3rd Annual Asia Pacific Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare Launches in Singapore

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Today 250 simulation champions from around Asia and the World came together for the 3rd annual APMSH meeting at the National University of Singapore. The event was organized by co-chairs Ms Kirsty Freeman, A/Prof Suresh Pillai, and Dr. Yasuharu Okuda, and is supported by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and platinum sponsored by Asia-based simulation distributor TellYes. HealthySimulation.com was on hand to share this wonderful event!


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This meeting brings together simulation experts, educationists, industry professionals and product distributors under one roof at the University Cultural Centre. The theme for this year’s conference “Improving Outcomes, Building Connections”, serves to underscore the utility of simulation training in enhancing patient safety and quality improvement, thereby ensuring better patient outcomes. Concurrently, the congregation of simulation professionals will help to promote regional and international cooperation, collaboration and networking by establishing ties with simulation specialists.

From exciting Pre-Conference Courses to renowned Plenary Speakers, in-conference workshops, podium presentations, poster submissions and cutting-edge product displays, there is definitely something for both the novice as well as the discerning simulation expert. Participate and engage with presenters and Special Interest Groups on the latest in Assessment & Evaluation, Program Administration, Faculty Development, Technical Operations, Instructional Methods, Research Methodologies and Interprofessional Education. Be enthralled by the first-ever Simulation Showcase highlighting live demonstrations of different countries’ approach to simulation and be invigorated by an intense debate by simulation experts during the Simulation Debate!

Follow #APMSH2016 & @HealthySim for coverage!

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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!

Simulation in Healthcare Journal — June 2016 Article List

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Here is the breakdown of articles in the latest Simulation in Healthcare journal from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare:

Simulation in Healthcare June 2016 – Volume 11 – Issue 3:

  • When the Mannequin Dies, Creation and Exploration of a Theoretical Framework Using a Mixed Methods Approach Tripathy, Shreepada; Miller, Karen H.; Berkenbosch, John W.; McKinley, Tara F.; Boland, Kimberly A.; Brown, Seth A.; Calhoun, Aaron W.
  • “Debriefing-on-Demand”: A Pilot Assessment of Using a “Pause Button” in Medical Simulation McMullen, Michael; Wilson, Rosemary; Fleming, Melinda; Mark, David; Sydor, Devin; Wang, Louie; Zamora, Jorge; Phelan, Rachel; Burjorjee, Jessica E.
  • Standardized Patient Encounters: Periodic Versus Postencounter Evaluation of Nontechnical Clinical Performance Turner, T. Robert; Scerbo, Mark W.; Gliva-McConvey, Gayle A.; Wallace, Amelia M.
  • Simulation-Based Mastery Learning Improves Medical Student Performance and Retention of Core Clinical Skills Reed, Trent; Pirotte, Matthew; McHugh, Mary; Oh, Laura; Lovett, Shannon; Hoyt, Amy E.; Quinones, Donna; Adams, William; Gruener, Gregory; McGaghie, William C.
  • Using Virtual Patients to Teach Empathy: A Randomized Controlled Study to Enhance Medical Students’ Empathic Communication Foster, Adriana; Chaudhary, Neelam; Kim, Thomas; Waller, Jennifer L.; Wong, Joyce; Borish, Michael; Cordar, Andrew; Lok, Benjamin; Buckley, Peter F.
  • Learning Neonatal Intubation Using the Videolaryngoscope: A Randomized Trial on Mannequins Assaad, Michael-Andrew; Lachance, Christian; Moussa, Ahmed
  • Simulation-Based Assessment of ECMO Clinical Specialists Fehr, James J.; Shepard, Mark; McBride, Mary E.; Mehegan, Mary; Reddy, Kavya; Murray, David J.; Boulet, John R.
  • Applying Judgment Analysis Theory and Methods to Obtain an Insight Into Clinical Judgments: Implementation and Findings With a Simulated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Setup Nadler, Izhak; Globus, Omer; Pessach-Gelblum, Liat; Strauss, Zipora; Sela, Rina; Ziv, Amitai
  • More Than One Way to Debrief: A Critical Review of Healthcare Simulation Debriefing Methods Sawyer, Taylor; Eppich, Walter; Brett-Fleegler, Marisa; Grant, Vincent; Cheng, Adam
  • Creating a Simulated Pharmacy Soto, Cory; Stiner, Jamie; Noji, Daniel O.; Rusheen, Jeffrey M.; Huang, Yue Ming
  • Response to “Unlike History, Should a Simulator Not Repeat Itself?” Smith, Roger

SSH Members can read the full ‘Simulation in Healthcare’ Journal on the LWW Website!

