IPSSW 2017 Pediatric Simulation Conference Taking Place June 1-3 !

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Is your simulation focusing on pediatrics — or are you looking to expand your pediatric simulation courses? Keep learning on the latest advances in pediatric and perinatal simulation at the 9th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops to collaborate, create and captivate — June 1-3 in Boston!

In previous years, you have attended the IPSS Symposia and Workshops and experienced the benefits of enhancing your knowledge in healthcare simulation and making valuable connections with great colleagues from all pediatric subspecialties from novice to expert level. Continue to develop your expertise, gain important insights and practical ideas to take back to your work place by joining us at IPSSW2017.

Gain new perspectives, inspiration and motivation from passionate and innovative speakers on different topics: Debriefing and teaching methodologies Simulation instruction design and curriculum development Interprofessional education Process improvement and organisational change Simulation for procedural and psychomotor skills Innovation / future direction and outreach simulation Program development / administration and program management Assessment (including use and validation of measurement and assessment tools). Discover the detailed program and the diverse sessions taking place at the conference.


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Customise your learning experience Create your own conference schedule by selecting the workshops, roundtable sessions, panel discussions, and oral presentations that best suit your learning objectives. Don’t miss the pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, 31 May, for gaining more in-depth knowledge in your area of expertise. Seats are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to register early!

I believe you will be able to check out Paul while you are there, the world’s first high emotion preterm simulator from SIMCharacters!

Learn more and register at the IPSS website today!


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Implementing Curriculum Using Simulation To Augment Pediatric Emergency Medicine Rotation

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Shared by our friends at B-Line Medical this Med Ed Online article “Development and assessment of a pediatric emergency medicine simulation and skills rotation: meeting the demands of a large pediatric clerkship” by Elaine K. Fielder and colleagues can help us expand simulation into our programs.

Objective: To implement a curriculum using simulation and skills training to augment a Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) rotation within a pediatric clerkship.

Background: PEM faculty are often challenged with a high learner to teacher ratio in a chaotic clinical setting. This challenge was heightened when our pediatric clerkship’s traditional 1-week PEM rotation (consisting of 4 students completing four 8-hour ED shifts/week) expanded to 8 students every 2 weeks. We sought to meet this challenge by integrating simulation-based education into the rotation.

Methods: Clerkship students from March to June 2012 completed our traditional rotation. Students between July and October 2012 completed the new PEM-SIM curriculum with 19 hours ED shifts/week and 16 hours/week of simulation/skills training. Pre/post-tests evaluated 1) medical management/procedural comfort (five-point Likert scale); and 2) PEM knowledge (15 multiple-choice questions).

Results: One hundred and nine students completed the study (48 traditional, 61 PEM-SIM). Improvement in comfort was significantly higher for the PEM-SIM group than the traditional group for 6 of 8 (75%) medical management items (p<0.05) and 3 of 7 (43%) procedures, including fracture splinting, lumbar puncture, and abscess incision/drainage (p<0.05). PEM-SIM students had significantly more improvement in mean knowledge compared to the traditional group (p<0.001).

Conclusions: We have successfully integrated 16 hours/week of faculty-facilitated simulation-based education into a PEM rotation within our clerkship. This curriculum is beneficial in clinical settings with high learner to teacher ratios and when patient care experiences alone are insufficient for all students to meet rotation objectives.

Read the full article on Med Ed Online!

Boston Children’s Hospital ‘SIMPeds’ Program Provides Expanded Simulation Resources

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At IPSSW 2015 I had the opportunity to learn more about Boston Children’s Hospital’s SIMPeds program, which enables area wide simulation training, testing, networking, and innovative engineering opportunities — as well as consulting for programs with specific needs. 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”:

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SIMPeds SIM Network division reaches beyond walls to connect Boston Children’s to its families as well as local and regional pediatric healthcare community. Goals of SIM Network are to produce novel mechanisms to cascade BCH “know how” throughout the community as well as to develop sustainable simulation activities to occur on-site to support partnering institutions. Partners include the BCH Network Hospitals, Pre-hospital/EMS, Massachusetts Fire and Police Departments. SIM Network innovatively reaches our families and caregivers by providing pre-discharge SIM education to mitigate anxiety through education and prepare and facilitate easy and safe transitions. SIMPeds can consult to assist with the development of your international simulation center. Click the link below to learn more.

