Thursday, February 1, 2018

Roberta L. Hales Appointed Secretary of the International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) Executive Committee and Board Directors

Join us in congratulating Roberta L. Hales, MHA, RRT-NPS, RN, who was appointed Secretary of the International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) Executive Committee and Board Directors.  Members of IPSS will be introduced to the new members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors at the Members Assembly, IPSSW 2018 Amsterdam, scheduled for 15 May, 16:45 - 17:45 pm.
Hales is one of the key faculty members of Drexel University’s MS in Medical & Healthcare Simulation Program, she leads the Simulation Curriculum Design course and the Debriefing in Simulation course. She is a simulation educator at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation, where she is involved in program development, scenario design, and simulation facilitator training. 
She earned a BS in respiratory therapy from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an AAS in nursing from Excelsior College, and a Master of Health Administration with concentration in training and organizational development from St. Joseph's University. She is an active member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the International Pediatric Simulation Society. Ms. Hales has lectured on pediatric simulation-based education at the local, state, national and international level.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Drexel's MSMS Program Welcomes John R. (Jack) Boulet, PhD

This Spring John R. (Jack) Boulet, PhD, will be joining the Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine.   Jack will lead our course on the  Principles of Assessment.

Boulet is vice president, research and data resources, for both the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). Dr. Boulet holds a BSc in mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and both an MA and PhD in education, specializing in measurement and evaluation, from the University of Ottawa.  He is a senior scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, an adjunct Professor of medicine at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, and a fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Boulet has worked on the development of performance-based credentialing assessments in medicine. He has published extensively in the field of medical education, focusing specifically on measurement issues pertaining to performance-based assessments, including objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and various mannequin-based evaluation methodologies. In his role with FAIMER, he has also investigated workforce issues, concentrating on the characteristics of international medical education programs, the international migration of health care workers, the contribution of international medical graduates (IMGs) to the labor force in the United States, and the quality of care provided by IMGs. Dr. Boulet currently serves on the editorial boards for Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, Education for Health, and Simulation in Healthcare.  He is a deputy editor for Medical Education.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Elizabeth Horsley, worked in simulation for nearly a decade, but credits the Drexel MSMS for helping her become a leader in simulation.

Elizabeth Horsley, the 2015 SIM Citizenship Award at SimOne
Simulation is forever growing, early on many healthcare educators started working in simulation with little knowledge of the trade.  Elizabeth Horsley, a 2016 graduate of Drexel’s Master of Science in Medical & Healthcare Simulation program started her career in simulation in 2005, when the Ontario government provided her university with significant funding to start a simulation program. While simulation was new to her, Horsley stepped up to the role of coordinating the new program.

After working in simulation for nearly a decade Horsley was confident in her role but felt that simulation was such a complex puzzle that she needed to learn more to become truly competent in simulation. One day she stumbled upon an ad for the MSMS and instantly called for more information. Without much planning or thought she started the program in August of 2014, and it became the greatest and most influential experience of her professional and educational careers.

She benefited from the well rounded education she received, the program focuses on simulation, but also covered instructional design, curriculum development, organizational theories, research, assessment, patient safety and of course debriefing. “It was incredible to be taught by people whose work she read and respected including Adam Cheng, Bill McGaghie and Jeff Barsuk” said Horsley.

After graduating from the program Horsley accepted a position as the Director of the Simulation Lab at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.  This was a big move her, she not only moved to another country but also would be starting a simulation center at the hospital. She discovered the position through MSMS program director, Sharon Griswold, MD who was asked if any alumni from the program would be interested in the job opening. 

“Brooklyn Hospital is a community hospital, in an old facility but with an amazing vibe and enthusiasm for simulation. Everyone from medicine, nursing, respiratory, patient safety, and quality improvement want to learn more about simulation and debriefing,” said Horsley. 

For her the knowledge of simulation, and confidence to work across healthcare disciplines in simulation has been the most beneficial skills she gained from the MSMS.  Certainly, moving to another country to start a simulation program would not have been possible without a Drexel MSMS degree.

