Event Date: 8/1/2017 - 8/4/2017

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SimGHOSTS is the affordable hands-on training & networking event for those operating medical simulation technology is now celebrating its 7th year in the US!

United States
WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning
Raleigh, North Carolina
Pre-Symposium: August 1st, 2017
Symposium: August 2nd-4th, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM P1 (no kit): 8-Hour Moulage Workshop without take home kit - $325
Same course as above, but you do not get to bring moulage materials home with you.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM P1 (w/ kit): 8-Hour Moulage Workshop & Moulage Kit purchase - $395
Come learn to create life-like three-dimensional wounds that can be sutured, debrided, and triaged for a realistic training experience. The presenter will identify SIM-Safe make-up and training techniques to create common Medical, Trauma and All Hazards conditions. Learn to understand moulage wound development when creating soft tissue wounds and accessory moulage utilizing gels, Silifix, latex and waxes. Participants will learn basic, intermediate, advanced and medical- trauma moulage wounds application including surgical dehiscence, ulcers, burns, lacerations and active shooter.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM P2: EMS SimulationIQ Sponsored Full Day Hack-a-Thon
SimGHOSTS is excited to announce the World’s First Healthcare Simulation “Hackathon”, Gold Sponsored by EMS SimulationIQ. A Hackathon, or “hackfest”, is a design sprint-like event in which creative, technical, and subject matter experts come together to build an innovative project to address a common problem. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week and are usually intended for educational, social, or industry wide purposes. Over the past several years, the international healthcare simulation community has overwhelmingly requested that SimGHOSTS put on this innovative development workshop to find and solve industry challenges. Thanks to EMS SimulationIQ, this one day event is FREE for all attendees of SimGHOSTS 2017 USA who wish to work with peers to develop a new innovative product, service, or system.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM P3: Laerdal: Efficient Systems Deliver Effective Simulations
Learn how to help meet your faculty and staff’s learning objectives with greater ease. During this hands- on session, Laerdal technicians will introduce you to the tools and techniques they use to keep your simulators running at peak performance. We will begin by demonstrating proper functionality tests utilizing our approved checklists, which participants may keep to use back at their own facility. This will be followed by a discussion on the benefits of our latest software platform, LLEAP, including step-by- step instructions on how to upgrade your simulators and access to the resources needed for successful implementation. The session will conclude with directions on changing common replacement parts.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM P4: CAE Healthcare Essentials of Lucina, Childbirth Simulator
This four-hour hands-on course will provide participants the basic essentials of using the CAE Healthcare simulators, LUCINA and VIMEDIX OB/GYN. The course will enable participants to have a basic understanding of set-up, power on and off procedures, use of the birthing configurations (prepartum, delivery and postpartum), fluid features, and use of the preconfigured SCEs in the Muse operating platform. The course will enable participants to also perform basic troubleshooting and general care and maintenance on these CAE Healthcare simulators.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM I will not attend the Pre-Symposium
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Break & Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM SimAlliance Keynote Address - Partnership, Creativity and Innovation: Successful Management, Support and Growth in Simulation, presented by Brian Gillett, MD
BRIAN GILLETT, MD CEO & Founder of SimCore SimCore is a collaborative partner from simAlliance Brian Gillett is an academic Emergency Medicine physician possessing over a decade of leadership experience in the field of healthcare simulation and patient safety. He created and directed the simulation centers for Kings County Hospital, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and Maimonides Medical Center, during which time SimCore was conceived. As a simulation director, he founded the company with the vision of creating patient safety solutions from within the simulation community. Dr. Gillett’s presentation will explore new technologies designed to improve healthcare performance through innovative, intuitive, and high impact solutions from within our community. Brian will share how effective and sustainable healthcare interventions must be developed in a genuine partnership with those who will ultimately utilize the systems. For simulation to succeed it has to first be managed and supported in an effective way, and this presentation will show us how through creative approaches and innovative solutions. Dr. Gillet will also demonstrate lessons for the successful development, growth, and support of staff who operate simulation programs from his numerous administrative roles. Finally, Brian will share key ways members of the SimGHOSTS community can increase the support of their professional development from administrators and clinical faculties from a 'grass roots' perspective.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Break & Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM A1: Intro to Moulage - $30
Learn the basics in SIM-Safe make-up identification, use and industry secrets to create common medical conditions. The presenter will identify and evaluate benefits and limitations in moulage application, storage use, pre-make and staging procedures to save time and money. Get hands-on with basic moulage wound development and applications including vomitus, wound drainage, sputum, fresh bruising and appliance.
