RemedySim Provides Affordable and Realistic Customizable Injection Trainers

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Check out these new simulated injection pads from RemedySim! Improve training with auto-injecting devices, used by EMTs, nurses, teachers, parents, and patients. Be prepared for every scenario by practicing your technique and teaching others with Remedy’s Injection Pads. The tools come in two flavors:

  • PATRICK is your choice for a larger working area. Skin pad can be pinched and spread to simulate SubQ, IM, and Z-Track Injections.
  • PADDY offers a more compact working area. It is great for traveling practitioners and training on the road.

Realistic Puncture resistance mimics the feel of an actual injection and triggers most auto-injectors. Both injection pads can also be used for intra-muscular and subcutaneous injections. Use with our removable epidermis layer to simulate intra-dermal injections. Construction and materials will meet requirements for airline carry-on items.



About RemedySim

Remedy Simulation Group uses the best combination of old school production methods and cutting edge technology providing solutions to the medical community. Remedy offers our own line of Medical Simulation products developed from customer input. They build all products in the United States and provide the same innovative production methods to medical startups and other medical simulation companies via Contract Manufacturing. Speed and cost are addressed with the use of cutting edge 3D printing equipment. Their Rapid Anatomy branded service allows us to develop products faster and provide the medical community with custom patient anatomy in a physical form you can hold and explore. Remedy Simulation Group looks forward to working with you to Improve the Standard of Practice.

Learn more on the RemedySim website!


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Headed to Lebanese American University Third International Conference on Medical Education

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Today HealthySimulation and SimGHOSTS founder Lance Baily is headed for the first time to Beirut Lebanon for the Third International Conference on Medical Education held at the Lebanese American University! Lance will be speaking about the future of healthcare education technology and the international growth of SimGHOSTS.org, alongside SimGHOSTS Vice President Ferooz Sekandarpoor.

Here’s a letter from Zeinat Hijazi, President of the Simulation-Based Medical Education Conference Associate Dean for Medical Education Professor of Pediatrics Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine Lebanese American University regarding the event:

Dear Colleagues,



On behalf of the Lebanese American University Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the Third International Conference on Medical Education to be held on March 24 & 25, 2017, at the Hilton Metropolitan Hotel in Beirut and the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Health Sciences Center in Byblos, Lebanon. The theme of the conference is Simulation for Education and Patient Safety and its objectives include:

  • Addressing current challenges and innovations in Simulation-Based Medical Education
  • Promoting interprofessional collaboration practices with the purpose of ensuring patient safety
  • Encouraging networking among educators in simulation and health-related professions

This regional conference targets all educators in the health professions, hospital management & quality improvement personnel, biomedical scientists, physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, dentists, insurance companies, and bankers. The conference’s rich program will cover topics such as Simulation & Interprofessional Collaboration, Patient Safety, Art of Debriefing & Feedback, Building a Simulation Center, the Use of Standardized Patients, Hybrid Simulation, Moulage and Makeup and Technology for Simulation.

In addition, the program will include hands-on experience through workshops and roundtables led by world-renowned professionals from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, KSA, the United States, and other leading countries in medical education. Continuing Education Credits: CME, CNE & CE are offered for this conference. We look forward to welcoming you all!

Learn more about the LAU conference event here!

New Healthcare Simulation Safety Org Provides Free Safety Stickers and More

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A concerned group of simulation champions have created a new organization to help ensure that medical supplies designated for use in simulation are not accidentally used in patient care. The website provides FREE warning templates or allows you to order some pre-made stickers for your simulation lab. HealthySim applauds this new groups innovation and concern for this very real issue! Some years ago patients were given simulated IV bags which caused numerous illnesses which you can read about here.

About the Warning Label Stickers

Standardized “Not for human use / education only” labels have been designed in three sizes to be affixed to all simulation equipment, supplies, and medications. They can be purchased here as self-stick laminated labels in rolls of 250 for the printing cost plus shipping and a handling fee. Alternatively, templates for printing your own labels on Avery adhesive label sheets can be downloaded (note – they will not be waterproof unless you laminate them).

