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Tuesday January 31, 2017

Welcome to Day Three (and Four)!

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This is the last IMSH Daily for 2017. But, there’s still a day and a half of content to go! Take a minute to review the program and make sure your “wish list” of courses is covered. This morning we will hear an amazing story from Regina Holliday. Regina is an artist, muralist, patient rights arts advocate and founder of the Walking Gallery and the Medical Advocacy Mural Project. She started her advocacy by painting murals and quickly moved on to paint pieces on canvas in her home studio. While the process is both inspirational and rewarding, it is quiet, thoughtful and sometimes quite lonely. Regina will encourage us to think deeply about our potential to use simulation to transform healthcare education and practice by thinking

about ways to always place the needs of our patients first. This patient-centric approach is key to this year’s conference theme. One of Regina’s more famous contributions to both art and healthcare is focused on telling individual stories through paintings on clothing that is then worn during meetings as a form of walking art. There will be multiple examples of her “Walking Gallery” here at IMSH as several attendees will be wearing these painted jackets during meetings, breaks and in the exhibit halls. Throughout today Regina will be at IMSH Central. She would be delighted to share her story and hear yours as she facilitates the creation of a piece of art based on our collective expe–continued on page 3

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Good Teams or Good Leaders? We’ve all been there. The manikin is at the center of a group of learners tasked with delivering the baby, diagnosing the patient, or performing a surgery. And at the end of the simulation, the learners may wonder how well they did from a medical point of view, but often the larger and more important issue is how well they functioned as a team. It is true in simulation – because it is true in healthcare – that the effectiveness of the team and the ability for the members to work together successfully, determine outcomes as much as, and maybe more than, the aggregate technical knowledge of the members. Teamwork is vital. And within teamwork, leadership is essential. In their book, Extreme Ownership, authors and former Navy SEALS Leif Babin and Jocko Willink describe a test of leadership experienced in a training exercise known as Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal (BUD/S) Training,

which culminates in a week of training competition known as “Hell Week.” In Hell Week, several teams of boat crews are given a small inflatable boat with simple instructions: paddle your boats through surf zone, go the next beach, dump the boat, paddle back. Babin and Willink recall one specific training cohort where, over the course of several relays, one team consistently emerged as the winner while another team consistently performed poorly and came in last. The reality of BUD/S completion is that if the leader of the losing team did not improve, he would not graduate the program. So they tried an experiment. They moved the leader of the winning team to the losing team and vice versa, but the remainder of team composition stayed the same. The question at hand was whether team performance was primarily determined by the leader’s ability or whether performance was an innate quality of the remaining team.

Welcome – continued from page 1 riences at IMSH. If you are interested in participating in her art-based patient advocacy movement, please follow her on Twitter at @ReginaHolliday and #TheWalkingGallery. Tomorrow, IMSH 2017 concludes. Our keynote speaker, Laura Mansfield, is a writer, IMSH Daily is published live at IMSH 2017 facilitator, speaker and educaby Tradeshow Media Partners in partnertor of note. Her key area of intership with SSH and IMSH. est is to investigate how leaders Twitter: @IMSHdaily and teams engage in a way that Editor: Scott Gourley results in deeper connection, professional and personal ful-


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And guess what happened? The losing team started to win and the winning team started to lose; proving that the key factor was not the talent of the team, but the strength of the leader. A “soft” skill such as leadership is typically not taught in pre-professional healthcare programs, but it should be. In healthcare, we are to a certain extent hobbled by a culture that dictates that the most senior person in the room, or the one with the most advanced degree, is the leader. But there are often times when that is precisely the person who needs to be taking care of the patient while another is best positioned to lead the team. By being here, at IMSH, you’ve already decided you want to be a leader in this field. I hope that what you take away from this meeting is a critical awareness that your leadership skills, your ability to direct the team, matters more than the team composition itself. —Chad Epps, Immediate Past President, SSH

fillment, individual and group accountability and courageous interactions. When these conditions are met, she suggests that there are multiple personal and social benefits to individuals as well as a stronger bottom line for the organization. She asserts that she believes “honest and open connection partnered with listening and action will change the world.” Laura will guide us to connect our personal mission with our professional one through self instrospection – a figurative look “inside our hearts.” The IMSH 2017 Planning Committee wants to thank each and every one of you for your presence during the meeting. You have made this gathering an incredible experience and it’s been an honor serving you and the organization over the past year! ­­—Ignacio del Moral, MD, PhD; Jesika S. Gavilanes, MA John M. O’Donnell, CRNA, DrPh