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Surgical Sam “World’s First Infant Surgical Team Trainer” From The Chamberlain Group | IMSH 2015 Video Interview

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Lisa Chamberlain of The Chamberlain Group toured us through Surgical Sam while exhibiting at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare 2015. This unique model allows for advanced surgical training with realistic features specific to modules teams need rare training to perform. Watch our video interview below to get an inside look at Surgical Sam:

More from The Chamberlain Group’s Website:

“Surgical Sam is the world’s first beating heart, breathing, bleeding, high fidelity team trainer for pediatric surgery, developed with Boston Children’s Hospital as the centerpiece of their team-training initiatives in pediatric cardiothoracic and general surgery.

Unlike other patient mannequins that simulate only basic physiology, Surgical Sam ‘moves the needle’ on pediatric surgical team training by allowing important steps of surgery to really happen – allowing OR teams to fully immerse in simulations to optimize performance, safety and outcomes for children.

Surgical Sam for CT Training includes:

  • Surgical Sam Chassis 
  • Cardiothoracic Module 
  • Beating Heart Controller 
  • Pulse Controller
  • Variable Rate Controller
  • Shipping Case
  • Quick Start Curriculum developed by Boston Children’s Hospital

Modules available now

The Cardiothoracic Module features a beating heart with replaceable right atrium and aorta for cannulation, a suturable IVC bleed site, recloseable sternum, and ventilation-compatible lungs. Module supports hemodynamic flow to the thoracic cavity; bleed sites are externally controlled for simulating hemorrhagic events. 

The General Surgery Module includes ventilation compatible lungs, replaceable stomach and duodenum, liver with a capsule bleed and simulated electrocautery, and bowel for perforation and other emergent procedures. Module supports hemodynamic flow to the abdominal cavity; bleed sites are externally controlled for simulating hemorrhagic events.”

Visit TheCGroup.com to learn more about Surgical Sam and their other products today!

Last Month to Take Advantage of Huge Cardionics Auscultation Manikin Upgrade Savings!

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“Back to School” Special — Cardionics is offering huge savings on Auscultation Manikin Upgrades with Purchases before October 1st!

About Cardionics:

Cardionics products range from Simulation & Education to Clinical FDA approved devices being used in diagnostic and tele-health fields. For over thirty years, Cardionics has been an innovator and leader in auscultation products and services which facilitate and support classroom education, clinical, and tele-health programs in medical institutions and universities throughout the world.

 

Cardionics was founded by the late Dr. Abe Ravin, M.D., FACC in 1969. Dr. Ravin was a cardiologist and professor of clinical medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Ravin developed the first heart and sound simulator to assist his students in learning to identify and differentiate normal and abnormal cardiac and pulmonary sounds. The American College of Cardiology acknowledged Dr. Ravin’s contribution with the distinguished Gifted Teacher Award. Today and into the future, Cardionics approach continues to set the pace for auscultation products and services through the development of unique, interactive, and experiential systems that integrate seamlessly into classroom, clinical, and tele-health applications.

 

Discounts on Upgrades to:

The SAM BASIC™ trainer engages the technology of the SimScope™ stethoscope to simulate adult heart, lung and bowel sounds from an extensive library of sounds.

The PAT BASIC™ trainer engages the technology of the SimScope™ stethoscope to simulate pediatric heart, lung and bowel sounds from an extensive library of sounds.

With the new SimScope WiFi™ upgrade, users are able to utilize wireless communication between the Simscope™ and their computer.

SAM II

Receive a Cardionics Classroom Infrared Emitter and two HeartMan Headphones (Rebate) with any SAM II purchase prior to September 30th, 2014!

SAM II, the Student Auscultation Manikin is a new innovation in teaching and learning heart, breath, & bowel sounds. Containing the largest sound library available, SAM II is a portable and easy to use manikin. While SAM II is used in many simulation centers, it is also easily moved into a classroom or auditorium for group instruction.

Learn more now at Cardionics.com!


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Still Time To Register for Cincinnati Children’s Regional Simulation Conference September 22nd & 23rd!

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With simulation experts like Dr. Paul Phrampus and Dr. Jennifer Arnold speaking, this is a regional simulation event you don’t want to miss! Taking place next month September 22nd and 23rd, there is still plenty of time for you to register and receive CME and CEU credits from this innovative event.