About the Healthcare Simulation Safety Project



“The spread of simulation throughout the healthcare world has been a wonderful technique to improve education, teamwork, and patient safety. Thousands of programs around the world are actively innovating every day to deliver high quality simulation sessions in a variety of settings with a wide array of educational goals. Promoting this evolution must not stop, as the aspirations and achievements are truly remarkable. However, there are dangers lurking.

As with anything new, unanticipated and subtle hazards exist and can be difficult to manage. In healthcare simulation we are introducing programs with its array of real and simulated equipment, supplies, and medications. We also bring a certain degree of deception, asking people to act as if things that are not real are true and things that are real are not. All of these introductions are into a healthcare world that has its own difficulties maintaining a safe and error free environment. The chance that this new world of simulation will lead to an accidental misuse of some simulated entity on a real patient or healthcare worker is real and worrisome.

On this website, we will try to present accidents and “near misses” from healthcare simulation that come to our attention. We will try to use the collective wisdom of the field to present best practices and mitigation strategies to help the simulation community reduce the potential for harm. Working together we hope to make the chance of a simulation related injury vanishing small. label The Foundation for Healthcare Simulation Safety has applied for 501-C3 not-for-profit status, as it has been established solely to promote education and safe practices for healthcare simulation programs.”

Learn more and get your free resources on the Healthcare Simulation Safety Website!


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IHI and NPSF Announce Upcoming Merger During This Patient Safety Week

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Official Press Realease from NPSF and IHI

Boston, MA, March 13, 2017 — Recognizing that patient safety is a public health issue in need of fresh, robust approaches and constant focus for health care systems today, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) announce plans for a merger, effective May 1.

Derek Feeley, president of IHI, and Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of NPSF, talk about the merger of their organizations. IHI President and CEO, Derek Feeley, who will lead the combined organization, says now is the perfect time for the two organizations to join forces to help reset and reenergize the patient safety agenda, building on a mutual history of helping health care systems gain the knowledge and skills to implement harm reduction across the entire continuum of care. “Improving patient safety has always been central to IHI’s mission of improving health and health care quality,” said Feeley. “Yet safety now competes for attention and resources with other important issues such as value-driven care and population health. By joining forces, IHI and NPSF will be more effective in helping leaders and frontline clinicians meet all of today’s challenges while ensuring that patient safety remains a priority along the way.” Feeley added, “The entire IHI staff is thrilled about the opportunity to work with the talented staff of NPSF as one, strengthened organization.”

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, NPSF President and CEO, says she and NPSF staff are equally excited about the merger. She sees it as a game-changing opportunity for the patient safety field. “NPSF and IHI each have a history of raising awareness around patient safety issues and educating the health care workforce about best practices,” Gandhi said. “Our programs are distinct but highly compatible, and we share experience, expertise, and a common goal of accelerating patient safety improvement. NPSF has provided critical thought leadership with the aim of establishing safety as a core value in health care, and IHI has demonstrated an ability to influence large-scale, global change. This merger promises to strengthen our ability to advance progress in patient safety in the coming years.”

The merger involves significant new investment from IHI in patient safety. The merged patient safety teams, to be led by Gandhi, will combine existing NPSF and IHI patient safety programs and reflect an enhanced commitment to achieve patient safety around the world. All NPSF programs, including the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and the Certified Professional in Patient Safety credentialing program, will continue.

A Call to Action During Patient Safety Week



The merger announcement comes at the start of Patient Safety Awareness Week, a highlight of the NPSF United for Patient Safety campaign. Coupled with news of the merger, and with endorsement of IHI, NPSF is releasing Call to Action: Preventable Health Care Harm Is a Public Health Crisis and Patient Safety Requires a Coordinated Public Health Response. This document outlines how a public health framework can bring about widespread advances in patient safety and provides specific recommendations for how it can be used to reduce harm to patients and the workforce. The Call to Action was created by the NPSF Board of Advisors and Board of Directors, made up of more than 40 experts in patient safety, patient advocates, industry representatives, and other key constituents.

