Stimulating Simulation 2-Day EMS Simulation Workshop March 13 & 14 – Ventura, CA

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“Stimulating Simulation”
A 2-day class on EMS Simulation Techniques
March 13 and 14, 2017: 0800 – 1700

Hosted by
SCCRC Deputy Sector Navigator – Health Workforce Initiative &
Ventura College EMS Program at Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003

This interactive two-day course for EMS, Nursing and Allied Health Faculty, Educators, and Preceptors will expand your knowledge about best practices in healthcare simulation.  Participants will leave the course with the fundamental knowledge to better implement simulation activities into their programs.

Participants are encouraged to bring an existing simulation activity/scenario with them to the course.

Objectives: Upon completion of this two-day program the learner will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the fundamentals of simulation scenario design;
  • Identify simulation modalities and their use within simulation scenario design;
  • Describe the importance of simulation realism and how to achieve it for EMS simulation;
  • Practice applying the fundamentals required for evidence based simulation activities;
  • Describe debriefing techniques.

*Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13152 for 12.5 contact hours,College of the Canyons Nursing Program

 



FACILITATORS

Jennifer McCarthy – Paramedic Science Program Director and Associate Professor
Bergen Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University

Jennifer McCarthy MAS, NRP, MICP CHSE serves as the founding member, Associate Professor and Director of the Paramedic Science Program at Bergen Community College in Lyndhurst, NJ. As the founding member, she designed a 5,000 square foot emergency medicine laboratory and a 6,000 square foot Inter-professional simulation center.  Her daily responsibilities include strategic leadership of the Paramedic Science Program, faculty member for the curriculum and competency assessment of overall student learning.  In addition, Jennifer is the simulation task force co-chairperson for the health profession division leading efforts to improve IPE simulation initiatives and advancement of science based medical simulation activities within the division which includes 10 health profession programs.  Jennifer is national presenter at both EMS and medical simulation conferences presenting about innovative topics.  She has a passion about the use of medical simulation to advance learning and use to formalize education practice within the EMS profession. She has won numerous teaching excellence awards and serves on several state and national committees that address the advancement of EMS and medical simulation. Most notably Jennifer has received recognition for the EMS Career Lifetime Achievement presented by the New Jersey Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services and the New Jersey EMS Council.

Andrew Spain, M.A., NCEE, EMT-P – Director of Accreditation and Certification
Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Andrew Spain is the Director of Accreditation and Certification for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.  He came to SSH in November of 2010 first as the Manager of Certification, and then later became the Director of Certification, and has since been made the Director of Accreditation as well.  He is a Nationally Certified EMS Educator, and also is a currently licensed Paramedic in the State of Missouri.

Andrew received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Northern Colorado in 1990.  He discovered Prehospital Medicine during this time while working at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch in Red Feather Lakes, CO.  He became an EMT in 1991, and then a Paramedic in 1992.  He first worked in Littleton, CO with Columbine Ambulance, subsequently moving to Columbia, MO in 1994.  He worked as a Paramedic and Flight Paramedic with the University of Missouri Health Care, and eventually became the Manager of the EMS Education program for this Level 1 Trauma Center, a position he held for five years prior to coming to SSH.

Andrew has been active in many areas of EMS, including with the MO State Time Critical Diagnosis Initiative, various committees for EMS, and also working with the Missouri Hospital Association to set up a National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) Regional Training Entity.  He continues to teach disaster response and preparedness courses, and also continues in clinical care at Mid-Mo Ambulance District.  He has presented at a number of national/international EMS conferences, and even was on the winning team for the National EMS Trivia Competition in 2010.

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University of California Irvine Seeks Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellows

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The University of California, Irvine, Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking applicants for a Simulation Fellowship with an application period of July 1st, 2016 through June 30th, 2017

University of California, Irvine, Department of Emergency Medicine (EM) is seeking a HS Clinical Instructor- Medical Simulation Fellow for July, 2017. University of California, Irvine Medical Center is a Level I Trauma center with 5,000 runs/year, 50,000 ED census, with a nationally recognized three-year residency program since 1989. The UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Center is a new $40 million, 65,000-square-foot facility that provides telemedicine and simulation-based educational programs and CME courses for thousands of healthcare providers each year. The four-story medical education center includes a full-scale operating room, emergency room, trauma bay, obstetrics suite and critical care unit. The simulation fellow will have the opportunity to educate/train and form cooperative collaborative relationships with medical students, residents, nurses, allied health professionals, EMTs, paramedics, and physicians while developing and delivering innovative simulation curriculum. Our simulation-based content has been implemented in educational courses at the local, regional, national and international level. The simulation fellow will have the opportunity to present at local, regional, national, and international conferences.



