Wednesday Deadline: SimGHOSTS Early-Bird Deadline for Global Sim Technology Training Events

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Sim Champs a final reminder that this Wednesday is the FINAL day for early-bird registrations to SimGHOSTS simulation training events in Australia, United Kingdom, and USA this July through August. If you have been planning to attend these world class hands-on training events, now is the time to secure big savings by registering by this Wednesday!

Melbourne: July 5-8th
London: July 18-20th
Peoria, IL (near Chicago): August 2nd-5th



Key Justifications to Attend SimGHOSTS:

  • Affordable: ­Compared to other international simulation events SimGHOSTS is as much as HALF the cost. Take advantage of early-­bird registration for even greater savings.
  • Focused: ­ SimGHOSTS is the only event specifically addressing the community, skill sets, and development of those operating healthcare simulation technology.
  • Engaging: ­ Other events provide limited technical content which has not been reviewed by technical experts. With SimGHOSTS you will get the training to take you further.
  • Intimate: Unlike endless exhibit halls, at SimGHOSTS you can build quality relationships with vendors and have the time necessary to deep dive into product details.
  • Innovative: ­ SimGHOSTS represents the cutting ­edge of simulation technology, and thus, the healthcare simulation industry’s future trends. Stay ahead of the curve!
  • Valuable Networking: ­Everyone at SimGHOSTS does the same work you do! Easily connect with your peers through courses, receptions, showcases, and competitions!
  • Hands-­on:­ Minimal lectures, maximum direct training. Don’t just listen, do!

Register today at the SimGHOSTS 2016 Events webpage!


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Deadline Soon: SimGHOSTS Sim Tech Training Events in USA, UK & Australia Ends June 15th!

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There’s less than 30 days to secure your early-bird rate to SimGHOSTS Healthcare Simulation Technology Hands-on Training events taking place in Melbourne, London, and Peoria!

These 2016 SimGHOSTS events will provide a meeting place for you to exchange ideas and network with technical peers as well as receive specialized training in manikin hardware repair and software programming, audiovisual equipment debugging, IT infrastructures, moulage makeup, team communication and leadership techniques, medical physiology and much more. You will also have opportunities to meet with simulation-based vendors to engage with the latest in healthcare education technology.

Hear from previous attendees why SimGHOSTS is the premiere simulation technology training event for your organization:

Download the 2016 Justification document here to help you explain to administrators the great reasons to attend!

Australia
Australian Catholic University
Platinum Sponsored by Laerdal Medical
Download the Brochure
Melbourne, Victoria
Pre-Symposium: July 5th, 2016
Symposium: July 6th-8th, 2016

United Kingdom
Co-hosted by ASPiH
St. Georges Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre (GAPS)
Download the Brochure
London, England
Pre-Symposium: July 18th, 2016
Symposium: July 19th-20th, 2016

United States
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
Download the Brochure
Peoria, Illinois
Pre-Symposium: August 2nd, 2016
Symposium: August 3rd-5th, 2016

(Sill Taking Abstract Submissions:)
Middle East & Africa
Supported by Simulead
Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center
Dubai, UAE
Pre-Symposium: November 13th, 2016
Symposium: November 14th-15th, 2016

Who Should Attend SimGHOSTS Events?

Anyone responsible for the technical operation of a medical simulation lab including full-time or part-time Sim Techs, or clinical educators tasked with operating the day-to-day of simulation spaces. As well, anyone evaluating medical-simulation based technology should strongly consider attending as most major industry vendors are encouraged to attend.

Other meetings are better suited for clinical educators specifically looking to learn how to teach with medical simulation.

*New Thought for 2016* Administrators of simulation programs should also consider sending their institution’s AV and IT related staff members who are responsible for supporting the simulation program. In our most recent events, staff from AV and IT departments outside of the healthcare simulation program found immense benefit from participating in SimGHOSTS to better understand the needs of their institution’s simulation program!

SimGHOSTS events provide hands-on training workshops, special pre-symposium courses and podium presentations in:

  • Manikin Programming & Hardware Repair
  • A/V System Design, Integration and Consolidation
  • IT Networking & Debugging
  • Trauma & Suturing Moulage Makeup
  • Video Production & Editing Techniques
  • Team Communication & Leadership
  • Medical Pharmacology for Scenarios
  • Career Development & Staff Management
  • Much much more!

