HealthySim’s Favorite New Products from #IMSH2017

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This has been an amazing week for healthcare simulation with a huge number of new products proudly displayed at the 2017 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. Over the next few months we will start posting in-depth video interviews with vendors from across the floor — but for now we wanted to share the most awesome new product highlights that blew us away!



  • CAE Healthcare Sets new bar for high-fidelity simulator eyes: Sym Eyes are LCD screen eyes that react to movement in front of them AND light. Each pupil can be set to act independently as well, to demonstrate head injuries. They will be standard in new Maternal Birthing simulators and are estimated to last 5 years.
  • Laerdal Begins Campaign to Save Every Life with donations to NPSF:  Laerdal’s Every Life campaign acknowledges lives lost or harmed due to preventable medical error and strives to connect all of us to the common goal of improving patient safety. Please join them in raising awareness about this important cause!
  • EMS SimulationIQ Launches “Phone Video Capture” Capability: Imagine a world where you could simply your simulation program could use your smart phones to capture video content for your events? That world is coming thanks to SimulationIQ’s Training In Motion systems — details coming soon.
  • Gaumard Unveils Super Tory — Simulation’s first “moving” ManikinWeighing only 8lbs and completely wireless, Gaumard set the new bar for infant simulation with Super Tory S2200 explaining that “every visual assessment provides a wealth of health information. That’s why Super Tory features lifelike limb and facial movements and programmable skin coloration that can simulate the range of visual cues seen in ill and healthy newborns.”
  • iSimulate Improves Reality of Mobile Simulation Systems and Creates Realti: iSimulate, a company always on the edge of cutting edge innovations in medical simulation has updated their iPad based vital sign systems with realistic looking monitor designs, starting with ZOLL. They have also enabled programs to use iPads for real-time video capture and debriefing via Apple products. Their partner MDT also unveiled a new infant fidelity manikin prototype that was extremely realistic and had puppet like mouth controls.
  • SIMCharacters launches Paul, The World’s First High Emotion Simulator: (Note: The author of this article is currently consulting for SIMChracters). Paul was overwhelmingly praised as an extremely realistic preterm infant simulator aged at 27 weeks with a 3D printed airway based off real MRI scans of premature babies. Their facebook video went viral during the event crossing 4,000,000 views!
  • Medical-X Shows Us What Full Range of Manikin Motion Really Means: Medical-X, creators of the Nena showed the IMSH trade show floor what “real motion” meant with the latest of Adam-X, a full bodied adult manikin built on an actual bone metal skeleton, allowing for dynamic range of patient motion that is unmatched in the industry.
  • Simulab Launches PacerMan for Immersive Transvenous Pacing Training: A very large crowd gathered around the Simulab booth for a demonstration of the PacerMan system from Simulab, who know produce the only trainer for the effective training of Immersive Transvenous Pacing. The system comes with a computer interface system for educators to make specific training outcomes and real-time learner performance.

This is by far not a comprehensive list of the trade show floor but a quick recap of the amazing video interviews coming soon to HealthySimulation.com for those of you unable to attend or see it all!

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Upcoming Military Healthcare Summit Looks to Connect Simulation Industry to DoD

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The Military Healthcare Conference Feb. 27th –  March 1st 2017 in Washington D.C. promises to provide a forum to examine the complex construct of the Military Healthcare System and determine the best courses of action to address current operational and readiness challenges while maintaining the excellent standard of care U.S. Service members and their families deserve. Some of these discussions will focus on whether the community should rely on Military MTF’s to provide beneficiary care while maintaining military deployable readiness, or outsource more of the Military Healthcare construct. They will also examine critical focus areas such as new tools and techniques for clinical and combat education and training, combat medicine facility readiness, and new advances in medical research and development – truly addressing the full spectrum of Military Healthcare Operations. Don’t miss the opportunity to understand and support the current and future requirements of our medical stakeholders as they commit to the continuous improvement of healthcare delivery to our troops and their families!