Schedule Highlights Tuesday: january 31

Keynote Presentation: Michael S. Gordon Center Lecture on Medical Education Featured Speaker – Regina Holliday Windermere Ballroom – 8:30-9:45 am Exhibit Hall Hours Regency Ballroom – 10:00 am-4:00 pm (lunch available 11:30 am-1:00 pm; desserts & coffee available 2:00-4:00 pm) Exhibit Hall closes 4:00 pm

Spotlight Learning Labs – Exhibitor Hands-On Demonstrations Rainbow Spring I & II – Various times (check Program Guide or IMSH 2017 App)


Keynote Presentation: Taking Our HeartCentered Approach Back Home Featured Speaker – Laura Mansfield Windermere Ballroom – 11:45 am-12:45 pm Post-Conference Course – PTSD: Challenges in Mental Health Simulation SimLEARN National Medical Center 1:00-5:30 pm

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Certification Numbers Continue to Grow Tuesday is Certification Day at IMSH 2017. The growing group of certified professionals, whether a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) or Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator – Advanced (CHSE-A), has demonstrated a high level of dedication and commitment to achieve this recognition. Certification provides a “formalized validation of specific knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience related to simulation,” according to SSH Certification Committee chair Sharon Decker, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN. This year, certification reached several milestones. There are now over 1000 CHSEs, 20 CHSE-As and 125 CHSOSs, collectively from 26 countries. Certified simulation professionals may have many reasons for embarking on the process to achieve certification, including personal fulfillment and satisfaction or employer mandates, but at the core, there is a desire to achieve and maintain a high standard of simulation education. This is in keeping with the IMSH 2017 theme, Patients: The Heart of Simulation. Indeed, all that we do in simulation has an ultimate goal: improving and assuring a high quality of healthcare. Certification is one way

we assure the quality of simulation knowledge, Decker noted, “The porteducation, thus improving the qualfolio requires the candidate to demity of care we deliver to our patients. onstrate their knowledge and their In addition to recognizing those ability to develop and deliver simulawho have already achieved certification education.” This is a challengtion, workshops or events will takeing, and for some applicants, unfaMary D. Patterson place during IMSH 2017 to assist miliar process. To demonstrate and individuals whose goal is to become achieve that advanced certification certified in preparing for the CHSE or CHSOS requires commitment to pull the documentacertification exams. And, for those who have tion together. So, one of the workshops this already applied and have been approved to take year helps individuals, literally sitting down with a certification exam, several opportunities will them and helping them start developing their occur during IMSH to do so. This year marks portfolios.” the second time the exams are offered onsite Certification represents another milestone during the conference, enhancing convenience in the evolution of simulation as a healthcare for those who have traveled a great distance profession. It is a tremendous achievement and to attend. demonstrates the individual’s pride in their proA workshop will also be offered to help those fession and their commitment to sustaining and who have achieved CHSE to prepare for the improving the quality of simulation education as process of attaining the higher recognition of well as the healthcare we deliver to our patients. CHSE -A. The advanced certification recognizes Congratulations to all those who have leaders in healthcare simulation education and achieved simulation certification. We honor requires applicants to submit a portfolio that your contributions to the field of simulation. demonstrates their professional expertise in For additional information about certificathe field. tion, stop by SSH Central at IMSH 2017 or conWhile the initial certification exams focus tact —Mary D. Patterson, MD, MEd on the healthcare simulation professional’s

Presidential Citations With our highest respect and sincere gratitude, Presidential Citations are presented to: Janice C. Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF In recognition of significant contributions in the areas of simulation-enhanced interprofessional education and simulation program accreditation through leadership, scholarship, and mentorship.


Victoria Brazil, MBBS, FACEM, MBA In recognition of singular talent as a medical educator, simulationist, and debriefer who taught the world about tribalism in healthcare.