“We believe that in order to make meaningful and sustained improvement in patient safety, we need to address it within a public health framework,” said Gandhi. “The Call to Action outlines a multipronged, ongoing approach to systematically monitor, measure, and improve patient safety across the continuum of care through partnerships and collaboration among policy makers, health care leaders, professional associations, and others.”

The Call to Action sets forth six broad categories of recommendations, ranging from a call to establish a national steering committee and a national action plan for the prevention of health care-associated harm to a call to expand or develop education, training, and resources for the health care workforce. Read the full press announcement here.

Patient Safety Week

 

The United in Patient Safety campaign culminates each year with Patient Safety Awareness Week, designed to mark a dedicated time and a platform to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. This year, patient safety week is taking place now, March 12-18, 2017. The National Patient Safety Foundation works to bring together and engage health care professionals and patients to help spread this important message. There are a number of ways to get involved in Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Find more resources for Patient Safety Week here!

Active Shooter Moulage Training Program and Kits Now Available from MoulageConcepts + Upcoming Training Dates

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Our great friends at MoulageConcepts recently launched a new active shooter training program along with specialized moulage build kit. MoulageConcepts founder Bobbie Merica is a world renown expert in healthcare simulation resources, and has written the most comprehensive moulage recipe book on the market… read our review of her book Medical Moulage here!

Upcoming Moulage Trainings:

  • Medical – Trauma Moulage Workshop Fayette MO. June 8-9, 2017
  • All Hazards/Medical Moulage Workshop Nokesville VA. May 18-19, 2017
  • All Hazards Trauma Moulage Workshop Pomona CA. June 29, 2017
  • All Hazards/Medical Moulage Workshop Folsom CA. July 20-21, 2017

More than just a moulage company, MoulageConcepts provides interactive training workshops are designed to enhance realism, scenario staging, and hazard identification. This intensive, hands-on, 16-hour workshop is regularly presented in a multi-level learner approach including:

  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced moulage development
  • Scenario Staging
  • Sensory Engagement
  • Core STEPS and Technique
  • Accessory Moulage & Layering
  • Wound Customization
  • Time and Budget Saving Options

These two-day workshops are developed to save you time and money upfront, exceeding your training needs, wound for wound, as an industry standard.



Active Shooter Program and Moulage Kit

As the industry leader, MoulageConcepts understands the complexities of creating interactive training that meet your safety-preparedness needs. With an extensive knowledge of moulage wound development and scenario staging, Moulage Concepts provides a unique combination of simulation expertise to strengthen training performance, participant retention, and risk reduction. Working with both simulator and standardized patients, they provide measurable training options to meet your industry requirements.

The Active Shooter/Mass Casualty (AS/MCI) Moulage & Training Kit was developed to assist you in preparing for Active Shooter Incident Response. Including moulage specific to wound identification and treatment, this multi-training kit enables team practice of rapid assessment, airway management, and hemorrhagic response- with focused training realism and incident standardization. Utilizing interactive wounds that are quick, cost effective and most importantly, convincing- MoulageConcepts provides the visual and olfactory realism required in developing an effective Emergency Operations Response with multi-skin tones.

 

Learn more about these workshops, programs and kits on the MoulageConcepts website!

iSimulate Launches REALITi at IMSH 2017 – HealthySim Video Interview Series

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Launching our this year’s annual video interview series from the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare today we’re sharing our interview with iSimulate, who showcased their upcoming video recording system REALITi! There will be plenty of IMSH Trade Show floor interviews coming out over the next few weeks so stay tuned to our free simulation newsletter to catch them all!



REALITi is a new simulation ecosystem incorporating a patient simulator and video debriefing in a single system. REALITi launches May 4th and provides live stream wireless video, integrated live voting, dynamic 12 Lead ECG, mimicked proprietary monitors and defibrillators (like ZOLL), and a system that can grow and adapt with your simulation needs. REALITi was one of HealthySim’s “Top Fav” Products of IMSH 2017 so its definitely worth checking out!