With the DoD Unified Medical Budget expected to be $48.8 billion this year, military execs are now looking to invest Military Health Systems and advance in areas such as:

  • Medical Education/Training
  • Medical/Patient Simulation
  • EHR
  • Medical Technology
  • Clinical Care Innovation
  • Combat & Amputee Care

The Military Healthcare Summit, this February 27th-March 1st is the industry platform designed to elevate your organization and provide you with the opportunity to connect with key U.S. military healthcare executives including our lead speaking faculty:

  • Stacy Cummings, Program Executive Officer, PEO Defense Health Management Systems
  • Matt Hepburn, Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office, DARPA
  • Christopher Ivany, Chief, Army Behavioral Health, U.S. Army
  • James Dienst, Director, Education and Training Directorate, Defense Health Agency
  • …and much more!

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Still Available via contact Stephen Aponte on the website!

Learn more at the Military Healthcare IQPC website today!

Newfoundland SimSummit Starts This Week By Royal College of Surgeons Canada

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Taking place later this week in NewFoundland Canada is the Simulation Summit, a conference connecting healthcare simulation champions and vendors together. Are you participating in the conference, tweet to us @HealthySim and share your favorite moment!

The Simulation Summit is a unique and practical, interprofessional medical simulation education conference, which attracts hundreds of international simulation educators, researchers, health care professionals and other individuals engaged in the field of simulation.

The 2016 conference theme, Extreme Simulation, will explore simulation research, learning and practice in a spectrum of contexts and settings, from hospitals and university teaching centres, to rural and remote locations.

Participants at the 2016 Simulation Summit will have the opportunity to collaborate with international colleagues on knowledge translation as it relates to simulation in healthcare; examine new technologies in medical simulation; investigate advances in medical simulation and much more.

Participants at the 2016 summit will:

    • Collaborate with international colleagues on knowledge translation as it relates to simulation in the health professions.
    • Investigate advances in medical simulation for health profession in the realm of assessment and education
    • Examine new technologies in medical simulation for health professions; and
    • Plan to integrate medical simulation for health professions across the education spectrum from students to practitioners.

Learn more on the Simulation Summit Website!


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California Simulation Alliance Workshops and Conference in October

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News today from the California Simluation Alliance, a program of HealthImpact, regarding their upcoming October events:

3-Day Simulation Intensive

October 20-22, 2016
California State University, San Marcos

Description: This three-day immersion course offers a jump-start into simulation-based health care education. Participants will learn to apply best practices in high-fidelity simulation through a variety of didactic, interactive and immersive formats. Using a dual focus on academic and practice settings, key theoretical concepts and strategies will be explored to support health care educators in providing safe, effective learning environments. The basics of the CSA Level 1 curriculum will be flexed to meet the needs of the group, followed by intensive immersion into Level 3 scenario development and debriefing strategies. 19.5 CEUs

Learning objectives:

  • Describe current educational theory supporting simulation as an effective learning strategy for health care teams.
  • Identify the key elements of an effective simulation scenario.
  • Develop a clinical simulation that incorporates key learning objectives and QSEN competencies.
  • Facilitate a clinical simulation including set up, turnover and debriefing.
  • Describe the value and benefit of the California Simulation Alliance and other national and international simulation resources.

CSA Members $1250.00
Non CSA Members $1500.00

Register here for the 3-Day Workshop

2nd Annual USF/CSA Simulation Conference

Pre-Conference for the 2nd Annual USF/CSA Simulation Conference University of San Francisco Co-sponsored by the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) and the CSA Featuring Dr. Jenny Rudolph and Dr, Mary Fey CSA Members. Pre-cons include CHSE and CHSOS readiness review classes sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and a debriefing workshop supported by the team from The Center for Medical Simulation at Harvard.

October 13-15, 2016
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street McLaren Hall
San Francisco, California 94117

$500 Non CSA Members
$550 CSA Subscribers

Register for the CSA Conference here!

Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare Updates

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A few updates from our friends at ASPiH!

The 2016 ASPiH UK November Bristol Conference Agenda Brochure has been posted, with keynote announcement by Dr. John Vozenilek MD, FACEP. Chief Medical Officer Jump Simulation and Education Centre University of Illinois. This is a multidisciplinary conference focusing on the latest research, technologies and applications of simulated practice 15th-17th November 2016 at the Mercure Grand Hotel in Bristol.

ASPiH and the Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) are pleased to announce a series of co-designed one day workshops to help illustrate and enhance the integration of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) methodologies within health care education and delivery.

