Complete Administrator’s Guide To Healthcare Simulation ‘HealthySimAdmin’ Program Series Now Available for Free!

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Sim champs HealthySimulation.com is welcoming 2017 with a bang by recapping for you here ALL eight HealthySimAdmin videos! Each of these 2 hour recorded sessions provides key administrative insights by an entire panel of leading healthcare simulation program directors! Sponsored by Laerdal, B-Line Medical, and Pocket Nurse, the original value of watching the program online was $450, but now the entire program is available to watch for free online!

HealthySimAdmin was the world’s first broadcasted event providing an open and online discussion to share administrative solutions for the “how to” of medical simulation. Hundreds of simulation program administrators from around the world have watched the HealthySimAdmin panel of sim lab management experts from hospital, military, community college and university nursing programs, medical schools, EMS providers as well as medical simulation consultant groups to cover eight community-selected topics which included: Collaborative simulation program development, Funding sources & models, Faculty/educator buy-in, Research coordination, Daily operations, IT issues & support, Increasing utilization & Business development!

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Watch this highlight to preview some of the thousands of administrative tips to be gained from HealthySimAdmin:



Learn what other sim lab administrators are saying about HealthySimAdmin:

Each of the following sessions starts with a 40 minute presentation by the associated key speaker which is then followed by 60 minutes of discussion and Q&A session by the entire expert panel:

Part 1: “Collaborative Simulation Program Development” – Carolyn Yucha, RN, PhD, FAAN

Part 2: “Funding Sources & Models” – Carolyn Yucha, RN, PhD, FAAN & COL (Ret) John McManus, MD, MCR

Part 3: “Clinical Educator Training & Buy-in” – Jane Kleinman RN, MAOM

Part 4: “Sim Research Development” – Amar Pravin Patel, MS, NREMT-P, CFC

Part 5: “Maximizing Daily Operations” – Henry Henao MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, EMT

Part 6: “IT Structures & Issues” – James Cypert BAP, BAIT, MCSE, MCT, MCP

Part 7: “Increasing Sim Program Utilization” – Allen J. Giannakopoulos, Ph.D.

Part 8: “Business Development & Revenue Generation” – Lance Baily, HealthySimAdmin Organizer

Complete Session Details are available on those pages. Reasons to Watch HealthySimAdmin, NOW TOTALLY FREE:

  • Expand your knowledge by learning from a diverse group of sim admins
    The HealthySimAdmin panel of experts is comprised of successful simulation program administrators from a variety of settings including: community, state and university nursing schools, medical schools, EMS programs, hospitals, IT departments, and the military. Additional panel members will include leading industry consultants who have designed and managed sim labs around the globe. HealthySimAdmin will not only share “proven-to-work” techniques from others in your field but also provide an expanded perspective from others that utilize medical simulation within healthcare.
  • Learn from your new professional community
    Currently there are no professional degrees in medical simulation program management. Simulation program administrators have varied experience which may include successful or maybe, not so successful, strategies for managing a simulation center/lab. For example, a sim lab program manager with an IT background will have little trouble integrating their center’s network technology, but may find clinical educator training and buy-in much more challenging. In that sense, our growing international community is the best resource we have for learning and sharing the best practices in each of the numerous facets necessary to operate a simulation lab. HealthySimAdmin’s mission is to create a global and shared community online space where healthcare simulation program administrators can find and share information unique to medical simulation management.
  • Participate from anywhere in the world
    What happened in Vegas did not stay in Vegas with HealthySimAdmin! With any high-speed internet connection you will be able to watch HealthySimAdmin wherever you are. Join an international audience of healthcare simulation managers who have already watched HealthySimAdmin and gain global insight into the operations and development of a successful medical simulation program.
  • Maximize your time with medical simulation admin specific content
    While the methodology of simulation in healthcare continues to expand exponentially across the globe, the discussions regarding the operations and management of this technology are relatively new. And while other medical simulation-based meetings do exist, they primarily serve our community’s clinical educators. Thus, resources and guidance for program administrators remains limited. To address this challenge, HealthySimAdmin held an event specifically designed to meet the needs of healthcare simulation program administrators. Catch up to the hundreds of other administrators who have already watched HealthySimAdmin and maximize your time and resources by engaging with content that is as unique as your profession!

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Increasing Medical Simulation Program Utilization – HealthySimAdmin Video Series Part 7

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HealthySimAdmin was the world’s first broadcasted event providing an open and online discussion to share administrative solutions for the “how to” of medical simulation. During the live taping, more than 105 simulation program administrators from around the world participated in-person or online with the HealthySimAdmin panel of sim lab management experts from hospital, military, community college and university nursing programs, medical schools, EMS providers as well as medical simulation consultant groups to cover eight community-selected topics which included: Collaborative simulation program development, Funding sources & models, Faculty/educator buy-in, Research coordination, Daily operations, IT issues & support, Increasing utilization & Business development!