Visit SimGHOSTS.org to register today with an early-bird rate!

Reminder: SimGHOSTS Webinar Tomorrow 4PM EST “Advancing Your Sim Career”

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Non-profit SimGHOSTS is hosting a webinar TOMORROW April 27th at 4PM EST (6PM UTC) on Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career with Jeremiah Avarana M.Engr, M.Ed. ! This informative webinar will help those of you looking to start or develop your simulation career taking on Jeremiah’s various experiences in the field. Don’t forget that SimGHOSTS.org subscription is currently 50% off and provides access to a document database, hundreds of recorded sessions, a new online course library, and a forums digest with technical conversations by thousands of sim champs from around the world!

SimGHOSTS Webinar Details:

What: “Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career” with Jeremiah Avarana M.Engr, M.Ed.
When: April 27th, 1PM PST, 3PM CST, 6PM UTC
Where: Goto Meeting Online (Visit the SimGHOSTS website to learn how to login!)

Webinar Abstract:

The role of the Simulation Technician varies with every simulation program. This talk will aim to provide practical tips for the new and mid-career level Simulation Technician. I will use practical examples from the earlier part of my career to the current to discuss how to work through sometimes difficult work flow dynamics and how the role of the Simulation Technician can be integral in bridging gaps to good simulation practices and operations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to define your role when there isn’t much direction
  2. Learn to re-define your role within your organization through identifying operational gaps
  3. Learn the importance of good communication with your co-workers

About the Instructor:

Jeremiah Avarana, M.Engr, M.Ed. Jeremiah Avarana is currently a Simulation Technician at Tarrant County College’s (TCC) Department of Nursing supporting ADN- level simulation. He has worked as a Simulation Technician for 3.5 years total with experience in BSN and MSN simulation as well. Before simulation, Jeremiah completed advanced degrees in biomedical engineering and education with little clue of where it would one day take him. Healthcare simulation has answered that question. In his role, he has performed set-up and tear down of all nursing specialty simulations, programmed scenarios, taught faculty how to operate, set-up task trainers, acted in simulation productions, acted as standardized patient, and developed moulage for high-stakes and disaster simulation. His passion is to see the Simulation Technician role become a commonplace in every major simulation program and be a part of Simulation Technician training.

Visit the SimGHOSTS Webinar Page for more information!


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April 27th Webinar: Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career – 1PM PST, 6PM UTC

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SimGHOSTS, the organization specifically dedicated to supporting those operating healthcare simulation technologies just announced an upcoming webinar​!

What: “Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career” with Jeremiah Avarana M.Engr, M.Ed.
When: April 27th, 1PM PST, 3PM CST, 6PM UTC
Where: Online via Goto Meeting

Webinar Abstract:

The role of the Simulation Technician varies with every simulation program. This talk will aim to provide practical tips for the new and mid-career level Simulation Technician. I will use practical examples from the earlier part of my career to the current to discuss how to work through sometimes difficult work flow dynamics and how the role of the Simulation Technician can be integral in bridging gaps to good simulation practices and operations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to define your role when there isn’t much direction
  2. Learn to re-define your role within your organization through identifying operational gaps
  3. Learn the importance of good communication with your co-workers

About the Instructor:

Jeremiah Avarana, M.Engr, M.Ed. Jeremiah Avarana is currently a Simulation Technician at Tarrant County College’s (TCC) Department of Nursing supporting ADN- level simulation. He has worked as a Simulation Technician for 3.5 years total with experience in BSN and MSN simulation as well. Before simulation, Jeremiah completed advanced degrees in biomedical engineering and education with little clue of where it would one day take him. Healthcare simulation has answered that question. In his role, he has performed set-up and tear down of all nursing specialty simulations, programmed scenarios, taught faculty how to operate, set-up task trainers, acted in simulation productions, acted as standardized patient, and developed moulage for high-stakes and disaster simulation. His passion is to see the Simulation Technician role become a commonplace in every major simulation program and be a part of Simulation Technician training.

 

Sim Tech Resources: Early-Bird Registrations & Online Subscriptions 

Are you looking for more great medical simulation technology resources? Join SimGHOSTS for more than 50% off last year’s annual subscription rates to gain access to thousands of global community members, new training courses, over 200 recorded sessions and more! Then, be sure to check out the early-bird registration for their USA, UK, and Australia based events, or submit an abstract for their 2nd annual Dubai event!

