Mountaineer Simulation Week

Friday, August 23, 2019

Mountaineer Simulation Week kicks off on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 with interactive training sessions, tours and challenges that extend through the week for faculty and students. Most activities will be held at the David and JoAnn Shaw Center for Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety (WV STEPS Center) unless otherwise noted.

Healthcare Simulation Week is a national event that celebrates how professionals and students are being educated through simulation to improve patient care and safety.

“Healthcare Simulation Week celebrates the use of simulation to improve the safety and efficiency of healthcare delivery,” said Russell Doerr, Simulation Specialist with the WV STEPS Center. “But it also raises awareness about how healthcare simulation is creating safer patient care and a better learning environment for students.”

For a quick snapshot of events, see below. For more information as well as the full schedule visit https://steps.wvu.edu/simulation-week-2019/.

Mountaineer Simulation Week 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019
8:30 am - Simulation Week Kick Off (Breakfast snacks)
Location: Pylons

9:30 am - *Faculty Development: Orientation to Simulation Education
Location: Ortho Room 3701

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
9:00 am - Naloxone Training Session
Location: STEPS

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Simulation Challenge
Location: STEPS

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
9:00 am - *Faculty Development: Orientation to Simulation Education
Location: Ortho Room 3701
 

11:00 am - *Faculty Development: Debriefing Session
Location: Ortho Room 3701

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Interactive Tours
Location: STEPS

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Simulation Challenge
Location: STEPS

2:00 pm - Naloxone Training Session
Location: STEPS

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:30 pm - pm Naloxone Training Session
Location: STEPS

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Simulation Challenge
Location: STEPS

2:00 pm - *Death of a Simulator – To Die or Not to Die
Location: STEPS

Friday, September 20, 2019
12:00 pm - Simulation Week Wrap up Reception (Ice Cream Social)
Location: Pylons

***To register for the above activities please go to: https://bit.ly/2ZBn7EB

Saturday, September 21, 2019

8:30 am to 12:00 pm - POCUS (Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy)
Location: STEPS

Please register at: https://www.pocus.org/wvu-pocus-fest-2019/

*Continuing Educational credits will be provided

The WV STEPS Center, located at WVU Health Sciences, is a nationally accredited simulation center that helps clinical learners improve their analytical, diagnostic, communication and crisis-intervention skills. The Center was created to imitate hospital rooms, complete with manikin patients. The manikins can display neurological and physiological symptoms to simulate real-life medical scenarios. WV STEPS utilizes a variety of patient simulators capable of everything from trembling and crying, to bleeding or giving birth. The manikin can blink, breathe and has a heartbeat. Please visit the WV STEPS Center website for more information.