“Increasing Utilization”: How do you convince higher administration that your medical simulation program deserves additional funding, space, equipment and staff? How do you continue to increase services without frustrating staff or denying simulation champions? Allen Giannakopoulos, PhD shares with us how to expand simulation beyond the original scope of the program considering needs such as space, scheduling complications, financial support, technology issues, hiring new staff and more. Allen will then be joined by the HealthySimAdmin panel of experts to discuss how to increase usage in your simulation program, track and analyze statistical data to help gain additional support, modifying and transforming scheduling and procedural policies, overcoming resistance to program evolution as well as the differences in strategy necessary for short vs. long-term simulation program expansion. Audience question and answer period to follow lecture and panel discussion. With this session we will learn how to successfully grow a medical simulation lab program through various stages of development.

Session Presentation Lead By:

Allen J. Giannakopoulos, Ph.D.
Corporate Director, Baptist Health South Florida

Allen J. Giannakopoulos, Ph.D. is the Corporate Director for Reengineering and Redesign at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami, Florida. His duties include computer simulation of processes and scheduled events in clinical and business departments.  Dr. Giannakopoulos earned his academic credentials from the State University of New York in Brockport, BS in Business; University of Rochester, MBA in Business and Marketing; and his Ph.D. in Health Administration from Kennedy –Western in Sacramento.Dr. Giannakopoulos been published in over 50 health care journals and publications and has been a featured speaker and presenter over the past twenty years in health care, quality improvement, and simulation.Dr. Giannakopoulos has been working with computer modeling and simulations since the 1990’s, when basic tools were created.  Today, the most advanced computer simulation tools are used to mimic clinical processes and provide clinicians with information on how to view the patient experience as a whole, in addition to analyzing specific parts. Dr. Giannakopoulos worked with SSiH to survey members on their experiences in order to ascertain what the best practices are in creating, building, and sustaining a simulation center. This body of knowledge continues to be built for the benefit of organizations that are looking to construct their simulation center.

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SimCore Provides Cloud-Based Simulation Program Management Software

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Continuing our IMSH 2016 Video Interview series today we take a closer look at SimCore, which provides a program management cloud based software platform as well as expertise in simulation center planning and design. Watch our interview with SimCore Founder Brian Gillet MD, who has directed numerous simulation programs and brings his experience to this comprehensive program to learn more! (Note: Sadly there was a bit too much brightness on the computer screen during the interview to see all the software features so be sure to check out the website to learn more through the link below).

Fostering Excellence in Healthcare Performance:

SimCore’s mission is to advance clinical simulation by providing highly efficient tools to develop and deploy scenarios, manage workflow, support training and implementation, and to enable cross-disciplinary collaboration within the simulation community. The SimCore System is 100% web-based and designed to be IT and network friendly. Simcore was built from the ground up to provide a powerful tool than can be securely accessed from anywhere on any device.

Create: With the cloud-based Scenario Designer, easily standardize, create, edit and run your scenarios anywhere — even from a smart phone. Hundreds of radiographs, ECG’s, educational diagrams and real-motion ultrasounds are available for integration into your scenarios through the Media Gallery – or upload your own. The Scenario Designer allows for standardizing template elements across all of your scenarios.

Schedule: Efficiently schedule and coordinate simulation sessions within an institution or across a healthcare network with the Calendar. Integration with other calendar programs such as Outlook, iCal, Google and smart devices occurs in the background, sending calendar invites to participants, instructors and helpers.

Run: Serve your scenario content—such as clinical history, labs, radiographs, and critical actions—to a screen within the screen- or mobile device-simulation control room during live sessions. Integrate a digital assessment form into any simulation and track participant performance in real time.

Track & Analyze: The system calculates and normalizes ratings so that you can easily track learner or instructor progress as well as validate and improve scenarios. Display valuable metrics with charts and graphs for high yield reporting.

Connect: Harness the power of collective wisdom by browsing and importing scenarios across the SimCore community. As others create scenarios, they become available for users to customize without overwriting the original—even revisions can be imported.

Learn more about SimCore software and services on their 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!

“A Simulator Is Not A Strategy” – New Solutions From Laerdal and NLN

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Laerdal’s new solutions website says “A Simulator Is Not a Strategy”. Partnering with the NLN, Laerdal has built new solutions to help nursing simulation programs increase the adoption and utilization of their simulator systems to improve their learning outcomes. What new support is Laerdal offering?