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM A2: Designing Healthcare Simulation with Autodesk Fusion360
This is beginners, hands-on course designed to teach healthcare simulation technicians/specialist how to use the power of Autodesk Fusion360 (CAD) to design or improve training devices for use in simulation scenarios. No previous experience using CAD or 3D printing is required. Course will focus on fundamentals and best practices with using the software. Skills covered will include Sketches, Rendering, Exporting for 3D printing, and more.
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM A3: Understanding the Administrative Side of a Hospital-Based Simulation Program
Healthcare is constantly changing and while we continuously plan, do, study, and act in the healthcare environment, it changes faster than any of us can keep up with. Just like a healthcare system is evolving, it is imperative that the simulation programs designed to support the system are adapting and evolving. So, how much interaction and work must a hospital-based simulation program administrator do? In this session, participants will have an opportunity to see how the technical aspects of the WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning (CIL). We will explore day-to-day operations, discuss the CIL leadership involvement in quality and patient safety initiatives across the organization, and outline how to achieve buy-in both on purchasing new equipment and managing day-to-day operations. In the end, it is important to understand how to make the connection between the healthcare system and the simulation program.
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM A4: Legacy to LLEAP: What They Didn't Tell You
In 2016 Laerdal released LLEAP to the simulation community. As a bonus the software was offered to existing customers at no charge. For this I praise the company as many often charge a substantial fee. The updated software package drastically improved overall PC to manikin functionality. While the software improved workflow, the upgrade came with various bugs and added time spent learning to program – again. Aim 1 This course will provide users insight and awareness to possible glitches. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and elicit feedback from group. By allowing users to share information we, as sim specialist, become better experts in the field. Aim 2 Programming using LLEAP requires a learning curve when transitioning from Legacy. Users will be able to participate in creating a scenario using handlers and trends as they follow along.
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM A5: DIY Simulation Technology Double Session
Demonstration of the ( T-4) Chest Tube Trainer: A T4 model was created using inexpensive materials and spare parts from the Simulation Center, specifically a discarded plastic mannequin torso, a slab of pig ribs and pig skin. The T4 model allows a learner to palpate intercostal spaces through skin, prep and drape skin, make an incision, palpate the moving lung, insert a chest tube, and suture the tube in place. Compared to commercial products, use of the trainer provided a total cost savings per ATLS Course of $4,946. This presentation will review the process of designing and building this trainer. - It's All About the Tidal How to Create Realistic Tidaling in Chest Tubes: This "do it yourself" presentation will demonstrate how to apply fabrication to a manikin in order to provide chest tube functionality during simulation. Presenter will demonstrate the steps of connecting common pieces that are readily available in any hardware store, and provide a detailed description of how and why this fabrication provides the necessary tools for chest tube simulations.
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM B1: Under The Hood of Apollo
This hands-on course will review the most common tips and tricks for identifying and resolving issues with patient simulators. Lessons learned can be put to use across the full array of patient simulators. This session will include mannequin troubleshooting, access, maintenance and tips.
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM 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.
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM B3: Discover In-situ and Mobile Obstetric Training with SimMom®
Learning to make quick decisions during childbirth can mean the difference between life and death. SimMom® is designed to facilitate training and prepare learners to recognize and respond to potential high-risk births and postpartum complications. Come explore the tetherless design of SimMom with integrated ultrasound technology, accurate birthing anatomy, and interchangeable postpartum modules.
