CMS WebinarOn August 5, April Belle, DNP, RN, CCNS participated in a webinar hosted by the Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, Massachusetts. The panel of experts discussed addressing race and racism in team simulations and debriefings. The webinar discusses how to create and sustain a “brave spaces” for dialogue when the simulation or debriefing includes objectives regarding race or racism and recalls some “opening-lines” for conversations about race and what to do when the conversation goes wrong. Jenny Rudolph, PhD, and Executive Director at the Center for Medical Simulation, moderated the webinar and the panel of experts included:

  • Ann Mullen, RN, MSN, CHSE, Program Manager, Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, Massachusetts and President, Foundation for Healthcare Simulation Safety
  • April Belle, DNP, RN, CCNS, Simulation Coordinator, Senior Director of In Situ Simulation, UAB Clinical Simulation, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Erica Gabrielle Foldy, PhD, Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management, Director, MPA — Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy Program, Wagner School of Public Service, New York University
  • Tamara Buckley, PhD, Psychologist, Associate Professor & Coordinator, School Counseling, Hunter College, City University of New York

See the full webinar HERE.


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