Thursday 29th September 2016 – Glasgow Crowne Plaza
Tuesday 15th November 2016 – Bristol Mercure Grande

Each event will feature presentation of different case studies to enable participants to consider the techniques used in more depth and gain an appreciation of the application of HFE across a range of health care contexts and purposes. We are in discussion with CIEHF regarding options for publishing a report or summary paper that will feature selected case studies for wider circulation to policy makers, regulators, commissioners, and professional bodies in healthcare.

Finally, membership to the ASPiH website has been upgraded with the following opportunities:

  • Discounted registration fee at the annual ASPiH Conference
  • Discount with selected affiliate organisations
  • Subsidised fees at selected UK regional events
  • Reduced rates for ASPiH delivered or supported training courses
  • Reduced subscription rate for the BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Journal
  • Opportunity to be involved with ASPiH Special Interest Groups (SIGS) relevant to expertise/speciality
  • Eligible for being invited to Chair positions in SIGS and for membership of the Executive committee
  • Opportunity to promote job vacancies free of charge on the ASPiH website
  • Communications Receive direct email notices and quarterly e-Newsletter from ASPiH
  • Receive the ASPiH Annual Report summarising the Associations’ member-driven activities and key initiatives
  • Connect with other members and experts via our community

Visit ASPiH’s website for more great resources from UK’s leading Simulation Organization!

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

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SimGHOSTS recently wrapped their 2016 global events in the United States, Australia, and in the United Kingdom (with their partner ASPiH). Check out these awesome updates from the world’s leading non-profit organization supporting healthcare simulation technology specialists.

Remember there is still 50% discounted annual subscription to SimGHOSTS.org to celebrate their recent affiliation with INACSL. Subscribe today to gain access to the course library, and watch all the recorded sessions from the SimGHOSTS 2016 events!

2nd Annual SimGHOSTS-ASPiH UK Opens at GAPS Simulation in London

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Today more than 85 simulation champions and vendor representatives from around the world came together at the GAPS Simulation Center at St. George’s University in London, UK for the 2nd annual SimGHOSTS-ASPiH event. Gold Sponsor CAE Healthcare introduced the keynote speaker Lance Baily, Founder of SimGHOSTS, who spoke on the past, present and future of healthcare simulation. ASPiH Executive Director Andy Anderson was also in attendance.

About the SimGHOSTS ASPiH 2016 UK Keynote Address by Lance Baily

Lance Baily is an innovator and thought leader in the world of healthcare simulation. Using his background in digital media production and EMS fire fighting, as well as his work as a Simulation Technology Specialist, Lance founded several of the world’s leading websites, organizations, and events in the field of healthcare simulation. Lance also served as the inaugural Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s massive multi-institutional Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. Desiring to make a global impact, Lance founded what has become the world’s most-read medical simulation resource website: HealthySimulation.com.

Never satisfied with the status quo, Lance went on to create SimGHOSTS.org, a non-profit organization that supports professionals in the healthcare simulation industry through hands-on training events, online resources, and professional development. Because of overwhelming global demand, SimGHOSTS now operates four annual events, including ones in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. SimGHOSTS has also forged successful affiliations with simulation organizations all over the world, including SSH, ASPE, ASPiH, Simulation Australia, HIMSS, INACSL, and IPSS.

In a drive to create excellence, SimGHOSTS has recently partnered with INACSL to develop a new professional competency standard for the position of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist. Lance continues to be a change-maker and innovator in the field of healthcare simulation. All of his projects and efforts are based on a core belief: that emerging technology can create community and empower people to solve bigger problems faster.

In his best selling book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success. Gladwell considers why the majority of Canadian ice hockey players are born in the first few months of the year, how Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates achieved his extreme wealth, and why the Beatles became one of the most successful musical acts in human history. Throughout his book, Gladwell theorizes how historical and cultural circumstances can pave the way for such phenomenal success. Lance asked “What can the healthcare simulation industry learn from a similar of exploration of its own past, present, and future?”

Simulation Evangelist Lance Baily has applied Gladwell’s theories to our industry and will explain why his projects, including HealthySimulation.com and SimGHOSTS.org, have made such huge global impacts in just five short years. By understanding the core truths behind the success of these projects, participants took away valuable arguments they can use to advocate for the expanded use of simulation in their own home institutions.

