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When: 09/11/2018
8:00 am
Where: Arrowhead EMS Association
4219 Enterprise Circle
Duluth, Minnesota  55811
United States
Contact: Caitlin Korpi
(218) 780-9906

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Simulation has been recognized as an effective and important educational and assessment methodology for healthcare professionals and students. It provides an opportunity for individuals and teams to practice recognizing and managing common and rare events in a safe environment—without harm or risk to patients.


This free, three-part training program is designed to provide EMS educators with the knowledge and skills required to provide effective simulation-based education to paramedics, EMTs, and first responders. During this program, EMS educators will be introduced to key concepts and methods to be able to independently implement interactive best practices in simulation focused on stroke, myocardial infarction, and cardiac/respiratory arrest situations.


Following this program, participants will be able to:

§  Discuss the theoretical foundation of simulation

§  Incorporate strategies to effectively facilitate simulations, regardless of manikin fidelity

§  Incorporate four key components into effective scenario design

§  Describe the three phases of debriefing


This program includes three training workshop sessions. The first session provides a foundational understanding of this education method followed by interactive opportunities to practice the skills needed to incorporate simulation into your educational programs.











Manikin Operation & Care


Facilitation- You are the OZ!







Maximizing Realism

Debriefing Concepts

Debriefing Practice

Wrap Up




The second session will be a virtual workshop in which will occur in September-November of 2018.  Our last session will occur in January-April 2019. In between sessions, you will be asked to conduct simulation trainings on your own to apply what you’ve learned.

The Simulation Trainers                                                       

HealthPartners Clinical Simulation is an accredited simulation program that currently trains clinicians and educators how to use, implement, and maximize best standards in simulation practice. The program has clinical and education experts, who are certified in simulation education, design content and facilitate simulation education sessions. For more information, visit

Krista Kipper, MSN, RN, CHSE

PictureKrista Kipper is the Program Manager for HealthPartners Clinical Simulation. She is a Registered Nurse with over ten years of critical care experience in a variety of settings including cardiac, medical-surgical and neurovascular intensive care, as well as working as a hospital-wide clinical and educational resource. She is a certified instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and associate instructor for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care course.  

Ms. Kipper has used her clinical expertise and education to design, develop curriculum, and facilitate learner-centered simulation-based programs for healthcare professionals including Critical Care and Progressive Care Orientation, Mock Codes, pediatric emergency management, and Recognizing and Responding to the Deteriorating Patient. She is recognized nationally for her simulation expertise as faculty for Simulation Facilitator Workshops, a presenter at conferences, an invited speaker, and Nursing Section Chair for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Ms. Kipper has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Metropolitan State University and a Master's of Science in Nursing degree with a focus on nurse education from the University of North Dakota. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator through SSH.


Hans Lamkin, EMT

PictureHans Lamkin is the Simulation Operations Specialist and associate instructor for HealthPartners Clinical Simulation. Hans has over 18 years’ experience in prehospital EMS, disaster, and emergency management. Hans is certified by the American Heart Association as a BLS (CPR) instructor. Hans has presented and actively been involved in IMSH and SimOps conferences since 2012. He has coordinated pre-conference workshops for IMSH and held active roles in the planning committees for SimOps. Hans is also a certified technician for Laerdal and has extensive training with Gaumard and CAE.


Heather Anderson, MA, BA, RN, CCRN, CHSE

PictureHeather Anderson is a simulation educator for HealthPartners Clinical Simulation. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Nursing from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education and Health Care Leadership from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. She is a Registered Nurse with over ten years of experience in medical surgical care and surgical/trauma intensive care and is certified in Critical Care Registered Nursing, by the AACN. Heather also has experience in clinical and simulation education in the academic setting, having served as adjunct faculty for a local community college.





This program is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, through funds provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, please contact Catherine Johnson at or (651) 201-4094.