Ohio Consortium of Learning Labs Annual Simulation Conference May 4th & 5th

ohio healthcare simulation meeting

For only $100 you can participate in this fantastic regional simulation event entitled “Ohio Consortium of Learning Labs Simulation Conference” put on May 4th&5th at the University of Cincinnati at Blue Ash, Ohio! Here’s the basic schedule of the event:

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  • 7:30-8:00 am Registration
  • 8:00-8:15 am Welcome
  • 8:15-9:45 am Keynote Speaker – Dr. Kelly Beischel PhD, RN, CNE Power Up Your Debriefing to Create “Sticky Learning”
  • 9:45-10:00 am Break *
  • 10:00-11:00 am Keynote speaker- continued
  • 11:00-11:30 am Vendor
  • 11:30-12:45 pm Post–Partum Hemorrhage
  • 12:45-1:30 pm Lunch and Vendors*
  • 1:30-2:45 pm VR/Gaming – Christina Alvaredo RN, MBA, Toledo University
  • 2:45-3:00 pm Break*
  • 3:00-4:15 pm Moulage Techniques – Stephanie Justice MSN, RN
  • 4:15-4:30 pm Wrap up & Evaluation

Learn more and Register here!

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Latest Simulation in Healthcare Journal Article List from SSH

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The most recent Simulation in Healthcare Journal (October 2016 – Volume 11 – Issue 5
pp: 301-364) from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare has been posted online! This month’s journal provides a tribute to the “godfather” of medical simulation Dr. Gaba, and an exploration of new simulation technologies to improve healthcare learning outcomes:

  • Tribute to David Gaba on the Occasion of His Retiring as Editor-in-Chief of Simulation in Healthcare Cooper, Jeffrey B.; Issenberg, Barry S.; DeVita, Michael A.; Glavin, Ronnie
  • Comparison of 4 Laryngoscopes in 2 Difficult Airway Scenarios: A Randomized Crossover Simulation-Based Study Altun, Demet; Ozkan-Seyhan, Tulay; Orhan-Sungur, Mukadder; Sivrikoz, Nukhet; Camci, Emre
  • Mastery Learning of Video Laryngoscopy Using the Glidescope in the Emergency Department Ahn, James; Yashar, Michael D.; Novack, Jared; Davidson, Joey; Lapin, Brittany; Ocampo, Jose; Wang, Ernest
  • Preparation With Web-Based Observational Practice Improves Efficiency of Simulation-Based Mastery Learning Cheung, Jeffrey J.H.; Koh, Jansen; Brett, Clare; Bägli, Darius J.; Kapralos, Bill; Dubrowski, Adam
  • How Do Simulated Error Experiences Impact Attitudes Related to Error Prevention? Breitkreuz, Karen R.; Dougal, Renae L.; Wright, Melanie C.
  • Coaching From the Sidelines: Examining the Impact of Teledebriefing in Simulation-Based Training Ahmed, Rami A.; Atkinson, Steven Scott; Gable, Brad; Yee, Jennifer; Gardner, Aimee K.
  • The Role of Ultrasound Simulation in Obstetrics and Gynecology Training: A UK Trainees’ Perspective Patel, Hersha; Chandrasekaran, Dhivya; Myriokefalitaki, Eva; Gebeh, Alpha; Jones, Kate; Jeve, Yadava B; Midlands
  • Research Collaborative in Obstetrics & Gynecology Simulation for Operational Readiness in a New Freestanding Emergency Department: Strategy and Tactics Kerner, Robert L. Jr.; Gallo, Kathleen; Cassara, Michael; D’Angelo, John; Egan, Anthony; Simmons, John Galbraith
  • An Approach to Confederate Training Within the Context of Simulation-Based Research Adler, Mark D.; Overly, Frank L.; Nadkarni, Vinay M.; Davidson, Jennifer; Gottesman, Ronald; Bank, Ilana; Marohn, Kimberly; Sudikoff, Stephanie; Grant, Vincent J.; Cheng, Adam;
  • For the International Network for Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education (INSPIRE) CPR Investigators Highlighting Instructional Design Features in Reporting Guidelines for Health Care Simulation Research Cheng, Adam; Nadkarni, Vinay M.; Chang, Todd P.; Auerbach, Marc

SSH Members can read the latest journal edition here!