She recalled one of her favorite memories of the MSMS program was when the first practicum week ended. “It was Friday at 5pm and no one wanted to leave, I have never had that feeling at a work-related or educational event” said Horsley.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Alum Matt Charnetski: Drexel's MSMS put my Simulation Career into Turbo Mode

When Matthew Charnetski first accepted a position as a simulation specialist he was only peripherally aware of the career field. Since completing the Drexel University Master of Science in Medical & Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) he has gone on to establish a simulation center in Kazakhstan and is now the Director of Simulation Learning and a Clinical Instructor at New York Institute of Technology at Arkansas State.

Charnetski is not shy to taking a chance on a new career path, after he received a bachelors degree in biology from Grinnell College he jumped on an opportunity to go to Antarctica with information technology science support specialists as part of a search and rescue team.

After seven years he returned home, and set his sights on becoming a paramedic.  While in school he worked as an EMT and in electronic medical records before becoming critical care paramedic. His simulation career started when he found a position at Des Moines University that married his background in IT and patient care. However, it was not until he enrolled in the Drexel’s MSMS program that his passion for sim truly began.

Charnetski, Class of 2016, says that the MSMS put his simulation career in turbo mode, giving him the tools needed to meaningfully pursue a simulation career. The in-person practicum weeks gave him a renewed excitement and vigor for implementing high quality, rigorous, relevant simulations. 

He was highly impressed by the faculty, describing them as some of the most well-known and respected people in simulation.  They made an enormous impact in his education and practice while helping him become more involved in the simulation community. He suggest that any new students be fearless with the faculty and openly ask them questions; they are supportive both academically and professionally.

Friday, August 25, 2017

MSMS Faculty AnneMarie Monachino has been granted a CHSE-A

MSMS Faculty AnneMarie Monachino has been granted a CHSE-A role.  The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced (CHSE-A) certification is a portfolio-based certification for leaders in healthcare simulation.  This certification distinguishes those who have proven themselves to be advanced in their practice in healthcare simulation, and serve as mentors and examples to others in the field.

AnneMarie Monachino, MSN, RN, CPN, CHSE-A is a clinical educator at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation, where she is involved in program development, scenario design, and simulation facilitator training. She also functions as an education nurse specialist in the Department of Nursing Education.

She earned a BS in biology from Chestnut Hill College, an ADN from Community College of Philadelphia, certification as a pediatric nurse (CPN) in 1996, and a MSN with an emphasis on emergency care from Widener University in 2009. She is an active member of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, the Association for Nursing Professional Development and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Ms. Monachino has lectured at the local, state, national and international level on pediatric code readiness, mock code development and the use of simulation to improve patient outcomes.

Consistent with its mission, SSH developed the certification process for educators focused on healthcare simulation. This program has been developed over a number of years with the input of many individuals representing a wide variety of backgrounds and experience in healthcare simulation. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MSMS Students and Program Director Help Coach Sim Team to Victory.

New Orleans - Drexel University emergency medicine residents won the SimWars National Championship at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine in New Orleans, LA on Friday.    

Picture left to right Alex Vazzano, PGY2 year; Ben Liss, PGY3; Sara Mistal PGY2; Russell Goldstein PGY3.

The team of second and third year emergency medicine residents included Ben Liss, Russell Goldstein, Sara Misthal, and Alex Vazzano.  They competed on stage against six other talented emergency medicine residency teams from across the country. The victory is a testament to the hard work of the residents and also the quality of training they receive every day at clinical sites and in the simulation lab. 

Andy Godwin, Chair of University of Florida, Jacksonville and a co-creator of SimWars, said "Drexel's residents' management of the simulated mass casualty case was the best run MCI Simulation he's ever seen".

The team was coached by Drexel University EM faculty members: Jessica Parsons, EM Associate Residency Director and Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) student; Srikala Ponnuru, Emergency Medicine Interim Program Director and Simulation Fellowship Director; Sharon Griswold, Director of the MSMS program; and Amanda Crichlow, MSMS Student and Drexel Medical Simulation Fellow.

