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