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM B4: Comparing and Contrasting Video Capture Technologies
The presentation will examine different camera types and the means to display and record the video captured by those imaging devices. Camera topics will include analog signal cameras, digital signal cameras, and internet protocol (IP) cameras. Live video display will be compared to different streaming protocols.
12:50 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch & Exhibit Hall Open
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Laerdal Plenary Address - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Technological Hurdles We All Face - Presented by Amar Patel
One may argue that CGI can be an important part of a film, a video, or even an educational session. So, what is CGI? Do you really understand how valuable things like CGI can be in simulation? Each day, new pieces of technology are introduced to enhance our experiences. Those of us that are innovators want nothing more than the opportunity to use it, while the laggards attempt to justify, analyze, and develop a value plan for adopting it. But, who is right? There are countless technological hurdles for all involved, and it takes an innovator working with laggards to truly understand what we can and should use today. Utilizing technology in simulation creates a distinct and yet complex environment. Understanding the unique nature of technology and what is available to us will only help push more laggards into innovators. To take our programs to the next level, we must explore the latest technological advances available to us today and where they can bring us tomorrow. Let’s see what the future holds for us all in simulation!
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM C1: Training for Trauma Moulage Workshop - $30
This presentation will identify SIM-Safe make-up application and industry techniques to creating developed trauma conditions. In addition, the presenter will identify and evaluate benefits and limitations in moulage application, storage use, pre-make and staging procedures to save time and money. Lastly, the presenter will demonstrate intermediate moulage wound development and applications including blisters, burns, impalement, tactile and olfactory application.
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM 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.
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM C3: Recording Your Simulations: Framing the Perfect Shot
Video or still photography has always played a significant role in simulation. This presentation will introduce beginner/intermediate tools that will help create more attractive media component for simulation. This presentation will cover basic composition, the exposure triangle, as well as backdrop and staging. Basic composition includes the Rule of Thirds as well as using a grid to position subject matter in a more appealing format. The exposure triangle references the ideas of depth of field the importance of light, as well as ISO Settings. Finally, backdrop and staging will be discussed as learners focus on capitalizing background as well as using settings to separate the subject from the background.
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM 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!
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM C5: WakeMed Simulation Technology Double Session
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 ------------- Setting the Environment for Simulation: Multimedia and Stagecraft Participants will be introduced to creative uses for multimedia and theatrical initiatives in simulation creation and implementation to create more immersive environment for learners. This will include the use of props, sets, multimedia, and other theatrical standbys to ensure learner immersion. Guest presenters with theater backgrounds will discuss stage management, direction of confederates, set design, and prop usage in simulation.
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM D2: Congruent Multisensory Learning
Ventriloscope offers the first and only hybrid physical diagnosis mannequin with cases to use with SPs or student partners. You can even show these to a class of 300 as they experience the proper visual, auditory, emotional, and muscle memory stimuli to diagnose and remember how to assess for critical clinical conditions! You can use any MP3 sound file to simulate any sound, anywhere on a mannequin standardized patient, or class partner. Use it to teach large or small classes practical physical diagnosis techniques.
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM D3: Video Integration 101: How to Expand Video Solutions in Your Simulation Labs
Adding new video recording and debriefing technologies to your simulation labs will dramatically increase the learning outcomes of your program -- but what is the how, where, and what? This course by interact solutions will show you how to setup audiovisual technologies in your program to assist with the discrete coaching of your learners. Participants will learn what AV equipment is required, how this equipment is setup and effectively integrated.
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM D4: Are you ready for 4K video? Must know requirements & benefits!
How many milliliters is that student drawing up? Was the delicate surgical procedure performed correctly? Only the power of 4K recording and debriefing may tell us! 4K recording and debriefing allows simulation programs to extend the benefits of the most life-like video detail commercially available to the learning outcomes of. But what are the challenges of considering this new technology and how can your simulation program overcome then? Find out if 4K is right for you!
