influence. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored a book chapter on virtual simulation. She has just completed an OER on using virtual simulation in education and would like to share it.
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Founder / CEO - HealthySimulation.com
Lance W. Baily, BA, EMT-B is the Founder / CEO of HealthySimulation.com, the world’s leading medical simulation resource website which supports thousands healthcare professionals a month. As an experienced entrepreneur, digital media producer and administrative professional, Lance has the background and the experience necessary to help guide the healthcare simulation industry to greater levels of adoption.
Lance is also the Founder of SimGHOSTS.org, the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals operating clinical simulation technologies which has organized over twenty hands-on training conferences around the globe since 2011. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” provides 400 pages of in-depth articles supporting the technical integration of healthcare simulation in any sized program.
Formerly he served as Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, Simulation Technician for the LA Community College District, and volunteer Fire-Fighter, after receiving his BA in Film and Digital Media Production and working on Hollywood production sets. He currently lives with his wife in Las Vegas with their two young daughters and two crazy dachshunds.
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Disclosures: Founder/CEO/Owner of HealthySimulation.com, Founder of SimGHOSTS.org

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