MedicCast Podcast Explores Healthcare Simulation Industry

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Recently the famous MedicCast podcast provided an update of the growth of the healthcare simulation industry, and need for specialized simulation training for EMS programs integrating these technologies. Check out this awesome podcast and then learn more about the ProMed Podcast network which also covers Nursing, Disaster Response, and other key healthcare areas.

Listen to the MedicCast Simulation Podcast here:

EMS Tip of the Week: SimGHOSTS Help Educators Simulate Medical Care

According to conservative estimates, more than 440,000 patients die each year from medical errors in the United States alone, and millions more suffer associated injuries. Thankfully, emerging healthcare education simulation programs around the world are addressing this very issue through advances in modern technology. In these sim labs, new students and recertifying professionals enter realistic patient care environments that house high-fidelity, life-like patient manikins that speak, breathe, and react to medications.

In this episode I have Lance Baily on from SimGHOSTS and HealthySimulation. The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to provide the technical and operational training support required by individuals and institutions around the United States and the World that are improving patient care outcomes by educating healthcare professionals via advanced simulated learning environments.

About MedicCast, Part of the ProMed Network 

ProMed Network’s affiliated healthcare online radio and video programming are among the most authoritative sources of their kind worldwide. The live and recorded shows are all dedicated to the improvement of patient care in the prehospital setting. The leading online health and medical podcast network, the ProMed Network shows meet the needs of the healthcare professionals with health related news, commentary, conference coverage, clinical articles, product reviews and more. The ProMed Network is a collection of the top medical and health internet programs produced by independent medical professionals in a variety of fields.

These internet radio and TV shows are commonly known as podcasts. The ProMed Network programs include over 45 programs in fields including medical school, nursing, psychology, virology, emergency medical services, disaster preparedness, and neurology. ProMed Network shows reach 100,000+ health care professionals monthly. The shows comprise some of the top programs in the medical podcasting space. The EMS Programs on the network include programs like:

  • The MedicCast (News, commentary, and tips for EMTs and paramedics)
  • Nursing Show (Interviews, education and news on nursing, education and patient care)
  • EMS Educast (Discussions with the leading educators in EMS and medicine)
  • Brain Science Podcast (Interviews with the leaders in neurology and brain science)
  • EMS 12-Lead Podcast (Focusing on improving cardiac care in communities worldwide)
  • DisasterPodcast.com (Focusing on disaster EMS services)
Listen to the whole podcast and learn more at MedicCast.com

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SSH Simulation in Healthcare Journal Publishes April Edition on Simulations for Communicable Diseases

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Just received word that the latest issue (April 2016 – Volume 11 – Issue 2) of the Simulation in Healthcare Journal has been published. This journal is connected to the Society in Simulation in Healthcare. Over the next few months we will be reminding you about all the established and new journals out there relevant to those engaging in healthcare simulation. Stay tuned for more! Here is the articles in this issue, which focused on communicable disease Management:


  • Introduction to Special Issue on Highly Communicable Disease Management Gaba, David M.
  • Ebola: Urgent Need, Rapid Response Adams, Jennifer J.; Lisco, Steven J.

Highly Communicable Disease Management Theme Issue

  • Health Worker Focused Distributed Simulation for Improving Capability of Health Systems in Liberia Gale, Thomas C. E.; Chatterjee, Arunangsu; Mellor, Nicholas E.; Allan, Richard J.
  • Rapid Development and Deployment of Ebola Readiness Training Across an Academic Health System: The Critical Role of Simulation Education, Consulting, and Systems Integration Phrampus, Paul E.; O’Donnell, John M.; Farkas, Deborah; Abernethy, Denise; Brownlee, Katherine; Dongilli, Thomas; Martin, Susan
  • Simulation as a Tool to Facilitate Practice Changes in Teams Taking Care of Patients Under Investigation for Ebola Virus Disease in Spain Rojo, Elena; Oruña, Clara; Sierra, Dolores; García, Gema; Del Moral, Ignacio; Maestre, Jose M.
  • Use of Simulation to Gauge Preparedness for Ebola at a Free-Standing Children’s Hospital Biddell, Elizabeth A.; Vandersall, Brian L.; Bailes, Stephanie A.; Estephan, Stephanie A.; Ferrara, Lori A.; Nagy, Kristine M.; O’Connell, Joyce L.; Patterson, Mary D.
  • Beating the Spread: Developing a Simulation Analog for Contagious Body Fluids Drew, Jonathan L.; Turner, Joseph; Mugele, Joshua; Hasty, Greg; Duncan, Taylor; Zaiser, Rebekah; Cooper, Dylan
  • Ebola Virus Disease Simulation Case Series: Patient With Ebola Virus Disease in the Prodromal Phase of Illness (Scenario 1), the “Wet” Gastrointestinal Phase of Illness (Scenario 2), and the Late, Critically Ill Phase of Disease (Scenario 3) Delaney, Heather M.; Lucero, Pedro F.; Maves, Ryan C.; Lawler, James V.; Maddry, Joseph K.; Biever, Kimberlie A.; Womble, Shannon G.; Coffman, Robert V.; Murray, Clinton K.

