Management Courses for the Sim Tech at SimGHOSTS 2017 USA


Management Courses for the Sim Tech at SimGHOSTS 2017 USA

SimGHOSTS provides beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of training in a variety of key subject areas which include simulation hardware & software, A/V system design & integration, IT debugging, medical terminology, physiology and pharmacology, adult education, moulage makeup, media production, supply management, staff management, administrative duties, and much much more. More than 40% of audience attendees classify themselves as clinical educators responsible for operating simulation technology -- which means anyone who operates simulation technology will benefit from SimGHOSTS.  See a description of all of the management 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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C5: What the Heck is This Called? The First 3 months in a Simulation Center

In their own words, new simulation specialists discuss the challenges they experienced during their transition from bedside clinical practice to the simulation center. This presentation will include: a review of adult learning theory, application to a professional practitioner in a healthcare environment, technology learning curve, role of structured orientation, and how the experienced simulation educator can assist in the transition

F5: Management Double Session

Developing a Culture of Sim-Savvy SMEs: New national simulation guidelines have recommended the role of facilitators to be undertaken by full time simulation specialists. This topic will explore the transition of a simulation program to the new guidelines and challenges faced along the way. An overview of the newly developed subject matter expert (SME) program designed to incorporate grandfathered SMEs along with SMEs new to simulation. At the end of the presentation participants will gain knowledge of collaborative methods to ensure quality simulation development and experiences.

Simulation Staffing on a Shoestring: Design and Implementation of a Volunteer Simulator Operator Program: Identify and train a volunteer pool of simulator operators from within your institution. This is helpful to institutions that do not have funding for additional full-time employees and/or have a difficult time finding qualified candidates to fill positions. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the development of a simulator operator course; identifying and training potential operators; retention of volunteers; potential pitfalls; and how to gain leadership support.

H5: Mock In-hospital Emergency Drills - Maximize Benefit, Reduce Frustration

When a simulation exercise is in situ, the role of the operator is important because the setting and needs will vary. The role of the SimOp can open the eyes of the educator to low cost enhancements to the experience as well as expand learning and discovery by adding a second perspective to the event. This presentation addresses the two forms of in-situ drills – scheduled and surprise. This presentation shares steps taken to develop a successful training and discovery program in the areas of code blue, trauma activation, and labor and delivery. Through the incorporation of this model for training staff, we maximized the use of our simulation operations specialist and enhanced the efforts of our educator without a significant increase in either cost or staff time

I2: Getting Through The Grind ( A Way to Streamline Daily Operations )

This presentation will focus on how to streamline daily operations in your Simulation Center. Using the Western Michigan University School of Medicine's simulation program as an example, presenters will discuss how the simulation center uses and manages its inventory, calendar, and simulation equipment. This will include a review of the center's organizational chart and analysis of each tech's roles and responsibilities. There will be a demonstration of using Microsoft Outlook to give technical staff all the information they need for their work day as well as a review of the system used to have a new hire ready to contribute by the end of week one.

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