Top 11 Healthcare Simulation Articles of 2015

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Last month we posted our comprehensive list of the Top 51 Medical Simulation Articles of 2015, and today we are highlighting the Top 11 most read, most shared articles from HealthySimulation.com in 2015! This is the “must read” content that simulation champions around the world found the most useful for 2015!

11. NCSBN Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs

10. ‘Simulation Discomfiters’: The Anti-Champions Who Frustrate Our Programs – Discomfit was a word I had never heard before. It means “1. to make uneasy, confused, or embarrassed 2. to frustrate the plans or purpose of”. A discomfiter, therefore, is a person who makes things difficult, confusing, and embarrassing while frustrating the plans and purposes of a team. Learn who these folks are and how to get around them.

9. Simulation Technology Specialist Training SimGHOSTS 2015 Event Recaps:

8. IMSH 2015 Exhibit Hall Video Interviews Recap – In case you missed any of our video interviews from the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2015 New Orleans, here’s the complete list of all of them.

7. Free Vital Sign Simulator App Continues to Be Improved– Recently Jason Bowman at the ‘The Resuscitationist’ blog used the updated Vital Sign Simulator software to provide a long-distance SimWars competition.

6. When Simulation Goes Too Far, The Dangers Become Real. Here we cover military, fire service, hospital, and police simulations that have gone wrong — and what the dangers are for your program. Consider our crucial tips to prevent similar errors in your simulation lab.



5. Medical Simulation Job Listings Pages Looking for work? Need to fill a simulation job? Visit these pages for all the latest simulation job listings!

4. Simulation Use in Paramedic Education Research (SUPER): A Descriptive Study – The purpose of this research was to characterize the use of simulation in initial paramedic education programs in order assist stakeholders’ efforts to target educational initiatives and resources.

3. SimGHOSTS Launches New Online Certificate Training Courses – After two years of research and development, SimGHOSTS has started enrolling the first students in our new online courses! Taught by experienced simulation champions, these courses in IT and Healthcare related topics will increase your knowledge and skillsets required for your every day job. Future courses in audiovisual, education, simulation, and other domains are to be announced shortly.

2. Exclusive Video: How to Build an EMS Simulation Program – Sponsored by CAE Healthcare. Watch this exclusive HealthySim video shot at the Victor Valley Community College to learn how to build or expand your medical simulation program in austere non-classroom environments.

1. “Top 50” most read and shared medical simulation articles from 2014 – If you are looking for even more top medical simulation content this is where to head next!

Read the full Top 51 Medical Simulation Articles of 2015!

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Top 51 Medical Simulation Articles of 2015!

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This comprehensive list covers the must-read powerful content HealthySimulation.com, the worlds most read medical simulation blog, delivered last year including key research announcements, must-have sim lab workflow templates, policy examples, new innovative products, patient safety news, and much more! If you are even a casual follower of simulation news this is the one “must read” article of the year!

51. Pocket Nurse & Omnicell Launch Education Tools for Simulated Medication Management Learn about this product mix designed to teach the inventory and safety control measures typically deployed in clinical care environments by utilizing hardware and software solutions built with the latest available technology.

50. The Future of Virtual Simulation and Training Presented by General Dynamics at I/ITSEC 2015

49. New Paper: Human Factors in the Design of Medical Simulation Tools

48. Simulation Instruction and Management Certificate Program From Robert Morris University RISE Center

47. “Defining Excellence in Simulation” New Medical Simulation Book From SSH – 140 expert clinicians and educators contributed to this authoritative guide offering clear-cut definitions, recommendations and best practices for all types of simulation training programs.

46. Victorian Simulated Patient Network Website Provides Free Simulation Resources 

45. First Ever Research Specific to Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists Published This Month in SSH Journal

44. CAE Healthcare Increases Simulation Support With Upcoming Free Webinars

43. Serious Games for Serious Simulation, An In-depth Look at Combat Medic from Virtual Heroes – This serious game from the Orlando-based division of Advanced Research Associates helps prepare medical personnel to treat the top three causes of battlefield deaths.

42. Arizona State Board of Nursing Recommends Simulation – Based off the landmark NCSBN study, these recommendations go a long way towards solidifying the use of simulation in Arizona, which I am told will influence other States to follow suite.