But HURRY as Cincinnati Children’s 2014 Regional Simulation Conference is rapidly approaching! Their conference will be taking place at Xavier University’s Cintas Center late September for two days (22nd/23rd) and will be targeting adult and pediatric multidisciplinary healthcare providers who are using or are interested in using simulation. The event will provide a forum for the exchange of simulation strategies and innovations to enhance education, patient safety, and quality improvement through plenary sessions, interactive workshops, research, expert panels, and podium presentations. The event hosts have told me they are thrilled to offer many varied and exciting sessions around using simulation in new and innovative ways including the infamous “SimWars” competition in which 3 teams from critical care units will be competing in a simulation competition designed for fun and best-practice learning objectives.

Their keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold of TLC’s The Little Couple, as part of this conference. Dr. Arnold is a neonatologist at Texas Children’s hospital and is a well-known public figure and highly engaging and inspirational speaker. Click here to visit the event page now!

Event Course Topics Include:

“Speak English!”: Training Innovations for Best Practices in Medical Interpreting
Eloiza Domingo-Snyder, MS – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

In this session the Linguistic Services and Diversity & Inclusion department will reveal a new era of training medical interpreters using simulation to provide safe and equitable environments and world-class experiences for Cincinnati Children’s patients and families.

Mirroring the Transformation of Healthcare through Simulated Experiences in an Intraprofessional Innovation Collaboratory House
Debi Sampsel – University of Cincinnati

This presentation demonstrates how thinking outside the box can create fun and engaging simulation learning environments for the community at large, the faculty, the students and the workforce team members by creating an Intraprofessional Innovation Collaboratory House where human patient simulators reside.

From the OR table to the Playset:  How Simulation built the foundation for the MCS Program at Cincinnati Children’s

Aimee Gardner CCP; Richard Owens CCP; Angela Lorts MD;  Jamie Shoemaker RN; Gary Geis MD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

This session will provide a sampler expo of MCS [Mechanical Circulatory Support] simulations that tell the story of a patient from implant of a device through discharge.  Simulations will include:  CICU Management, Discharge Family Education, Emergency Room MCS Trauma Response and EMS Response.

Actual, in situ, and in center: video assessment of multidisciplinary team performance during simulated and actual pediatric medical emergencies.
Thomaz Bittencourt Couto, MD – Cincinnati Children’s and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein

In situ versus in center simulation-based teamwork training: a Survey of Pediatric Emergency Providers
Thomaz Bittencourt Couto, MD – Cincinnati Children’s and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein

Interdisciplinary simulation involving intraoperative neuromonitoring for trainees
Michael Sikora, MD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

Leveraging the critical decision method and simulation-based training to accelerate resident recognition of sepsis

Gary Geis, MD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

How to Effectively Use Simulations to Develop Clinical Skills
Katie Ondo – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

The participant will list, define and apply the critical elements of simulation-based education using the 12 steps for planning a simulation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Participants will work collaboratively to create highly effective simulations.

Developing Leadership and Systems Thinking Through Simulation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Carol Caldwell, PhD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

This session will focus on how Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center incorporates a leadership hospital simulation as a means to develop strategic thinking, systems thinking and business and financial acumen.

One Direction for the Newborn
Suzanne Fraiche, BSN, MSN – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

This session will present the key features involved in initiating an in situ simulation program for the newborn resuscitation and stabilization in Level I and II nurseries.

Deploying New Technologies to Enhance Simulation Experiences throughout the Academic Spectrum: Nursing Undergraduate through Post Master Courses
Debi Sampsel – University of Cincinnati

This session will present how using various types of technology can enhance undergraduate and graduate students’ interactive experiences in an Intraprofessional Innovation Collaboratory simulation setting.

An innovative approach to neurological education using a standardized patient
Nichole Kelsey, BSN – Cleveland Clinic

Participants will participate in an interactive video-based simulation where they will be asked to identify the patient problem through an audience response system, followed by a small group exercise, and reflection on application to individual practice needs.

Implementation of an End of Life Simulation into the Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Gina Fieler RN,MSN – Northern Kentucky University

This presentation will discuss the simulation format, implementation into the baccalaureate program, objectives of the simulation, and evaluations of the simulation experience by students and nursing faculty.

“Sim Wars”
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Staff

Witness the battle between three departments from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center: Trauma Services, Emergency Services/Medicine main campus, and Emergency Services/Medicine Liberty campus.

Learn more about Cincinnati Children’s Regional Simulation Conference Event!

CAE Healthcare HPSN World 2014 Keynote Address By Dr. JoDee Anderson & Other Recap Materials Now Online

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Shown below is CAE Healthcare’s 2014 HPSN keynote address provided by Dr. JoDee Anderson, Associate Professor and the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Anderson delivered a compelling, multimedia keynote address about how simulation is altering team behavior in pediatrics. Also thanks to CAE, you can now visit their 2014 event recap page (linked below) to watch the conference opening by newly appointed president of CAE Healthcare, Dr. Robert Amyot, as well as download any of the presentation slides from the meeting!

