Level 3 Healthcare Returns as SimGHOSTS USA Platinum Sponsor Hosted by Cedars-Sinai

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Last week the SimGHOSTS’ Executive Board announced that Level 3 Healthcare will once again be the Platinum sponsor of their world famous USA hands-on simulation technology training event!  Level 3 Healthcare’s commitment to the simulation champion community specializing in healthcare simulation technology has helped to connect professionals across the world and elevate the discussion around technology in simulation.

SimGHOSTS 2015: USA will take place August 4 – 7, 2015 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

SimGHOSTS Event Director Ryan Eling and Level 3 Healthcare’s CEO Brad Peterson are happy to announce that Dr. Alistair Phillips, Co-Director & Congenital Heart Program Chief at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Division of Congenital Heart Surgery will be the Keynote Speaker at SimGHOSTS 2015.  Dr. Phillips brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and innovation within cardiology.  His presentation will focus on the future of healthcare simulation technology.


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About Level 3 Healthcare:

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Level 3 Healthcare is a customer focused group of healthcare engineers trained in the process of integrating current audio visual technology to existing healthcare work spaces, clinical training centers and simulation labs. Level 3 Healthcare provides advanced multimedia solutions in surgical environments, OR’s, ER’s, ED’s and simulation centers. This healthcare engineering group has pioneered designs in large simulation centers, digital operating rooms, telehealth, live HD video distribution, 3-D surgical theaters, recording, archiving, content management and video media retrieval systems. Level 3 Healthcare’s core competency is integrating the myriad of healthcare, simulation, broadcast and professional technology into a seamless, easy to use system, curriculum or application. Our approach is to work directly with our clients to understand their use and curriculum and then apply technology to improve efficiency, work flow and learning. Examples of our applications include; intraoperative surgical suites, digital O.R.’s, nursing simulation centers, procedure rooms, 3-D visualization facilities, clinical AV networks, campus-wide central recording systems and video conferencing initiatives for collaboration and critical decision making.

Visit the SimGHOSTS 2015 USA Page and Level3Healthcare.com to learn more!


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Reader Survey for Low Cost Healthcare Simulation Research

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An email here from French HealthySim Reader Dr. Martin who is looking for assistance with his healthcare simulation Research. Please download his survey and return it to him at your earliest convenience!

Click here to download his Research Survey.

“Hello HealthySimulation,

I am Frederic MARTIN, French anesthetist physician. I’m currently researching data about low-cost simulation session in order to graduate as a healthcare simulation teacher.

In this investigation, High fidelity simulation means mannequin full of electronic devices like HAL S3201 (Gaumard) or iStan (CAE HealthCare). Moreover, we’ll consider that « low-cost simulation » means « reduced-cost » without losing pedagogical interests.

Thanking you in advance for your participation.

Kind regards,

Dr. Frédéric MARTIN”

Anesthésiste-réanimateur
Hôpitaux privés de Versailles
Clinique des Franciscaines

Email: dr.martin.frederic@gmail.com
Twitter: @drmartinfred

Need help with your medical simulation research? Email us and we’ll help spread the word!

IMSH 2015 Exhibit Hall Video Highlights Reel!

IMSH 2015 was another showcase year for innovations in medical simulation. Starting off I visited with B-Line Medical booth, who announced a first for healthcare simulation with the ability to capture first person perspectives in their a/v recording platform.

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With no headaches on the user’s side, B-Line Medical customers will be able to directly integrate Google Glass devices as a POV camera feed into their SimCapture system. Imagine putting Google glass on your primary learner, your patient manikin or confederate standardized patient. Each one of those unique angles will provide increased fidelity and debriefing opportunities for learners outside the simulation lab.

Benefits of Using Google Glass and B-Line Medical’s SimCapture:

  • High Definition: Video Engineered to provide the highest definition and lowest latency video supported by Google Glass.
  • Unique Perspective: View simulation through the eyes of learners to gain a better perspective of their experience and provide more precise guidance on their technique.
  • Portability: Recording video over Wi-Fi to any SimCapture on your center’s internal network allows you to maintain the first-person point-of-view video no matter where you are in the room.