Learn more at the iSimulate REALITi webpage!

University of Tennessee, BlueCross BlueShield, and B-Line Medical Team Up to Improve Patient Safety Through Healthcare Simulation

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Last Week Newswise shared how The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will soon be putting a BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) grant of $2.9M to work promoting patient safety and healthcare education through an interdisciplinary healthcare simulation center!

HTHSC’s healthcare simulation center will be one of the largest in the world, and it will be interdisciplinary, accommodating training programs for Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Pharmacy and Dentistry within the center. Students from these different programs will be working together in a safe, immersive, and simulated healthcare environment that teaches them to tackle today’s biggest healthcare challenges in a risk-free setting.



B-Line Medical’s SimCapture platform was selected by HTHSC to manage and operate the simulation center. Over three hundred coordinated and centralized video streams throughout the center incorporate multiple camera angles and medical devices for comprehensive event capture. UTHSC faculty will use SimCapture to record, analyze, and evaluate the performance of interdisciplinary healthcare teams. SimCapture will also allow faculty to provide students with robust, web-based portfolios and a firm understanding of their simulation outcomes.

President of B-Line Medical, Hartley Thompson says, “UTHSC’s and BCBS’ commitment to healthcare simulation and patient safety aligns perfectly with our company’s mission and vision. We’re honored to have been chosen for such an important and progressive project. The scope and interdisciplinary approach taken by UTHSC will be a model for other institutions to follow.”

Featured Job Listing: Lab Skills and Simulation Faculty at Grand Canyon University Phoenix

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A new job was just featured in our medical simulation jobs page!

Title – Faculty – Lab Skills and Simulation – College of Nursing & Health Care Professions
Location – Phoenix, AZ
Institution – Grand Canyon University

Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University: Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as a full time Faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at our campus in Phoenix, AZ.  The College, boasts a rich 30-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs. Students can earn their RN to BSN, or a master’s in nursing degree specializing in advanced patient care or in the emerging fields of health care administration, management, or public health.

As a full-time Faculty member, you’ll provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline.  If you are highly motivated and passionate about teaching exceptional quality instruction in modern facilities with smaller class sizes, we’d like to hear from you.

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is seeking a full time ground/campus faculty, Lab and Simulation.  This position develops and provides instruction that incorporates current teaching methodologies, technologies, and other trends that reflect advances in specific areas of the discipline associated with evidence-based instruction in nursing lab activities from foundations of skill development through simulation techniques.  Target start is immediate.



Responsibilities:

  • Provides expert instruction in nursing skills development to ensure alignment with course objectives, standardization of instruction across the program, and compliance with regulatory, accrediting, and industry standards of best practice.
  • Provides expert instruction in simulation activities including facilitation, contributing to workflow processes, planning and leveling learning, review and revision of course materials to ensure alignment with course objectives, standardization of instruction across the program, and compliance with regulatory, accrediting, and industry standards of best practice.
  • Responsible for faculty development and evaluation of facilitator competency in lab skills and simulation activities.
  • Contributes to course development to ensure the essentials of course objectives, remediation, and student success are aligned with expectations and outcomes.
  • Collaborates with lab staff to ensure that adequate needs, gaps, staffing, and logistics are identified and addressed to ensure optimum student experiences.
  • Collaborates with lab staff to ensure all supplies, equipment, media, computers and materials required to replicate simulated health care experiences are available and all equipment and simulation technology are at optimum operating levels.
  • Communicates and enforces with students, staff, and faculty the policies, procedures, and processes to ensure activities align with course objectives, standardization of instruction across the program, and compliance with regulatory, accrediting, and industry standards of best practice.
  • Meets with leadership to develop strategic, operational, and proposed objectives for quality improvement and integration of lab activities.
  • Actively engages in professional activity to ensure current best practices are reviewed and considered for the introduction, revision, and validation of current lab practices.
  • Performs related duties as assigned and needed.
  • Responsible for proper training, delegation, and supervision of instruction provided by facilitators in lab skills and simulation activities.
  • Travels to all GCU lab sites as often as required, weekly and/or daily.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (MSN) required.
  • Certification as Healthcare Simulation Educator, preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years relevant teaching experience or work experience in simulation techniques and nursing skills instruction, preferred.
  • Background/expertise in instructional and pedagogical concepts and methods in health care skills and simulation instruction.
  • Unencumbered Arizona RN license.
  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license.
  • Must successfully pass a drug test.
  • Knowledge of Laerdal and Gummard Human Patient Simulator software and Microsoft Office.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Interested in GCU Faculty and Adjunct positions, but can’t find a position that’s right for you?