W. Clive Patrickson, PhD, JD In recognition of steadfast commitment to advance the field of healthcare simulation through leadership, mentorship, and service.

The INACSL & SSH Meeting Taskforce In recognition of outstanding efforts to plan, design, and implement a novel collaborative program to promote best practices in healthcare simulation.

The INSPIRE Network In recognition of an effective, sustained, worldwide network of inquiry and scholarship utilizing simulation to improve the healthcare delivered to neonates, infants, and children.

Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN In recognition of a lifelong commitment to advancing simulation and interprofessional education globally through scholarship, leadership and mentorship.

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Pioneer in Simulation: Dr. David Gaba Among the whirlwind of activities at IMSH 2017 is the prestigious Pioneers in Simulation award. This year’s recognition was presented to Dr. David Gaba at the opening plenary session on Sunday afternoon. The award recognizes Gaba’s enormous contributions to the field of medical simulation. In making the award, SSH President Christine Park, MD, elaborated on some of her earlier observations about Walt Disney and his vision for the future, observing, “It is said that one of Walt Disney’s greatest successes was that the way he interacted with children was not as an adult to a child but really as a peer to peer relationship. And I can tell you from personal experience, as can many people in this room, that one of the most magical qualities that Dave Gaba has is that ability to interact with people in the field of simulation – no matter how naïve – as peers. And this, for me, is one of the most special things about David. In a prepared video presentation, Jeff Coo-

per, PhD, founder and Executive Director of the Center for Medical Simulation, described Gaba as “the pioneer who brought healthcare simulation to the masses,” explaining, “He saw the need. He had the vision. He had, and still has, an expansive talent.” He went on to praise Gaba’s abilities to conceive and execute “that are unmatched by anyone else that I know in healthcare simulation.” Additionally, he characterized Gaba as “a mentor’s mentor” and “a loyal friend, generous with his time and wisdom,” as well as “a Renaissance man with eclectic interests” that include scuba diving, fencing, glass blowing and flying. The presentation then displayed a small sampling of Gaba’s colleagues and friends who delivered their praise in the form of haiku. In presenting the award plaque, Park read, “The Society for Simulation in Healthcare recognizes David Gaba, MD, as a pioneer in healthcare simulation, for your ingenuity, talent and wisdom, leading the creation of modern day

patient simulators, applying principles of crisis resource management to healthcare and advancing the field for inquiry and scholarship as the founding editor-in-chief of Simulation in Healthcare, with our highest respect and sincere gratitude.” Expressing his gratitude for the award from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Gaba acknowledged a level of pride that “some of my pioneering efforts were in the formation and leadership of the Society itself. And I’m also proud to be, I believe, the first person – no doubt of many yet to come – to receive this award who is still full-time engaged in doing simulation in healthcare. So, although I step back from being the editor-in-chief of the journal – after 11 years, which is a long time – I am not retiring and I still have two fulltime jobs in simulation and other activities in patient safety and simulations.” “I look forward to working with all of you on a continuing basis,” he added.

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DoD Provides Glimpse of New Part Task Trainers Responding to an invitation from IMSH 2017 organizers, the Department of Defense is highlighting a number of its advanced medical simulation projects at this year’s gathering. As examples of recent activities, military representatives are highlighting the development and need of three new part task trainers (PTT): Fasciotomy PTT; Humeral Head Intraosseous PTT; and the Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis PTT. The Fasciotomy PTT, for example, is a recently-developed prototype training capability designed to train military medical first responders to treat compartment syndrome, an extremely dangerous condition caused by swelling in the extremities. If untreated, compartment syndrome can build enough internal pressure to cause loss of limb and possibly death. Currently, there is no commercially available simulator that meets the military training requirements for this complex procedure. The trainer prototype consists of an anatomically correct lower leg designed to train the two incision, four compartment procedure taught to special operations medics. The prototype features realistic tissues and structures that are relevant to the procedure. The muscle groups are constrained by realistic fascia form-



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ing compartments that are pressurized with blood and other fluids The new Fasciotomy Trainer will allow medics to rehearse this complicated life-saving procedure on a lifesized manikin leg without risk of injury during training. A second part task trainer, the Humeral Head Intraosseous PTT, addresses traumatic life threatening injuries that often need immediate intravenous access for the delivery of fluids and medications. Intraosseous (IO) infusion is a technique used to access blood vessels within the bone marrow typically concealed in a structured bony wall that is rigid in nature. Unlike the body’s peripheral veins, the IO space does not collapse when the patient is in shock. An IO insertion can be performed at several different points on a patient’s body, depending on the equipment available, including the sternum, the tibia and the humeral head. Although IO was used with the U.S. military during the Second World War, its prevalence faded with the introduction of the plastic intravenous (IV) catheter. IO access re-emerged as a viable field alternative to IV fluid introduction during the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The US Army Research Laboratory, Simulation and Training Technology Center is currently executing a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort to develop a prototype, proof-of-concept device for a Humeral Head IO insertion PTT. The PTT will teach students to find the correct anatomical landmarks, to insert the IO needle at the correct location and proper angle, to verify proper insertion and to prepare the catheter correctly to introduce fluids. Impetus to develop a new Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis PTT reflects the fact that, over the past twelve years of conflict, eye injuries have held at a rate of 5-10% of combat casualties, attributed to the enemy’s use of explosive devices. Many of these injuries result in a compartment syndrome of the orbit, easily decompressed through the use of a simple procedure called a Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis (LCC). The LCC procedure is currently taught and employed primarily by ophthalmologists and occasionally emergency medicine (EM) physicians at Role III military hospital facilities. However, the majority of forward deployed providers do not have the ophthalmology or EM background, skills and knowledge to perform this procedure. The US Army Research Laboratory, Simulation and Training Technology Center is also executing an SBIR effort to develop a prototype, proof-of-concept device that will demonstrate the means to meet the Army’s expectations for an LCC part task trainer that could expand that treatment expertise to a broader slice of military medical personnel.

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It’s Called SSH Central for a Reason! One of the key resources available at IMSH 2017 is the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s “SSH Central” area outside of the exhibit hall. According to Andrew Spain, MA, NCEE, EMT-P, Director of Accreditation and Certification for SSH, the Society was incorporated in 2004 as an outgrowth of another organization that had expanded into a multi-disciplinary arena. As part of that process,

SSH Central is a one-stop information resource. SSH became the organization running the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. “SSH is responsible for the design, oversight, delivery of IMSH,” explained SSH Executive Director Jennifer Manos, RN, MSN, MBA. “It’s basically the key activity for the Society as ‘the big event’ that we hold every year. And a lot of the things that we now do have been added on since then as we continue to serve the healthcare simulation community and meet the identified needs and requests for resources that we get from that community.” Asked about the specific resources and opportunities that IMSH attendees will find at SSH Central, Spain offered, “They are going to find all of the answers that they need for anything SSH related – be it IMSH; future conferences like our SimOps conference, a joint regional workshop that we’re doing with INACSL; they can get information about Accreditation, Certification, the Academy, Membership, Sections, Special Interest Groups, Affinity Groups – anything that we do with SSH they should be able to find here. That’s why we name it SSH Central. It’s the place to come to get help not just for this conference but for SSH in its entirety.” Spain said that SSH Central was first created five years ago, the last time that IMSH was held in Orlando. “Over those five years it has continued to evolve and serve as a resource for the attendees at IMSH,” he said. “Obviously it’s a center point for people to come and meet. For example, our Mentee – Mentor participants can actually use this as a central meeting point. As a result, we’ve tried to set up seating areas for people to meet ad hoc as they desire. “This year we have a representative in from Los Angeles, who is helping to support our activities for next year, when we will be in Los Angeles for IMSH 2018,” he added. “So that’s one of our

newer things for this year. And sometimes what we do is just simply help people use their IMSH App. If someone needs a little help or can’t find something, we can help them walk through the simple things as well as the longer discussions.” Another change to SSH Central at IMSH 2017 involves the addition of credentialing office hours. “We’ve added the office hours when people can come and talk to Kristyn Gadlage, Accreditation and Certification Coordinator, or myself about specifics surrounding Accreditation or Certification,” Spain said. “And of course, if they have any questions about the Academy we can begin to address those, although those may be more complex questions. But that’s why we have added the credentialing office hours; for people to come and find us and begin the long conversations as well as to gain insights to help them move forward in the process.” “Just come and say ‘Hi,’ if nothing else,” Manos added. “We love to see everyone here. It’s great to have all the energy and activity here at IMSH. It’s the biggest one ever as far as we can tell from our numbers, which is fantastic.” Pointing to a large world map covered with home location pins inserted by IMSH 2017 attendees, Spain concluded, “We have friends from all over the world who come to visit us here at IMSH. And we love to see you every year.”


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So Many Reasons… Attendees are finding a plethora of opportunities to learn and network, reconnect and discover new technologies at IMSH 2017. Attending IMSH for the second time, Ashley Kellish, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNS, is a nurse manager at UNC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Having taught a Sunday workshop on interprofessional education with the group from UNC, she said, “Now I’m attending for the rest of the time to increase and enhance our simulation program. We have a small but mighty simulation program throughout our Children’s Hospital and we’re really working to grow

“I attended a fantastic program this morning on standardized patients and how to interview them...” it throughout our whole health system. So, it’s a challenge and we’re here to learn new ideas and new ways of working with our stakeholders and trying to get the right people at the table to grow our program.” “I attended a fantastic program this morning on standardized patients and how to interview them, how to hire them and really build a good core group of

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standardized patients, which is something that we lack right now, so that’s really helpful. And later I’m going to a presentation about franchising your simulation program. I’m really interested in that because I think having some of those business models in what we do will help us grow.” Kellish said she hopes to gain new contacts, network with other hospitals and bring back energy for new ideas, adding, “We don’t need to reinvent the wheel; we need to learn from others.” Pediatric emergency phyJames Leung sician James Leung, MD, FRCPC, from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, has taken full advantage of his first-time attendance at IMSH, including attending pre-courses. “I’m here because I’m a director for the division and I’m trying to learn more about simulation in general,” he said, adding that he intends to “learn about the new areas of simulation, meet other like-minded individuals, find mentors and network.” Highlights for Leung included “meeting some of the mentors and some of the big names in simulation; knowing that they’re human and getting to know them as people.” He also appreciated attending research meetings and witnessing “that creative scientific process. And the Spectrum of Ideas Showcase was awesome because I think that’s the core fundamental passion for simulation.” His takeaway messages from attending IMSH are that “simulation is alive. Simulation is growing and simulation helps patients. There’s a large body of like-minded people who are all supportive. The sky’s the limit; we’re growing and there’s a place for us.” Kaitlyn Nogueira, BS, Manager of Technical Operations at Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program, has previously attended IMSH a couple of times. “I’m here to network and learn best practices, and find out what other people are doing in their technical operations programs,” she said. “Also, a big part for me is visiting the vendors to see what’s available on the market and what the new technologies are as resources for us.” Nogueira said she especially appreciates reconnecting with friends and colleagues at IMSH. “And I really enjoyed the talk this morning about happiness,” she added.

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Recognition and Laughter at Monday’s Plenary Session Reflecting the continuing themes woven throughout IMSH 2017, Monday morning’s plenary session began with Conference Co-Chair Ignacio del Moral, MD, PhD, expressing his sincere thanks, along with that of co-chairs Jesika Gavilanes and John

“We want to give special thanks to the storytellers because they spoke from their hearts. And also thank you to each one of you, because you listened from your hearts.” —Ignacio del Moral

O’Donnell, to those who had shared their personal stories and “the experience” that those stories provided to attendees on Sunday afternoon. “The energy and the connection was unforgettable,” he said. “We want to give special thanks to the storytellers because they spoke from their hearts. And also thank you to each one of you, because you listened from your hearts.” Emphasizing, “IMSH is designed as a learning experience for each participant,” he highlighted “the expertise of our incredible faculty that will share their knowledge with you. It’s a great gift. You have already built your own learning path and I am sure that you will learn a lot more today. So let’s move on.” He was followed by Mary Kay Smith and Juli Maxworthy, who announced the accreditation program for 2016 and publicly recognized the participating entities. SSH Immediate Past President Chad Epps then took the stage to award the first batch of SSH presidential citations that will be awarded at IMSH 2017. “Each year the president of the Society has the honor of awarding presidential citations,” he explained. ”And this year I actually awarded six: three today and three tomorrow.” Initial awards were presented to Dr. Janice Palaganas, Dr. Victoria Brazil (through her representative) and the INSPIRE network. Epps noted the increased attendance at IMSH 2017, acknowledging that many of Monday’s sessions would be filled to capacity but quickly pointing to the fact that two new panel sessions had been added to the agenda to address this challenge. The presentations served to set the stage for the Lou Oberndorf Lecture. Oberndorf took the stage to introduce this year’s lecturer, explaining, “What we try to do with the Oberndorf Lecture is to bring new ideas to you each year to challenge you and to get you outside of your comfort zone. You have got session after session after session to talk about research, what you do back home, how you run your programs, how you teach, and how you are advancing teaching, healthcare and experiential learning. But we look for this moment to be a time that you just get a little chal-