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

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

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

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Laerdal’s New Premature Anne Task Trainer – IMSH 2016 Video Interview

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Continuing HealthySim’s coverage of the IMSH 2016 exhibitor floor, today we take a closer look at Laerdal’s new Premature Anne task trainer for simulated training of a 25 week old. The product will come in two versions: mid fidelity and high fidelity versions. In this video interview we take a closer look at the launch of the higher fidelity model.

About Laerdal’s Premature Anne

Premature Anne is a realistically proportioned 25-week preterm manikin developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is designed to facilitate the training of healthcare professionals in the initiation of proper care and resuscitation of preterm infants.

  • Realistically proportioned preterm infant
  • Anatomically accurate airway designed to train airway management including the placement of an ET tube
  • Realistic training experience supports delivery of AAP neonatal resuscitation
  • The features of Premature Anne are aligned with the objectives of the NRP course curriculum
  • Premature Anne is highly mobile for use in multiple clinical settings and in transport scenarios

Learn more on Laerdal’s Premature Anne Website today!

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IMSH 2016 Opens in San Diego

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The 16th annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare launched yesterday and the number of new companies entering our space is staggering. Perhaps the reason has something to do with SSH President Chad Epps announcement during the opening ceremonies that this was the most attended IMSH event ever with over 2500 attendees! The opening ceremonies received a standing ovation after a number of champions from around the world shared their personal stories that connected their lives to the opportunities of simulation. It was a fantastic way to remind the community that the end goal of simulation, is the patient safety outcomes that come with improved training and healthier professional communication practices.

HealthySimulation will be interviewing many of the vendors tomorrow so stay tuned for all our upcoming video content highlighting the latest in simulation technologies.

For now, check out these quick announcements that were sent our way:

Operative Experience Strengthens Business with Lou Oberndorf as Significant Investor and Chairman. Learn more here.

New Lap Team Training from 3D Systems (Simbionix)
At IMSH, experience the new high fidelity laparoscopic team training capability that allows several trainees to work on one LAP Mentor procedure simultaneously.
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Two Places to Witness the Latest in Motion Tracking for Healthcare Applications

At IMSH next week, there are two places to witness the latest in motion tracking for healthcare applications: 1) the Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase on Sunday afternoon, and 2) the Polhemus booth, #527. See a live demo of the MicroSensor 1.8, designed specifically for a cardiac catheterization simulator. Complimentary technologies, such as the FastSCAN II 3D laser scanner and the OmniView eye tracker will also be on display.

Be the first to see all that’s new in CAE Healthcare booths #600 and #608!

During the 16th Annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, we will debut a number of never-before-seen patient, surgical, and center management solutions, with new advancements in educational content.

Come explore the latest developments in simulation training technology and partake in compelling, live demonstrations.

  • Follow an intense medical emergency scenario, featuring patient simulators Lucina and METIman
  • Catch round-the-clock demos of our LearningSpace and Replay audiovisual and center management solutions (Booth #608)
  • Witness hyper-realistic surgical cut suit simulations for tactical combat trauma, conducted by Strategic Operations

… and prepare to be amazed by a few surprises!

Laerdal Medical is proud to closely collaborate with these partners. Together, we are able to better understand real user needs so that efficient learning solutions may be implemented locally. We invite you to visit our partner’s booths at IMSH 2016.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Booth #1004 – Discover how our partnership has resulted in collaborative programs and products that contribute to the health and well-being of newborns, infants, and children around the world. Booth #1004

HealthStream – Booth #701: Stop by and ask about HealthStream and Laerdal’s delivery of the new American Heart Association electronic learning solutions for BLS, ACLS, and PALS training.

NLN – Booth #800: Engage with the NLN about collaborative efforts to harness simulation and technology to advance excellence in nursing education including SIRC, SESN, and vSim for Nursing. Booth #800

AHA – Booth #701: Get hands-on with the competency-based RQI training program for high-quality CPR and improved patient outcomes. Learn about the problem of rapid skills decay and the solution that RQI offers.

Blue Street Capital – #800: Connect with our partners from Blue Street Capital who can work with you to find the best financial solution to maximize the benefits of financing and leasing.


Remedy Simulation Group is excited to be attending IMSH 2016 in San Diego! Please come see our new simulation products, review our contract manufacturing options, and meet “Crystal” our Rapid Anatomy™ model. We look forward to talking with you at booth #730!


SynDaver, EMS announce partnership at IMSH

SAN DIEGO – SynDaver Labs and Education Management Services (EMS) have teamed up and plan to showcase their new partnership at theInternational Meeting for Simulation and Healthcare from January 17-20.                        

During the three-day conference the two companies will demonstrate what they believe to be the most medically accurate and comprehensive medical training simulation system built to date. This system will utilize a combination of SynDaver’s flagship Synthetic Patient model and EMS’s SIMULATIONiQ operating platform.

