Summary of Product Demo Video Interviews from IMSH 2017 Trade Show Floor

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Hey Simulation Champions! Today we are sharing a comprehensive review of all the product demonstration interviews HealthySimulation produced exclusively from the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare 2017 Orlando Tradeshow floor! These videos will help you to catch up with the latest news and information about innovative new products and services entering the field of healthcare simulation, so be sure to watch them all!


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Exclusive IMSH 2017 Exhibit Hall Video Interviews:

Finally, here is the HealthySim staff writeup about our favorite products from IMSH 2017!


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HealthySimulation.com’s IMSH 2016 Exhibit Hall Video Interview Recap

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Over the past few months HealthySimulation.com has released numerous video interviews taken at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare’s 2016 San Diego based meeting. Did you miss any? Below is a recap of all the posted videos posted so you can learn more about the latest medical simulation product news:

By watching these videos you will have a better perspective about the latest medical simulation products and services!

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Jenny Rudolph from Harvard’s Center for Medical Simulation Reminds Us “Excellent Debriefing is Invisible”

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On the Center for Medical Simulation’s website there was recently a short post from Jenny Rudolph PhD, Senior Director of the Institute for Medical Simulation, reminding us that “excellent debriefing is invisible”. Jenny connects subtle interviewing techniques to simulation debriefing to show us how the participant should remain the center of the conversation.  As a documentary film-maker, I have spent countless hours learning the delicate craft of interviewing. Check out my articles on the Lessons from Documentary Film-Making for Simulation Champs, and Creating Realism in Simulation to learn more about this fascinating topic!

 

From Jenny:

“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 a well-designed setting for a precious gem, or good lighting in the theater, good debriefing and interviewing is not that noticeable. This is ironic because it takes some effort and practice to master the interview and debriefing techniques to be invisible. 

A lovely 2.5 minute example of this is Joshua Gubitz’s interview of his 85 year-old friend Len Berk. When Berk retired as a CPA he got himself hired as a salmon slicer at a gourmet deli in NYC.  Although this clip no doubt benefitted from skillful audio editing, you will notice that Josh Gubitz just taps the topic along, with little follow-up questions, or a chuckle of encouragement.  He doesn’t get in the way of Berk telling his story.  Gubitz’s underlying feeling of interest and positive regard for Berk and Berk’s inherent love of salmon slicing do the rest.”

Listen to the 2.5 minute interview and learn more about CMS Training Programs here!


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My Smart Healthcare Provides Simulated Procedure Training | IMSH 2015 Video Interview

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A late addition to our IMSH 2015 Interview coverage, today we share more about My Smart Healthcare, which provides haptic-based simulated procedure training. The mySmartHealthcare products are being used by medical students, residents, physicians and nurses, who continue to work closely with their strategic partners on both in-depth simulation research and practical applications for their solutions. Watch our video interview below for the full story:

About mySmartHealthcare:

Backed by over a decade of interactive training development, mySmartHealthcare provides high quality, low cost solutions that will aid in the reduction of error rates and improve quality care. The blended learning strategy enables organizations to improve procedural proficiency and quantify the results, saving time and improving competency before manikin training, task trainers, and labs. These solutions provide key documentation of proficiency early in the circle of training.

clinical vr virtual procedure simulations can be accessed online or installed on most computers. Web based deployment allows for easy access by a large number of users from any major web browser.

clinical tvr virtual procedure simulations include the increased benefit of tactile feedback through the use of haptic technology. This allows for an immersive and life-like sensory experience as the learner virtually performs a procedure.

“mySmartHealthcare facilitates a highly accessible and reliable method to educate both health profession students and practicing clinicians in an effort to enhance clinical competence and improve practice confidence through virtual interaction. mySmartHealthcare can be invaluable to healthcare organizations seeking to standardize clinical education content while continually focusing on process improvement through the virtual procedure-based learning platform.”
-Stephanie Laws, MSN, RN Executive Director, Rural Health Innovation Collaborative

Learn more at mySmartHealthcare.com today!