Finally, Lance explored how the historical and cultural forces that are now in motion will transform healthcare simulation as we know it from a small community of early-adopters to a universal standard embraced by all.

About Gold Sponsor CAE Healthcare:

CAE Healthcare is a medical simulation company with a mission to improve healthcare education and patient safety. We design and build products for patient simulation, surgical simulation, ultrasound simulation and clinical simulation management. Our global adjunct faculty and clinicians develop medical simulation scenarios for medicine, nursing, health sciences, hospital systems and the military. Our commitment to quality, lean manufacturing and world-class customer service is unmatched, allowing us to deliver innovative healthcare simulation training products and solutions to our customers in more than 60 countries around the world. From full motion flight simulators to simple part-task trainers CAE are passionate about technology and innovation. It is amongst the Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists we feel free to discuss, demonstrate and educate on our new and existing platforms but also to fuel our inspiration to meet the needs of all those working in the field of healthcare simulation. Learn more at CAEHealthcare.com.

Learn more by following the twitter hashtag #SG16UK &
Visiting SimGHOSTS.org today!

7th Annual ASPiH UK Simulation Conference Opens Registration!

Registration is now open for the 2016 Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) UK meeting! This is the 7th annual event from the innovative leaders of healthcare simulation support in the United Kingdom.

Key Event Info:
Mercure Grand Hotel
Bristol, UK
Nov. 15th-17th 2016

Speakers confirmed include Professors:

  • Charles Vincent Patient Safety Lead Oxford
  • Wendy Reid Medical Director HEE
  • Brendan McCormack Head of Division of Nursing Aberdeen.
  • Ed Piele Professor Emeritus in Medical Education University of Warwick

Opening Keynote Address

Dr. John Vozenilek  MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer Jump trading Simulation and Education Centre University of Illinois will be providing the Opening Keynote address.

Prior to his appointment as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Simulation for the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, “Dr. Voz” was the Director of Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning program for the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University where he provided central coordination and oversight for the undergraduate, graduate, interdisciplinary, and continuing medical education programs.

Under his direction, the medical school created additional organizational capabilities and infrastructure, building resources for educators who wish to use additional innovative learning technologies for teaching and assessment, measuring success with patient-based outcomes research. In May of 2008, Dr. Vozenilek co-chaired the first Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – sponsored national consensus conference on using simulation research to define and develop clinical expertise. In his work at Northwestern he served as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Research and its Center for Patient Safety, and continues to teach within its master’s degree program in health care quality and safety.

Learn more & Register at the ASPiH 2016 Event Page today!

22nd Annual Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine Event Opens in Lisbon Portugal

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Today in Lisbon Portugal more than 700 healthcare simulation champions from around the world met for the 22nd annual Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM).

You can watch the event LIVE on facebook here!

The president of the Portuguese Simulation Society, the Director of the Portuguese Medical Association, and the Portuguese Administer of Health helped to introduce the event which took place at the Lisbon Conference Center near the San Francisco Bridge.

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SESAM President Antoine Tesniere thanked the international attendees and reminded them about the event’s opportunities to network, learn, and collaborate

Lou Oberndorf, Founder of METI, introduced the opening keynote lecture series with his name speaking to SESAM as a fellow pioneer in healthcare simulation, being one of the oldest organizations in the world dedicated to the field. “20 years after we have launched this innovative technology and now, virtually any place in the world, you could go into almost every medical school, and many of the nursing schools, and encounter simulation”. Lou challenged the audience to avoid complacency, and to constantly ask for more innovation from one another and from vendors. He then announced his honor at introducing the keynote speaker

Opening Keynote Address by Dr. Rick Satava

satava sesam 2016 Dr. Richard Satava MD FACS, Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center spoke to the topic of “Next Generation Curriculum and Technology for Simulation”.

He focused his talk on demonstrated development and alid of curriculum competency preliminary proficiency based progression methodology using the fundamentals of robotic surgery as an exemplar.