The Medical Simulation Fellowship is a one year mentored fellowship that offers advanced training in simulation teaching, curriculum design, educational program implementation, study design, and research for a graduate of an accredited Emergency Medicine residency program. A two-year track is available for those applicants in pursuit of an advanced degree. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and proportion of clinical effort.

Submit your CV and statement of interest on the UCI website!

Sports Training Demonstrates Future Use of VR in Healthcare Simulation

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The potential of VR is unlimited when it comes to hand-eye coordination. Identification and initial action will be huge opportunities with the immersive technology. Imagine being able to train residents from 5 different countries in an OR procedure at the same time, or train doctors in a new skill based off emerging technology that no one has ever used before, or having a new nursing student do patient safety assessment without the need for a million dollar sim lab room? All of these things and more will be possible through the advancement of VR training platforms.

Over on UploadVR.com they recently interviewed the Clemson Football coach, on how they are already using VR to help players identify a blitz:

“I didn’t know what to expect early on from (the VR), but it’s been great for us,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says. “We’ve learned how to maximize the efficiency of it. Deshaun might go through yesterday’s blitz script. (Linebacker) Ben Boulware can go in and practice without having to practice. Sometimes a guy who is hurt can still get mental reps. There’s just so many uses for it. It’s been a great teaching tool.”

While the NFL may be welcoming a QB partially molded by VR, it’s not known if he’ll continue to utilize it with his next team. Clemson, however, is already grooming Watson’s successor by having him split time meeting with his QB coach and going through concepts in VR. Though the value of physical talent won’t be diminishing, it’s going to be interesting to see how a generation of players sharpened by VR do over time.



The NFL is reportable using VR to help refs make the best calls:

In statements made while interviewing with BizTech, the NFL’s SVP, Chief Information Officer Michelle McKenna-Doyle stated the the league was “in the early phases of developing VR training materials for referees”. The NFL has already fostered a relationship with VR companies via concussion recognition, various film and video series, and post-game coverage, so it makes perfect sense to bring it to officiating as well.

Emulating the angles and slow motion clips that referees get access to during replay review in live games shouldn’t be an issue for virtual reality, but hopefully the VR simulations will be detailed enough that refs can watch plays unfold in natural game speed with enough definition to notice things a bit better. It’s tough to imagine this tech being efficient while officials are still part-time, but hopefully this technology will find a home within the league.

Sports franchises are always investigating the use of latest technologies to gain a leg up on the competition, and are thus much faster at adopting new technologies — so certainly healthcare simulation champions should look into the sports industry from time to time to see what is sticking — because it will soon be on our doorstep!

Read these stories on UploadVr!


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Top 10 Medical Simulation Articles of 2016!

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Even if you missed our Top 51 Medical Simulation Articles of 2016 you can catch the Top 10 countdown here!

Top 10 Medical Simulation Posts of 2016:

10. SimCharacters Celebrates #WorldPrematurityDay With Launch of Paul, The World’s First High Emotion Simulator

9. Where to get Free Medical Simulation Scenarios

8. Top 9 Most Read Healthcare Simulation Articles from Summer 2016

7. Complete Administrator’s Guide To Healthcare Simulation ‘HealthySimAdmin’ Program Series Now Available for Free!

6. Supporting Transitions in Medical Career Pathways: the Role of Simulation-Based Education

5. Updates from SimGHOSTS, The Leaders in Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist Support



5. Media Covers May BMJ Article: “Medical Error 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.” – Call for New Hashtag #SimToZero!

