The Center for Medical Simulation's Healthcare Adventures (HCA) are customized, intensive team-training workshops for leadership and management teams across the healthcare spectrum that combine customized team challenges with a novel team-building model.
Designed to improve individual and team performance by developing collaboration and communication, the HCA workshops use a simulated patient experience in a highly realistic clinical environment to highlight a team’s dynamics in a powerful, but non-threatening fashion. Non-clinicians actually get the chance to care for a patient and experience real-life issues first hand, and clinicians are challenged to think like healthcare administrators and executives. The experience is truly an eye-opener!
CMS faculty and professional facilitators work with the team before the simulation, discussing objectives and expectations, and again after the simulation, identifying important interactions, key learnings and actionable strategies. This allows the group to turn learning into action immediately, by working on a real-world project with the help and support of the CMS facilitators. Depending on their needs, teams can draw on a variety of follow-up support mechanisms and training to advance their learning and performance. Topics include teamwork, effective communication, resource management, performance enhancement and patient safety.
Teams of 6 to 10 people get the most from the HCA workshop.
Our workshops provide an invaluable opportunity for non-clinicians to receive hands-on experience as a member of a high-performance team on the front lines of healthcare delivery. The experience is ideal for groups in the following areas of healthcare and medicine:
For more information, to discuss your needs and to schedule a workshop:
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