Laerdal’s LLEAP and Vitalsbridge

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Next door, Laerdal showcased their new LLEAP software, which stands for Laerdal Learning Application. To simplify simulation, the new LLEAP software unifies the control of all PC operated Laerdal simulators in one intuitive platform. This software is free in 2015 for existing Laerdal customers and looks easy to learn for those already familiar with their platform — or just beginning into simulation.

Laerdal also showed off a new hardware innovation in the form of this small black box called Vitalsbridge — which makes it possible to hook up specific models of Philips or GE Healthcare clinical patient monitors directly to your SimMan 3G or SimMan Essential! *Note that new Vitalsbridge hardware will need to be installed by a Laerdal Field Service Engineer into your SimMan product. Vitalsbridge really increases fidelity for Laerdal customers operating simulation in their professional care environments.

CAE Healthcare’s Fidelis Module, Replay & VirtaMed announcement

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Lastly for this highlights video we stopped by CAE Healthcare, who unveiled a new module for their Fidelis Maternal Simulator which enables customers to convert Lucina to a standard female patient with a non-pregnant abdomen and new Clinical Scenarios. CAE Healthcare also showed off their new Replay mobile camera system and announced a partnership to distribute European based VirtaMed surgical training products in the United States and Canada.

There’s a lot more video content from IMSH 2015 coming soon so stay tuned to HealthySimulation.com!

Omnicell and Pocket Nurse Announce Agreement to Provide State-of-the-Art Medication Automation to Nurse Education Organizations

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Hot off the wire this morning is this fantastic announcement about a collaborative partnership between Pocket Nurse and Omnicell to provide better educational training solutions through simulation!

Lees-McRae College First Institution to Benefit from New Partnership

Mountain View, Calif. January 14, 2015. Omnicell Inc., (NASDAQ:OMCL), today announced that Pocket Nurse, a leading provider for nursing healthcare education and medical simulation initiatives, has entered into an agreement to bring state-of-the-art medication automation solutions to the nursing education market. Pocket Nurse will develop real-world simulated education curriculums using Omnicell automated medication dispensing systems for nursing students in healthcare education and medical simulation education programs in the USA & Canada.

Together, Omnicell and Pocket Nurse will bridge the academic preparation of nursing students with real-world experience by providing medication management technology used by nurses in the majority of hospitals across the country.

Simulation labs are today’s adjunctive method for nurse education1. Just as pilots refine and hone their skills on the ground in simulators, nurses need to be able to practice their craft in a dynamic and realistic environment. The rapid advance of technology in simulation education allows students unlimited opportunities to practice clinical events in a safe and controlled environment. As simulated education programs continue to evolve, educators are tasked with improving and fine-tuning the skills of today’s nurses as current staffing shortages increase and the demand for nurses heightens. Validating this new initiative, Lees-McRae College will be deploying Omnicell technology into their updated state-of-the-art simulation labs, scheduled to be open in fall 2015.

Pocket Nurse is well known within the nurse education and simulation center communities. Key purchasers of the Company’s solutions include nursing educators, simulation center supervisors, and programs for continuing nursing education. Pocket Nurse will provide a wide range of Omnicell’s catalog of products, particularly those designed for nursing, including:

  • OmniRx automated medication dispensing cabinets (medication cabinets) including the integrated Medication Label Printer that allows nurses to print patient-specific labels right from the medication cabinet during medication issue. The Omnicell medication cabinets also include the Touch & Go advanced biometric ID system, designed with state-of-the-art biometric technology to improve efficiency and security.
  • Savvy™ mobile medication workstation, which streamlines the medication administration process and provides safe and secure transportation of medications from the medication cabinet to the patient’s bedside.
  • Anywhere RN™ remote medication management software, a unique web-based application that allows nurses to remotely access the Omnicell dispensing cabinets at their convenience from virtually any hospital workstation, to streamline workflow and minimize interruptions that can lead to medication administration errors.

“Omnicell has a long-standing history of supporting the vital role nurses play in caring for patients with innovative solutions that improve their workflow and support improved patient outcomes,” states J. Christopher Drew, executive vice present, Field Operations at Omnicell. “We are proud to work with Pocket Nurse. This agreement further supports nurses in the academic environment prior to the start of their professional careers.”

