Transformative Simulation Under the Mask (an HPSN World 2017 Keynote)

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What happens when an experienced educator dons humanistic props and transforms into a patient character with a thorough history to engage learners in authentic patient assessment?

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In her HPSN World 2017 master class presentation (scheduled for Wednesday, March 1 at 8:30 am), Dr. Kerry Reid-Searl, PhD, RN, RM, MClin Ed, MRCNA, FCN,  whose career spans more than two decades in undergraduate nursing education, will provide intriguing responses to the question above, while enlisting attendees and learners to ask even more.

Dr Kerry Reid-Searl HPSN World 2017_ CAE Healthcare

Dr. Reid-Searl is a Professor of Simulation and Director of Mask Ed™ (in the School of Nursing and Midwifery) at CQUniversity in Australia. She is also Deputy Head of the school's nursing program, a recipient of numerous teaching awards (including two CQUniversity Vice Chancellor's Teaching Awards, two Australian Learning and Teaching Citations and an Australian University Teaching Excellence Award, among others) and a published author of a number of nursing textbooks and articles which have been published in various international journals.

But most people who know of Dr. Reid-Searl's work are more familiar with her alter egos Raymond Leftfeld, Muriel Mona Moore, and Cyril Smith.

Does Dr. Reid-Searl have multiple personalities?
Well, yes. And.., no.

MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) and Transformative Simulation

Dr. Kerry Reid-Searl is the originator and mastermind behind MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation).  MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) is an innovative, immersive educational approach.  An educator will wear silicone props, including masks, torsos, hands and feet in order to emulate (with the highest degree of realism) the character being portrayed. (KRS stands for knowledgeable, realistic and spontaneous simulation).

For her HPSN World 2017 masterclass (Teaching the Art of Caring Through Mask Ed (KRS) Simulation), the doctor will utilize the suspension of disbelief and transform into a 'different' person. Her portrayal is intended to evoke strong responses and true reactions from the audience as she guides them through a simulated encounter with a geriatric patient.  

In 2010 Dr. Reid-Searl was named (ANTS) Australian Nurse Teacher Society/Pearson Education-Nurse Educator of the Year and, in 2013, she earned the Simulation Australia Achievement Award for her innovative work -- which came to be known as Mask Ed™ (KRS Simulation) and Pup Ed (KRS Simulation).

MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) includes:

  • Preparation of educators as to the MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) approach
  • Preparation of educators to implement MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation)
  • Guidance for the development and creation of characters that bring MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) to life
  • Guidance and direction for integration into curricula

As she combines comedy, sensitivity, tasteful nudity and shockingly truthful portrayals of characters who elicit honest reactions from clinical learners, Dr. Kerry Reid-Searl helps learners to make 'sense through reality'. Learners benefit through deeper reflection, conscious patient care and constructive simulation-based training.

Find out more here.

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