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What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About the Observer Role in Simulation

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
2:00 PM ET

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Kyle Johnson, PhD, RN, CHSE

Associate Professor/Clinical & Simulation Director
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing


The observer role is a common learner assignment in simulation, yet there is hesitancy to assign learners to the role and concern as to what observers should or shouldn’t be doing during the simulation. When simulation centers were no longer accessible and clinical education halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching with simulation shifted primarily to virtual, screen-based, and/or faculty-led simulation via teleconference software and learners were often in a visual learning/observational learning role. This presentation will discuss the current state of the science of the observer role and how faculty in health care education can continue to incorporate best practices for the observer role when we return to in-person simulation.

Key Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the value and importance of a sustainable business plan with a vision mission statement, identify goals and priorities, timing for development and essential stakeholders.
2. Identify the parts of a business plan and steps to develop a simulation center business plan to generate income and meet educational needs.
3. Describe ways to market and promote the business plan including ongoing monitoring.


Sponsored by:
The Global Institute for Simulation Training

The educational arm of
Education Management Solutions