4. The Must-Own Healthcare Simulation Library *Updated for 2016

3. Medical Simulation Jobs Page

2. Top 11 Healthcare Simulation Articles of 2015 from the Top 51 Medical Simulation Articles of 2015.

1. Is This The Most Beautiful Healthcare Simulation Center in the World? You’ll never guess where one of the most beautiful healthcare simulation centers in the world is located!

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SESAM Paris to Host SimGHOSTS, EU & USA SimGHOSTS Abstracts Due March 31st, Feb. 23rd Moulage Patients Webinar

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Check out these key updates from our friends at SimGHOSTS:

SimGHOSTS to SESAM Paris – Abstracts Due Soon!

During the event our leadership secured a partnership with SESAM leadership to have SimGHOSTS run a technology track at their Paris Event June 14-16! There will be a discounted registration for those attendees only interested in the SimGHOSTS technical track. Abstracts are due for the EU event March 1st. Learn more about SimGHOSTS at SESAM here!

USA Abstracts Due March 1st

Speaking of due abstracts, will you be joining us at WakeMed in Raleigh, North Carolina this August? If so then abstracts are also due from you by March 1st. You will receive $50 off your registration if you become a presenter! Submit an abstract to USA by March 1st here!



FREE Feb 23rd Webinar

SimGHOSTS Board Secretary Lizzy Wooley has put together an awesome webinar by James Colquitt, PhD, RRT-ACCS, EMT on “Protecting Your Moulage Patients from Becoming Real Patients”. This is taking place next Thursday February 23rd, 2pm – 3pm EST. The webinar is FREE to attend and the recording will be available for subscribers.

Learning objectives:

  1. List and describe specific risks involved with the use of moulage.
  2. Describe how to recognize and treat anaphylaxis, and burns resulting during the application of moulage.
  3. Outline steps to be taken to minimize liability to simulation labs and facilities hosting simulated experiences.
Then don’t forget about these other big announcements:
If you didnt know, Annual subscription to SimGHOSTS.org costs less than a “Venti Mocha Extra Shot (hold the foam)” per month and provides more INCLUDED online resources than any other organization in the industry — and there’s even a discount per member if you sign up 3 or more simulation champions from your institution at once — so sign up today!

Don’t forget that for the latest updates follow SimGHOSTS on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Conquer Mobile Wins Best in Show Award at IMSH2017 Showcase with PeriopSim VR Training for Nurses

Conquer Mobile was awarded ‘Best in Show” at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase in Orlando last week. The company won the small company / entrepreneurial award for its PeriopSim Virtual Reality training for OR nurses.



Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) – February 7, 2017 – Conquer Mobile today announced that the company won a key award at IMSH, the leading event for the healthcare simulation industry, in Orlando this week. The IMSH Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase brought together 33 participants demonstrating innovative simulation training solutions for healthcare. A judging panel from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) made awards in 4 categories: large company, small/entrepreneurial company, researcher and student. Conquer Mobile won the entrepreneurial award for its PeriopSim VR instrument training for OR nurses.

The company’s PeriopSim iPad simulation training platform is already in use in over 300 facilities across North America. The fully immersive PeriopSim VR solution, using the HTC Vive hardware, was unveiled for the first time at the IMSH Serious Games showcase.
“We are so excited to win this award,” commented Angela Robert, CEO of Conquer Mobile. “PeriopSim VR has already been used in academic research but this is the first time we have shown our new immersive instrument trainer at a conference.”
This year’s IMSH conference was held from January 28-February 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando Florida. IMSH brings together over 2,500 physicians, nurses, educators, administrators, centre operations directors, technology specialists and other health care leaders in medical simulation. The Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase is in its fifth year and attracts vendors and researchers from all over the world with new and innovative simulation solutions.
About PeriopSim
PeriopSim is a simulation training solution for iPad and VR, for clinicians who need to learn surgical instruments and procedures. PeriopSim enables surgical staff to practice safely before surgery.  Using video of real surgeries and voice prompts, users are guided through a surgery and prompted to use the correct tool at every step. Gamification techniques such as scoring and timed challenges motivate learners to practice and hone their skills. It is aimed at both students and experienced perioperative nurses preparing for unfamiliar procedures. It is designed to be purchased by educators, as part of a hospital education program, as an institutional purchase.
The product is currently part of a pilot program with the Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN). It is in use at over 300 facilities across North America and is the subject of the top ranking international peer reviewed academic research paper on BioMedCentral. The paper, ‘Simulation-based training for burr hole surgery instrument recognition’, looks at the impact of simulation training for instrument knowledge and recognition among neurosurgery residents
PeriopSim is available as a free preview version on the App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id960363034&mt=8 .
About Conquer Mobile
Conquer Mobile is an education technology company specializing in healthcare. With deep expertise in VR, simulation, UX and gamification, the team creates engaging apps that deliver education as an experience. Current focus areas include: medical simulation training, enterprise safety education and custom VR and healthcare apps.