“Continuous innovation and realistic, dynamic environments are central to nursing education and offer the hands-­‐on experience necessary to properly refine clinical skills,” says Anthony Battaglia, president at Pocket Nurse. “As a company founded and operated by nurses, we take pride in understanding the daily demands nurses face and our goal is to lessen the transition of students out of the classroom and into clinical settings. Partnering with Omnicell expands the technology we’re able to offer simulation centers and increases the quality of education nursing students receive.”

“It’s impossible to teach student nurses a correct and comprehensive way to practice their skills without all the properly integrated technology in place,” offers Justin Allen, BSN, RN, instructor of Nursing and Health Sciences at Less-­‐McRae College. “With the number of pre-­‐licensure nursing students outpacing the amount of clinical experience available, it’s important that in the simulation environment these students have the most exposure we can give them to real world experiences.”

Omnicell representatives were present in the Pocket Nurse booth at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) conference January 10-13 where they had an opportunity to discuss the new agreement with attendees.

About Pocket Nurse

Pocket Nurse, a leading simulation laboratory and healthcare education solutions company, was founded more than twenty years ago to conveniently and cost-­‐ effectively provide essential clinical learning supplies to colleges and universities. Today, Pocket Nurse sells more than 7,500 products throughout the U.S. and in 180 countries worldwide to a diverse population of public and private institutions across the academic, governmental and healthcare enterprise. A Nurse Owned and Operated company, Pocket Nurse is the market share leader for products such as Student Health Totes for clinical education and Demo Dose simulated medications. Headquartered in a new 128,000+ square foot green-­‐certified corporate complex and state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art distribution center in Monaca, Pa., Pocket Nurse is committed to providing best-­‐in-­‐class instructional solutions—from essential standards to the latest in technological innovation—to meet and exceed the supply needs of the simulation laboratory and healthcare education industry.

About Omnicell

Since 1992, Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL) has been creating new efficiencies to improve patient care, anywhere it is delivered. Omnicell is a leading supplier of comprehensive automation and business analytics software for patient-­‐centric medication and supply management across the entire health care continuum—from the acute care hospital setting to post-­‐acute skilled nursing and long-­‐term care facilities to the home. More than 3,000 customers worldwide have utilized Omnicell Automation and Analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety. Omnicell Medication Adherence solutions, including its MTS Medication Technologies brand, provide innovative medication adherence packaging solutions to help reduce costly hospital readmissions. In addition, these solutions enable approximately 6,000 institutional and retail pharmacies worldwide to maintain high accuracy and quality standards in medication dispensing and administration while optimizing productivity and controlling costs.

For more information, visit www.pocketnurse.com & www.omnicell.com!


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Free EMS Webinar Next Wed: Training Simulated or Standardized Patients for Role Portrayal

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Another great webinar from EMS, this time on the acting

Presented by:
Debra Nestel, PhD, FAcadMEd, CHSE-A
Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare School of Rural Health,
HealthPEER – Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences – Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Abstract: High quality simulated or standardized patient (SP) work requires training for role portrayal and for feedback. The webinar is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on training approaches for role portrayal while the second considers ways to ensure establishing standardization prior to high stakes examinations. Training SPs for feedback is beyond the scope of this webinar.

The training approach draws on the tradition of theatre practitioner Stanislavski and comprises four steps: (1) developing the person’s character, (2) explaining the learning activity to the SPs, (3) exploring the clinical context and (4) rehearsing. Underpinning the approach is the notion that the character of the person to be portrayed remains prominent, allowing the SPs to develop a shared and coherent understanding of their role, the scenario and the overall activity (Nestel et al, 2014).

The readiness for participating in high stakes assessment draws on practices developed for the Pharmacy Board of Canada. Smith et al (2014) have developed materials that will be shared that facilitate SP educators in ensuring that standardization has been achieved.

The presenters will share their experiences and invite questions and comments.

Brought to you by:
Education Management Solutions (EMS)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2:00 pm EST
(1:00 pm CST; 12 Noon MST; 11:00 am PST)

Webinars are one hour in length. Space is limited. 

Click here to register for this FREE Webinar!