Follow @HealthySim and #IMSH2016 for all the latest!

IMSH 2015 Exhibit Hall Video Interviews Recap

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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. Be sure to start with our IMSH 2015 Exhibit Hall Video Highlights Reel!

Check out the HealthySim Youtube Channel for over a Hundred more Medical Simulation Videos!

“Defining Excellence in Simulation” New Medical Simulation Book From SSH


Recently published “Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs” is an official publication of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), created to support the Society’s mission to encourage excellence in healthcare education, practice and research through the use of simulation. With nearly 140 expert clinicians and educators contributing, this authoritative guide offers clear-cut definitions, recommendations and best practices for all types of simulation training programs. This is a must-read for healthcare managers, educators and researchers looking to create or manage successful, cost-effective, researched-based simulation programs.

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A wide range of topics — essential to the development and management of successful and cost-effective simulation programs – include: Simulation Standards – best practices and program development; Types of Simulation Programs – infrastructure, framework; Simulators – types, selection and usage; Funding – fundraising, income sources; Management – asset management, policies and procedures; Environmental Design – building a simulation center; technical infrastructure; and Educational Development; Faculty Development; Research, and more, including:

  • Well-referenced, reader-friendly content is continually available, practical and timely
  • Standards and recommendations based on actual programs around the world that have proven to be sustainable, cost-effective and successful
  • Editors and many authors central to SSH’s role in learning and defining best practices for simulation and simulation program management
  • Interprofessional group of editors and authors offering diverse perspectives, from areas of nursing, medicine, allied health, numerous specialties, and non-clinical fields including organizational behavior, psychology, statistics, business, and engineering
  • Terms of Reference – Defines and standardizes simulation terms and concepts for users, learners and developers
  • Experts Corner – Commentary on particular areas of training, research and program development by simulation experts and founders
  • Consider This – Text boxes provide practical how-to sections on important related topics


Janice C. Palaganas PhD RN NP CEN (Editor)
Juli C. Maxworthy DNP MSN MBA RN CNL C (Editor)
Chad A. Epps MD (Editor)
Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Mancini RN PhD NE-BC FAHA ANE (Editor)

From the BSU Simulation Program Website:

Simulation programs must demonstrate compliance with established core and area-specific standards in order to be considered for accreditation. The program must have at least two years of experience in the area in which accreditation is sought. Core standards include mission and governance; organization and management; facilities, technology, simulation modalities and human resources; evaluation and improvement; integrity; security; and work in expanding the field of simulation.

“Accreditation validates all the hard work in establishing a high quality simulation center,” said Becky Bunderson, director of the College of Health Sciences Simulation Center. “It lets the community, faculty and students know that the work in the center is evidence-based and follows standards and best practices, delivering quality educational experiences to students and community partners.”

To achieve accreditation in the area of teaching and education, the College of Health Sciences Simulation Center had to demonstrate that it met the standards for teaching and education. This included the areas of learning activities, qualified educators, curriculum design, learning environment, educational credit, and ongoing curriculum feedback and improvement.

With an accredited simulation center, the College of Health Sciences will be able to further pursue its goal of promoting inter-professional education for Boise State health sciences students. Currently, respiratory care, radiologic sciences and nursing students use the simulation center and practice labs for an inter-professional skills course. An inter-professional disciplinary team approach is used to teach basic patient care skills and interventions to restore and protect health. The college is actively researching additional ways to integrate inter-professional education into all program curriculums.

“Simulation will fundamentally change nursing education, if not health sciences education, as we know it,” said Suzan Kardong-Edgren, Joanna “Jody” DeMeyer Endowed Chair in Nursing and renowned simulation researcher. “Clinicals will be built around a simulation core, then hospital experience for fine tuning.”

SSH Accreditation Provides:

Accreditation accrues value to the organization, the industry and the community. Additional benefits follow:

  • Improving healthcare education through the identification of best practices and recognition of practice
  • Improving healthcare simulation through providing standardization and a pool of knowledge of best practices
  • Strengthening patient safety efforts through support of simulation modalities
  • Supporting education and consultation on good practices and benchmarks to improve business operations
  • Encouraging sharing of best practices through education and consultation
  • Providing external validation of individual simulation programs
  • Strengthened organizational, community and learner confidence in the quality of education and services
  • Garnering local support, resources and commitment
  • Fostering a feedback loop between education and practice by participating in a continuous process of improvement
  • Encouraging performance improvement within the simulation program
  • Providing a competitive edge in the community, program offerings and grant funding
  • Providing a customized, intensive process of review grounded in the unique mission and values of the organization
  • Enhancing staff recruitment and development
  • Recognizing expertise in simulation above and beyond domain expertise

Learn more about the at Boise State University Simulation Program here & the SSH Accreditation here.