National Forum on Simulation for Quality and Safety
On May 28th Clinical Education students from the Masters of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) program attended the National Forum on Simulation for Quality and Safety. As the fourth year of this successful event, the highly anticipated conference featured industry leaders from all across the country. Attendees gathered at Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital to be shown first-hand how simulation can be applied effectively for patient safety and quality improvement. The event featured keynote speakers Mirette Dubé from Alberta Health Services and Jennifer Reid from Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Throughout the day, students attended various workshops and presentations that emphasized the usage and necessity of simulation programs. This included an interactive session for gameplay in education and a demonstration about how safe and resilient engineering can help minimize error in healthcare. The conference featured a rapid-fire discussion panel that highlighted patient-centered simulation, in which audience participation was highly encouraged. Students then had the opportunity to work with new simulation technology, such as virtual reality situations and dolls in the likeness of premature newborns. As the conference provided dedicated networking time, students were able to meet and discuss initiatives with industry presenters and companies from all over BC.
The eventful conference proved to be incredibly profitable, as students left with increased knowledge and experience in this rapidly revolutionizing field. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, learn more about the MHLP in Clinical Education.