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM D5: Next Generation of How to Make Critical Thinkers
What new elements can be added to simulation that expands the scope of critical thinking? Simulation has its roots in the ability to demonstrate and apply a skill at an appropriate time to attempt a specific outcome. The real world application of medical treatment is more than just a collection of skills that are applied through a simple matrix. We explore how new improvements in realism and technology in our products are providing an expansive environment for simulation. Clinicians can optimize , the reality of dealing with humans not objects. If we look at human centric versus skills focus simulation, what does that world of training look like, what are the challenges and what are the opportunities? What needs to do done differently and what does this training look like?
Thursday, August 3, 2017
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Bus Transportation
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM CAE Healthcare Plenary Address - Simulation Technology and Operations: We Are State Of The Art - presented Scott Crawford, MD
This talk will outline the current state of healthcare simulation technology and operations including the many advancements and innovations in this field. This unique specialty within healthcare simulation is the blend of innovator, educator, project manager, stage director, and technology integrator. Healthcare has phenomenal tools and innovation to improve patient's lives, so it is no wonder that the tools available for training are no less than state of the art as well. Technological innovations in audio and video enhanced teaching, task training devices and computer simulated environments for surgical and team training are just some of the innovations that we must understand and help to develop. Every person in healthcare simulation can work to improve training and provide innovation. The special focus of groups like SimGHOSTS, INACSL and SSH have pushed the importance of technology and operations within simulation to be recognized, standardized and enhanced. These groups worked together to create a new simulation standard to ensure consistent function and understanding of this diverse role. Those involved in healthcare simulation around the world can now easily connect, communicate and share ideas and innovation. It seems likely that the next advances in healthcare will be pioneered in the world of simulation.
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Break & Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM E1: Under The Hood of Lucina
This hands-on course will review the most common tips and tricks for identifying and resolving issues with patient simulators. Lessons learned can be put to use across the full array of patient simulators. This session will include mannequin troubleshooting, access, maintenance and tips.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM E2: The Time for Interprofessional Education is Now. Tomorrow. And for the long term! Learn How an Innovative IPE Platform Facilitates Patient Care Over Time
This presentation will showcase a web-based platform that enables virtual teams from multiple disciplines to collaboratively provide care to a single patient overtime. The ability to accelerate the frequency of IPE events for better collaboration and outcomes; simplify team scheduling; and simulate team communication through video conferencing will also be addressed during this presentation.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM E3: Discover In-situ and Mobile Obstetric Training with SimMom®
Learning to make quick decisions during childbirth can mean the difference between life and death. SimMom® is designed to facilitate training and prepare learners to recognize and respond to potential high-risk births and postpartum complications. Come explore the tetherless design of SimMom with integrated ultrasound technology, accurate birthing anatomy, and interchangeable postpartum modules.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM E4: Cost effective and future proof medical simulation centre AV systems design
Audiovisual systems are an integral component of the learning methodologies used in medical simulation training, and to be effective they must be based on the actual user requirements, able to accommodate all typical training scenarios such as the use of human patient simulators, standardized patients, confederates and assessment programs. This presentation will provide important steps and criteria commonly overlooked when designing integrated AV systems into medical simulation training centers, and provide the audience with useful pointers!
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM 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.
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM F2: Stop The Bleed for the Masses
The facilitators in this session will provided training and resources on building a bleeding control model which can be used for mass training exercises in the participants' own facilities. The second part of the training will be lecture and skills training from the Stop the Bleed program by the ACS. This model offers a creative way to deliver the training on a shoe string budget and can be implemented relatively quickly and easily. The facilitators for this course are EMT/RRT-ACCS and EMT-P trained clniicians who also train their local community on bleeding control. They will provide the resources needed for the course (other than the technology) and as supplies last the trainers will be sent home with the participants.
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM F3: SimMan 3G Troubleshooting
Back by popular demand: Regular maintenance and troubleshooting with SimMan 3G often requires the utilization of software and hardware testing. With the introduction of LLEAP various settings within the operating system have changed or at least the process or location have been altered. As a direct result, various backend troubleshooting tools may be difficult to find initially. Additionally, SimMan 3G is a complex manikin therefore requires regular maintenance and repairs on an as needed basis. In the course, the presenter will introduce internal and external components and will explore a series of problem-solving techniques.