Drexel will look to defend their national championship this October at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Assembly in Las Vegas.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

IMSH 6th Annual Journal Club

Dr. Sharon Griswold, Director of the Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program at Drexel University, was honored to host the 6th Annual Simulation Journal club at the 2016 IMSH meeting in San Diego.

The team of six faculty reviewed more than 2000 articles published from 2014 and 2015 to select the top ten articles with high impact and patient outcomes. Authors were invited to share their special insight into their simulation research at the journal club presentation.
The team would like to offer a special thanks to Gary Childs, MLS of the Drexel University Library team who has contributed his talents to the article search each year.

From left to right, Drs. Andy Musitz, Heidi Baer, Amanda Crichlow, Sharon Griswold, Tiffany Moadel and Ambrose Wong.  Dr. Amanda Crichlow is also a first year student in the Drexel University Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program.
Drs. Sullivan, Gordon and Hunt were among the Simmy 2016 Award Winners.

Here is a full list of the selected 2016 Simulation Journal Club articles:

Braun, L. S., T.; Smith, K.; Hsu, A.; Behrens, M.; Chan, D.; Hutchinson, J.; Lu, D.; Singh, R.; Reyes, J.; Lopreiato, J. (2015). Retention of pediatric resuscitation performance after a simulation-based mastery learning session: a multicenter randomized trial. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 16(2), 131-138. 
Crofts, J., Lenguerrand, E., Bentham, G., Tawfik, S., Claireaux, H., Odd, D., . . . Draycott, T. (2015). Prevention of brachial plexus injury-12 years of shoulder dystocia training: an interrupted time-series study. BJOG.
Faulkner, A. R. B., A. C.; Bradley, Y. C.; Hudson, K. B.; Heidel, R. E.; Pasciak, A. S. (2015). Simulation-Based Educational Curriculum for Fluoroscopically Guided Lumbar Puncture Improves Operator Confidence and Reduces Patient Dose. Academic Radiology, 22(5), 668-673.
Hoskote, S. S. K., H.; Lanoix, R.; Rose, K.; Aqeel, A.; Clark, M.; Chalfin, D.; Shapiro, J.; Han, Q. (2015). Simulation-based training for emergency medicine residents in sterile technique during central venous catheterization: impact on performance, policy, and outcomes. Academic Emergency Medicine, 22(1), 81-87. 
Kessler, D. P., M.; Chang, T. P.; Fein, D. M.; Grossman, D.; Mehta, R.; White, M.; Jang, J.; Whitfill, T.; Auerbach, M.; Inspire Lp investigators. (2015). Impact of Just-in-Time and Just-in-Place Simulation on Intern Success With Infant Lumbar Puncture. Pediatrics, 135(5), e1237-1246. 
Peltan, I. D. S., T.; Gordon, J. A.; Currier, P. F. (2015). Simulation Improves Procedural Protocol Adherence During Central Venous Catheter Placement A Randomized Controlled Trial. Simulation in Healthcare-Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 10(5), 270-276.
Sarfati, L. R., F.; Vantard, N.; Schwiertz, V.; Gauthier, N.; He, S.; Kiouris, E.; Gourc-Berthod, C.; Guédat, M. G.; Alloux, C.; Gustin, M. P.; You, B.; Trillet-Lenoir, V.; Freyer, G.; Rioufol, C. (2015). SIMMEON-Prep study: SIMulation of Medication Errors in ONcology: prevention of antineoplastic preparation errors. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, 40(1), 55-62 58p.
Sullivan, N. J. D.-A., J.; Twilley, M.; Smith, S. P.; Aksamit, D.; Boone-Guercio, P.; Jeffries, P. R.; Hunt, E. A. (2015). Simulation exercise to improve retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation priorities for in-hospital cardiac arrests: A randomized controlled trial. Resuscitation, 86, 6-13. oi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.10.021
Zigmont, J. J., Wade, A., Edwards, T., Hayes, K., Mitchell, J., & Oocumma, N. Utilization of Experiential Learning, and the Learning Outcomes Model Reduces RN Orientation Time by More Than 35%. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(2), 79-94.