Free Webinar 2PM ET TODAY: ‘How to Affordably Increase Sim Lab Technical Staff’ Hosted by Education Management Solutions

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Course Title: How to Affordably Increase Sim Lab Technical Staff

Time: Recorded in October, you can now watch this recorded webinar through SimulationIQ.com

Presented by: HealthySimulation.com Founder Lance Baily

As an entrepreneur, medical simulation industry thought leader, media producer, and EMS/firefighter, Lance has the background and the experience necessary to guide simulation-based projects to the next level. Lance has served as a Simulation Technology Specialist in Los Angeles, and from 2009 to 2012, the Director of the 31,000 ft. multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas (CSCLV). Lance is the founder of:

  • HeathySimulation.com – Free medical simulation resource website
  • HealthySimAdmin.com – Recorded sessions on simulation program administration
  • SimGHOSTS.org – Annual hands-on training events and online resources for simulation technology specialists
  • Konsiderate.com – Community-written ratings & reviews of medical simulation products & services.

Abstract: Expanding your sim lab technical staff is a must for short and long-term simulation program success. This session will explore why hiring a Sim Tech is such a crucial step toward increasing simulation lab operational efficiency and learning quality. Maximize your budget through staff analysis of your technology-based simulation lab and then learn how to increase simulation staff in cost effective steps with proven techniques!

About EMS:

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Education Management Solutions (EMS) is an industry pioneer in simulation-based solutions for healthcare training environments – ranging from clinical simulation management software and hardware to counselor education, and case authoring and interactive computer-based training tools. Working alongside subject matter experts, we serve as the driving force behind numerous consumer-centered innovations that continue to move the clinical simulation market forward with breakthrough technologies.

We understand that clinical simulation is no longer a nice-to-have, but rather a learning necessity – and without the proper clinical simulation management tools it can be overwhelming to manage. Our SIMULATIONiQ solution is the only intelligent operating platform that brings together all the programs, people and processes into a single, simplified view that saves time, improves clinical outcomes and delivers peace of mind. When we use the phrase industry pioneer, we mean it. Operating out of our world headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, we were founded in 1994 and boast 15 years of experience providing state-of-the-art technology for clinical education and training environments.

As we continue to expand our product offering to meet the evolving needs of our customers, we’re experiencing unprecedented success. In fact, over the past three years alone, we’ve seen an annual growth rate of more than 159%. We’re turning heads both within the industry and in the mainstream business community. For the past eight years we’ve been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the USA, and also garnered accolades on Deloitte Technology’s Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists as a leading technology company in Greater Philadelphia and North America respectively, as well as one of the Top 100 companies in the Philadelphia-New Jersey-Delaware region.

An unparalleled number of firsts make our software the benchmark by which all others are judged. The SIMULATIONiQ solution is the preferred choice for a growing international community of clinical simulation management customers, including Centra Health; Christiana Care Health System; Weil Cornell Medical College, Qatar; The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners; National University of Singapore; Swedish Medical Center; and The University of Hawaii at Manoa. Institutions big and small trust us to deliver the solutions they need to drive greater visibility, usability, marketability, adaptability, scalability, measurement, and ROI.

To Watch This Free Online Event Visit the EMS Webinar Website


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Catch Up: Summer’s Most Read Medical Simulation Articles

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Were you out of the office this summer or looking to recap the our most read medical simulation articles? Check out these highly shared posts:

  • Great Interview Questions When Hiring a Sim Tech – Are you hiring a Simulation Technician or other individual who will be responsible for the operation of your labs? Read this article first to learn how to find a great addition to your simulation team!
  • WISER Nursing Symposium Video Coverage – Back in June The 6th Annual WISER Nursing Simulation Symposium took place at the Pittsburgh Hilton and at the WISER center located next door. Learn more about WISER, this event and Dr. Paul Phrampus – President for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
  • 70 FREE Medical Simulation Videos – HealthySimulation.com has produced more than 70 clinical simulation videos which have been watched over 26,000 times by the international healthcare education community. Check out some highlights here!
  • How to Evaluate Effectiveness of Simulation – Learn about the Japanese philosophy of “Kaizen”, which means “never-ending improvement”, a passion for making things better, the drive for perfection – and how this can help you better develop your medical simulation program.
  • Best Practices For Medical Simulation Hiring – “The goal with hiring for your simulation-based positions is to not necessarily find candidates with the most simulation experience, nor even the most medical experience, but rather the person who has demonstrated the most passion for the position.”
  • Blood Pressure Simulator “BPsim” From KBPort – What I really liked about this device was how realistic the blood pressure cuff was, how detailed you could get with the settings, and how it will work on manikins, IV Arm task trainers AND humans!
  • Award-winning Sim Tech “DIY” Projects Videos – B-Line Medical Supports Sim Tech Innovation With $1000 in Prizes at SimGHOSTS 2013! Watch these videos to see how to build your own EHR system, re-purpose ATLS training skins, and increase fidelity on more basic manikins!