41. Jenny Rudolph from Harvard’s Center for Medical Simulation Reminds Us ‘Excellent Debriefing is Invisible’ “When I watch or listen to interviews I’ve noticed something. In excellent interviews like in excellent debriefings, the questions and questioner seem to fade into the background and the story and ideas of the learner or interviewee stand out. Like good lighting in the theater, good debriefing and interviewing is not that noticeable.”

40. A Collection of 11 Medical Simulation “How To’s” – These are must read articles to help your healthcare simulation program grow!

39. Limbs & Things Releases New PROMPT Flex OB Task Trainer Consultant Obstetrician and Academic Clinical Lecturer in Obstetric Global Health, Dr. Joanna Crofts, said “The PROMPT Flex is an exciting development in birthing task trainers. Its realism, flexibility and versatility ensure it is a vital component of effective childbirth training.”

38. Dr. Kenneth Gilpin Shares Why Sometimes We Can Do More Harm Than Good Through Medical Simulation At SimGHOSTS Australia, Dr. Gilpin demonstrated how the aviation industry regularly examines simulation training for negative learning – which means that learners build unintended habits during the simulation exercise which they carry over to real life engagements – and why we need to in healthcare.

37. Dr. Carolyn Yucha Shares Why Staffing Sim Techs is #1 Priority for Healthcare Educational Administrators– Highlighting a national survey on Educause.edu of educational administrators, Carolyn shares the Top 10 IT Issues of 2015 that have direct implications for your simulation program.

36. SimGHOSTS USA Laerdal Sponsored Plenary session by Dr. Suzie Kardong-Edgren about “A New INACSL standard for Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists Coming Out Soon”.

35. Gaumard Births Newborn ‘Tory’ Simulator at IMSH 2015  See photos and highlights of the “next gen” newborn and birthing manikins from Gaumard Scientific.

34. TeamSTEPPS Online Master Trainer CE Course Now Available for FREE – The “Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety” 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course consists of 11 modules, 8 of which offer continuing education (CE) credits.

33. Patient Audio Tapes Their Surgery & Doctor’s Words Cost Her Job — Should We Simulate Negative Coworker Behavior?

32. EMSIMCases Provides Free Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenarios, Templates and More – This is a must read website if your program is running ED scenarios!

31. ASPiH UK 2015 Brighton Opens With Keynotes on Value of Different Simulation Settings & Patient Experiences

30. “A Simulator Is Not A Strategy” – New Solutions From Laerdal and NLN

29. EMS SimulationIQ HQ – Learn more about the offices of this innovative company and the introduction they received to SimGHOST!

28. First Ever Practicum Week of Drexel University MS in Medical Simulation Program Deemed True Success

27. Boise State University Provides Healthcare Simulation Certificate Course This nine credit hour interprofessional program (3 courses, 3 credit hours each) offers a combination of two completely online courses and one hybrid course that includes a three day on-campus visit for an intensive training experience.

26. Boston Children’s Hospital ‘SIMPeds’ Program Provides Expanded Simulation Resources – Lead by Peter Weinstock MD, PhD, Anesthesia Chair in Pediatric Simulation Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, SIMPeds has recently expanded its programs into a number of key areas encompassing the “SIMPeds Ecosystem”.

25. Helpful Thoughts on In Situ SimulationHere’s a helpful list of advantages, disadvantages, safety issues and tips, success strategies, and evidence for In Situ Simulation by the blogging team at Life in the Fast Lane.

24. 9 Articles Highlighting the Expansion of Medical Simulation – Learn how simulation continues to innovate healthcare education and training around the world.

23. Results: Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education (IPE) on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes From Institute of Medicine – “What data and metrics are needed to evaluate the impact of IPE on individual, population, and system outcomes?” To answer this question, 47 individual sponsors requested that an IOM consensus committee be convened to examine the existing evidence on this complex issue and consider the potential design of future studies that could expand this evidence base.

22. Laerdal Launches New LLEAP Software To Customer Base – Do you own a mid or high-fidelity Laerdal manikin? If so you can now download their all-in-one operational software to run your different manikins.

21. SynDaver Labs Rejects $3M Investment On TV Show ‘Shark Tank’ – Unfortunately the TV show deal fell through after the episode aired. Watch the clip from the show and learn more about Syndaver’s new plans to keep growing even without the “Shark” Robert Herjavec.