Learn more about this Webinar on the SimGHOSTS website!

SimGHOSTS Launches 2016 Healthcare Sim Tech Training Registrations for Summer USA, UK, AUS Events!

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SimGHOSTS has launched registration for its three summer events in the US, UK and Australia! Looking for affordable hands-on training and peer networking in healthcare simulation technology operations? Join them this summer at a location nearest you to engage with hundreds of others just like you!

Key Downloads: 

About the 2016 Events:

Join hundreds of Sim Techs from around the world at our annual international hands-on training events! The “Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists” is now operating into its sixth year as a US-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization based out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2016 SimGHOSTS events will provide a meeting place for you to exchange ideas and network with technical peers as well as receive specialized training in manikin hardware repair and software programming, audiovisual equipment debugging, IT infrastructures, moulage makeup, team communication and leadership techniques, medical physiology and much more. You will also have opportunities to meet with simulation-based vendors to engage with the latest in healthcare education technology. 

Use the links below to learn more about our summer events that have launched registration:

Australia
Australian Catholic University
Platinum Sponsored by Laerdal Medical
Melbourne, Victoria
Pre-Symposium: July 5th, 2016
Symposium: July 6th-8th, 2016

United Kingdom
Co-hosted by ASPiH
St. Georges Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre (GAPS)
London, England
Pre-Symposium: July 18th, 2016
Symposium: July 19th-20th, 2016

United States
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
Peoria, Illinois
Pre-Symposium: August 2nd, 2016
Symposium: August 3rd-5th, 2016

Middle East & Africa
(Still taking presentation submissions)
Supported by Simulead
Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center
Dubai, UAE
Pre-Symposium: November 13th, 2016
Symposium: November 14th-15th, 2016

Who Should Attend SimGHOSTS Events?

Anyone responsible for the technical operation of a medical simulation lab including full-time or part-time Sim Techs, or clinical educators tasked with operating the day-to-day of simulation spaces. As well, anyone evaluating medical-simulation based technology should strongly consider attending as most major industry vendors are encouraged to attend.

Other meetings are better suited for clinical educators specifically looking to learn how to teach with medical simulation.

*New Thought for Administrators of simulation programs!* Sim program managers should also consider sending their institution’s AV and IT related staff members who are responsible for supporting the simulation program. In our most recent events, staff from AV and IT departments outside of the healthcare simulation program found immense benefit from participating in SimGHOSTS to better understand the needs of their institution’s simulation program!

SimGHOSTS events provide hands-on training workshops, special pre-symposium courses and podium presentations in:

  • Manikin Programming & Hardware Repair
  • A/V System Design, Integration and Consolidation
  • IT Networking & Debugging
  • Trauma & Suturing Moulage Makeup
  • Video Production & Editing Techniques
  • Team Communication & Leadership
  • Medical Pharmacology for Scenarios
  • Career Development & Staff Management
  • Much much more!

Learn more about all SimGHOSTS 2016 Events!

Chicago Sun Times Sits Down with Sim Entrepreneur Dr. John Vozenilek

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This weekend Sandra Guy of the Chicago Sun Times did a piece on Jump Trading Simulation Center Director and SimNext Chief Strategy Officer Dr. John Vozenilek. As the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Simulation at Jump, Dr. Vozenilek provides central coordination and oversight for OSF HealthCare undergraduate, graduate, interdisciplinary, and continuing medical education programs.

The Peoria-based innovative Jump Trading Simulation Center is the host of the 6th annual hands-on healthcare simulation technology training event SimGHOSTS, taking place August 2nd-5th which you can learn all about on SimGHOSTS.org.

Under John’s direction, OSF HealthCare and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria has created additional organizational capabilities and infrastructure, building resources for educators who wish to use innovative learning technologies for teaching and assessment. Dr. Vozenilek is actively involved in the academic programs across traditional departmental boundaries and in clinical practice at OSF. In addition to his role in simulation, Dr. Vozenilek serves as faculty teaching in formal programs in engineering, healthcare quality, and safety.

About SimNext

SIMnext is working directly with clinicians and guided by real-time patient data to provide the bridge between learning environments and real-life clinical experience. Our company is built on a culture of open, agile exploration with partners, including the University of Illinois Schools of Medicine and Engineering and the OSF Healthcare System, that enables our team of engineering, medical and business experts to aggressively pursue answers to complex healthcare simulation and training problems. Through this model we are able to offer our partners and clients fully tested, nuanced products that are the key to developing expertise.