International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops May 4th-6th Vancouver Canada

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Canadians rejoice! The International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops are coming to Vancouver May 4th-6th. SimGHOSTS has been invited out to provide a pre-con workshop on the Fundamentals of A/V Technology in Medical Simulation so those of you looking to connect with a/v technology be sure to join them there! IPSSW is wonderful event for anyone interested in healthcare simulation, pediatrics and innovation. Also in attendance will be the awesome pediatric simulation research support organization INSPiRE!

Join renowned and global experts in the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation for three days of in-depth discussion on the role simulation plays to provide safe and effective care to sick children and infants, and the continued evolution and expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe. IPSSW2015 will feature distinguished international speakers from a range of industries with important in-sights applicable to our practice. Don’t miss an inspiring conference with unmatched networking and knowledge exchange in hands-on workshops, roundtable sessions, special interest groups and poster presentations!

All pediatric subspecialties from novice to expert level: Physicians, Nursing, Allied Health Care, Simulation Educators and Researchers, Technicians and Administrators. Register soon and take an active role in the advancement of pediatric simulation science for the purpose of improving education and patient outcomes in perinatal and pediatric medicine.

5 Reasons to Attend the 7th IPSSW Event in Vancouver, Canada:

  1. Join renowned and global experts in the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation.
  2. Get top-notch education and hear about the latest advances in pediatric simulation with the exciting and stimulating program.
  3. Meet prestigious keynote speakers from a range of industries and leverage your professional network.
  4. Sharpen your skills and improve your knowledge with the pre-conference workshops.
  5. Enjoy the stunning views while walking through the breath-taking city of Vancouver, Canada.

May 4th Pre-conference workshops, choose the one that’s right for you!

  • Designing and Conducting Pediatric Simulation-based Research
  • The Business of Simulation
  • Interprofessional Education – How to Introduce Simulation to a New Audience
  • Challenging Debriefings: Tools to Navigate Difficult Conversations During Simulation-based Education
  • Sim-based Evaluation and Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Audiovisual Technology in Simulation (Taught by SimGHOSTS Leadership!)
  • Building a Program to Last: Complete SIMToolkits for Busy Hospital-based Pediatric Simulator Program

Learn more at the IPSSW 2015 website today!


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Marcia & Eugene Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute at Beaumont, Royal Oak

Saw this new great video tour of the Marcia & Eugene Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute at Beaumont, Royal Oak, explained as one of the most advanced medical simulation facilities in North America. This $4.5 million educational facility is designed to change the way health care professionals learn and train. With its state-of-the-art equipment and experienced staff, the Center further cements Beaumont’s reputation as a leader in medical education and high-quality patient care.

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Mission: Make Patient Safety as Important as Medical Progress

The mission of the Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute at Beaumont Hospitals is to provide national leadership in the scientific application of modern simulation technologies to improve cognitive, communication and psychomotor skills for health care providers. By providing leadership in the scientific application of simulation technology in health care education, we hope to accomplish our goal of shifting the learning curve for surgical procedures and technologies out of the clinical operating room environment to improve safety and outcomes for the patients we serve.

Going Beyond Surgery

The Applebaum Simulation Learning Institutes’s efforts reach beyond surgical skills training to involve a complete range of health care professions. Programs have been conducted for hospital departments of:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency and trauma
  • Internal medicine
  • Medical education
  • Nursing
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Surgical technologists

Programs even reach out into the community to retrain workers for jobs in the medical field or encourage younger students to enter the field. Unique to other training facilities, the Institute includes in its training programs the development of research-based objectives and metrics to measure educational effectiveness.

Learn more at the Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute Webpage!

Gaumard Births Newborn “Tory” Simulator at IMSH 2015

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Stopping by the impressive Gaumard Booth at #IMSH2015, I had a chance to finally check out their Victoria Birthing Simulator and new Advanced Newborn Simulator: Tory. The Victoria is a “generation 2.0″ of Gaumard’s famous line of Noelle Birthing Simulators, with realism upgrades that are easy to see. There are great improvements here that take the Gaumard birthing simulator to the next level.

