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Learning Objectives:
  • Define the terms - "standardized patient" and simulated patient (SP), as well as recognize different terms used in SP methodology needed to successfully improve clinical outcomes.
  • Recognize the scope of practice of SPs as a means to improve learning and patient care outcomes.
  • Outline standards associated with SP methodology to maximize training effectiveness.
  • Describe where to secure additional resources to improve SP methodology. 
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Instructors:
Debra Nestel AM PhD, FAcadMed FSSH
Jennifer Harlim PhD MBA BA(Hons)
Cathy Smith PhD, MA, BA(Hons), CHSE
Objective: This online 5 hour CE course introduces fundamental concepts in simulated participant Standardized Patient methodology.
Summary: This limited-time-only online course by the Simulated Patient Network introduces the concept of Standardized Patient (aka Simulated Patient or SP) methodology. After covering key terms and SPs' scope of practice, it considers the who, what, why and how of the method and acknowledges its origins. You're introduced to a wide range of resources with core and extension work by experts in the field. Throughout the course, you're encouraged to make meaning of the content for your own setting.
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Meet the Instructors:

Debra Nestel AM PhD FAcadMed FSSH

Debra Nestel is Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University, and Professor of Surgical Education, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia. Debra is Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning (STEL), the journal of the Association for Simulation Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH). She is program lead for the Master of Surgical Education (Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) and Master of Surgical Science (University of Melbourne) and Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation (Monash University). Debra leads a national faculty development program for simulation practitioners – NHET-Sim and a virtual network in Simulated Patient Methodology. She has received national awards for her work in healthcare simulation (Ray Page Award for service to the simulation community, Simulation Australasia and a Program Innovation Award, Australian Government) and a Presidential Citation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). She has held many positions in professional associations across her career. Mainly a qualitative researcher, Debra has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in health professions education, edited books on simulated patient methodology (2015), healthcare simulation (2017), surgical education (2019) and research methods for healthcare simulation (2019)

Disclosures: Professor Nestel receives royalties from Wiley Blackwell & Springer.

Jennifer Harlim PhD MBA BA(Hons)

Jennifer Harlim completed her PhD studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. Her post-graduate research was in the area of engineering education and professional development focusing on problem solving. Prior to and during her PhD studies, Jennifer was actively involved in a number of educational-based projects. After completing her research studies in 2013, she worked with a team of researchers and educators at the School of Health Sciences, RMIT University. Her knowledge of educational theories and prior experience on working in educational projects contributed to the last stage of the project where the 3-D simulation game, Second Life was utilised for the training of healthcare students. She joined Monash University in early 2014 and has since then been involved in various simulation-based learning projects within the field of healthcare education, working together with Professor Debra Nestel. She is also currently a Research Fellow and the Programme Manager of the NHET-Sim Programme.  Her research interests include problem solving, simulation-based learning, engineering/healthcare education and professional practice and research methods, particularly the use of qualitative research in traditionally fields based on quantitative research.

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Cathy Smith PhD, MA, BA(Hons), CHSE

Cathy Smith is an Interprofessional and Simulation Educator in the Division of Training and Simulation at Baycrest, a geriatric health system located in Toronto, Canada. In addition, she consults with various educational and assessment organizations locally, nationally, and internationally. She works with learners at all stages and has developed curriculum for diverse formats, ranging from face-to-face to web-based platforms. Recognition for her work includes: the Ruedy Award (Canadian Association of Faculties of Medicine) for innovation in medical education; the Blizzard Award (Canadian Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) for outstanding teaching; the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Outstanding Educator Award; and the SIMone Simulation Citizen of the Year Award. A long time ASPE member, she is the current chair of the International Committee. She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Healthcare Simulation. She has contributed chapters to books related to SP methodology and created two modules for the Simulated Patient Network. Cathy has a particular research interest in the role of SPs in simulation-based education. Recent articles published include qualitative studies related to working with SPs and co-authoring the ASPE Standards of Best Practice for human role players in simulation.

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Learning Objectives

Identify

Define the terms used in SP methodology needed to successfully improve clinical outcomes.

Recognize

Recognize the scope of practice of SPs as a means to improve learning and patient care outcomes.

Develop

Outline standards associated with SP methodology to maximize training effectiveness.

Source

Source the best Simulated Patient (SP) resources on SP methodology.

Anonymous Participant Feedback 

“I thought I knew what SPs did but this course has helped me understand the fundamentals and also the values that underpin the methodology. I'm a bit shocked by some of my own practices. I just didn’t see the impact of some of the things I've been doing for years. I feel confident that I'm on the right track now. Amazing.”
NICK BLACK
“My work gave me time to do the course. Otherwise, I don't think I would have done it now that I have, I don't know what I was thinking. It's transformed my approach to SP's - now I work with them rather than use them. Just by changing a couple of words, it changes the power in our relationship. It's helped me to see our work differently.”
Nick Black
“The authors are really experienced and it shows - they've obviously been doing this for a long time and they've selected important content to share. They also cut out what doesn't align with their values. It was a fresh look at SP work.”
Nick Black

Full Course Abstract:

The SPN offers a range of courses for individuals working with simulated patients (SPs). The courses are likely to be of interest to simulation educators, technicians, SPs and to some extent learners involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training in all health professional disciplines. All courses are designed to take three hours expect for the foundational program which takes five hours.

This limited-time-only online course by the Simulated Patient Network introduces the concept of Standardized Patient (aka Simulated Patient or SP) methodology. After covering key terms and SPs' scope of practice, it considers the who, what, why and how of the method and acknowledges its origins. You're introduced to a wide range of resources with core and extension work by experts in the field. Throughout the course, you're encouraged to make meaning of the content for your own setting.

Module 1 introduces the concept of SP methodology. It covers key terms, brief history of SP methodology, considers the scope of practice of SPs and their unique features. The instructors also outline standards associated with SP methodology and share some of their favorite SP methodology resources.

Multiple Q&A sessions will take place over zoom. All registered participants will be invited to all future Q&A sessions!

BONUS MATERIALS Included:
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  • SP Role Template for Scenario Development
  • SPN Methodology Chart
  • SPN Course Workshop Reflection Form

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The Simulated Patient Network (SPN) offers a range of courses for individuals working with simulated patients (SPs). The courses are likely to be of interest to simulation educators, technicians, SPs and to some extent learners involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training in all health professional disciplines. All courses are designed to take three hours expect for the foundational program which takes five hours.
  • M1: Foundations of Standardized Patients Methodology
  • M2: Creating Roles for Standardized Patients
  • M3: Training Methods for Standardized Patients (role portrayal)
  • M4: Training Methods for Standardized Patients (debriefing)
  • M5: Standardized Patients Program Management
  • M6: Teaching with Standardized Patients and A/V Recording
  • M7: Teaching with Standardized Patients for Assessments
  • M8: Developing Hybrid Simulations with Standardized Patients
  • M9: Increasing Standardized Patient Realism with Moulage
  • M10: Debriefing Standardized Patients
  • M11: Teaching Interprofessionally with Standardized Patients
  • M12: Teaching with Pediatric Standardized Patients
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The son of course instructor Dr. Kim Baily, Lance W. Baily, BA, EMT-B is the Founder / CEO of HealthySimulation.com, the world’s leading medical simulation resource website which now supports upwards of 35,000 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 from early-adopter to early-majority.

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 newborn baby girl and two dachshunds.
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