10 Best Practices for Designing Blended Learning
Author: Connie Malamed
Description: Originally, blended learning referred to adding an online component to instructor-led training or classroom education. Now, blended learning refers to the use of more than one delivery method to provide and enhance training and support. This is one way to add continued support to people on their learning journey.
Blended is the Future (and it's not just courses)
Authors: Thomas Cavanagh, Kelvin Thompson
Description: In this episode, join Kelvin and Tom for a discussion of how “blended” is likely to permeate higher education institutions far beyond the bounds of blended learning course design. Ponder the opportunities afforded by blended campus workplaces and blended co-curricular experiences in the post-COVID era.
Connecting Simulation and Healthcare improvement. BMJ Quality and Safety
Author: Victoria Brazil, Eve Isabelle Purdy, Komal Bajaj
Description: Simulation has an established role in the education and training of healthcare professionals, but its function as a healthcare quality improvement (QI) tool is more emergent. In this edition of the journal, Ajmi and colleagues report on a simulation-based intervention that improved door-to-needle times and patient outcomes in acute ischaemic stroke.
Design Thinking–Informed Simulation
Authors: Andrew Petrosoniak, Christopher Hicks, Lee Barratt, Dominic Gascon, Candis Kokoski, Doug Campbell, Kari White, Glen Bandiera, Margaret Moy Lum-Kwong, Lori Nemoy, Ryan Brydges
Description: Introduction: Designing new healthcare facilities is complex and transitions to new clinical environments carry high risks, as unanticipated problems may arise resulting in inefficient
care and patient harm. Design thinking, a human-centered design method, represents a unique framework to support the planning, testing, and evaluation of new clinical spaces throughout all phases of construction. Healthcare simulation has been used to test new clinical spaces, yet most report using simulation only in the late design stages. Moreover, healthcare design models have potentially underused human factors approaches calling for human-centered design. We applied a multimodal simulation-based approach underpinned by the principles of design thinking throughout the planning and construction stages of a newly renovated academic emergency department.
First-year Analysis of the Operating Room Black Box Study
Authors: James J. Jung, Peter Juni, Gerald Lebovic, and Teodor Grantcharov
Objective: To characterize intraoperative errors, events, and distractions, and measure technical skills of surgeons in minimally invasive surgery practice.
Health Professions Digital Education on Clinical Practice Guidelines: a Systematic Review by Digital Health Education Collaboration
Authors: Lorainne Tudor Car, Aijia Soong, Bhone Myint Kyaw, Kee Leng Chua, Naomi Low-Beer, Azeem Majeed
Description: Clinical practice guidelines are an important source of information, designed to help clinicians integrate research evidence into their clinical practice. Digital education is increasingly used for clinical practice guideline dissemination and adoption. Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of digital education in improving the adoption of clinical practice guidelines.
Improving Simulation Accessibility in a Hospital Setting
Authors: Rory A. H. Trawber, Greg M. Sweetman, Leah R. Proctor
Description: This article documents the creation and implementation of a unique approach to translational simulation in a large, tertiary hospital setting. By creating a simulation consultation service, the ethos of translational simulation can be made more accessible to all areas of the hospital. Through the referral-consultation process, simulation exercises can be specifically designed, in conjunction with the referring individual/team, to directly address specific objectives. The service provides a wide range of multiprofession, multidiscipline simulation expertise and ensures simulation facilitation in a consistent, safe, and objective specific manner accessible to all areas of a large, hospital setting.
Instructional Technology In Medical Education
Author: Innovations in Global Health Professions Education – Russ MacDonald (Host)
Description: In this episode of our IGHPE podcast series, we talk to Dr. Julie Youm about the use of instructional technology in medical education. We discuss some of the projects she has been involved with during her tenure at UC Irvine, such as the use of Google Glass to provide simulated patients’ perspectives of interactions with medical students.
Lessons Learned in Preparing for and Responding to the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic: One Simulation’s Program Experience Adapting to the New Normal
Authors: Ryan Brydges, Douglas M. Campbell, Lindsay Beavers, Nazanin Khodadoust, Paula Iantomasi, Kristen Sampson, Alberto Goffi, Filipe N. Caparica Santos and Andrew Petrosoniak
Description: Use of simulation to ensure an organization is ready for significant events, like COVID-19 pandemic, has shifted from a “backburner” training tool to a “first choice” strategy for ensuring individual, team, and system readiness. In this report, we summarize our simulation program’s response during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the associated challenges and lessons learned. We also reflect on anticipated changes within our program as we adapt to a “new normal” following this pandemic. We intend for this report to function as a guide for other simulation programs to consult as this COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, and during future challenges within global healthcare systems. We argue that this pandemic has cemented simulation programs as fundamental for any healthcare organization interested in ensuring its workforce can adapt in times of crisis. With the right team and set of partners, we believe that sustained investments in a simulation program will amplify into immeasurable impacts across a healthcare system.
Podcasting in Nursing and Midwifery Education: An Integrative Review
Authors: Siobhan O'Connor, Claire S. Daly, Juliet MacArthur, Gunilla Borglin, Richard G. Boothf
Description: Podcasting is used in higher education so various digital resources can be shared with students. This review aims to synthesise evidence on podcasting in nursing and midwifery education.
