Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Caring for the Critically Ill Patient Simulations - Train the Trainer

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

During the Train the Trainer event, subject matter experts Pat Posa, RN, BSN, MSA and Bruno DiGiovine, MD, MPH, will use hands-on learning scenarios and feedback to train and educate hospital members on Spontaneous Awakening Trials (SAT)/Spontaneous Breathing Trials (SBT); Confusion Assessment Method (CAM); the Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale (RASS); Critical Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) and Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT). The overall goal is to help hospital educators bring the learning back to their facility and facilitate their own simulations. It will be helpful for registrants to have knowledge of critical care and the assessments performed.

Posa and DiGiovine will teach on what is simulation, ensuring realism, fidelity and how to prepare, practicing to facilitate as well as debriefing with good judgment. Simulation will cover interdisciplinary rounds and the application of the A-F bundle (i.e. assessing pain, SAT/SBT, sedation, delirium, early mobility and exercise, and family engagement), and how it can prevent Post-Intensive Care Syndrome and ventilator-associated events.

The activities will help improve skills, develop critical thinking and apply effective teamwork and communication strategies.  The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network recommends sending staff who can bring the education back to their facilities, such as educators, critical care bedside staff and respiratory therapists.

Two sessions are available, and the content of both is identical. Members can choose the time that is most convenient. The morning session will run from 8 a.m. – noon and the afternoon session will run from 1– 5 p.m. Simulation space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible to secure a seat.  Pre-work will be emailed after registration to review prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that personal or professional circumstances can sometimes make it difficult to attend an event for which you’ve previously registered. If you are unable to attend this event, please notify the MHA Keystone Center at by Oct. 28 to avoid a $25 fee. Registrants are able to send an alternate to the event to avoid the fee. If you plan to send someone in your place, please notify the MHA Keystone Center as soon as possible.

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