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM F4: Simulating Point-of-Distribution (POD) for Pandemic Ethical Framework Highlighting Altered Standards of Care and Allocation of Scarce Resources
Previous pandemics can create decrease in healthcare providers and life-saving resources. Altered standard of care, prioritization of patients and allocation of scarce resources will require an ethical framework developed and accepted by the stricken community. This presentation will show attendees how to create their own POD simulation involving multiple patients and limited amount of resources. This simulation involves chaos of distributing resources to 40+ people in a short amount of time and resources. This presentation will conclude with a live POD exercise.
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM F5: Management Topics 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.
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM Lunch & Exhibit Hall Open (Hall will be open until 4PM)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Meet Your Vendor: CAE Healthcare
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Meet Your Vendor: EMS SimulationIQ
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Meet Your Vendor: Laerdal Medical
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Meet Your Vendor: SimAlliance
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM No Meet Your Vendor; Exhibit Hall
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM G1: Heightening Environmental Fidelity Through the Use of Remote Controlled Devices
In our simulation center we had the need for a remote PCA pendant. It was essential in order to maintain the high fidelity of our simulations. I took it upon myself to create a remote PCA pendant in which we are able to keep the original functioning button on the PCA pendant, as well as add our own RF remote receiver to the pendant without adding much bulk or obtrusive qualities. This allowed the learner to stay within strict healthcare protocols, which was previously impossible.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM G2: The Design and Creation of a Mobile Simulation Lab
This presentation will cover the acquisition and design of a mobile simulation unit. Talking points will include fostering community relationships, modifying mobile platforms for simulation use, overcoming budget restraints, maintaining realism within mobile simulations, and creating a mobile debriefing system. Following discussion, the Parkview Mobile Simulation Lab will be on site for a tour and Q&A.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM G3: Innovative Technology: Doubling the Distance in Simulation Education
This workshop will first be a description of robot technology, how it can be used in simulation and how our program has used robots integrated into a simulation educational experience. It will then be a workshop to allow participants opportunity to test drive a robot for themselves and to see how this technology feels on the user end for learners at a distance.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM G4: Same Sim, Different Day
This presentation will involve the discussion of evolving a simulation center from static verbal simulations to a high fidelity interactive simulation center. Presenters will discuss the various steps taken to improve operations in regards to functionality of equipment, standardization of simulations and fidelity of simulations. Presenters will describe the steps taken to pilot each improvement to ensure that educational objectives were not compromised while operations were optimized.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM G5: EMS/Active Shooter Multi Agency Response
The goal of this session is to develop an understanding to introductory MCI staging events and collaborative planning. Participants will learn the basics in MCI moulage application techniques, storage, pre-make and staging procedures. By the conclusion of the presentation, learners will be able to evaluate the benefits and limitations in scenario staging and story progression in MCI events.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM H1: Moving beyond makeup to add fidelity to your sim
Using silicon as a base, prosthetic moulage pieces can be molded to provide realism and additional functionality to both manikin and standardized patients for enhanced appearance and realism to your sim. This session will show you how to build from basics to very advanced pieces. Students will learn techniques to use color and texture to make the piecesle look real, providing the learners with more emotional response to the sim
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM H2: Safety Should Never Be Simulated
This course will describe potential issues related to safe work practice within the simulation center. Examples of Sim Center policies will be demonstrated and highlight how to address healthcare specific needs as applicable to healthcare simulation. This will include discussions of needle sticks (clean vs dirty), Cadaver lab safety procedures, and the use of simulated and expired medications. Examples of injury policies as it pertains to staff members, standardized patients, and students will also be covered. Differences in acceptable practice exist between types and locations of training facility an the features of in-situ, clinical based and free-standing center training will be addressed. The course will conclude with a discussion of state, regional and institutional policies that may already exist for safe operation of your center.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM H3: Standardizing Simulation Operations
