Developing Successful Health Care Education Simulation Centers

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Developing Successful Health Care Education Simulation Centers

SKU# 9780826129543

The Consortium Model

Author: Pamela R. Jeffries DNS, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Jim Battin BS


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Pam Jefferies and Jim Battin provide a very thoughtful, step by step approach to create a collaborative health care simulation consortium. It is inspiring to witness many stakeholders come together in Southeast Indiana to effectively educate and train people entering the healthcare profession (and current nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals)! [This book] isn't just about health care and simulationÖ it offers a terrific road-map for any community, region, or industry focused on developing human potential as the means to economic prosperity and quality of life!"

--John Burnett

Chief Executive Officer, Community Education Coalition of Columbus, Indiana

This book provides an important road map for health care professionals to develop collaborations effectively in simulation, regardless of discipline or domain. Readers can also use it to evaluate existing collaborationsÖ[The] book will improve both developing programs and existing programs, so that educators and administrators can focus their attention on teaching and learning through simulation."

--Bonnie Driggers, MS, MPA, RN

SimHealth Consultants, CEO and Senior Consultant Oregon Health & Science University, Faculty Emeritus

--Michael Seropian, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University

Past Chair and Founder, Oregon Simulation Alliance President, Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Over two thirds of magnet hospitals in the United States use simulation in staff education programs, and many educators have introduced simulation into their nursing and healthcare curricula. This highly practical volume meets a growing need for guidelines on planning, organizing, and implementing a health care education simulation center, using the collaborative and cost effective consortium model.

The book takes the reader step-by-step through the process of building a coalition of key stakeholders, gathering and analyzing data, assigning leadership roles within the consortium, developing a strategic plan, and implementing and sustaining it. Case studies in each chapter provide real-life insight from a successful existing consortium by examining how it operates and highlighting successes, mistakes, and lessons learned.

Key Features:

  • Demonstrates the financial benefits of expense-sharing
  • Co-written by a successful professional educator and a prominent business leader with consortia-building expertise
  • Provides step-by-step plans for building and maintaining momentum and sustainability
  • Includes useful tools for achieving and evaluating excellence
  • Written for nursing and healthcare administrators, managers, educational leaders, and regional community leaders

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 08, 2011
  • Page Count 176
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826129543
  • EISBN 9780826129550

Table of Contents 

Chapter 1 Why Develop a Consortium for Simulation Educators?

Chapter 2. Building the Consortium

Chapter 3. Leading and Managing the Consortium

Chapter 4. Collaborating With Others

Chapter 5. Developing a Strategy

Chapter 6. Evaluating the Strategic Plan

Chapter 7 Planning for Professional Development

Chapter 8 Implementing the Strategy

Chapter 9 Engaging in Reflection and Renewal

Chapter 10 Planning for Sustainability

Chapter 11 Evidence of a Successful Consortium