Submit your resume to our Faculty Jobs Talent Community to be considered for future opportunities.  Visit the Faculty Jobs page on the GCU Career Site and scroll down to join the Talent Community.

Click here to learn more and apply!

Final Deadline for SimGHOSTS USA Abstract Submission is TODAY by 12PM Pacific!

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Today is the day to submit your abstracts for SimGHOSTS USA 2017!
Accepted presentations provide a $50 discount for lead presenter’s registration!

Share your ideas and projects with the community, connect with others, and plan future collaboration by presenting at SimGHOSTS 2017 USA!  The due date to submit your proposal is TODAY BY 12pm PST!

Submit Your SG17USA Proposal here!

We are now accepting proposals in the following categories for SG17USA:



  • Podium Presentations (lecture with powerpoint)
  • Workshops (hands-on activity, 2 to 4 hours long)
  • Poster Presentations (“Science Fair” type of explanation of project, program, research, etc)
  • DIY Contest Entry (live demonstration or online video of a technology hack, unique design or other project)
  • Hackathon Workshop (A 4hr workshop to ‘hack’ a new product, service, or project that could better support the simulation industry)

Accepted Podium Presentations earn one (1) $50 registration discount for one of the presenters. Accepted Workshops earn $50 registration discount for up to three (3) presenters. Accepted DIY & Poster proposals will be eligible for competition in the DIY Contest and Poster Exhibition. For both types of proposals, we will be selecting a Best In Show judged by SimGHOSTS representatives, as well as a Community Award voted on by event attendees. Prizes will be distributed during the Awards Ceremony.

SimGHOSTS Topic Categories are:

  • Audiovisual Technology
  • Information Technology Management
  • Administration Medical/Clinical Topics
  • Moulage
  • Simulation Technology
  • Professional Development
  • Educational practices

SG17USA Event info:

Location: WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning
Raleigh, North Carolina
Pre-Symposium: August 1st, 2017
Symposium: August 2nd-4th, 2017

Learn more about the SimGHOSTS 2017 USA Event HERE!

New Debrief 2 Learn Podcast: Circular Questions in Debriefing

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Our friends at Debrief 2 Learn have produced another awesome podcast, this time covering circular questions in debriefing! Debrief2Learn aims to improve healthcare outcomes by fostering effective feedback and debriefing practices.

About this Podcast

Walter Eppich and Michaela Kolbe talk about the use of circular questions in debriefing healthcare teams. As a psychologist and family therapist, Michaela used circular questions to promote perspective taking and reflection about family interactions. In this podcast, Michaela explains how she adapted this approach for healthcare debriefing and provides multiple examples. She also discusses an article she and her team wrote entitled: How to debrief teamwork interactions: using circular questions to explore and change team interaction patterns!

About Michaela



Michaela Kolbe, PhD is a psychologist and the Director of the Simulation Center of the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. She uses simulation for training clinicians and for her research in education, psychology and organizational behavior. She publishes widely in psychological, healthcare, and simulation journals and books and is a member of several editorial boards.

About Walter

Walter Eppich practices pediatric emergency medicine at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He teaches about simulation, faculty development, and debriefing around the world. A candidate for a PhD in Medical Education at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, Walter studies the role of talk as a medium of learning for individuals and teams. He is a co-founder of Debrief2Learn.

Listen to the podcast on Debrief 2 Learn here!