Re-Thinking Synchronous for the Post-COVID Era
Authors: Thomas Cavanagh, Kelvin Thompson
Description: Join hosts Tom and Kelvin as they think through the post-COVID role of synchronous online teaching and consider how to ensure the best quality possible.
Rubric for eLearning Tool Evaluation
Authors: Lauren M. Anstey & Gavan P.L. Watson
Description: This rubric has been designed for instructors and staff as a formative tool to evaluate eLearning tools in higher education. eLearning tools are defined as any digital technology, mediated through the use of a computing device, deliberately selected to support student learning. The rubric supports a multi-dimensional evaluation of functional, technical, and pedagogical aspects of eLearning Tools.
Simulation for the Real World – Transforming Healthcare Teams and Systems
Author: Victoria Brazil
Description: How can simulation support healthcare improvement? How can techniques designed for education and training be translated to healthcare systems and patient outcomes? Here we discuss how translational simulation can be used to explore work environments and the people in them; how it can help us test and refine new facilitates, equipment or planned improvements. And maybe simulation can actually shape culture, and help high performing healthcare teams get better, together.
Author: Victoria Brazil
Type: Podcast Repository
Description: A Hi-Fidelity Podcast About Healthcare Simulation
Surgical Black Box Improves Performance & Safety
Author: Teodor Grantcharov
Type: TEDx talk
Description: What do professional athletes and the airline industry have to teach operating room professionals? Join Dr. Grantcharov as he talks about learning from other industries with the addition of Big Data and the OR Black Box to the operating theatre to improve surgical performance and outcomes.
Theory-Based Strategies for Teaching Evidence-Based Practice to Undergraduate Health Students: a Systematic Review
Authors: Mary-Anne Ramis, Anne Chang, Aaron Conway, David Lim, Judy Munday, Lisa Nissen
Description: Undergraduate students across health professions are required to be capable users of evidence in their clinical practice after graduation. Gaining the essential knowledge and clinical behaviors for evidence-based practice can be enhanced by theory-based strategies. Limited evidence exists on the effect of underpinning undergraduate EBP curricula with a theoretical framework to support EBP competence. A systematic review was conducted to determine the effectiveness of EBP teaching strategies for undergraduate students, with specific focus on efficacy of theory-based strategies.
Translational Simulation: from Description to Action
Authors: Christopher Peter Nickson , Andrew Petrosoniak, Stephanie Barwick, and Victoria Brazil
Type: Open Access Article
Description: This article describes an operational framework for implementing translational simulation in everyday practice. The framework, based on an input-process-output model, is developed from a critical review of the existing translational simulation literature and the collective experience of the authors’ affiliated translational simulation services. The article describes how translational simulation may be used to explore work environments and/or people in them, improve quality through targeted interventions focused on clinical performance/patient outcomes, and be used to design and test planned infrastructure or interventions. Representative case vignettes are used to show how the framework can be applied to real world healthcare problems, including clinical space testing, process development, and culture. Finally, future directions for translational simulation are discussed. As such, the article provides a road map for practitioners who seek to address health service outcomes using translational simulation.
Use of Web-Based Game in Neonatal Resuscitation - is it Effective?
Authors: Cheo Lian Yeo, Selina Kah Ying Ho, Vina Canlas Tagamolila, Sridhar Arunachalam, Srabani Samanta Bharadwaj, Woei Bing Poon, Mary Grace Tan, Priyantha Ebenezer Edison, Wai Yan Yip, Abdul Alim Abdul Haium, Pooja Agarwal Jayagobi, Shrenik Jitendrakumar Vora, Simrita Kaur Khurana, John Carson Allen, Ereno Imelda Lustestica
Description: Knowledge and skills decline within months post simulation-based training in neonatal resuscitation. To empower ‘Millennial’ learners to take control of their own learning, a single-player, unguided web-based Neonatal Resuscitation Game was designed. The present study investigates the effectiveness of the game on retention of resuscitation knowledge and skills.
Using Data to Enhance Performance and Improve Quality and Safety in Surgery
Authors: Mitchell G. Goldenberg, James Jung, Teodor P. Grantcharov
Video Feedback and e-Learning Enhances Laboratory Skills and Engagement in Medical Laboratory Science Students
Authors: Rebecca Donkin, Elizabeth Askew, Hollie Stevenson
Description: Traditionally, the training of medical laboratory science students has taken place in the laboratory and has been led by academic and pathology experts in a face-to-face context. In recent years, budgetary pressures, increasing student enrolments and limited access to laboratory equipment have resulted in reduced staff-student contact hours in medical laboratory science education. While this restructure in resources has been challenging, it has encouraged innovation in online blended learning.
What All Physicians Need to Know About Mental Health Apps
Authors: Dr. Gratzer and Dr. Torous
Description: In episode 11 of Quick Takes, Dr. Gratzer and returning guest and digital psychiatry expert, Dr. John Torous of Harvard University, discuss the use of mobile apps in mental health care and look back at the changes that have taken place in this field since their first discussion over a year and a half ago.
What All Physicians Need to Know About the Rapid Virtualization of Mental Health Care – and the Post-Pandemic Future
Authors: Dr. Gratzer and Dr. Jay Shore
Description: In this episode of Quick Takes, Dr. Gratzer spoke via teleconference with Dr. Jay Shore, chair of the APA's Telepsychiatry Committee about the dramatic impact COVID-19 has had on how we provide care to our patients – and the lasting impression it may leave.