Over the first quarter of 2017, an interprofessional team of volunteers from the Pediatric Simulation Committee came together to improve their knowledge and experience in providing simulation experiences.
“Session 1: What is Simulation?” On January 17, the event kicked off with Ashley Kellish, RN, DNP, CCNS and Benny Joyner, MD, MPH providing an overview of the logistics and expectations for the sessions. They then went into depth describing the #UNCsim program, resources, and opportunities in our community.
“Session 2: Operationalizing Simulation at UNC” The second session was held on February 14 and began with an overview of simulation resources available throughout the Health System by Gene Hobbs, CHSE. The teams then broke up and rotated through stations staffed by #UNCsim team members to gain experience with the resources.
“Session 3: Debriefing Techniques” The March 14 session was lead by Ashley Kellish, RN, DNP and Erin Eckert, MPA. This session provided an overview of techniques for organizing and debriefing #UNCsim sessions followed by practice utilizing various non-medical game examples.
“Session 4: Putting it All Together-Running and Debriefing Simulation” For the final session on April 4, participants brought #UNCsim cases they have developed over the last couple of months to discuss with the group. Time was spent reviewing their objectives, running the cases, and practicing their debriefing skills.
With over 30 multidisciplinary participants attending part of the sessions, we are very proud of the following eight for their commitment to attend all four sessions and establish themselves as leaders in our #UNCsim community. Ashley Sutton, MD; Dian Gulick, RN Short Stay; Jennifer Burkett, RN 7CH; Meghan Maness, 7CH; Julia Shapiro, RN 5CH; Michele Kimmel RN, BSN, CPN Pediatric Sedation Care Team; Nicole Jung, MSN, RNC, NE-BC, WHNP Women’s Clinical Nurse Education Specialist; Amy Selimos, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC Children’s Services Clinical Nurse Education Specialist.
A special thank you to Ms. Selimos for coordinating the sessions and continuing education credits.