Comprehensive Assessments: Expert trained consultants will conduct a series of on-site meetings, interviews, and surveys with your team to evaluate your institution.

Implementation: A key success factor in building a successful and sustainable simulation program, is tailoring the scope of the implementation to address the teaching, program infrastructure, curriculum, debriefing methods, and clinical environment.

Pulse Checks: Pulse Check is the time to take the pulse of your simulation program, adhere to business success tools and make a lasting, effective change.

From Laerdal’s New Webpage:

“A Simulator Is Not a Strategy” may sound bold coming from the leader in high fidelity simulation. But, even our best simulators only do a fraction of their job if they are not put to good use. In a survey of nursing programs, the majority reported owning patient simulators. Yet, only 50% used them to conduct high fidelity scenario-based simulations. That means the other 50% are missing out. 

Simulation in nurse training can replace up to 50% of hospital clinical hours. Clinical hours are often viewed as one of a nursing program’s biggest constraints. Clinical hours are often expensive, involve logistical challenges, and can even be a barrier to school expansion. Simulation can replace half of those clinical hours. And, the good news is that for the majority of our customers, achieving this means merely leveraging the resources you already have. Your simulators are eager to be put to good use.

Laerdal’s Simulation Education Solutions for Nursing are designed to provide you with an optimized training environment that will help you improve utilization, achieve efficient quality outcomes, and maximize your return-on-investment for the assets you already have.

Please take our Simulation Gap Assessment to see how well you are optimizing the assets you already have. These questions are based on recognized standards from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH), the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), and the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Take the Assessment on Laerdal’s New Solution Webpage today and see where your program can grow!

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Univeristy of Akron & Summa Health Offer One of Nation’s First Healthcare Simulation Technology Degrees

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Just announced on Ohio.com, The University of Akron and Summa Health Systems have launched one of the first Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist Associate degrees — What a great day for Simulation!

Ohio.com Article Excerpt:

The University of Akron is among the first — and perhaps only — colleges nationwide offering a new associate degree for people who want to run health care simulation training. UA is joining with Summa Health System to offer a new major that combines basic medical knowledge with the technology skills needed to run training scenarios for current and future doctors, nurses, paramedics and others in health care.

Beginning in the spring, students will be able to get a two-year degree from UA in “health care simulation technology.” The program will prepare students to serve as simulation technologists, who program the realistic mannequins, medical equipment and other technology used in mock medical scenarios and emergency response training scenarios, said S. Scott Atkinson, Summa’s simulation manager.

Because formal training in simulation technology is rare, he said, centers typically recruit people with an IT or medical background and provide training for the missing skills. “There’s no formal education process to actually educate the people,” he said. “We saw the need for an actual program.” Pam Jeffries, past president of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, said she’s not aware of any other associate degree programs for health care simulation technology, though a few certificate and master’s level simulation programs exist.

“I think it is a good contribution to the education within the health professions,” said Jeffries, a professor of nursing and dean of nursing at George Washington University. “With today’s needs and the escalation and growth of simulation, I think it is important.” Simulation training allows students and professionals to practice their skills in a realistic environment before facing similar situations in real life with real patients.

Participants will get hands-on experience running scenarios in Summa’s simulation training suite, which includes an area where instructors can observe the students. Summa received a $750,000 state grant to build its recently opened simulation center and the training suite. Students also will spend time observing simulation operations at the University of Akron, Akron General Medical Center, the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University’s standardized patient lab, where actors portray patients.

Read the full Ohio.com article here and another GosAnangelo.com Article about the new program.

Visit the University of Akron School of Allied Health to Learn More!

A Collection of 11 Medical Simulation “How To’s”

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Today we are highlighting a series of articles we have put together over the past several years covering the “How To” of medical simulation. Check out these awesome resources in a variety of domains:

These are must read articles to help your healthcare simulation program grow! Subscribe to our free monthly newsletter for more great “How To” content!


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Managing a Medical Simulation Program? $450 of Administrator Resources Now Free

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The eight specialized sessions HD-recorded from HealthySimAdmin covering the administrative “how-to” of medical simulation program management have been unlocked for to subscribers of HealthySimulation.com’s free monthly newsletter. Providing the “best of” coverage of the world’s leading news and resources for healthcare simulation, almost 3,000 professionals now have even more reason to celebrate their free monthly subscription! Previously sold at $450 you can now watch the entire series for free today! Have your unlock code? Visit the new HealthySimAdmin page to start watching now!

