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

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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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Sponsored Advertisement: Free Medical Simulation Resource Website Turns 6!


Simulation Champions! Thank you for all your continued readership and support as we celebrate our 6th year providing free medical simulation resources around the world. Did you know that since 2010 over 300,000 readers have viewed our thousand plus articles almost 800,000 times? You have come from 214 different countries to learn and share more about healthcare simulation:

6 Years ago today begin with our first article:

“Welcome to, an independent resource site for healthcare educators and professionals to share and grow our field of medical simulation.

Healthcare Simulation is such an emergent field that no one person, place, or resource has all the answers to the thousands of questions and problems unique to the developing technology.  While at this time the best way to learn about simulation is to visit a sim lab or sim center, the potential of the internet to share and exchange ideas from all over the world clearly provides an opportunity to grow healthy simulation faster and with greater ease than ever before.

The goal of this website is to provide unfiltered resources and honest advice for those developing and growing a simulation program.  By connecting the millions of new and developing simulation users with the thousands of “simulation champions”, those who not only get simulation but truly love it!”

Do you think we are hitting that goal? With now over 3,500 email newsletter subscribers, I think we are!

Here’s but a handful of HealthySim’s Most Read Articles:

  1. Free Medical Simulation Scenarios
  2. Healthcare Simulation Jobs Listings
  3. What to REALLY look for when hiring a Sim Tech
  4. HealthySim Youtube Channel Crosses 100,000 Views
  5. SimGHOSTS Launches 2016 Early-Bird Event Registrations for Simulation Technology Training
  6. CAE Healthcare Fidelis Maternal Simulator Video Interview
  7. Simulation Provides 7:1 Cost Savings for Hospital
  8. Laerdal SimPaid Interview with Jon Laerdal
  9. Emesis Moulage from Bobbie Merica


Thank you!

First and foremost I would like to thank you, the simulation champion reader, for continuing to engage with the resources we continue to produce. Your appreciate keeps the website going so be sure to let us know on our Linkedin group, @HealthySim twitter account, or by email!

I would also like to thank the following groups for their support of (& HealthySimAdmin) in the past in the form of sponsorships, which help us to pay for hosting and development costs:



Pocket Nurse

CAE Healthcare
(and formerly METI)

B-Line Medical

Drexel University




NYIT University

SimED Australia

University of San Francisco

Medical Shipment

Robert Morris University

We hope to continue to serve you with the best healthcare simulation information possible so be sure to share any big news you have with us via email so we can spread the word.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn! Seeks Website Developer Support

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Dear HealthySim Readers!

We have noticed that the website has been under performing in the past few weeks and believe it is time to give a “face lift” with a new theme and functionality. Thus we are seeking support from our community for individuals with previous experience in server host migration, redesigning a wordpress website, twitter integration, and SEO automation.

Please contact us at if you would like to volunteer your support to give an update!

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Our Medical Simulation Newsletter Crossed Over 3,000 Monthly Subscribers!

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This week is pleased to announce we crossed a new milestone — over 3,000 email subscribers to our free medical simulation newsletter! HealthySim started in April of 2010 with just 30 readers a month, and has continued to grow ever since with an average of over 9,000 unique visitors monthly from 209 different countries. With more than 752 articles published and over 100 medical simulation youtube videos totaling more than 60,000 views, we want to thank you for continuing to support and read this unique community resource website.

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Can you guess what has been the most clicked article from our five years of newsletter writing?
It was the Top 50 Medical Simulation Articles from 2014!

Haven’t signed up for our newsletter just yet? Get FREE access to $450 worth of HealthySimAdmin sim lab management courses and a monthly digest of all the best content from Have an article to share? Any medical simulation topic can be submitted by emailing Lance!

To subscribe for FREE click here!

Here’s to 3,000 more!

Presenting Today at EMS International Sales Meeting


Today I was invited out to the international HQ of Education Management Solutions (EMS) in Exton Pennsylvania to present about the history of SimGHOSTS.Org and at their international sales team meeting!‘s co-founder and CEO Jackie Morck was also out to speak about the new home for online ratings and reviews of simulation products and services.

I will be connecting my presentation to the work of Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers”, which points out that our careers are a lot more connected to the circumstances of our upbringing than we may previously have imagined. I know my story towards medical simulation was unique — just as I am sure your story is as well!

I’d love to hear how you started working in medical simulation, so please share with me and your community on the HealthySim Linkedin Group page.

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500th Posted Article For!

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Thanks to your continued support is posting its 500th article today! Since April of 2010 this website has provided more than 500 free articles to the growing community of healthcare simulation champions from around the world. All this week we will be celebrating with some major free giveaways – so stay tuned to the website, the @HealthySim twitter feed, and the HealthySim LinkedIn Group! Back in 2010 we were only getting around 30 visitors a month reading the website — but that number has continued to grow and now more than 8,200 visitors read the website this month alone! Below is a photo of countries which have read the website over the past four years. We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the website and we hope you will continue to share it with fellow simulation champions, by offering some free giveaways this week!

