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IPE Virtual Simulation:

Blending Asynchronous and Synchronous Activities to Foster Learning 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:00 PM ET

Webinars are one hour in length. Space is limited.

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Session Overview

This panel presentation will focus upon our interprofessional team approach in planning simulation experiences for students in different healthcare degree programs. Our faculty and staff planning team designed a virtual interprofessional simulation through SimPHARM® and virtual meeting technology. The team developed both asynchronous and synchronous activities to meet the unique learning objectives for both undergraduate and graduate students from nutrition, nursing, and physician assistant studies. The panel will discuss the challenges faced, the adaptations required, and the quality improvement processes that were integrated.

Key Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss innovative solutions using faculty/staff team collaboration to meet the student learning objectives across each discipline.
  2. Identify the characteristics for effective team planning and implementation of an IPE simulation.
  3. Explore how to integrate cultural considerations into learning objectives across disciplines using IPE simulation.
Tamara Bland

Tamara Bland, EdD, MSN

Assistant Professor in Nursing & Acting Executive Director of the Nursing Program
Dominican University

Tamara Bland is a full-time Assistant Professor in Nursing and Executive Director of the Nursing Program at Dominican University. Tamara has spent many years as a staff nurse in medical/surgical and cardiac intensive care units. 

A proponent of giving back to the profession of nursing, Tamara served as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs in nursing, facilitating learning for undergraduate nursing students. As a nurse she focuses on working with marginalized communities providing patient education, empowering families to participate in their plan of care, and health equity for the BIPOC community.  Her passion is working to increase diversity in Higher Education, both among faculty and students, to benefit academia and the profession of nursing.

In 2020, Tamara was elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois – National League for Nursing (NLN) as President elect.  As an active member of the Illinois Nurses Association, she is dedicated to advocating for the profession of nursing and for the health of Illinois residents. Tamara also serves as Co-chair on ANA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion steering committee. She also serves as a Core Team Member of Dominican University’s Truth, Racial Healing and transformation committee serving to build interfaith, intergenerational and diverse communities that work to erase barriers to equity and inclusion. Dr. Bland is a 2021 Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) fellow. ENACT is a national, nonpartisan program engaging undergraduates at colleges and universities in state-level legislative change by learning to work with legislators, staffers and community organizations to advance policy. Dr. Bland is working to empower nurses who are advocating for change, specifically related to health reform and health community issues that can affect marginalized communities unequally.

Amal Dudar

Amal Dudar, MSBS, PA-C

Program Director
Dominican University

Amal graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2008, where she also earned her Masters of Science in Biological Sciences (PAS Concentration) in 2010. 

With 11 years of practicing as a PA, she has worked in a variety of settings in Ohio and Kentucky, including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, St. Anne’s Mercy Hospital, Norton Cancer Institute, and the University of Chicago. Her 5-year tenure at St. Anne’s Mercy Hospital focused on Emergency Medicine. She has served on the Quality Committee within the Medical ICU of Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and the Prompt Care Clinic Development Committee at the Norton Cancer Institute. 

She has received a number of awards and honors including the Caregiver Celebration Award and Outstanding Clinical Performance Award. In addition to being the Program Director at Dominican University, she maintains clinical practice at the University of Toledo’s Virtual Urgent Care. 

Maureen Emlund

Maureen Emlund, MSN

Director of the Simulation Education Center
Dominican University 

Ms. Emlund, MSN, has more than 20 years of experience. She received her BSN from Lewis University and her MSN from Benedictine University. She was a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Rush University Medical Center for 15 years and has taught as an Adjunct instructor for Chamberlain University and Northwest College before joining Dominican University as the Clinical Simulation Manager for the BSN program in 2014. She was named the Director of the Simulation Education Center in Borra College of Health Sciences in July 2019.

During her professional career, in addition to her nursing expertise, she added simulation training to her skills with more than eight years of experience working with faculty and professionals to develop simulation activities and experiences. She oversees all simulation technologies/pedagogies for the Simulation Education Center at Dominican University. Maureen also works with students, faculty, and staff to provide interprofessional education experiences by integrating multiple technologies and simulation resources to provide both in person and online simulations

Emily Radlowski

Emily Radlowski, Ph.D., RDN, LDN

Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences & Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics
Dominican University

Emily Radlowski, Ph.D., RDN, LDN, is currently an Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. 

Dr. Radlowski currently teaches Medical Nutrition Therapy I/II and Medical Nutrition Therapy Seminar to senior dietetic undergraduates. She uses simulation to help students build assessment and counseling skills in preparation for their dietetic internships post-graduation. Dr. Radlowski’s research focuses on early nutrition impacts on immune and brain development and mentorship of first-generation college students within dietetics. 

Previous to coming to Dominican University, Dr. Radlowski was Director of Scientific Affairs for the National Dairy Council and NIEHS Postdoctoral Toxicology Fellow. Dr. Radlowski received her B.S. in Food Science Human Nutrition and her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a member of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation- Dietitian Nutritionist advisory board. 

Laurie Zack

Laurie Zack, EdS, MSN, FNP-BC, LPC, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor 
Dominican University

Laurie Zack has been an academic nurse educator for the past fourteen years, teaching both undergraduate and graduate nursing students.  She currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor within the Elizabeth T. MacNeil School of Nursing. Her experiences in nursing practice and in nursing education as a family nurse practitioner and a licensed professional counselor have culminated in a drive to cultivate a deep understanding of the cultural and psychosocial aspects of patient-centered care and enthusiasm for advocacy for populations who face disparate care.

Laurie is passionate about simulation in learning and has been working to deliver interprofessional education (IPE) simulation activities for the past ten years.  Upon joining the Dominican University Borra College of Health Sciences team in the fall of 2019, she has been involved in the IPE simulation activities that have been incorporated each semester.

Laurie is currently a Willenborg Civic Learning Academy faculty fellow and she serves on the American Nurses Association, Illinois Chapter advisory panel for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her involvement on campus includes serving as a stakeholder in the Dominican University Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation committee and she is a member of the Health Disparities Learning Community. 

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Presented By

Wanda Goranson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHSE, CHSOS

Simulation Education Manager

Dorner – Villeneuve Simulation Education Center

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, IA

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Webinars are one hour in length. Space is limited.

Unable to attend live?

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