Interview Excerpt:

Q: So a nurse uses the curriculum on a tablet, rather than rely on something learned in a lecture hall?

A: “Nurses are constantly working with machines, whether that’s a dialysis machine or programming ventilators or smart pumps. Studies show that, about one in five times, small errors can occur. Most of the time, they don’t affect patients, thank goodness. But when they do, it can be devastating. Our company’s curriculum on a tablet lets the nurses do a safety double-check at the moment it’s most important. We’re receiving orders from medical schools, nursing schools and academic medical centers. We’re distributing the products in eight countries.

We produce free 3-D models of the upper torso to train in life-saving airway surgeries, free models of congenital heart disease so it can be treated, and we sell the DR Doppler ultrasound training device that gives simulations of blood flow starting at $500.”

Learn more about Dr.Vozenilek through the Chicago Sun Times Interview,
SimNext Products and the Jump Trading Simulation Center!

SimGHOSTS & ASPE Sign Affiliation Agreement to Improve Healthcare Learning Outcomes

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The board members of ASPE and SimGHOSTS are thrilled to announce an affiliationbetween both global organizations to support the shared goals of improving healthcare education and patient safety. An agreement was signed following the International Meeting for Simulation In Healthcare, where members of both boards came together to finalize the document language. To celebrate, SimGHOSTS has extended their 50% annual subscription for ONE MORE MONTH! Sign up now and gain access to over 200 recorded sessions, a weekly forums digest, a growing document library, and more!

The overall aims of this affiliation include:

  • Promoting each respective organization and their endeavors amongst relevant networks and wider communities through a variety of routes including traditional and online marketing methods
  • Sharing & developing new knowledge, skills and resources to benefit the respective membership communities of each organization
  • Providing opportunities for collaboration at individual, institutional and organization-wide levels
  • Enhancing the dissemination of innovations and solutions to community identified problems amongst members and the wider simulation community
  • Establishing pathways for professional development and recognition of the Simulation Technology Specialist in healthcare including training programs and research
  • Exploring the collaborative development and administration of ASPE pre-conference specific events focused towards those operating healthcare simulation technology operated by SimGHOSTS.
  • Membership from both organizations will be provided discounted access to respective websites and will be invited to collaborate on research projects.
  • Furthermore, both organizations have reserved course hours at each other’s meetings to promote sharing and professional development.

Read the full SimGHOSTS / ASPE announcement here!

Also: Abstracts due for SimGHOSTS-ASPiH UK event!

Just a quick note to say that the SimGHOSTS-ASPIH UK Abstracts have been extended ONE week — so be sure to get your content in ASAP Sim Champs! Remember — you get a DISCOUNT on your registration when you are accepted to present!

UK (July 18th-20th) – Due February 15th (Submit Here)

2-Hour Laerdal SimMan 3G Programming Course Now Available Through SimGHOSTS

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Word today is that subscribers of SimGHOSTS.org (which has 50% off annual subscription again this month due to a big announcement coming next week), that you can now take a Laerdal SimMan 3G programming course right from your home or office. Best of all its only $50!

Not a subscriber to SimGHOSTS.org yet? Sign up here today! Gain access to over 200 recorded sessions, a weekly digest of conversations covering all things simulation by more than 1,500 international members, a document database, jobs posting area, and more — for only $60. For less than one Starbucks order a month you can save over 50% off the regular $135 annual subscription fee! Once you do you can gain access to some free courses, and this reasonably priced Laerdal Basic Programming Course put on by SimGHOSTS event director and simulation champion Ryan Eling.

About HSTS7100 – Basic Programming for Laerdal 3G

This 2-hour course covers basic programming theory, tools and techniques for the Laerdal platform. In part one, we cover the concepts and techniques for planning out a proper programmed scenario; these are general skills that apply to any high-, low- or no-fidelity simulation scenario. Focus is placed on communication with the entire simulation team, from students to staff to administrators to faculty.

Part Two is an extensive overview of the Laerdal 3G programming software. Here, we learn about Learner Inputs, Patient Responses, Trends, Handlers and the other tools found in the software. There is discussion and explanation of how these tools can be used, and also how they can be re-appropriated for creative solutions. This section ends with an explanation of an offline programming game that learners should play before proceeding to the final course section.

