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Workshop 4: Juggling Many Balls and Spinning Many Plates: Exploring Multi-Patient Simulation

Monday, May 14
10:30 - 12:00
Location: Saturn 1&2

Course Goal or Outcome: : Participants will receive practical instruction in multi-patient simulation design, application and evaluation.

Learning Objectives: : 1. Describe the strengths and limitations of multi-patient simulation and recognize necessary resources for its application.
2. Identify the clinical, cognitive, human factors, and patient safety applications of multi-patient simulations.
3. Formulate a multi-patient simulation design for an identified institutional need where one-patient/one-provider team simulation training is limiting.

Intended Audience: : The workshop is appropriate for advanced learners. Targeted learners include physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, simulation educators and simulation technicians.

Relevance to the Conference: : Multi-patient simulations involve the use of multiple simulated patients within one simulation exercise. This type of simulation can involve one or many active participants in addition to confederates and provides an opportunity to educate and assess a wide range of technical and non-technical skills including clinical decision-making, triage and communication. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of the strengths and limitations of multi-patient simulation design and tools to develop and implement a multi-patient simulation for research and/or educational purposes at their home institutions.

Workshop Timeline: : 1. Introduction of the faculty and objectives (5 min)
2. Review of multi-patient simulations in the literature and current simulation design (5 min)
3. Review of faculty experiences in multi-patient simulation design and implementation (10 min)
4. Full group brainstorming session on applications of multi-patient simulations with development of themes for use in #5. (10 min)
5. Small group break-out sessions with focus on development/design of multi-patient simulations exercises applying themes developed in #4. (20 min)
6. Full group session for small groups to report back about the design ideas generated during #5. (20 min)
7. Questions/Wrap-up (5 min)

Heather French, MD, MSEd

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Heather French, MD, MSEd - I am an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. I serve as the Associate Fellowship Director and a simulation educator for the Division of Neonatology. My specific simulation interests are the evolution of leadership and followership in critical care teams.


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Carol Lynn O'Dea, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Hanover, New Hampshire


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Marjorie White, MD, MPPM, MEd

Associate Professor
University of Alabama Birmingham


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Kevin Ching, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medicine


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