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A.M. Workshops

Managers as Human Beacons for Team Member's Distress

Presenters: Maya Benaharon, Dror Dolfin

The game changer in redesigning the system and taking care of our teams. Burnout and distress are very common among health care workers, and often have very troubling outcomes- for the individual and for the organization.

A hands-on workshop in which the participants will have a chance to discuss and practice dealing with the challenges that managers face in the well-being arena of the team.


  • Discussing manager's Role perception: is that even my job?!
  • Familiarizing ourselves with the variety of potential hardships and distress of team members- from suicidality through "second victim" symptoms, to family crises.
  • Identifying questions, clues and "red- flags"
  • Managing complex conversations and addressing the distress

Simulation as a Management Development Method

Presenter: Shir Hammer

Managers in the health care system are often very talented clinicians, well-respected caregivers and gifted diagnosticians, but lack the training of management skills.

Challenges like giving feedback, dealing with different team members' motivations, handling the multi-generation workplace, advocating, mentoring and more, are in the heart of the manager's day- to- day tasks and are not being taught in medical or nursing schools.


  • Familiarizing participants with the concept of simulation in the context of management development.
  • Provide an overview of the benefits and potential applications of simulation in enhancing managerial skills.
  • Help participants identify opportunities and management's needs in their organizations, which can be met by implementing simulation training.

Simulation and Debriefing: One + One = Much More Than Two

Presenter:  Liat Pessach-Gelblum

A crucial factor in Simulation-Based Medical Education (SBME) is the quality and preparedness of the instructors. The instructors are often experts in their field but have limited experience in SBME. A 'train the trainer' workshop will be presented. Participants will experience different aspects of the debriefing process and will be exposed to a structured training approach that leads to improved trainers' readiness and enhanced SBME quality.


  • Explain the crucial role of the effective instructor in Simulation Based Medical Education training.
  • Define the main principles of constructing instructors' training workshops.
  • Practice hands on parts of the simulation teaching cycle, the MSR debriefing model, and the video based debriefing model.

Experiential Quandary: Choosing Your Simulation Superpower

Presenters:  Thom Belda, Brian Brost

Modalities for simulation experiences continue to evolve. Explore and compare the strengths and limitations of various adjuncts including task trainers, simulators, standardized patients and virtual simulation in experiential learning to decide which to purchase or utilize in optimizing your learner’s simulation experience.


  • Review the traditional teaching model applied to healthcare education
  • Present a new paradigm for assessing interactions between learners, instructors and their environment in experiential environments
  • Compare and contrast strengths and limitations of this tool’s utilization in different simulation modalities as applied in experiential learning
  • Provide an approach for the application of this new tool across experiential environments

P.M. Workshops

Challenges & Opportunities in Digital Telehealth Training

Presenters:  Shir Hammer, Maya Benaharon

Introduction to health care providers training methods. Dealing with challenges like: First tele-session challenges, online group therapy, dealing with anger and frustration, privacy issues, technical challenges, patient's safety in the home environment, resistance to remote treatment and more.


  • Familiarize participants with the complexities and opportunities of the digital health methodology.
  • Explore the potential impact of these challenges on healthcare providers, patients and other stakeholders.
  • Present a training method designed to overcome the implementation challenges and to keep tele-health trainings sustainable and ongoing.

Remote Home Care

Presenter:  Orna Divon-Ophir

Innovations, Implementations, and Trainings: Simulation-based training for multi-sectorial teams who practice remote home care. Remote home care has its own unique challenges – the implementation of new technologies and products, while facing the communication and clinical challenges of remote connection and remote care.

In the workshop we will demonstrate new technologies, new training methods that were developed to promote improved implementation among teams and health organizations. We will discuss the challenges and the opportunities this new world presents us.


  • Understanding the principles, benefits, and challenges of remote medical homecare
  • Familiarizing yourself with the necessary medical devices and technology that can be part of remote homecare including telehealth devices and software platforms.
  • Developing effective communication skills for treating and monitoring patients remotely.
  • Learning about legal and regulatory considerations relate to remote medical homecare.

XR Technologies: A Revolution in Healthcare Simulation Training and Credentialing? The power of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality tools in Healthcare Simulation Training.

Presenters:  Thom Belda, Timothy Laughlin, Ravid Segal

This presentation will showcase the innovative use of extended reality (XR) technology in medical training and simulation at JCCC Mayo Medical Simulation and Resource Center (MSR). Through a combination of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, JCCC Mayo MSR has revolutionized medical education and simulation, providing learners with immersive and realistic experiences. Attendees will learn about the various XR applications used for medical training, including surgical simulations, patient interactions, and team-based training scenarios. The presentation will also cover the benefits of using XR technology in medical education, such as enhanced learning outcomes, increased retention of information, and improved patient safety. Additionally, the session will highlight some of the challenges and future directions of XR in healthcare and medical simulation, including the need for continued innovation and research in this rapidly evolving field.

Objectives to be forthcoming.

Integration of Gamification into Procedural Skills Training

Presenter: Brian Brost

Gamification has been used in various modalities to help elicit a desired and sustained response. Thoughtful integration of gamification using classic stages of learning can allow enhanced engagement across the spectrum of your learners in procedural skills training programs.


  • Discuss the potential benefits of using gamification to drive human behavior.
  • Explore the applications of gamification to procedural skills as seen in the current medical literature.
  • Review the application of the Fitts Posner Three-Stage Model of Motor Learning to procedural skills learning.
  • Provide an approach for the application and integration of gamification based on the stage of motor learning into your procedural curriculum.