Part Three is a point by point review of the goals of the programming game. We uncover creative uses and tricks using the Laerdal software. In the end, this review demonstrates the instructor’s theory of approaching programming as a creative, collaborative and constantly reassessed activity.

Learning Objectives & Details:

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of programming theory, practice and techniques.
  • Explain the use of basic programming functions in the Laerdal platform.
  • Demonstrate alternative uses for Laerdal programming options.

Instructor: Ryan Eling
Course Length: 2-hours
Course Fee: $50
Format: Self-Paced – Online

Sign up for the HSTS7100 course on SimGHOSTS!

HealthySimulation.com Founder & Entrepreneur Lance Baily Interviewed by Modern Outcomes

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Last month HealthySimulation.com founder and Simulation Evangelist Lance Baily was interviewed via podcast by Matthew Stoltz of Modern Outcomes. The podcast covered Lance’s background and journey into medical simulation, his career, and the many entrepreneurial simulation projects he helped to create including HealthySimulation.com and SimGHOSTS.org.

What You Will Learn:

How SimGHOSTS tackles core issues facing technical simulation specialists today:

  • Training facilitation
  • Professional development processes
  • Showcasing the value of the technical support staff role

How you can validate simualtion purchases with validated customer input

How Healthy Simulation acts as an equalizer ensuring that simulation resources are available across the globe.

Listen to the full podcast on Modern Outcomes today!

December Discounts for New SimGHOSTS Online Courses & Website Subscription

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Special December Savings on New Website Subscription & New Online Courses!

SimGHOSTS has launched its new online courses enrolling now which start in January, and is providing super huge savings for December on both their courses AND new website subscription. SimGHOSTS is the world’s leading and only organization dedicated to supporting those operating healthcare simulation technology. In 2015 the non-profit put on four events around the world including Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Leeds University in the UK, the Clinical Skills Development Service in Brisbane, and at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in Dubai.

Did you attend a SimGHOSTS 2015 event or subscribe to SimGHOSTS.org in the past eleven months? Good news — your new account information is being mailed to you today!

New Website & Over 50% Off Annual Subscription in December:

The team has spent the last six months developing a new website with expanded capabilities including a new Learning Management System for courses and:

  • New weekly or daily digest of forums posts & blog articles
  • Over 190 video recorded sessions from previous SimGHOSTS events
  • Expanded Document Library with New Files
  • Improved forum functionality
  • New design, improved interface and functionality
  • Free job & resume postings for subscribers
  • Expanded global contact database
  • More Upcoming webinars from leading experts and vendors

Normally $135 USD per person annually, you can sign up for SimGHOSTS.org for the next year for only $60 bucks! That’s the cost of a cup of coffee each month to join your international community of Sim Techs and get access to hundreds of resources! But hurry — this opportunity ends January 1st!

Not a SimGHOSTS.org Subscriber Yet? Sign up today with 50% off the normal price at SimGHOSTS.org.

SimGHOSTS Launches New Online Certificate Training Courses!

After two years of research and development, SimGHOSTS has started enrolling the first students in our new online courses! Taught by experienced simulation champions, these courses in IT and Healthcare related topics will increase your knowledge and skillsets required for your every day job. Future courses in audiovisual, education, simulation, and other domains are to be announced shortly.

As this is their first cohort of students we are offering HUGE SAVINGS for those who in enroll in the first sessions which start in January after IMSH. Enrollment space is limited so check out the courses and register today!

Announced Online SimGHOSTS Certificate Courses So Far:

  • HSTS200 – Fundamentals of Training and Education
  • HSTS300 – Medical Physiology for Healthcare Simulation I
  • HSTS301 – Medical Terminology for Healthcare Simulation
  • HSTS400 – Introduction to Information Technology Systems
  • HSTS401 – Introduction to Operating Systems
  • HSTS402 – Introduction to Networking
  • HSTS403a – Office Productivity and Support Specialist I: Word Processing
  • HSTS403b – Office Productivity and Support Specialist II: Spreadsheets

Learn more about these courses and register before they fill up at the new SimGHOSTS Online Training Courses Page. Remember– with limited enrollment this one time discount opportunity won’t last!

Soon SimGHOSTS subscribers will receive their first weekly digest of forums/blog articles so stay tuned!

Visit SimGHOSTS.org for more!