“Y… ¡corten!” – Algunos excelentes lugares donde obtener escenarios de simulación (incluso GRATIS)

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This is a Spanish translation of our article “And, Scene!” – Some Great Places to get Simulation Scenarios (even FREE)“, thanks to Alfred de Jesús Toledo de Lima Director del Centro de Simulación COSMOS en Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña!

La primera vez que me senté en una computadora de simulación de alta fidelidad y abrí la opción de programación sabía que había encontrado una nueva pasión. También sabía que habría mucha gente por ahí con temor de mirar la misma pantalla. Los escenarios de programación toman mucho tiempo para aquellos de nosotros que carecemos de buenos conocimientos de computación. Poner a funcionar un laboratorio de simulación sin escenarios es como tratar de conducir un coche sin combustible, podrias también salir y empujarlo o simplemente darte por vencido. La programación toma tiempo y cuando se lanza un nuevo laboratorio de simulación, puede que no sea factible que los educadores puedan disponer del compromiso de tiempo necesario para diseñar escenarios (y mucho menos para programarlos).

Por lo tanto, sin más preámbulos, haga clic en el enlace de abajo para obtener un par de recursos realmente excelentes que he encontrado (o que utilizamos en el Centro de Simulación Clínica de Las Vegas)

Escenarios GRATIS del Centro de Recursos de Enfermería del Área de la Bahía

Organizado por KT Waxman y sus amigos, el Bay Area Simulation Collaborative es el punto de partida para el Instituto de Enfermería y Atención Médica de California (CINHC) y la Alianza de Simulación de California (CSA). Ambos recursos tienen escenarios disponibles para los usuarios también. BASC ofrece algunos escenarios GRATIS para Médicos y Cirujanos, Cuidados Intensivos, Pediatria y Maternidad / Obstetricia. He escuchado de numerosas personas que este es un gran punto de partida para conseguir algunos escenarios de simulación de un alto nivel de funcionalidad.

Evolve SLS Case Escenarios de ENFERMERÍA de Elsevier

Los paquetes de escenarios disponibles de Evolve se alinean con los objetivos de enseñanza de varios textos educativos notables. Esto funciona bien porque sus estudiantes podrán leer sobre ejemplos específicos en su texto y luego tener la oportunidad de experimentar con ejemplos similares en sus Laboratorios de Simulación. Por supuesto, los escenarios pueden usarse independientemente y no tienen que alinearse con el texto, pero esta es una gran oportunidad si su departamento busca alinear el plan de estudios.

Elsevier hace un trabajo increíble en la creación de escenarios de simulación SIMPLES de leer y de entender con secciones dedicadas a los objetivos de aprendizaje, preparación y configuración, operaciones y debriefing. Aquí hay un ejemplo de la configuración de la sala para uno de los escenarios de Evolve:

Evolve ha tenido paquetes de escenarios Médico-Quirúrgicos basados en diferentes textos desde hace bastante tiempo, y recientemente han agregado Paquetes de Maternidad y Pediatría a su creciente arsenal. Una cosa importante a tener en cuenta es que estos escenarios son “en papel”, lo que significa que el paquete NO viene con programación de computadora para su sistema de simulación de alta fidelidad (es decir, Gaumard, METI o Laerdal). Así que alguien en su departamento todavía querrá programar estos paquetes de escenarios en sus sistemas informáticos, para que pueda utilizar la mayor eficiencia en su laboratorio y sus simulaciones. (Vea más sobre por qué esto es crucial para un programa de simulación exitoso mas abajo).