20. Level 3 Healthcare Provides State-of-the-Art Medical Simulation Center A/V System Design & Installation Are you about to build or renovate a new simulation space? I cannot emphasize enough the importance of hiring an audiovisual design team like L3HC who have previous experience working with medical simulation spaces!

19. Adopting New Technology in Healthcare Education: Tallahassee Community College’s Simulation Center Implements Electronic Health Records Enhancing Simulations – Simulation Program Manager Carla I. Dormeus, MS, EMT shares how the TCC Simulation program has increased technology integration and utilization over the past six year.

18. MedAffinity Electronic Health Records and Education: Keeping the Focus on Learning Healthcare – Guest writer Thomas Doyle MSN, RN shares his excitement for EHR in simulation in his review of MedAffinity.

17. Exclusive First Look of SimCapture X from B-Line Medical– In this exclusive interview, HealthySim gets a sneak peek of B-Line Medical’s future SimCapture X platform!

16. Collaborative Caring: Stories & Reflections on Teamwork in Healthcare – This new book takes an unusual approach to the topic of teamwork. Editors Suzanne Gordon, Dr. David L. Feldman, and Dr. Michael Leonard have gathered fifty engaging first-person narratives provided by people from various health care professions.

15. First Ever Practicum Week of Drexel University MS in Medical Simulation Program Deemed True Success

14. HealthySimulation Youtube Channel Crosses 75,000 ViewsWatch hundreds of videos focusing on vendors, conferences, tutorials, and more from your healthcare simulation industry!

13. Free ECG Simulator Game – A great 6-second ECG Simulator game where healthcare learners can practice identifying one of 27 most common rhythms.

12. NCSBN Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs

11. HealthySimulation’s LinkedIn Group crosses 2,500 members! – Join your international peers to learn and share more about your simulation profession.






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10. ‘Simulation Discomfiters’: The Anti-Champions Who Frustrate Our Programs – Discomfit was a word I had never heard before. It means “1. to make uneasy, confused, or embarrassed 2. to frustrate the plans or purpose of”. A discomfiter, therefore, is a person who makes things difficult, confusing, and embarrassing while frustrating the plans and purposes of a team. Learn who these folks are and how to get around them.

9. Simulation Technology Specialist Training SimGHOSTS 2015 Event Recaps:

8. IMSH 2015 Exhibit Hall Video Interviews Recap – In case you missed any of our video interviews from the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2015 New Orleans, here’s the complete list of all of them.

7. Free Vital Sign Simulator App Continues to Be Improved– Recently Jason Bowman at the ‘The Resuscitationist’ blog used the updated Vital Sign Simulator software to provide a long-distance SimWars competition.

6. When Simulation Goes Too Far, The Dangers Become Real. Here we cover military, fire service, hospital, and police simulations that have gone wrong — and what the dangers are for your program. Consider our crucial tips to prevent similar errors in your simulation lab.

5. Medical Simulation Job Listings Pages Looking for work? Need to fill a simulation job? Visit these pages for all the latest simulation job listings!

4. Simulation Use in Paramedic Education Research (SUPER): A Descriptive Study – The purpose of this research was to characterize the use of simulation in initial paramedic education programs in order assist stakeholders’ efforts to target educational initiatives and resources.

3. SimGHOSTS Launches New Online Certificate Training Courses – After two years of research and development, SimGHOSTS has started enrolling the first students in our new online courses! Taught by experienced simulation champions, these courses in IT and Healthcare related topics will increase your knowledge and skillsets required for your every day job. Future courses in audiovisual, education, simulation, and other domains are to be announced shortly.

2. Exclusive Video: How to Build an EMS Simulation Program – Sponsored by CAE Healthcare. Watch this exclusive HealthySim video shot at the Victor Valley Community College to learn how to build or expand your medical simulation program in austere non-classroom environments.

1. “Top 50” most read and shared medical simulation articles from 2014 – If you are looking for even more top medical simulation content this is where to head next!

To stay connected to the best medical simulation news in 2016 be sure to:

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Happy Holidays from HealthySimulation!

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Sharing this photo from Lukas Drabauer, CEO and founder of medsimgroup and head of medsimlinz whose team finished their educational year completing almost 300 high-fidelity courses!