All simulation programs require a cohesive operations plan, personnel and integration with a larger system to succeed. Due to the diversity of simulation center operational design, function and use, a unifying understanding of operations has been difficult to describe and implement. This presentation will describe the INACSL Standards subcommittee process used to understand the unifying features of a successful simulation program including the resources, plans and personnel required to successfully achieve desired goals and outcomes. The diverse background and involvement of clinicians, educators, administrators, and technical personnel helped to define standard elements required to create a simulation-based education program that supports the desired simulation based educational goals and outcomes. This group developed a standard on simulation programs that will describe the key features, resources, and pitfalls in designing a sustainable, systems integrated simulation-based educational program.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM 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.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM 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.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM I1: Simulation Modalities, Selecting The Appropriate Method Will Often Be The Difference Between Success And Disaster
A systematic approach to selecting the appropriate trainer is very important. To often, faculty lacking simulation experience have preconceived ideas on how to best offer simulation to their students. During this session, we will touch on a number of ways to not only deliver simulation, we will give examples of how we use simulation, the success we have and roadblocks we encounter. We will discuss advantages and disadvantages for each modality and what outcomes you can expect from the learner.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM 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.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM I3: How to Fabricate an I/O plate
During this presentation the audience will go thru process of making their own replacement I/O (Intraosseous infusion) plate for unspecified mannequins. The presentation will go thru all the steps required to build the I/O as will the audience. At the end of the presentation the audience will be able to demonstrate their skills learned the presentation. Session will end with a Q&A and a copy of the presentation.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM I4: Techniques to accommodate multi-patient scenarios in healthcare simulation.
This presentation overviews our institution's effort to incorporate multi-patient scenarios in an undergraduate nursing curriculum and the adaptations we used to make it successful. Our nursing students are expected to provide care for multiple patients at once and we seek to provide a realistic environment where interaction with patients is seamless and transparent. This transition presents logistical and technological challenges that require creative solutions with new and existing equipment.
Friday, August 4, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM J1: Moulage Workshop Double Session - $50
Improving Your Tunnel Vision One Simulation At A Time: Elevating A Trauma Simulation With Advanced Moulage - $25 Moulage is often overlooked and underutilized. A multisystem trauma simulation was created for learners to follow appropriate trauma assessment steps and reorder if necessary. A cost effective functional arterial bleed, distracting leg ambulation, and chest wounds were created. During the debrief learners realized how distracting injuries can harm patient outcomes. The simulation was a success due to the advanced moulage techniques incorporated. ------------- In House, Low Cost Methods to build a Surgical Ultrasound Biopsy Course, through the Use of Medical Simulation - $25 This presentation will demonstrate and allow participants to get hands on with a DIY ultrasound model. This low cost, replicable and realistic model for ultrasound of the pancreas was designed to help residents develop and perfect their biopsy and operative ultrasound skills. Using chicken breast and intravenous tubing, as our pancreatic ducts, and olive pits as cysts and masses, learners will get to make and test out their very own models.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM J2: Simulation Program Evaluation: Using What You Have and Using it Well
Ongoing program evaluation is necessary for program justification, budget and resource planning, meeting accreditation standards, and simulation research. Program evaluation is time consuming and costly for organizations to produce and maintain, more over there is a gap in the published literature of how of how schools of nursing have evaluated simulation programs (Coffman, Doolen, & Llasus, 2015). Our presentation will assist simulation managers to identify their program evaluation goals, create a robust evaluation using resources already available to them within their organizations. We will evaluate some of the functions of MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS Access that might benefit your simulation program utilization management and research requirements. The workshop will provide detailed instruction and a hands on workshop component to demonstrate designing a simulation program evaluation plan, developing the data dictionary, piloting data collection methodologies and developing a reporting strategy.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM J3: The Write Stuff
This course will demonstrate skills in technically writing abstracts, proposals and presentations. Participants will learn key concepts in technical writing including sentence structure, tone and format. Participants will develop and demonstrate writing an abstract, turning that abstract into a proposal, and turning the proposal into a presentation. Learning the technical skills of writing will allow the division of simulation operations and the technicians that run the operations the opportunities to get involved in research, conference presentations and project management.