La mayoría de los profesores de nuestras dos Escuelas de Enfermería colaborativas utilizan los paquetes de escenarios de Evolve. Como administrador, me ha complacido trabajar con un sistema que puede poner en marcha las nuevas simulaciones en unas pocas horas sin forzar a los educadores a pasar horas preparando escenarios para sus cursos. Por supuesto que siento que los escenarios programados específicamente para el curso de cada instructor tendrán mejores resultados, pero comenzar con “un as bajo la manga” realmente ayuda a lanzar un nuevo programa de simulación.

Estos escenarios también se enlazan a un sistema interno de records de pacientes en línea, por lo que si usted puede proporcionar una computadora portátil con conexión a Internet en su Laboratorio de Simulación los estudiantes podrán elaborar estos detalles importantes durante el ejercicio.

La desventaja para mí con los paquetes de escenarios SLS de Evolve es que alguien tiene que pagar por el acceso a estos escenarios por cada estudiante. En otras palabras, estos escenarios son arrendados y no son comprados. Esto significa que tengo que seguir pagando en el sistema como si estos escenarios fueran libros de texto. Aunque los estudiantes de Enfermería tienen acceso a estos escenarios durante el tiempo de su educación, por supuesto, sería mejor si yo pudiera pagar una cuota por adelantado para accesar a este sistema y dejarlo asi.

Sin embargo, en este momento y en el futuro previsible hemos quedado muy contentos con este sistema. A largo plazo, habrá que explorar otras opciones más permanentes.



Paquetes de escenarios específicos para maniquies

Tanto METI como Laerdal tienen paquetes de escenarios de simulación que vienen programados para sus sistemas específicos. Una vez más, aunque con estas opciones se está comprando un diseño de sistema específico para un escenario, una vez posea el diseño usted puede programar el algoritmo en cualquiera de los otros sistemas en su propio tiempo. (Es decir, un escenario de PALS de Laerdal Simbaby puede ser utilizado fácilmente en un Baby Hal de Gaumard, sólo tiene que programar el software o ejecutarlo “sobre la marcha” usted mismo). El beneficio de comprar estos paquetes es que a diferencia de los escenarios Elsevier Evolve, ¡Luego de comprarlos son suyos! Esto es importante para cualquier tipo de Laboratorio de Simulación que corra educación multi-profesional a través de silos de atención médica, que pueden necesitar ejecutar simulaciones colaborativas. Así que con paquetes como los que se enumeran a continuación, una vez son comprados por su institución cualquiera en esa institución puede utilizarlos.

Los paquetes de cursos de Laerdal incluyen:

  • Casos de Pacientes de Trauma para SimMan 3G
  • Casos de Emergencia de Pacientes para SimMan 3G
  • Escenarios interprofesionales de entrenamiento Obstétrico para simuladores de nacimientos PROMPT
  • Simulación en Enfermería Educación Volumen I Paciente Casos
  • Simulación en Enfermería Educación Volumen II Paciente Casos
  • Escenarios avanzados de reanimación y estabilización neonatal para SimNewB
  • PALS SimBaby Escenarios
  • Currículo de Capacitación del Equipo de Respuesta Rápida
  • Los primeros 5 minutos del currículo
  • Escenarios de preparación para emergencias – Terrorismo
  • Escenarios ACLS
  • Escenarios NLN
  • Escenarios de trabajo en equipo y comunicación

* Edit: También, echa un vistazo a mi NUEVO post sobre SIMCENTER de Laerdal.

Los módulos de aprendizaje de METI incluyen:

  • Enfermería de Adultos
  • Apoyo Avanzado de Vida Cardíaca
  • Situaciones críticas cardiopulmonares
  • Combat Medic Entrenamiento Avanzado de Habilidades
  • Preparación Médica para Desastres
  • Servicios médicos de emergencia
  • Fundamentos de la Práctica de Enfermería
  • Emergencias Infantiles
  • Enfermería Infantil
  • Programa de residencia de enfermeras
  • Emergencias pediátricas
  • Apoyo avanzado de la vida pediátrica
  • Enfermería Pediátrica
  • Manejo perioperatorio
  • Programa de Integración Curricular de Enfermería
  • Programa de Simulación de Educación Respiratoria Módulo 1
  • Trauma Medical Care

METI también alberga una sección de compartición de escenarios en sus foros. 