HealthySimAdmin was the world’s first broadcasted event providing an open and online discussion to share administrative solutions for the “how to” of medical simulation. Over 300 simulation program administrators from around the world have watched the HealthySimAdmin panel of sim lab management experts from hospital, military, community college and university nursing programs, medical schools, EMS providers as well as medical simulation consultant groups to cover eight community-selected topics which included: Collaborative simulation program development, Funding sources & models, Faculty/educator buy-in, Research coordination, Daily operations, IT issues & support, Increasing utilization & Business development!

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Watch this highlight to preview some of the thousands of administrative tips to be gained from HealthySimAdmin:

Each of the following sessions starts with a 40 minute presentation by the associated key speaker which is then followed by 60 minutes of discussion and Q&A session by the entire expert panel:

  • Program Intro: “Riding the Wave of Simulation” – Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, FireFighter I, Healthcare Simulation Entrepreneur
  • Session A: “Collaborative Simulation Program Development” – Carolyn Yucha, RN, PhD, FAAN
  • Session B: “Funding Sources & Models” – Carolyn Yucha, RN, PhD, FAAN & COL (Ret) John McManus, MD, MCR
  • Session C: “Clinical Educator Training & Buy-in” – Jane Kleinman RN, MAOM
  • Session D: “Research Development” – Amar Pravin Patel, MS, NREMT-P, CFC
  • Session E: “Daily Operations” – Henry Henao MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, EMT
  • Session F: “IT Structures & Issues” – James Cypert BAP, BAIT, MCSE, MCT, MCP
  • Session G: “Increasing Utilization” – Allen J. Giannakopoulos, Ph.D.
  • Session H: “Business Development & Revenue Generation” – Lance Baily, Healthcare Simulation Entrepreneur & HealthySimAdmin Organizer

To get free access to these sessions Subscribe now to the HealthySim Best of Newsletter. If you are already a subscriber – the unlock code is in your October Newsletter sent on Monday the 27th!

Free ‘Infection Control Communication’ Online Learning Program

The Partnering to Heal website provides a free online based video learning system to simulate discussions regarding infection control communication, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Watch a demonstration of the video content below:

“This dramatization was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in consultation with subject matter experts from various disciplines and sectors, as well as patient advocates. It is intended to increase awareness of the risks of healthcare-associated infections and the opportunities for preventing such infections.”

How the training works

The training focuses on prevention of surgical site infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In addition, it includes information on basic protocols for universal precautions and isolation precautions to protect patients, visitors, and practitioners from the most common disease transmissions. The training promotes these key behaviors:

  • Teamwork;
  • Communication;
  • Hand washing;
  • Vaccination against the flu;
  • Appropriate use of antibiotics; and
  • Proper insertion, maintenance, and removal of devices, such as catheters and ventilators.

Users assume the identity of characters in a computer-based video-simulation and make decisions as each of those characters. Based upon their decisions, the storyline branches to different pathways and patient outcomes. The training may be used by groups in facilitated training sessions and by individuals as a self-paced learning tool. While each of the five character segments can be done in about an hour, it may be desirable to schedule more time in order to allow for extended discussion.

Check out the “Partnering to Heal” website today to learn more about this free training program!

 

Pocket Nurse becomes Official Medical Simulation Supplies Sponsor of HealthySimAdmin

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Expanding their support of Medical Simulation community resource development, Pocket Nurse® has become the official medical simulation supplies sponsor of HealthySimAdmin!

Join over 65 other administrators at the HealthySimAdmin.com broadcasted event, which is an open and online discussion to share administrative solutions for the “how-to” of medical simulation. On October 18th & 19th join the studio audience at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Greenspun Hall or stream the event live from your office desktop as our dynamic and expert panel of simulation program administrators cover eight community-selected topics including:

  • Collaborative simulation program development
  • Funding sources & models
  • Faculty/educator buy-in
  • Research coordination
  • Daily operations
  • IT issues & support
  • Increasing utilization
  • Business development

Panel members include simulation program administrators from nursing community college and university programs, medical schools, hospitals, EMS providers, IT departments, the U.S. military as well as healthcare simulation-based consultants. Download the event brochure and visit the HealthySimAdmin.com website for complete meeting details.

Pocket Nurse® is a nurse owned and operated company that has been selling medical supplies and equipment to Healthcare Educators and Simulation Labs nationwide since 1992. Pocket Nurse® has over 8,500 products to assist Educators teach all aspects of a healthcare curriculum or to fully equip a Clinical Simulation Lab.

Pocket Nurse® is the exclusive distributor of Demo Dose® simulated medication for education. Pocket  Nurse® also carries Student Health Totes. Each Tote can be customized to meet the needs of individual programs.

Customers can order from the catalog or from the customer-friendly, Pocket Nurse® website: www.pocketnurse.com.

At Pocket Nurse®, exceeding the expectations of customers is the primary goal!