We wish to join the medsimlinz team and say…
Thank you for 2015 and wish everyone a Happy Holiday break!


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Last Week to Register for Nov. 23-25 Dubai Healthcare Simulation Technology Training Conference!

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The inaugural SimGHOSTS Middle East & Africa event is taking place next week November 23rd-25th in Dubai Healthcare City at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind medical simulation technology training event!

Dates Next Week:
November 23 (pre-con)
November 24+25

Location:
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center,
Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center
Dubai Healthcare City

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Download the Full Brochure and Course Listings Here.

There is only one week before the Middle East’s first healthcare simulation event dedicated to those operating the technology! Join us for two full days and one pre-conference workshop day full of specialized courses by leading global experts, regional peers, and top medical simulation vendor technicians.

Benefits of Signing Up NOW:

  • Choose from over 40 specialized training sessions covering manikin, simulation, a/v, and IT technologies.
  • Secure CMEs for your attendance at SimGHOSTS!
  • Save $100 by registering BEFORE you attend
  • Connect with simulation technology peers from the region AND the world
  • Learn from healthcare simulation technology specialist experts flying in from around the globe
  • Gain complimentary access to the SimGHOSTS online subscription service and gain access to hundreds of courses, documents, and more.

Who Should Attend SimGHOSTS 2015: MEA?

Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (“Sim Techs”) AND/OR Those permanently responsible for the technical operation and maintenance of a low to high-fidelity healthcare simulation facility.

Although the event is open to everyone, SimGHOSTS is designed for technology specialists or those responsible for the physical day-to-day operations and maintenance of simulation equipment and labs. The SimGHOSTS event is hands-on training for healthcare simulation technicians (or sim lab operators) needing to successfully operate a medical simulation lab. Other events (like IMSH or CSC) are better suited for those responsible for clinically educating learners through simulation.

What are the SimGHOSTS Sim Meeting Objectives?

Meet with other Simulation Technology Specialists and share best practices Network and build long term industry relationships with peers and vendors Receive specialized training in: High-fidelity manikin hardware & software operation, maintenance and repair Audiovisual production techniques and debugging Learning Management System troubleshooting IT networking Team leadership and communication techniques Manikin moulage and makeup Basic medical terminology, physiology, pharmacology and the latest in healthcare education practices. Discuss and develop professional community needs and standards. Much more….

Supported by Leading Vendors & Distributors:

Join leading regional and international organizations distributing the latest in medical simulation technologies, and providing some hands-on training sessions:
Simulead (Gaumard, B-Line Medical, Kyoto Kagaku, and more)
MPC Healthcare (Laerdal and more)
Limbs & Things
Al Mazroui
Adam, Rouilly
Medaphor

Learn More At The SimGHOSTS 2015 MEA: Dubai Page Now Before Time Runs Out!

Top 7 Medical Simulation Articles of Summer 2015!

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As we are rounding out another amazing season of medical simulation news and resources it’s time to share the MOST read, MOST shared, healthcare simulation articles from this Summer. Let the countdown begin!

7. Dr. Kenneth Gilpin Shares Why Sometimes We Can Do More Harm Than Good Through Medical Simulation

6. Medical Simulation Jobs Listing Page

5. Drexel Med MS in Med Sim Inaugural Class Already Implementing Course Learning Into Their Programs

4. EMSIMCases Provides Free Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenarios, Templates and More!

3. HealthySim Medical Simulation Youtube Channel Cross 75,000 Views!

2. 9 Articles Highlighting the Expansion of Medical Simulation

1. “Building an EMS Simulation Program”, A Video Interview with Victor Valley College – Sponsored by CAE Healthcare

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Still Time to Register for August 4th-7th SimGHOSTS USA 2015 at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles

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Sim Champs! There are only a handful of passes left for this innovative Simulation event!

The 5th annual SimGHOSTS USA 2015 event taking place August 4th-7th at Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Simulation Center is only a few weeks away — but there is still time to register for the event. At a cost that is as much as HALF that of other non-profit simulation events, this is the place to receive hands-on simulation technology operations training from leading vendors and community members.

What are the SimGHOSTS Event Objectives?