Ahi tienes…. ¡pero espera! ¡Programar es Todavía la Perfección!

Ahora mientras que usted no tiene que programar escenarios “en papel” porque usted puede ejecutarlos sobre la marcha basándose en el algoritmo proporcionado, aprender cómo programar (o pagar a alguien) no sólo ahorra una cantidad ENORME de tiempo en la sala de control de la simulación , sino que permite al facilitador y al técnico (si está disponible) poder permanecer centrado en las actividades de los estudiantes. Al conocer el algoritmo con el gráfico y ser capaz de hacer clic rápidamente en “1, 2, 3, 2, 4” a través de las diversas etapas de la escena significa que pasará más tiempo participando con los estudiantes y menos tiempo reajustando seis diferentes signos vitales cada vez que desee moverlo entre etapas. Así, los escenarios de 10-15 minutos se convierten en escenarios de 20-25 minutos porque el facilitador esta enfocado en las cosas equivocadas. La programación vale cada dificil minuto ya que la eficiencia de su Programa de Simulación aumenta diez veces con cada escenario programado con éxito y permanente.

Mientras que la compra de paquetes a granel puede ayudarte a comenzar, ajustar estos escenarios a su plan de estudios específico todavía tiene que hacerse a mano. En mi opinión, un escenario comprado de un paquete le lleva a alrededor del 80% del camino – ya que la mayor parte del trabajo de preparación, algoritmo y las notas de debriefing han sido producidas para usted. Sin embargo, para llegar a los requisitos específicos del plan de estudios de su programa, tomar estos escenarios y ajustarlos es absolutamente necesario. Y como he dicho anteriormente, algunos de los paquetes son sólo “en escenarios de papel”, lo que significa que al final todavía tiene que programar en su sistema de maniquí de todos modos. ¿Estaría interesado en apoyo de programación? Envíeme una línea a: Lance@HealthySimulation.com y déjeme saber cómo puedo ayudarle!

* Editar: Recursos adicionales:

Lea sobre mi publicación sobre la Biblioteca de Sim Case para la Sociedad de Medicina Académica de Emergencia (SAEM).

¿Tienes otro recurso?

¡Comparte tus recursos adicionales para escenarios de simulación publicando un enlace en tu respuesta a continuación!

137 Free Clinical Simulation Scenarios From Health Education England Thames Valley

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Check out over 135 free medical simulation scenarios from Health Education England – Thames Valley! Covering a wide range of disciplines, these free healthcare simulation scenarios provides pdf’s with background information, patient charts, case flow charts, debriefing points, feedback forms, and more.

About the Free Scenario Library

Health Education England – Thames Valley (HEE TV) is committed to providing high-quality educational resources for our clinicians. Simulation training is recognized as an extremely useful teaching method and has become commonplace in many specialties. HEE TV has developed a ‘Clinical Simulation Scenarios’ library, comprising 137 detailed scenarios, split into eight categories:



  • Anesthetics
  • Core Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Foundation
  • General Practice
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine

Scenarios include links to areas of the relevant curriculum and provide clear instructions for faculty and ‘in-scenario personnel’ to follow. Scenarios have been designed in order to focus on aspects of clinical care that are often challenging for clinicians, for example, difficult conversations, clinical emergencies and technical skills.

HEE TV encourages collaboration with other interested bodies, and permits copying, distribution and derivation of content within the ‘Clinical Simulation Scenarios’ library in accordance with Creative Commons ‘Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike 3.0’ license.

Visit the HEE TV website to download all the clinical simulation scenarios for free! 

Click here for even more free medical simulation scenarios from HealthySim!

Royal College of Emergency Medicine Provides Safety Toolkit Including Simulation Resource Links

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Published in 2013 this Royal College of Emergency Medicine toolkit, prepared by the Safer Care Committee, is a useful starting point in providing the quality of patient care through the lens of patient safety which includes sections of the utilization of simulation.

What is the Toolkit?