About JoDee:

Dr. JoDee Anderson completed her pediatric residency and neonatal-perinatal fellowship at Stanford University where she focused on the development of simulation-based curricula in neonatal resuscitation, pediatric advanced life support, ECMO crisis management, and crisis resource management behaviors. She serves as the Director of Pediatric Simulation Education at OHSU. She obtained a masters degree in education through University of Cincinnati as she worked to validate expert modeling as a strategy to improve skill acquisition in simulation. She serves as Chair of the Education Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare; she was a member of the Board of Directors for the Oregon Simulation Alliance; and she was an investigator in the EXPRESS trial. She has more than 16 years of experience in simulation and she has developed interprofessional simulation curricula to improve the performance of interprofessional teams in high-risk environments. In 2011, she was appointed as the Medical Director for The S.T.A.B.L.E Simulation Program, an internationally renowned resuscitation-training program in neonatal care. She was also instrumental in the development of the Simulation Instructor DVD for The AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program. Together with colleagues she developed and validated the Behavioral Assessment Tool (BAT) for simulation, a widely used and accepted instrument in simulation education and research. As a native Oregonian she enjoys all the outdoors have to offer; she spends her free time with her family skiing, camping, biking, and traveling.

About the HPSN2014 Keynote Address:

When a baby is born in distress, a medical team has only a few critical moments to revive the newborn to prevent permanent neurological damage, or even death. Dr. JoDee Anderson has devoted her career to improving outcomes in the most vulnerable newborns. Anderson is associate professor of neonatology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, where she is also medical director of the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. As an advocate of inter-professional training for neonatal resuscitation teams, she has developed learning tools to improve team behaviors.

At HPSN, Anderson delivered a compelling, multi-media keynote address about how simulation is altering team behavior in pediatrics. During her talk, she showed video of a real-life neonatal resuscitation. “It’s not well-coordinated, we don’t use the protocols very well, and there isn’t good teamwork,” Anderson says. “It’s a striking and emotional video, and I point out the ways the team isn’t working together.” Anderson learned the value of simulation during her internship at Stanford University Hospital. “My first experience with neonatal resuscitation was a simulation during my internship at the Stanford VA Simulation center.

I had a really hard case – meconium aspiration and asphyxiation.” Anderson found the simulation challenging, but she didn’t know how much it had impacted her learning until three days later. “I was on call at the county hospital and the exact same case came up. I knew what to do as an intern. It was amazing to me that this transfer of learning had happened, and I knew what to do for a real patient. That changed everything.”

Learn more at the HPSN 2014 Wrap Up Page


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Cincinnati Children’s to Host Regional Simulation Conference

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This September 22nd and 23rd Rachel Bailey and the simulation team from Cincinnati Children’s Center for Simulation and Research invite you to “Create New Directions in Simulation” at the Xavier University Cintas Center in Ohio.

Keynote speakers include Jennifer Arnold, MD Medical Director of the Pediatric Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital and Paul Phrampus MD, Director of the WISER Center at UPMC, and past-president of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. (Learn more about Dr. Paul Phrampus through HealthySim video interviews).

“Join us for a conference that will target adult and pediatric multi-disciplinary healthcare providers who are currently using or are interested in using simulation. The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of simulation strategies and innovations to enhance education, patient safety and quality improvement through plenary sessions, interactive workshops, research, expert panels, and podium presentations.

What:  Cincinnati Children’s 2014 Regional Simulation Conference
Topic: Creating New Directions in Simulation
Audience: Adult and pediatric multidisciplinary healthcare providers
Where: Xavier University Cintas Center Schiff Conference & Banquet Center
When: Sept. 22-23, 2014
Cost & how to register: Opening Soon!

Visit the Cincinnati Children’s Regional Conference webpage to learn more!

International Pediatric Simulation Conference

Quick update today that Healthstream has sponsored my attendance to the 5th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW) at the New York Academy of Medicine, which is put on by The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS).

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Simulation applied to pediatrics is undergoing rapid growth as evidenced by wide expansion of programs on a global scale, mounting literature, simulation research consortiums, and increased participation in international meetings devoted entirely to the subspecialty (IPSSW).

IPSS promotes and supports multi-disciplinary simulation-based education, training and research among all subspecialties.

Full video update and report coming soon!