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Here are a few of my favorite articles out of the 500:

  1. Welcome Home Simulation Champions – HealthySim’s First Post ever!
  2. Top Ten Most Read Articles From – This is the master list for getting started at HealthySim!
  3. Simulab’s TraumaMan In-Situ at LSU OR – This video is very visual and shows just how powerful Simulab training products can be
  4. The #1 Hiring Mistake in Healthcare Simulation Programs – This recent article got huge response from our community.
  5. Aviation Simulation Industry Comparison Interviews – We must continue to learn from the Aviation Industry.
  6. Driving Simulators – The Real Deal, Driving simulators will soon be everywhere.
  7. What to REALLY look for when Hiring a Sim Tech – Second post ever written!)
  8. NASA’s Flight Simulator Took Up a Whole Building! – I wish I had seen this in real life.
  9. Top Reasons To Attend SimGHOSTS Event. Wow — How far SimGHOSTS has come!

Prizes and Freebies to be distributed this week:

  1. Free streaming access to the “IT Issues & Structures” 2-Hour HD recorded session from HealthySimAdmin – a 2-day recorded event covering the “how-to” of healthcare simulation program administration.
  2. 10 FREE subscriptions all eight HealthySimAdmin sessions (15 hours of administrative content!)
  3. 1 hour of medical simulation consulting by phone regarding any issue your program is facing!
  4. Free Medical Simulation Books! We’ll be sending out some books to help you build your simulation library!

Keep watching the website, the @HealthySim twitter feed, and the HealthySim LinkedIn Group for a chance for these giveaways and more!

A Quick Favor To Help HealthySim & New Sim Champs!

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Sim Champs its true! clearly loves providing readers such as yourself from around the world with the latest and greatest in medical simulation related topics.

Did you know that last month over 7,200 unique visitors read almost 17,000 pages of content? In the past four years, thousands of HealthySim “Monthly Best Of” email subscribers have read our 500+ articles more than 325,000 times!

But there are new community members every day about to start their simulation journey — and we would appreciate your help to get them up and running through HealthySim.

Now… for that quick favor:

Today we’d like your help to “pay it forward” to other healthcare simulation users by including a link to through your ‘resource’ section of your healthcare simulation program’s website. If you can edit your page through a Content Management System (CMS) – this is as easy as copy/pasting the text just below: is a free medical simulation resource website with video tutorials, product reviews, conference recaps and the latest community news. Join HealthySim’s free monthly newsletter to get all the ‘Best Of Healthcare Simulation’ summarized to your email inbox. “

And for those who want to the backend html code:

<strong><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a> is a free <a href=”” target=”_blank”>medical simulation</a> resource website with video tutorials, product reviews, conference recaps and the latest community news. Join HealthySim’s free monthly newsletter to get all the ‘Best Of Healthcare Simulation’ summarized to your email inbox.</strong>

You can also add this banner below to your website if you want something “more colorful”:

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And the banner’s html code:

<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”” target=”_blank”><img style=”border: 2px solid black;” alt=”medical simulation” src=”×339.png” width=”550″ height=”180″ /></a></p>

By adding this link to your simulation program website you will be helping others become simulation champions. Thanks for the help and enjoy your non-simulated weekend!

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HealthySim Crosses 7,000 Monthly Reader Milestone

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THANK YOU for reading HealthySim!

I am happy to report that last month your readership contributed to our largest audience yet – with more than 7,200 Simulation Champions from around the world uniquely visiting! Almost 17,000 pages of content were read by your emerging professional community. Above is a picture from google analytics, showing the countries from around the world which readers visited HealthySim in January. Clearly medical simulation continues to to grow in understanding and utilization by healthcare professionals on a global scale.

No doubt our “Top 50 Best Articles of 2013” post, and our flyer & @HealthySim twitter presence at IMSH 2014 introduced new readers to our 400+ articles and 100+ videos.

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Are you on LinkedIn? We crossed yet another great milestone with our Healthcare Simulation discussion group there last month crossing over 1,000 group members! HealthySim LinkedIn group members are sharing resources, getting answers to their questions, and connecting to other sim champs.

Interested in getting all the best of HealthySim? Subscribe to our FREE newsletter today to get a monthly recap of all the best from HealthySim! Passes 2,000 Medical Simulation Subscribers

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Thank You Simulation Champions!!

Today we celebrate some new major milestones for – a free resource website for medical simulation champions around the world which began in April of 2010. Since that time, over 91,779 unique visitors from 186 countries around the world have read more than 268,158 pages of medical simulation content. Every time I look at the google analytics map to see where folks are visiting from I always feel inspired to do more. Knowing that we are helping to increase the adoption and utilization of this amazing technology keeps our little team going day after day! While most of our readers are from the United States (89,596) the rest of the world has participated as well.

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Later this afternoon we will cross 2,000 email subscribers who have received free monthly newsletters with “All the Best from HealthySim!”. Are you signed up for a free monthly summary of our best content along with special product discounts on everything from HealthySimAdmin videos to simulated patient monitors? Join 2,000 other simulation champions through the form below to get your free healthcare simulation newsletter!

And finally, the HealthySim Linkedin Group just crossed 800 followers, many of whom are sharing best tips and their own great simulation news!

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Do you have medical simulation news to share? We would love to let the world know! Email Lance and share your medical simulation news today!

Thank you for being a part of medical simulation history!

Over 500 subscribers to HealthySim!

Wow! Today I received an email that our 500th subscriber signed up for the FREE newsletter!  Im happy to say that folks from around the world are taking advantage of this amazing resource – from San Jose, CA to Abu Dhabi, UAE and beyond!

Each month, the newsletter brings you all the best articles and posts from HealthySim.  It’s like having a newspaper of Healthcare Simulation tips, tutorials, product demos, product discounts, advice and resources delivered straight to your door!

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So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and join over 500 other healthcare simulation champions!

Also, check out my article on other great healthcare simulation related newsletters!