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Standardized Patient Program Revamp

Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:00 PM ET

Webinars are one hour in length. Space is limited.

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Session Overview

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion, participants will recognize the importance of clear documentation for standardized patients to reference for both employment and individual scenarios. Participants also will be able to take and develop their own individualized standardized patient documents to benefit their standardized patient program, and effectively discuss and advocate for the needs of their standardized patients with facilitators and program managers.

Key Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify clinical deviations from the current central line dressing management to aid in decreasing CLABSI rates.
  2. Integrate simulation methodology to better understand central line dressing practices to look for process improvement.
  3. Create and deliver just-in-time training based on simulation findings.

Carley S. Buisman, CHSE

Manager, Integrated Center for Education
Gundersen Health System

Carley Buisman is the Manager of the Integrated Center for Education at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She has over six years of simulation experience and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Health/Healthcare Leadership. She and Alexandria Chapes are the sole leaders who developed Gundersen’s Standardized Patient Program with the help of many colleagues.

Alexandria Chapes

Standardized Patient 
Gundersen Health System 

Alexandria Chapes is a Standardized Patient in the ICE House at Gundersen Health System. She has worked as a Standardized Patient with Gundersen since January. Alexandria has spent the last seven months revamping and developing the Standardized Patient Program with Carley Buisman.  

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

Presented By

Wanda Goranson

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

Simulation Education Manager

Dorner – Villeneuve Simulation Education Center

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, IA

Undercover Simulationist:  

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

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