Dr. Satava asked the audience to consider “Does this training things safer for my patient?” He shared with proficiency-based progression training to consistently meet a high level of skill now and increase that ability as learners move down the line. He then shared how his team built learning devices first through simulated animation to perfect the model before creating a physical prototype. With these prototypes, learners must prove competency with a measured qualitative experience with specific benchmarks, and are not allowed to continue onwards until each step is proven proficient.

For new technologies, Dr. Satava highlighted future laser technologies which will provide non-invasive surgeries and advances in 3d printing. He then closed by reminding us that healthcare technology is neutral, and sooner than later, humans will evolve thanks to use of these technologies.

Registered delegates will be able to watch the keynote sessions live on their mobile devices and watch the recordings after the event from the comfort of their home.

Follow the live tweets on @SESAMSimulation and
@HealthySim with the hashtag #SESAM2016!

*Afternoon Session Update:

Flinders University Professor Harry Owen published the work “Simulation in Healthcare Education”, and provided a breakdown of key historical updates including the first auscultation simulator in 1867 and various OB simulators from the 18th century! About the book: Simulation in healthcare education has a long history, yet in many ways, we have been reinventing the wheel during the last 25 years. Historically, simulators have been much more than simple models, and we can still learn from aspects of simulation used hundreds of years ago. This book gives a narrative history of the development of simulators from the early 1700s to the middle of the 20th century when simulation in healthcare appeared to all but die out.  It is organized around the development of simulation in different countries and includes at the end a guide to simulators in museums and private collections throughout the world.  The aim is to increase understanding of simulation in the professional education of healthcare providers by exploring the historical context of simulators that were developed in the past, what they looked like, how they were used, and examples of simulator use that led to significant harm and an erosion of standards. The book is addressed to the healthcare simulation community and historians of medicine. Buy it through the link below:

Advances in Simulation with Editor in Chief Debra Nestel

Professor Nestel provided an update regarding the recently launched Advances in Simulation journal which is open access, starting with an introduction to the editors of the journal and the supporting reviewer team.

Advances in Simulation Benefits to Authors:

  • SESAM’s Professional Journal
  • Open Access
  • Promotion and Press Coverage

Update from launch 15 months ago:

  • Editorial Board formation
  • Category types
  • Manuscript commissioning
  • Launched January 11 2016
  • 21 articles published
    • 13 research articles
  • Promotional activities
  • Supplements portfolio
  • Secured over 300 reviewers
  • Most accessed articles has been read more than 1700 times

Learn more about free access to Advances in Simulation here.

Afternoon Plenary from SSH President Dr. Chad Epps

Dr. Epps, Executive Director of Simulation at UTHSC and President of SSH, started his plenary with a breakdown about improv, connecting the performance style to healthcare simulation.

As a clinician, and not an educator, Chad shared how he started considering some key questions after building a training assessment criteria for his anesthesiology residents. How did he know his checklist for assessment was valid? How valid was this tool? As, perhaps a tool designed for professional ED professionals would not work that well for an academic setting with residents. And beyond that — how competent was the assessors?

Dr. Epps then shared some resources for assessment development in simulation including the Assessment Standards of Best Practice in Simulation from INACSL and the SSH Accreditation Standards in Assessment. He also recommend the book “Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs” — which you can buy below:

Learn more about Dr. Epps on LinkedIn!

(ASPE) 2016 Association for Standardized Patient Educators June 26-29th in Tampa

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The ASPE Conference Committee has created a conference to engage, showcase creative works, stimulate professional development, and provide on-going opportunities to network and collaborate. We are delighted to have you with us and hope that you will find the conference productive and informative.

The best opportunity for networking in this field and growing professionally is the annual ASPE Conference. Preconference workshops offer a wide variety of focused sessions for the novice, intermediate, and seasoned educators. From basic program development for newcomers to research methods for scholars, these workshops have something for everyone.

The regular conference sessions consist of technique demonstrations, research/project posters, workshops, and panel discussions on a wide variety of SP and simulation topics, and technology sessions provide the latest in SP education technology support. Special interest groups have dedicated time and the annual Conference to meet and discuss shared goals.

Most unique to the conference is the town meeting where members bring their ideas and concerns directly to the ASPE president. Of course, there are always opportunities for fun with dine arounds and group activities.

Learn more on the ASPE 2016 Conference Home Page!