  • Meet with other Simulation Technicians and share best practices
  • Network and build long term industry relationships with peers and vendors
  • Receive specialized training in:
    • High-fidelity manikin hardware & software operation, maintenance and repair
    • Audiovisual production techniques and debugging
    • Learning Management System troubleshooting
    • IT networking
    • Team leadership and communication techniques
    • Manikin moulage and makeup
    • Basic medical terminology, physiology, pharmacology and the latest in healthcare education practices.
    • Much more….
  • Discuss and develop professional community needs and standards.

Sponsored Keynote & Plenary Sessions:

  • Level 3 Healthcare Keynote Address by Dr. Alistair Phillips, MD, FACC, FACS Co-Director, Congenital Heart Program Chief, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery.
  • Level 3 Healthcare Sponsored Opening Reception Dinner & Show “Terminator Too” comedy play.
  • Laerdal Medical Sponsored Plenary Session by Suzie Kardong-Edgren, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief for the journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing & SimGHOSTS Executive Director James Cypert on a new Sim Tech Standard of Best Practice.
  • Gaumard Scientific “Bug Busters” Simulation Technology Specialist Troubleshooting Competition

CAE Healthcare will also be utilizing their A/V systems to record the event for future learning opportunities by Sim Techs around the world.

Take part in 3 days of unique sessions with beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses in all aspects of simulation technology operations with the world’s leading Sim Tech organization.

Register today for SimGHOSTS USA!

Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) About to Launch First US Based Conference

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Several simulation champions have recommended to me to spread the word about the Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) Conference, which is having its first international event in Chicago June 23-26, after crossing the Pacific Ocean from Australia. Unfortunately I cannot attend this year as SimGHOSTS Australia occurs on the same dates in Brisbane at the Clinical Skills Development Service, but I wanted to share with you here more about this innovative and highly praised event!


Cliff Reid: Making Things Happen

Why is SMACC different?

The first SMACC event was held on from 11-13 March 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. It was a tremendous success, with a staggering 700 delegates at start-up. The second meeting (SMACC Gold) doubled in size to almost 1300 delegates and was an event like no other.

The SMACC concept arose from collaboration between a group of critical care websites from around the world that shared common values. The underlying ethos is to provide free online education with open access, in what has come to be known as ‘FOAM’ (Free Open Access Meducation).

The aim of the events was to provide a common forum for critical care practitioners and to provide the best academic content in an innovative and engaging format. Without financial or professional group support, the SMACC organisers took an enormous risk in getting this exciting not-for-profit venture up and running. The SMACC conference is administered under a charitable not-for-profit trust ‘C4’ – (Centre for Critical Care Collaboration). As a charitable trust ‘C4’ is strictly regulated. The organisers and speakers contribute their time free – no individual profits from the charitable trust.

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SimGHOSTS Signs Affiliation Agreement With IPSS at IPSSW 2015 in Vancouver

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During the 7th annual IPSSW 2015 event this week in Vancouver Canada, Executive Director Lance Baily signed into agreement an official affiliation with President Dr. Stephanie Sudikoff of the International Pediatric Simulation Society, which is incorporated in Switzerland. The agreement was approved by the Executive Board of SimGHOSTS and Event Director Ryan Eling was also in attendance.

Lance said regarding the agreement, “We are thrilled to directly connect the resources and international community of SimGHOSTS into the wonderfully innovative organization of IPSS — and we look forward to supporting the increase adoption and utilization of simulation technologies for all of their members”.

The agreement provides for a mutual exchange of organizational news updates, promotion of collaborative simulation resource projects, and discounted membership opportunities for both communities.

Further Aims of this Affiliation

  • Promoting each respective organization and their endeavors amongst relevant networks and wider communities through a variety of routes including traditional and online marketing methods
  • Sharing developing new knowledge, skills and resources to benefit the respective membership communities of each organization
  • Providing opportunities for collaboration at individual, institutional and organization-wide levels
  • Enhancing the dissemination of innovations and solutions to community identified problems amongst members and the wider simulation community.

Learn more about SimGHOSTS and their other affiliate ASPiH on the SimGHOSTS Affiliations Page.

