WHA Foundation Announces Scholarships for Hospital Team Simulation Training

March 16, 2018

High fidelity clinical simulation provides an environment for a health care team to experience infrequently encountered clinical scenarios, as well as practice and improve team communication. Across Wisconsin, high fidelity simulation labs are available to hospitals; however, cost, scheduling and other logistical issues can be a barrier to participation for some.

Since 2016, the WHA Foundation has provided scholarships to 40 Wisconsin hospitals, allowing them to participate in a variety of simulation training scenarios, including high-risk OB delivery, pediatric trauma, and severe sepsis/septic shock. The feedback from these simulation training experiences were overwhelmingly positive, leading the WHA Foundation to continue this program in 2018.

The WHA Foundation has granted funding to provide another 20 scholarships in 2018, for interdisciplinary teams to participate in clinical simulation training, choosing from stroke, OB or severe sepsis/septic shock scenarios.

Four simulation labs across the state have partnered with the WHA Foundation to offer hospital teams hands-on simulation experiences. This is an excellent opportunity for hospitals who might have limited access to high fidelity simulation.

For complete information on scholarship eligibility and criteria, visit the WHA Foundation webpage.

To apply for a scholarship, visit: www.surveymonkey.com/r/18SimScholarship. The submission deadline is 5:00 pm CST on April 6, with notification by April 13. A maximum of 20 scholarships will be awarded, so hospitals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Direct any questions to Jennifer Frank at jfrank@wha.org.

This story originally appeared in the March 16, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter