SimGHOSTS / ASPiH Affiliation
As a non-profit educational based 501(c)(3) organization, SimGHOSTS is eager to connect with leading simulation organizations around the world. SimGHOSTS leadership is in direct communication with several organizations and hopes to announce additional affiliations soon.
ASPIH, aka the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare, was the first organization to affiliate with SimGHOSTS. In November of 2014, ASPiH President Dr. Helen Higham and SimGHOSTS President James Cypert signed into agreement an MOU between these two great organizations. The affiliation calls for mutual organization cross-promotion, collaborative professional project development, ASPIH Institutional Member access to SimGHOSTS.org, and the co-development of a the first SimGHOSTS UK event to support Simulation Technology Specialists in the United Kingdom and the European Union.
ASPiH President Dr. Helen Highman said of the partnership: “There is a growing body of evidence to demonstrate that medical simulation training for healthcare professionals improves patient safety. Despite the fact that this training works it is clear that in the UK and worldwide the lack of technical support and faculty training required is preventing our medical staff accessing simulation teaching adequately. SimGHOSTS is the global leader for the support and development of simulation technicians in healthcare and is already making huge strides in promoting their work. As president of ASPiH I am delighted that we have recently signed an affiliation with SimGHOSTS to progress our joint aim of providing affordable hands-on training events and online community and educational resource support”.
A not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, ASPiH is a membership association formed in 2009 through the merger of the National Association of Medical Simulators (NAMS) and the Clinical Skills Network (CSN). The overarching goal of ASPiH is to enable wider sharing of knowledge, expertise, and educational innovation related to simulated practice across the healthcare professions. AIMS provide an effective communication network for those involved in simulated practice in the UK and beyond provide quality exemplars of best practice in the application of simulated practice to education, training, assessment and research in healthcare establish key benefits and evidence of impact linking simulated practice with improvements in patient safety and quality of care develop and share key operational and strategic resources for members drawn from experience within the association and from links with relevant educational bodies nationally and internationally encourage and support scholarly development and recognition of members through wider dissemination of innovative practice at scientific meetings and publications.
Learn more at by visiting http://www.aspih.org.uk