Empirical Investigations

  • Making an “Attitude Adjustment”: Using a Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education Strategy to Improve Attitudes Toward Teamwork and Communication Wong, Ambrose Hon-Wai; Gang, Maureen; Szyld, Demian; Mahoney, Heather
  • The Correlation of Workplace Simulation-Based Assessments With Interns’ Infant Lumbar Puncture Success: A Prospective, Multicenter, Observational Study Auerbach, Marc; Fein, Daniel M.; Chang, Todd P.; Gerard, James; Zaveri, Pavan; Grossman, Devin; Van Ittersum, Wendy; Rocker, Joshua; Whitfill, Travis; Pusic, Martin; Kessler, David O.; for the INSPIRE LP Investigators Quantitative Feedback Facilitates Acquisition of Skills in Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Skinner, Alisha A.; Freeman, Rosario V.; Sheehan, Florence H.

Technical Report

  • A Hemodynamic Monitor as a Simulation Tool, a Novel Use of the PiCCO2: Technical Description of the Method and Its Application Eghiaian, Alexandre; Lanceleur, Antony; Le Maho, Anne Laure; Pouilly, Arnaud; de Kerlidy, Pierre Meudal; Blondel, Pascal; Suria, Stéphanie; Cerf, Charles


Developing a Simulation-Based Mastery Learning Curriculum: Lessons From 11 Years of Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Erratum

Check out the complete Simulation in Healthcare Journal Here!

Top 51 Medical Simulation Articles of 2015!

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This comprehensive list covers the must-read powerful content HealthySimulation.com, the worlds most read medical simulation blog, delivered last year including key research announcements, must-have sim lab workflow templates, policy examples, new innovative products, patient safety news, and much more! If you are even a casual follower of simulation news this is the one “must read” article of the year!

51. Pocket Nurse & Omnicell Launch Education Tools for Simulated Medication Management Learn about this product mix designed to teach the inventory and safety control measures typically deployed in clinical care environments by utilizing hardware and software solutions built with the latest available technology.

50. The Future of Virtual Simulation and Training Presented by General Dynamics at I/ITSEC 2015

49. New Paper: Human Factors in the Design of Medical Simulation Tools

48. Simulation Instruction and Management Certificate Program From Robert Morris University RISE Center

47. “Defining Excellence in Simulation” New Medical Simulation Book From SSH – 140 expert clinicians and educators contributed to this authoritative guide offering clear-cut definitions, recommendations and best practices for all types of simulation training programs.

46. Victorian Simulated Patient Network Website Provides Free Simulation Resources 

45. First Ever Research Specific to Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists Published This Month in SSH Journal

44. CAE Healthcare Increases Simulation Support With Upcoming Free Webinars

43. Serious Games for Serious Simulation, An In-depth Look at Combat Medic from Virtual Heroes – This serious game from the Orlando-based division of Advanced Research Associates helps prepare medical personnel to treat the top three causes of battlefield deaths.

42. Arizona State Board of Nursing Recommends Simulation – Based off the landmark NCSBN study, these recommendations go a long way towards solidifying the use of simulation in Arizona, which I am told will influence other States to follow suite.

41. Jenny Rudolph from Harvard’s Center for Medical Simulation Reminds Us ‘Excellent Debriefing is Invisible’ “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 good lighting in the theater, good debriefing and interviewing is not that noticeable.”

40. A Collection of 11 Medical Simulation “How To’s” – These are must read articles to help your healthcare simulation program grow!

39. Limbs & Things Releases New PROMPT Flex OB Task Trainer Consultant Obstetrician and Academic Clinical Lecturer in Obstetric Global Health, Dr. Joanna Crofts, said “The PROMPT Flex is an exciting development in birthing task trainers. Its realism, flexibility and versatility ensure it is a vital component of effective childbirth training.”