lenged and hear some new things. And this year’s speaker certainly fits that bill.” He then introduced Shawn Achor, Harvard instructor and author of The Happiness Advantage [September 2010, Random House]. Oberndorf said that he had prepared for IMSH 2017, in part, by researching Achor online, pointing to his 2011 TED talk that now has approximately 15 million views. Shawn Achor at Monday’s plenary session.

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To Go Boldly in 2018 As IMSH 2017 hits its stride, the three Planning Committee Chairs for IMSH 2018 are already busily planning and preparing for their upcoming mission to build IMSH 2018. This meeting will take place January 13-17 in Los Angeles, California. Our theme, Making the Impossible Possible, aligns perfectly with the location of Los Angeles, a city where innovation and creativity thrive. Healthcare simulation really is and has been about making what often seems impossible possible. Just think about the creative innovators who developed the world’s first human patient simulators. We are sure they heard many times, “that’s just not possible,” and yet they prevailed. Many Roxane Gardner, Jordan Halasz and Jill Sanko more healthcare simulation inventors and educators, innovators and “daredevils” have since followed in their footsteps, breathing life into teaching and learning in the health professions. Healthcare simulation advances lifelong learning, and brings life to learning in a way that unfreezes prior perspectives for embracing ones that are broader or different. Today, in our view, making the impossible possible no longer means just making realistic simulators that are able to recreate human conditions. It also means opening up one’s mind to things that haven’t yet been thought of in healthcare simulation; listening to new ideas and seeing the potential of what you haven’t thought of before; or envisioning simulations that you have only dreamed about and haven’t yet brought to life. Most healthcare simulationists work in this field because they are fervent about it. They value its abilities and they marvel at its outcomes. They see the power of transformational change in how clinicians and students subsequently interact with each other in providing safer, higher quality patient care. In so doing, healthcare simulationists are able to channel the wealth of simulation’s potentials. Simulation is never just a job; it’s a passion, a never-ending journey of endless possibilities. Our goal for IMSH 2018 is to build a program that honors all of us as simulation inventors, educators, innovators and “daredevils” and build upon our great work to reach new heights in our educational endeavors and ever-greater possibilities. We are committed to making IMSH 2018 one of the best yet! We will endeavor to deliver an amazing learning adventure filled with new content and improvements in key areas, and facilitate personal and professional growth. We would like to share our missions for IMSH 2018. Mission One, to improve and advance the educational and networking opportunities for the vital “behind the scenes” simulationists, continued on page 14


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2017 Serious Games and Virtual Environments Arcade & Showcase Winners Students

Winner: Douglas Nelson, et al. BodyExplorer: An Augmented Reality Enhanced Manikin Simulator Providing Performance Feedback and Automated Instruction via a Virtual Instructor Runner Up: Michael Nemirovsky, et al. SavingLives!


Winner: Andrea Parodi, et al. Creating Integrated Medical Education Experiences for Military Trauma Teams Using Deliberate Practice, Layers of Simulation, and Games-based Guided Tutorials Runner Up: Anuradha Khanna Immersive, Stereoscopic and Interactive Virtual Patient for Deliberate Practice of Neuro-Ophthalmic Examination Skills

Small Company

Winner: Helen Goddard, et al. PeriopSim Simulation Training for Perioperative Nurses Runner Up: Bette Gardner Friday Night at the ER