Learn more about IPSS at: http://ipssglobal.org/

Reminder to Nursing Simulation Champions: INACSL 2015 June in Atlanta

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Calling all Nursing Simulation Champions! Reminder that the 14th annual INACSL simulation conference is taking place June 10th-13th in Atlanta Georgia. You can download the full event brochure here. Of course, all professional simulationists are encouraged to attend.

Why attend the INACSL Conference:

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) is nursing’s portal to the world of clinical simulation pedagogy and learning environments. The INACSL conference is the leading forum for nurse educators (academic and clinical), managers and researches to connect in person with their community of practice for simulation. The annual conference is the ideal environment to gain current knowledge regarding the Standards of Best Practice: Simulation, patient care skill acquisition, simulation lab management and the latest methodologies using simulation to enhance the education of trainees and or practitioners. The annual conference provides an opportunity to network and share knowledge and skills to further the science of simulation alongside simulation leaders, educators, researchers and industry partners from around the world.

INACSL Objectives:

  • Experience the newest innovations in nursing simulation and/ learning resources while you re-visit some tried-and-true methodologies.
  • Explore future simulation opportunities using Evidence-Based Practice.
  • Determine new directions for simulation and learning resource centers.
  • Explore strategies to integrate technology into curriculum and practice.
  • Examine the challenges of managing nursing simulation/ learning resource centers.
  • Network with colleagues and experts.

Opening Keynote Address “Importance of Structured Debriefing” will be by Jenny Rudolph, PhD of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Medical Simulation.

Learn more and register now for INACSL 2015!

‘Fundamentals of AV Workshop’ Pre-Con at IPSSW 2015 May 3rd in Vacouver

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Looking to learn how integrate audiovisual systems and processes into your healthcare simulation program? Are you new to the technology, production techniques, or lab design? Join myself and other SimGHOSTS leadership for our comprehensive “Fundamentals of A/V” pre-conference workshop at the International Pediatric Society Symposium and Workshop May 3rd in beautiful Vancouver Canada!ipssw 2015

In this workshop SimGHOSTS Founder and Executive Director Lance Baily teams up with SimGHOSTS Event Director Ryan Eling and SimGHOSTS Vice President Ferooz Sekandarpoor to cover the ins and outs of audiovisual technology and its use in healthcare simulation. Drawing on their experiences in Hollywood, higher education media technology and simulation center design, this dynamic team will use hands on demonstrations and activities to explore the many factors when choosing, installing and operating the latest in audiovisual technology. The workshop will cover four major topics: components to an A/V system, overview of major simulation A/V platforms, simulation A/V design concepts and the basics of shooting video.

Simulation centers use audiovisual technology to record and stream video content; This requires many technological components which are often locked behind cabinets and in closets. In the first third of this workshop, the doors will be pulled wide open as we look at cameras, mixers, cables, speakers and more. Get your hands on many pieces of hardware and learn how equipment from multiple manufacturers work together to create an audiovisual recording system.

In order to have a successful simulation program, a center must have a robust and reliable audiovisual streaming and recording system. These A/V systems are a significant investment, so how does a simulation center staff select the appropriate solution to handle their needs? How do you seamlessly integrate this critical technology into your center? What other technological systems must be considered when designing the A/V system for a simulation center? Discussion will cover the types of simulation labs (OR Type, ICU type and Ward type, Skills lab), proper layout/standard layout, Audio Video infrastructure, IT requirements and incorporating telemedicine. The audience will learn the tips and techniques that are required to design or retrofit their simulation spaces.

For the final section of the workshop, the presenters will discuss the basics of video and audio recording, including cinematography and other Hollywood techniques. Participants will then divide into small groups and have the opportunity to film short movies. A final discussion will cover video editing and how simple, free or cheap software can allow simulation centers to create their own training and orientation videos.

Target Audience

Professionals working in simulation who utilize audio or video equipment to stream, transmit or record simulation exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the required and optional components to an A/V capture system
  • Compare and contrast the types of A/V system designs suitable for simulation
  • Demonstrate proper video and audio recording techniques
  • Describe the challenges and opportunities unique to A/V solutions in simulation
  • Assess your own center’s A/V system(s) flexibility, capability, and usability.

Learn more about the course on the IPSSW 2015 Pre-Con Workshop Page!

About IPSSW 2015:

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!

Click here to Register Today for this IPSSW Pre-Con Event!