May 11, 2010, updated May 18, 2010
Kaiser Permanente Simulation Training Featured on CNBC and Fox
Kaiser Permanente and Banner Simulation Medical Center will be featured in a broadcast news segment on the use of simulation training in health care settings. The segment was produced for the award-winning business show, 21st Century Business, and will be airing on Fox in local markets on May 22 in addition to the previous CNBC broadcasts on May 11 and 12.
Kaiser Permanente is an industry leader in providing high-quality, in situ training, which provides health care staff and providers with the opportunity to practice several high-risk or rare procedures in the clinical setting without endangering real patients. The foundation and goal of Kaiser Permanente’s simulation program is to develop a culture of safety, where members of care delivery teams work together to deliver safe, reliable care to our patients. Banner Simulation Medical Center is featured in the news segment for their investment in a state-of-the-art facility in Mesa, Arizona where clinicians from across Banner Health are trained using simulations.
At Kaiser Permanente, simulation training has been implemented across the entire organization from simple role playing used to improve communication skills to sophisticated critical events team training, which uses high-fidelity manikins to reproduce real world situations.
The 21st Century Business news segment showcases Kaiser Permanente’s simulation program at the Oakland Medical Center and includes health care providers and staff in a Code Blue training. This simulation and others like it used across the program help individuals become experts at communication techniques, equipment usage, procedures, and workflows. The simulations also help the “team of experts” become an “expert team” by improving the rapid recognition and management of clinical problems. Additionally, simulation training is used to assess professional skills for credentialing/re-credentialing and competency evaluations to help improve patient safety, ensure health plan oversight, and assure the public that their healthcare providers are competent