38. Dr. Kenneth Gilpin Shares Why Sometimes We Can Do More Harm Than Good Through Medical Simulation At SimGHOSTS Australia, Dr. Gilpin demonstrated how the aviation industry regularly examines simulation training for negative learning – which means that learners build unintended habits during the simulation exercise which they carry over to real life engagements – and why we need to in healthcare.

37. Dr. Carolyn Yucha Shares Why Staffing Sim Techs is #1 Priority for Healthcare Educational Administrators– Highlighting a national survey on Educause.edu of educational administrators, Carolyn shares the Top 10 IT Issues of 2015 that have direct implications for your simulation program.

36. SimGHOSTS USA Laerdal Sponsored Plenary session by Dr. Suzie Kardong-Edgren about “A New INACSL standard for Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists Coming Out Soon”.

35. Gaumard Births Newborn ‘Tory’ Simulator at IMSH 2015  See photos and highlights of the “next gen” newborn and birthing manikins from Gaumard Scientific.

34. TeamSTEPPS Online Master Trainer CE Course Now Available for FREE – The “Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety” 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course consists of 11 modules, 8 of which offer continuing education (CE) credits.

33. Patient Audio Tapes Their Surgery & Doctor’s Words Cost Her Job — Should We Simulate Negative Coworker Behavior?

32. EMSIMCases Provides Free Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenarios, Templates and More – This is a must read website if your program is running ED scenarios!

31. ASPiH UK 2015 Brighton Opens With Keynotes on Value of Different Simulation Settings & Patient Experiences

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

29. EMS SimulationIQ HQ – Learn more about the offices of this innovative company and the introduction they received to SimGHOST!

28. First Ever Practicum Week of Drexel University MS in Medical Simulation Program Deemed True Success

27. Boise State University Provides Healthcare Simulation Certificate Course This nine credit hour interprofessional program (3 courses, 3 credit hours each) offers a combination of two completely online courses and one hybrid course that includes a three day on-campus visit for an intensive training experience.

26. Boston Children’s Hospital ‘SIMPeds’ Program Provides Expanded Simulation Resources – 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”.

25. Helpful Thoughts on In Situ SimulationHere’s a helpful list of advantages, disadvantages, safety issues and tips, success strategies, and evidence for In Situ Simulation by the blogging team at Life in the Fast Lane.

24. 9 Articles Highlighting the Expansion of Medical Simulation – Learn how simulation continues to innovate healthcare education and training around the world.

23. Results: Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education (IPE) on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes From Institute of Medicine – “What data and metrics are needed to evaluate the impact of IPE on individual, population, and system outcomes?” To answer this question, 47 individual sponsors requested that an IOM consensus committee be convened to examine the existing evidence on this complex issue and consider the potential design of future studies that could expand this evidence base.

22. Laerdal Launches New LLEAP Software To Customer Base – Do you own a mid or high-fidelity Laerdal manikin? If so you can now download their all-in-one operational software to run your different manikins.

21. SynDaver Labs Rejects $3M Investment On TV Show ‘Shark Tank’ – Unfortunately the TV show deal fell through after the episode aired. Watch the clip from the show and learn more about Syndaver’s new plans to keep growing even without the “Shark” Robert Herjavec.

20. Level 3 Healthcare Provides State-of-the-Art Medical Simulation Center A/V System Design & Installation Are you about to build or renovate a new simulation space? I cannot emphasize enough the importance of hiring an audiovisual design team like L3HC who have previous experience working with medical simulation spaces!

19. Adopting New Technology in Healthcare Education: Tallahassee Community College’s Simulation Center Implements Electronic Health Records Enhancing Simulations – Simulation Program Manager Carla I. Dormeus, MS, EMT shares how the TCC Simulation program has increased technology integration and utilization over the past six year.

18. MedAffinity Electronic Health Records and Education: Keeping the Focus on Learning Healthcare – Guest writer Thomas Doyle MSN, RN shares his excitement for EHR in simulation in his review of MedAffinity.

17. Exclusive First Look of SimCapture X from B-Line Medical– In this exclusive interview, HealthySim gets a sneak peek of B-Line Medical’s future SimCapture X platform!

16. Collaborative Caring: Stories & Reflections on Teamwork in Healthcare – This new book takes an unusual approach to the topic of teamwork. Editors Suzanne Gordon, Dr. David L. Feldman, and Dr. Michael Leonard have gathered fifty engaging first-person narratives provided by people from various health care professions.