Large Company

Winner: Aurelio Maldonado, et al. Department of Veteran Affairs Veterans Health Administration Innovation Gaming Showcase Airway Management Runner Up: Craig Stevenson, et al. Trauma Yellow: A Virtual Trauma Training Center

To Go Boldly in 2018 – continued from page 13 is an important intention of ours. So much of what learners experience is the end product of a great deal of unobserved work. Simulation needs technology and technologists’ points of view, and is dependent on these simulation technology specialists to make the educators’ vision possible. According to Jordan Halasz, Operations Manager at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment and member of the IMSH 2018 Planning Committee, “Many years ago I had a fascination for magic and legerdemain and I had the opportunity to study with a professional magician. I quickly learned that for an illusion to bring wonder to the audience, there is much that goes on that’s unseen, but required. Within the sessions of IMSH 2018, I aim to bring the expertise of the Simulation Technology Specialist more to the forefront of simulation; to develop a stronger bond between them and the educators that fosters a deeper understanding of the need for a strong simulation team. Strengthening this bond would allow the learners to have a more fully immersive educational experience.” Likewise, healthcare simulation education 14

is dependent upon the work of administrators, those imbued with the tasks of budgets, schedules and staffing. Without the important work of these individuals, simulation centers simply would not run effectively or efficiently. Therefore, Mission Two, to increase learning and networking opportunities for simulation administrators, is one that we are passionate about. Jill Sanko, Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies and IMSH 2018 Planning Committee member, noted, “All too often the administrators are the forgotten heroes of simulation. They are the ‘behind the curtain’ wizards of scheduling and staffing and the stretchers of dollars; without them as part of the team, simulation couldn’t happen.” With additional emphasis on ascertaining their learning requirements, she continued, “I am committing to seek out what they need and want, and to work toward providing it.” Mission Three, to build content and experiences that explore how education and assessment serve as drivers of healthcare simulation and to discover new ways simulation can be leveraged to advance lifelong learning, is our

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final objective. According to the third member of the Planning Committee, Roxane Gardner, Assistant Professor, ObGyn at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Senior Director, Clinical Programs and Director, Simulation Fellowship and Visiting Scholars Program at the Center for Medical Simulation, “I am committed to providing high quality interprofessional simulation-based healthcare education and assessment, founded on a bedrock of sound educational science and technology combined with experiential and adult learning theories. I aim to seek, identify and include content that propels our knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of simulation-based education at warp speeds beyond what we now imagine to be possible.” In 2018, we’ll strive to explore new frontiers of healthcare simulation, to seek out new technologies that make the impossible possible and to go boldly where no simulationist has gone before. Together, we will answer the elusive question – “How do you make the impossible possible?” —Jordan Halasz, ASEE Jill Sanko, PhD, ARNP, CHSE-A Roxane Gardner, MD, MSHPEd, DSc

CareAssess™ Libraries Assessment Instruments On-demand.

CareAssess™ provides access to the Metrics Medicus library of validated performance assessment instruments.

Assessment instruments target performance requirements for multiple specialities in nursing, medicine, surgery, and other health professions. CareAssess™ also provides the option to create user-generated assessment instruments for your specific needs!!

Multiple Clinical Disciplines CareAssess™ connects to a library of assessment instruments that are available for numerous clinical disciplines (medicine, surgery, nursing, EMS, and many more), including specialty and sub-specialty practice domains.

Multiple Measurement Formats The library of validated assessment instruments encompasses a broad selection of scales with varying precision (Rating, Categorical, Data Entry, etc.) that capture a wide spectrum of data (Rank order, text, numeric, categorical, etc.).

Customization & Innovation Users may create custom assessment instruments for their libraries and offer their customized instruments for purchase through the Metrics Medicus royalty program.

Drafting & Editing Support Active assessments may be completed at one time or saved as a draft to be completed at a later time. Assessments are editable after completion to accommodate additional information such as feedback notes.

Realtime Scoring Visualization Assessments are easily accessed and implemented with the App, with each item and associated score clearly viewable in the easy to use interface.

Attach Media Documentation Documentation may be attached to any assessment item using the mobile device’s media capture resources so that a photo, video, or audio clip may be added to provide additional performance information (e.g. photo of perfectly sutured laceration, US video clip).

Infinite Possibilities During IMSH contact for a demo!

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