This safety tool kit aims to describe the structures, processes and skills required for a ‘safe’ department. The original concept was that it would enable any Emergency Physician, starting from scratch, to construct a safety framework that contained all the key elements necessary to support the delivery of high quality care whilst at the same time being vigilant to ongoing risks. We acknowledge that in reality the majority of Emergency Departments will already have well established structures for ensuring safe care but it is also probable that not all elements are as effective as they should be; so we hope this toolkit will provide something useful for all.



Ruth Brown explains how to use the safety toolkit

This toolkit is provided to Fellows as a comprehensive (but not exhaustive) resource for delivering safe care. We know many departments already have really good systems in place, whilst others are still developing them. It is also provided as a resource for senior trainees in thinking about their future role as a consultant. We suggest you could use this resource in a number of different ways:

  1. In your local departmental meetings – Ensuring that safety is considered in the meeting or by having specific safety meetings. We have included suggested agendas for such meetings in our toolkit section Departmental Activity Resources.’
  2. Working through the toolkit – You could take a section at a time, say over a year, and review the resources as a team, perhaps as a consultant CPD session or by asking an StR to present a summary. This embeds the content in everyone’s psyche and lends an importance to it.
  3. By discussing key topics with your managers and ensuring that all business plans and service developments are prepared using the toolkit as a resource for your document.
  4. Modeling your in –house education using the resources or accessing your Trust quality and safety team to deliver the education with you – they can add a dimension to the clinical content by talking about real cases from a risk perspective.
  5. One of the key chapters is Supporting the Second Victim. This is a relatively new concept and is particularly welcomed by staff. This might be the first section of the toolkit you review together as it will engage staff very early on.

Read the full resource with links here

IMSH 2017 Opens in Orlando to 2,700 Attendees From 51 Countries

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Today in Orlando Florida, 2,700 simulation champions from over 50 countries came together for the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. The event started with Stories from the Heart, a collection of shared stories from simulation champions about their experiences with healthcare simulation. The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2017) is the most important healthcare simulation conference of the year. One in which you will experience complete immersion in situations that may result in lives being improved and saved. Dr. Christine Park, President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and Dr. Chad Epps, Past-President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare — helped open the show.

About the Stories from the Heart:

Many of us have taken part in a healthcare simulation exercise and know the feeling of confidence it can bring. We understand that the knowledge gained can lead directly to improved patient safety, a change in our life, or even save a patient’s life. This is an incredible concept and many of us have a tale to tell. Come join us during our Opening Plenary Session to hear the powerful stories of how simulation has helped save a life! You can read many more Stories from the Heart here.

Mary Holtschneider RN-BC, told the story of a friend, a simulation champion herself who fell unconscious next to the hospital and was found by colleagues and rushed to the hospital that she was going to teach simulation at that day. Thankfully, the interventions that the team had learned from her simulated practice sessions were put into practice, and miraculously she survived even with more than 60 minutes of unconsciousness. Turns out — Mary was her friend in the story!

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Dr. David Gaba was honored with the Pioneer in Simulation award for his lifetime of work in shaping the industry “for his ingenuity talent and wisdom in leading the creation of modern day simulators and advancing the field as the founding editor of the journal for simulation in healthcare. Dr. Gaba received a standing ovation from the general audience!”

About Dr. Gaba

David Gaba, MD is Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning and Director of the Center for Immersive and Simulation based Learning (CISL) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Professor of Anesthesia (with tenure) at Stanford and Director of the Patient Simulation Center of Innovation at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System where he is also a Staff Anesthesiologist. Over the last 25 years Dr. Gaba’s laboratory has worked extensively on human performance and patient safety issues. This laboratory is a pioneer in applying organizational safety theory to health care.

The laboratory is also the inventor of the modern full-body patient simulator and is responsible for introducing Crew Resource Management training from aviation to healthcare, first in anesthesia and then to many other healthcare domains. He has been the principal investigator on grants from a wide variety of funders. Dr. Gaba is an author on more than 100 original articles in a wide diversity of peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of 18 book chapters, and the well-known book Crisis Management in Anesthesiology. After serving on the editorial boards of several high profile academic and medical journals, Dr. Gaba was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the indexed peer-reviewed journal Simulation in Healthcare, the official journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

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