MHA Keystone Center 2019 Spring Workshop Highlights Simulation-based Education

Posted on June 06, 2019

A panel discussion held during the MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop considered lessons learned from simulation and tracer education.Nearly 75 professionals — including physicians, nurses, regulatory and compliance managers, and directors of quality and patient safety — from across Michigan gathered in Dearborn May 30 for the 2019 MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop.

The unique event allowed participants to learn from nationally recognized subject experts how to train staff and facilitate low-cost simulations within their organizations to facilitate behavior change. As part of the simulation education, attendees learned about the importance of debriefings, how to drive improvement, and ways to improve care and patient outcomes.

Data shows a 58% improvement in mortality and post-operative sepsis for facilities that have participated in MHA Keystone Center-led simulations over the past few years.

Understanding the importance of simulation training in adult education and effective behavioral change, the MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop taught participants the lessons learned from MHA Keystone Center-led simulations so they could be effectively replicated within each organization.

Participants learned how to implement and streamline best practices in simulation-based education and ways to reduce variation to improve safety and provide quality care within their facilities. The panel discussion, led by Emily McKinney, BSN, RN, sepsis coordinator, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, featured sepsis coordinators from across Michigan. Panelists discussed the importance of site visits and continuous improvement, improvement opportunities while conducting simulations within each facility, and ways to engage clinicians. Overall, the panel discussed provided helpful, up-to-date information on ways to improve care.

Jeffrey Vlasic, MD, MS, CM&AA, managing partner, Vlasic & Roth LLC, also introduced the Implementation Science: Healthcare Performance Improvement Certification Course, which will be offered through the MHA Keystone Center, beginning with a kickoff meeting Oct. 15 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing. The new course will combine virtual training, an in-person bootcamp and 1:1 coaching to teach healthcare professionals how to achieve sustainable performance improvement through the application of implementation science tools and techniques.

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.


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