Victoria’s engineering has redesigned the abdomen to provide for increased fidelity based off your scenario’s primary learning objectives. What this does is enable us to increase the realism of our scenarios by swapping out specific abdomen hardware specific to procedures such as normal childbirth, postpartum hemorrhage, c-section and more. There were lots of other new improvements including new CPR functionality, airway features, improved operating software, and quieter engineering.

Immediately clear to me was the improved range of limb motion on Victoria and Tory, with joints that now have seamless skin coverings, instead of the previous limited motion joints that looked very “manikin”. See these photos below for close ups of leg and arm joints:

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When you look at Tory side by side with his predecessor Baby Hal, it’s easy to see the increased level of realism due to the new engineering and skin:

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Victoria supports the widest range of medical diagnostic equipment of any tetherless maternal and neonatal simulator. Use a real fetal monitor, ECG monitor, defibrillator, pulse oximeter and automatic blood pressure monitor device. Care providers can set-up and operate real equipment, interpret critical information and follow protocols just as they would in real clinical situations.

The birthing baby of Victoria also added some great core functionality including the ability to program: crying sound, motion, cyanosis, heart and lung sounds.

Birthing Baby (Not Tory)

  • Full-term baby with unsurpassed realism and lifelike appearance
  • Anatomically correct with realistic proportions, size and weight
  • Innovative realistic skin
  • Realistic newborn articulation
  • “Care-in-Motion” tetherless technology
  • Baby can present the following signs of health or distress: – Heart and lung sounds – Movement – Crying – Cyanosis

If you are planning on doing a more advanced newborn scenario, then switching the baby to the Tory makes the most sense. The Tory is the updated version of the Baby Hal and also has clear improvements. Features of Tory includes:

  • Smooth full body skin with seamless joints
  • Palpable fontanelles
  • Human-like range of motion on legs, arms and waist
  • Bilateral IV arms and purlses
  • ECG monitoring using real electrodes
  • Urinary catherterization with interchangeable genitalia
  • Intraosseous access
  • Left IV leg
  • Heart and lung sounds
  • Ventilations / Compressions
  • Bilaterial blood pressure arms
  • Seizures & movement

I have heard that Victoria has continued to be successfully launched around the United States, and would love to hear your feedback of great new product over on Konsiderate.com – the home for medical simulation product ratings and reviews!

Learn more about Victoria on her Gaumard homepage (Tory Page coming soon).

SSH “Pioneer in Simulation” Award to Dr. Michael Gordon & Opening Plenary by Dr. Kardong-Edgren

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“As a leader in the field, Dr. Michael Gordon has inspired others to dream more, to do more, to learn more, and the become more.”
– Professor Ronald Harden.

Dr. Michael S. Gordon received the Pioneer in Simulation Award this morning at the 15th annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare for his work to create the Harvey Auscultation Manikin, a ground breaking project which enabled for the effective teaching of medical residents through simulation. Through a wonderful video, the audience was toured through Dr. Gordon’s 50 year history which should be made available online soon, which shared his story of perseverance that lead to the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Simulation at the University of Miami, funded mostly by patient donors.

Early in his professional career, Dr. Gordon recognized the benefits that technology could bring to primary care, especially to help them better identify heart disease in their patients.

Dr. Gordon suggested “People felt that the Harvey would make Medical Doctors less friendly to patients because the computerized machines didn’t respond. Dr. Gordon’s did a study and found the opposite was true, patients were as satisfied or more by medical professionals who studied with Harvey. Simulators were a valid way to teach people”. SSH knows, its because of Pioneers like him

He provided the audience some major recommendations including:

  1. The Dean must love you.
  2. Secure and keep the consideration for Funds high so your program doesn’t run out of money.
  3. You can further if you go together. You can go faster if you go along. Open doors.
  4. Everything comes down to perseverance. You win because you stay with the program.

Dr. Gordon took the stage to thank the audience for the award and thanked the audience for making simulation appreciate a Global Audience saying “Tell me with whom you walk and I will tell you who you are”. He attributed his success to the family at the center. including Dr. Barry Issenberg. Could never have done what You’ve made my dreams come true, because now I will claim I will walk with you.

