Pre-Conference Session 1: Playing to Learn - Why and How Games of All Types Foster Understanding in Team Training

San Diego, CA US
June 20, 2018

Games take us to an alternate place by changing our identities, rules of engagement, roles, risks, and consequences, providing an opportunity for both entertainment and learning that engages learners. Individual risks and consequences which may otherwise be “high stakes” among developing professionals are transformed by the very nature of playing itself, creating a context for new learning opportunities. As a result, without it necessarily being apparent to the learner-participant at the time, lessons learned in play become transferable to the professional and personal skills required for successes in team-based environments in real life. Appropriate debriefs point to those skills.

In this session, participants will discuss and explore differences in learning about teams that games provide learners. Utilizing a learning-by-doing format, participants will engage in a variety of simple games that they can utilize immediately to transform how they teach TeamSTEPPS and provide team training. Working together, they will begin to map out applications of game styles, formats, and mechanics that most closely align with the learning objectives of their organization.

This workshop will provide:

  • Information and resources that will permit participants to immediately implement the use of games as a learning strategy in the teaching of TeamSTEPPS.
  • Samples of games devised by Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, which can be applied in small groups, classrooms, and health organizations are provided to participants as a foundation for their own initiatives to incorporate gaming into their teaching strategies.
  • A debriefing guide and a resource catalog of activities and game ideas that can be easily implemented through the accumulation of simple, everyday items.

This highly interactive workshop will:

  • Engage learners in a variety of simple games, that can be immediately utilized to transform how they teach TeamSTEPPS and provide team training.
  • Provide opportunities for learners to work together to map out applications of game styles, formats, and mechanics that most closely align with the learning objectives of their individual organizations.

Who Should Register: This workshop is best suited for those who have a strong understanding of the TeamSTEPPS tools and skills and who hold a role of teaching, training or educating groups of professionals. Please note that this is not a session to learn TeamSTEPPS as a model – but to learn how to teach the model to others.

Target Audience

Interdisciplinary team members (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, allied health professionals, non-clinical and administrative professionals, etc.) who: 1) already have a strong understanding of and experience with the TeamSTEPPS tools and skills; 2) hold a role of teaching, training or educating groups of interdisciplinary professionals.

All target audience members are eligible to receive continuing education credit (Joint Accreditation (JA) credit hours, upon successful completion of the learning activity, and end-of-activity evaluation.  No certificates of attendance are awarded for this course.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Explain how games, activities, and low-fidelity simulations generate more engaged learners.
  • Evaluate various games, activities, and low-fidelity simulations by altering risk and consequence factors to foster learning among game participants.
  • Select game formats and game mechanics that align with individual objectives for learning in team training.
  • Justify gaming as a viable educational approach for increasing collaborative teamwork within high-functioning teams.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 3.75 ANCC
Registration Opens: 
06/20/2018
Registration Expires: 
06/19/2019
Activity Starts: 
06/20/2018 - 8:00am
Activity Ends: 
06/20/2018 - 12:00pm
Rating: 
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Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MA, FACP

President, Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, American Hospital Association (AHA)

Chicago, IL

Chris Hund, MFA

Director of Quality

Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Chicago, IL

Jen Braun, MPH

Senior Program Manager

Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Chicago, IL

Abra Evensky, MA

Program Specialist

Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Chicago, IL

Kyle Rehder, MD, FCCP

Physician Quality Officer

Duke University Health System

Duke Patient Safety Center

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Duke University School of Medicine – Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Specialist

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Maria Grella, PharmD

Coordinator, Clinical Pharmacy

Northwell Health

Great Neck, NY

Bill Gordon, DMin, MDiv, BS

Instructor – Interprofessional Studies, Pre-Professional Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

College of Health Professions

North Chicago, IL

Lori Thuente, PhD, RN

Interprofessional Education Specialist

DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute for Interprofessional Education

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

College of Health Professions

North Chicago, IL

Scott Rothenberg, BS

Community Engagement Specialist

DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute for Interprofessional Education

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

College of Health Professions

North Chicago, IL

Available Credit

  • 3.75 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 3.75 ANCC

Accreditation Period

Registration Opens: 
06/20/2018
Registration Expires: 
06/19/2019
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