Finally, check out our Top 10 Medical Simulation Articles from Spring – Our previous 2013 recap article with even more great content!

Best Practices For Medical Simulation Hiring

When hiring for your healthcare simulation program, finding candidates with direct medical simulation experience is difficult but not impossible. Previously I have written a few articles covering the topic including What To REALLY Look For When Hiring a Sim Tech, New Simulation Program Webinar, and How To Increase Lab Staff Without Increased Budgets, and of course the entire HealthySimAdmin event, to name a few.

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The goal with hiring for your simulation-based positions is to not necessarily find candidates with the most simulation experience, nor even the most medical experience, but rather the person who has demonstrated the most passion for the position. No matter how strong the core of your simulation program is, we are talking about a technology and methodology that will continue to evolve and disrupt your training program. Thus, finding individuals who are comfortable with change and go to work everyday looking to “learn something new” will far far better serve your program than someone who a) knows it all or b) cannot deal with continual change.

Finding the right fit for your program should consider experience, but weigh more heavily the fit of the individual into the controlled chaotic world of simulation and your pre-existing team. And to give your program the best opportunity to find the best person, you should consider the serious benefits of working with an outside staffing firm.

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Today, Jason Irving from SimStaff, a staffing firm which specifically serves simulation industries, wrote in to HealthySim to share some of the benefits of working with professional hiring specialists.

Why it makes sense to use an external recruitment firm.

More than ever there is increased pressure to work quickly and efficiently. With the advances in technology we have become an “on-demand” society that expects answers and results at short notice. There are pressures from external sources such as shareholders, consumers and partner organizations that then drive internal pressure at board level to hiring managers, internal human resources and recruitment teams. Added to those pressures are the increased workload many employees have undertaken since the great recession and there is very little time for hiring managers to actively recruit new employees. Even internal recruitment teams are typically stretched working on multiple assignments that allow very little time for proactive recruitment. Many internal recruiters are so busy they are only able to “post and pray” – an industry term for posting jobs and hoping they are seen by a wide enough audience to attract the right candidates.

These scenarios make it necessary to use external “third party” recruitment firms who are engaged to find suitable candidates. Recruitment / Staffing firms’ entire business model is designed to find the right people for clients – often at very short notice. A typical assignment is initiated when all other internal methods to find candidates has proven unsuccessful and there is an immediate need to hire someone to fill an empty “seat” or a program is unable to start without the key employee.

Reduce risk and Save costs

Utilize an external firm to ensure your hiring managers are productive. A well briefed recruiter should be expected to produce no more than 2 or 3 highly qualified candidates for review. Eliminate unnecessary downtime for your management team!

Utilize an external firm who has to the ability to increase time to hire – making sure your product/ service is delivered and you are not missing other opportunities!

Utilize guarantees! A reputable firm will give guarantees with any hire and replace a hire if necessary – something you can ill afford to do. If they can’t replace they will also give you your money back!

Reduce potential cost and risk by using temp to hire opportunities. You can trial a temp before you make a long term commitment.

Jason also shared these Top Ten Tips for Hiring in Simulation:

10 Tips for successfully using an external / third party recruiter:

1) Develop a partnership with a firm who understands your short and long term needs.

2) Choose a firm that has a systematic process and a proven track record in your niche

3) Describe your potential hiring needs so your partner can continuously identify candidates.

4) When you are hiring – don’t leave it to the last minute – engage early for best results.

5) Describe the outcomes / key indicators you want from the role – don’t just copy and paste the last job description.

6) Agree on how you want to proceed and set expectations.

7) Once you see resumes give quick and detailed feedback on non selected candidates.

8) Give specific post interview feedback that helps candidates and your external recruiters.

9) If you amend the Job Description tell your external recruiter so they can be effective.

10) Treat the recruiter as your partner – they will be more vested in your needs.

To Get Help With Your Simulation Staff Hiring

You can learn more about these hiring support opportunities by visiting the SimStaff website and by contacting Jason Irving via Email. Lastly, be sure to visit the HealthySim Job Listing’s Page to see what’s out there or to post your open medical simulation vacancies.


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