The morning then moved to the Opening Plenary by Dr. Suzie Kardon-Edgren PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE Professor/Director of the Rise Center of RMU and Adjunct Associate Professor at Drexel University’s Medical Simulation program. Suzie started by reminding us that the “Gozilla” of simulation in coming, and its going to win! Dr. Kardon-Edgren went on to showcase the history of medical simulation through pioneer individuals, organizations, journals and more. The number of medical simulation articles continues to grow since the 1970s, reaching 1700 in 2012.

The work that has been accomplished has made simulation have a “New normal”. Indeed each year we expand simulation moves the bar for where we can start from in simulation, furthering where we can all go together.

Follow #IMSH2015 for more great Medical Simulation news from the event in New Orleans!

Top 10 Medical Simulation Articles of 2014!

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From our list of Top 50 Most Read Medical Simulation Articles of 2014 comes the Top 10 most shared and read posts! Key research, critical guides, tutorial videos, operational templates and more — the best healthcare simulation articles of 2014 are right here:

TOP TEN

10) The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Releases Results of National Simulation Study – This three year study found that up to 50 percent simulation was effectively substituted for traditional clinical experience in all core courses across the prelicensure nursing curriculum, and did not affect NCLEX pass rates! Click to read the full study.

9) Eight Video Sessions Covering Sim Lab Management ‘HealthySimAdmin’ Now Free for HealthySimulation.com Subscribers – Subscribers to the free HealthySim newsletter can now get access to the fifteen hours of HD recorded content from HealthySimAdmin, a 2-day recorded event which brought administrators from a dynamic range of programs together to discuss the “how to” of medical simulation administration.

8) Why Do Healthcare Simulation Programs Hire Sim Techs Without Technical Backgrounds? Avoid this #1 Simulation Hiring Mistake! – Recently I received an email from a HealthySim reader who wished to remain anonymous regarding a concern that medical simulation programs seem to lean towards hiring Sim Techs for clinical experience rather than technical experience. This article response highlights a major community misunderstanding which a lot of my efforts have been geared towards correcting. to this article from the community, so I would highly recommend catching up with this conversation – There has been a huge number of responses in support of this argument so read how to help your program avoid future hiring mistakes!

7) Example of Simulation Lab Faculty, Staff and Learner Roles & Responsibilities Breakdown – Download these example guidelines which were created in-order to maximize the results of simulated learning experiences, which we know require the coordination of many ‘moving parts’.

6) Standard Operating Procedure Guides for Simulation Technician Positions – Here are two SOPs, or Standard Operating Procedure, manuals that we built at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas in case we ever needed to train someone new to those positions. I tasked the staff with creating and annually updating their job descriptions AND these SOPs — so that if the role switched to another individual they would have a head-start on the responsibilities, and a guide on how to complete them!

5) Free ECG Simulator Game – James Cypert forwarded along a great 6-second ECG Simulator game where healthcare learners can practice identifying one of 27 most common rhythms. SkillStat provides the web version free to play online now!

4) SimGHOSTS Holds 4th Annual Simulation Technology Hands-On Training Event to 220 Participants – A four day event, the 4th annual Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists was the second meeting the non-profit 501(c)3 organization put on this year following its first-ever Australia event which took place a month ago at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Read the highlights here and learn more about their 2015 training events around the world!

3) Konsiderate “Yelp Like” Medical Simulation Product Review Website Partners with Leading Industry Vendors – Learn why top vendors want to hear your simulation product and service feedback through Konsiderate’s validated peer review website. Get access to hundreds of medical simulation product reviews and share your own on this new website which launched in January of 2014.

2) The Ultimate Job Guide to Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists – Summary of TOP articles covering the topic of Sim Tech position descriptions, responsibilities, hiring, career development, administration, training and more.

1) Free Medical Simulation Scenarios - I have previously shared several articles on where to get free clinical simulation scenarios, which I link in this article as well as update you with even more free online resources for clinical simulation scenarios.

Looking for even more great healthcare simulation content? Check out:

HealthySim’s Top 10 Most-Read Medical Simulation Articles Of All Time! – Here is a list of the most read articles from the website since it began in 2010. All the best is here from free nursing simulation scenario databases to moulage recipes, best of the year recaps, sim tech hiring practices, simulation job listings as well as Simulab, Laerdal, and CAE Healthcare videos! Must read and must share article.