Developing Successful Health Care Education Simulation Centers: The Consortium Model

Developing Successful Health Care Education Simulation Centers: The Consortium Model

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Overview

Pam Jefferies and Jim Battin provide a very thoughtful, step by step approach to create a collaborative health care simulation consortium. It is inspiring to witness many stakeholders come together in Southeast Indiana to effectively educate and train people entering the healthcare profession (and current nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals)! [This book] isn't just about health care and simulation— it offers a terrific road-map for any community, region, or industry focused on developing human potential as the means to economic prosperity and quality of life!"

—John Burnett

Chief Executive Officer, Community Education Coalition of Columbus, Indiana

This book provides an important road map for health care professionals to develop collaborations effectively in simulation, regardless of discipline or domain. Readers can also use it to evaluate existing collaborations—[The] book will improve both developing programs and existing programs, so that educators and administrators can focus their attention on teaching and learning through simulation."

—Bonnie Driggers, MS, MPA, RN

SimHealth Consultants, CEO and Senior Consultant Oregon Health & Science University, Faculty Emeritus

—Michael Seropian, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University

Past Chair and Founder, Oregon Simulation Alliance President, Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Over two thirds of magnet hospitals in the United States use simulation in staff education programs, and many educators have introduced simulation into their nursing and healthcare curricula. This highly practical volume meets a growing need for guidelines on planning, organizing, and implementing a health care education simulation center, using the collaborative and cost effective consortium model.

The book takes the reader step-by-step through the process of building a coalition of key stakeholders, gathering and analyzing data, assigning leadership roles within the consortium, developing a strategic plan, and implementing and sustaining it. Case studies in each chapter provide real-life insight from a successful existing consortium by examining how it operates and highlighting successes, mistakes, and lessons learned.

Key Features:

• Demonstrates the financial benefits of expense-sharing
• Co-written by a successful professional educator and a prominent business leader with consortia-building expertise
• Provides step-by-step plans for building and maintaining momentum and sustainability
• Includes useful tools for achieving and evaluating excellence
• Written for nursing and healthcare administrators, managers, educational leaders, and regional community leaders

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826129543
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/08/2011
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Pamela R. Jeffries, DNS, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis. Dr. Jeffries is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence, including the NLN Excellence Award for Research (2007), Nursing Education Research Award (2007), Clinical Simulation (INACSL Award 2005), AAN Fellow (2005), and Academy of Nurse Educators Fellowship (2007), to name the most recent. Recent research grants include Faculty Development Simulation Consortium (MD State Hospital Association), Clinical Redesign & Integration of Clinical Simulation (MD State Hospital Association, Use of Patient Simulation in Teaching ACLS, HRSA to Develop Faculty Development Institutes consortium of 3 universities: KA; CO, IN and many others in simulation. Dr. Jeffries has published widely in leading nursing education journals for many years, and is the sole author of: Simulations in Nursing Education: From Conceptualization to Evaluation, (NLN/2007) and has contributed chapters to over 14 books on simulation, online education and interactive learning. She has spoken nationally and internationally and has delivered multiple keynote presentations at nursing and integrated healthcare conferences throughout the world. She has collaborated with the US Navy, Laerdal Corporation, and HRSA and has presented numerous university nursing school based workshops on simulation.

Jim Battin, MA, (Organizational Psychology) is President, Strategic Consulting Group, Inc., Columbus, Indiana, where he has been working in strategic workforce development planning for a ten-county initiative in southeast Indiana which is the recipient of a $35M grant to create a regional learning system in the areas of manufacturing and healthcare. At previous venues Mr Battin developed and implemented a wide range of HR initiatives including Global HR Standards (45 manufacturing centers), HR audit & measurement system, HR curriculum (50 courses), 'train-the-trainer' implementation techniques (400 staff worldwide), a Global HR individual development and succession planning model, and a team-based work system model for all manufacturing plants worldwide. He collaborated with co-author, Dr. Jeffries, on the Midwest Consortium Simulation Project, a consortium of 14 organizations including 12 large and small hospitals and two universities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why Develop a Consortium for Simulation Educators?


Chapter 2. Building the Consortium


Chapter 3. Leading and Managing the Consortium


Chapter 4. Collaborating With Others


Chapter 5. Developing a Strategy

Chapter 6. Evaluating the Strategic Plan


Chapter 7 Planning for Professional Development


Chapter 8 Implementing the Strategy


Chapter 9 Engaging in Reflection and Renewal


Chapter 10 Planning for Sustainability


Chapter 11 Evidence of a Successful Consortium

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