Webinar:

SPN's Introduction to Educating with
Standardized Patients

Presented by: Debra Nestel PhD, FAcadMed FSSH
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This webinar introduces the fundamental concepts of teaching with Standardized Patients, from the upcoming SPN courses.
  • Recording: June 29th, 1PM PDT, UTC-7
  • Access: 60 Days, Anytime Anywhere
  • Certificate: Completion But No CE*
  • Guarantee: 30-Day Money Back
  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Beginner

Presentation Abstract:

Pulling from the upcoming launch of the Simulated Patient Network's (SPN) upcoming courses, this 1 hour webinar introduces the concept of Standardized Patient, aka Simulated Patient, methodology. This open access webinar covers key terms, brief history of Standardized Patient (SP) methodology, considers the scope of practice of SPs and their unique features. The presenters also outline standards associated with SP methodology and share some of our favorite SP methodology resources. As well, this free webinar also introduces approaches to creating roles for SPs. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the terms "Standardized Patient" (SP) and its synonym Simulated Patient".
  2. Recognize the basic terms used in SP methodology.
  3. Briefly explain how to assign patient roles to Simulated Patients.
  4. Learn more about the upcoming SPN Module 1 and Module 2 courses for additional learning opportunities.

Meet the Presenter:

Debra Nestel PhD, FAcadMed FSSH

Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University
Professor of Surgical Education and Program lead for the Master of Surgical Education at University of Melbourne
Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning (STEL)
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)
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Disclosures: Dr. Nestel receives royalties from Wiley Blackwell & Springer.

Part of the SPN Standardized Patient Training Program

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.
  • 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

Webinar Reviews:

 Limited Time Course:

SPN M1: Foundations of Standardized Patient Methodology

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  • Early-Bird Ends: June 22nd
  • Level: Beginner
  • RN CE Contact Hours:
  • Unlocks: June 30, 3PM PST
  • Method: Lecture/Slides 
  • Study time: 5+ hours
  • Course Access: 2 Months
  • Bonuses: Template PDFs
  • Guarantee: 30-Day $ Back
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 utilization. 
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Instructors:
Debra Nestel 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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 Limited Time Course:

SPN M2: Creating Roles for Standardized Patients

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  • Early-Bird Ends: June 22nd
  • Level: Beginner
  • RN CE Contact Hours:
  • Unlocks: June 30, 3PM PST
  • Method: Lecture/Slides 
  • Study time: 3+ hours
  • Course Access: 2 Months
  • Bonuses: Template PDFs
  • Guarantee: 30-Day $ Back
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify key elements of a "standardized" or simulated patient (SP) role needed to improve clinical practice.
  • Describe approaches developing roles for SPs which meet clinical learning outcomes.
  • Write a role for a Standardized Patient to improve clinical training performance outcomes of students or professionals.
  • Outline approaches to evaluation of SP roles to improve patient care outcomes over time.
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Instructors:
Debra Nestel PhD, FAcadMed FSSH
Jennifer Harlim PhD MBA BA(Hons)
Cathy Smith PhD, MA, BA(Hons), CHSE
Objective: This online 3 hour CE course outlines approaches to creating roles for simulated patient (standardized patient) methodology.
Summary: This course introduces approaches to writing SP roles. This task is fundamental to SP work - usually a text document (sometimes with audiovisual supplements), the written SP role provides guidance to the SP about their character, the purpose of the scenario, their health issue (or other relevant information). You're introduced to a wide range of resources with core and extension work. Throughout the course, you're encouraged to make meaning of the content for your own setting.
Nursing CE Certificate Included
Download a certificate of completion after finishing the course! 
HealthySimulation.com is accredited by the State of California DCA Board of Registered Nursing as a Continuing Education Provider #CEP17566.
Hurry! Early-Bird Registration Ends Thursday!

Meet the Course Instructors:

Debra Nestel 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: Dr. 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.

Disclosures:
None.

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.

Disclosures: None.

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

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