15. First Ever Practicum Week of Drexel University MS in Medical Simulation Program Deemed True Success

14. HealthySimulation Youtube Channel Crosses 75,000 ViewsWatch hundreds of videos focusing on vendors, conferences, tutorials, and more from your healthcare simulation industry!

13. Free ECG Simulator Game – A great 6-second ECG Simulator game where healthcare learners can practice identifying one of 27 most common rhythms.

12. NCSBN Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs

11. HealthySimulation’s LinkedIn Group crosses 2,500 members! – Join your international peers to learn and share more about your simulation profession.

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10. ‘Simulation Discomfiters’: The Anti-Champions Who Frustrate Our Programs – Discomfit was a word I had never heard before. It means “1. to make uneasy, confused, or embarrassed 2. to frustrate the plans or purpose of”. A discomfiter, therefore, is a person who makes things difficult, confusing, and embarrassing while frustrating the plans and purposes of a team. Learn who these folks are and how to get around them.

9. Simulation Technology Specialist Training SimGHOSTS 2015 Event Recaps:

8. IMSH 2015 Exhibit Hall Video Interviews Recap – In case you missed any of our video interviews from the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2015 New Orleans, here’s the complete list of all of them.

7. Free Vital Sign Simulator App Continues to Be Improved– Recently Jason Bowman at the ‘The Resuscitationist’ blog used the updated Vital Sign Simulator software to provide a long-distance SimWars competition.

6. When Simulation Goes Too Far, The Dangers Become Real. Here we cover military, fire service, hospital, and police simulations that have gone wrong — and what the dangers are for your program. Consider our crucial tips to prevent similar errors in your simulation lab.

5. Medical Simulation Job Listings Pages Looking for work? Need to fill a simulation job? Visit these pages for all the latest simulation job listings!

4. Simulation Use in Paramedic Education Research (SUPER): A Descriptive Study – The purpose of this research was to characterize the use of simulation in initial paramedic education programs in order assist stakeholders’ efforts to target educational initiatives and resources.

3. 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.

2. Exclusive Video: How to Build an EMS Simulation Program – Sponsored by CAE Healthcare. Watch this exclusive HealthySim video shot at the Victor Valley Community College to learn how to build or expand your medical simulation program in austere non-classroom environments.

1. “Top 50” most read and shared medical simulation articles from 2014 – If you are looking for even more top medical simulation content this is where to head next!

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Drexel University launches “Simulation in Healthcare” Conference

Simulation in Healthcare: Where No One Has Gone Before!


A state-of-the-art simulation conference—Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education.

Simulation Conference

Drexel’s Simulation in Healthcare Conference: Where No One Has Gone Before is the leading international forum for world-class experts to disseminate information on recent advances in the field of simulation.

DATES: March 20-23, 2012

LOCATION: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The conference courses cover a variety of topics from:

  • Simulation Theater
    From Act I to Act IV you will see the amazing potential and possibilities for standardized patient simulation. This session will provide an overview of standardized patient simulation including case development, standardized patient training, implementation and evaluation. Several unique scenarios will be demonstrated including medical surgical, psychiatric, family therapy, cultural, and ethical dilemma. Join as we see the expert actors transition seamlessly from one role to another.
  • Looking at the Big Picture: VHA’s National Simulation Program
    This session will present how the Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) established a national simulation center focused on the use of technology to enhance workforce training and outcomes of care.  By providing a supportive psychologically safe and risk free environment for learning and performance improvement, the largest health care system in the US provides employees the opportunity to experience simulation first-hand.
  • Team Training in Healthcare: Promoting Inter-professional  Partnership for Patient Safety
    Reduction of medical errors and ensuring patient safety, topics addressed in the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report, will be addressed using a simulation teamwork approach. Strategies to achieve these goals will be presented through analysis of team structure and effective communication. Assessment of team performance, challenges for implementation of team based training, and strategies for continued improvement will be highlighted in this discussion of bridging gaps in healthcare delivery through effective inter-professional team training.
  • Teaching Patient Safety in Simulated Learning Experiences & M University Development of a Simulation Orientation Program
  • A Maternity Simulation Immersion Project to Improve the Quality of a Freshmen Maternity Experience
  • Evaluation of Student Perceptions of their Competency in Simulation Using Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in Simulation
  • Disaster Preparedness Education Delivered via Simulation
  • Relocating SIM Man
  • And many more! Download the Drexel agenda to see all the courses available!

Nursing Simulation Conference

Visit the Drexel “Simulation in Healthcare” website to register or learn more!