Train the Trainer Events Help Members Facilitate Simulations

Posted on September 13, 2019

Great Lakes Partners for Patients logoSince 2017, the MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN), has offered simulations to give hands-on experience related to sepsis and critical care. The simulations provide opportunity for members to engage with peers, share evidence-based practices and learn how to drive improvement with specific areas of harm.  

The MHA Keystone Center, along with the GLPP HIIN, will host Train the Trainer events Oct. 4 and Oct. 30. Nationally recognized subject matter experts will train participants how to perform their own low-cost simulations and bring the knowledge back to their facility.

Two sessions related to sepsis will take place Oct. 4 at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, and be facilitated by Pat Posa, RN, BSN, MSA, and Emily McKinney, BSN, RN. These sessions will enhance attendees’ existing knowledge of sepsis by teaching participants how to perform simulations in their facilities to help identify early signs of sepsis; appropriate testing and screening for sepsis; and appropriate care of a septic patient. Participation will help improve skills, develop critical thinking and apply effective teamwork and communication strategies to enhance sepsis work within facilities. Because the content of the sessions will be identical, members can choose the time that is most convenient. The morning session will run from 8 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session will run from 1 to 5 p.m.

Limited spots are available for the Oct. 30 sessions, which will take place at the Schoolcraft College Biomedical Technology Center, Livonia.  The morning and afternoon sessions will focus on caring for the critically ill patient and be facilitated by Posa and Bruno DiGiovine, MD, MPH. Sessions will cover interdisciplinary rounds and the application of the ABCDEF bundle and how it can prevent post-intensive care syndrome and ventilator-associated events. These sessions will help attendees learn how to facilitate their own simulations to take the information back to their own facilities.

Members with questions should contact the MHA Keystone Center.



Tags: MHA Keystone Center, sepsis, GLPP HIIN, simulations, critical care, train the trainer

Posted in: Patient Safety & Quality

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