IT Courses at SimGHOSTS 2017 to be Taught by Leading Experts


IT Courses at SimGHOSTS 2017 to be Taught by Leading Experts


Administrators of simulation programs should consider sending their institution’s AV and IT related staff members who are responsible for supporting the simulation program to SG17USA.  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!  See a description of all of our Information Technology courses being offered at SG17USA and don't forget to register now to take advantage of early-bird pricing!

Pre-Con Workshops: August 1st, 2017
Main Symposium: August 2nd-4th, 2017
Host: WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

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B2: Concepts in Scenario Automation and Standardization

Explore terminology, concepts, automation, standardization of scenarios, and the role of the operations specialist (simulation technology specialist). Simulator manufacturers each have their own methods for programming scenarios. Some share common terms and concepts, while others are more proprietary. This course discusses concepts and terms presented in Chapter 10 in the book: Healthcare Simulation: The Role of the Operations Specialist, co-authored by H. Michael Young and Valeriy Kozmenko.

C2: Arduino for the DIY Sim Tech

Most simulation techs/specialist already design/build devices for use in healthcare simulation. By adding the power of Arduino into these projects you can increase their function and gather data from sensors. Arduino boards come in many different shapes, sizes, and capabilities, this course will provide an overview of the many different options. Get information on great online resources, and places to purchase supplies.

C4: Budgeting, Event Costing and Accreditation with Excel Pivot Tables

Many Simulation Centers struggle with the question: "How much should I charge external learner groups for an event at my Sim Center" Come learn how to calculate event costs and an overall budget using properly constructed Excel sheets, pivot tables and basic cost accounting principles. We will discuss what events you should support by knowing your strategic mission and relationships with external entities. And did you know that all this supports your Center's Accreditation process? Come learn!

F1: IT Tools for for Non-IT Simulation Specialists

This workshop will allow those without formal IT training to learn many of the basic functions and procedures related to the modern personal computer. Get hands on with systems and learn how to manage files and users, as well as the major components of a computer and basic networking concepts. Even if you use computers all the time, this session will offer specifics and boost confidence in your abilities.

H4: Logging Issues using QR Codes

During this presentation the audience will go thru the journey it takes to create QR Codes and labels to log issues using a smart phone. The presentation will go thru all the steps required to make a QR code and getting it onto an applicable label. At the end of the presentation the audience will be able to demo the QR Code app on their smart phone that has been created by the presenter. Session will end with a Q&A and a copy of the presentation

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