Friday, March 21, 2014

Philadelphia Simulation Consortium

Drexel MS in Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program is excited to be taking part in the 
2nd Annual Philadelphia Simulation Consortium 
hosted by University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MSMS Faculty Hales Part of International Pediatric Simulation Society 2014 Conference Planning Committee

Roberta L. Hales MHA RRT-NPS RN

HALES Roberta LSimulation Educator
Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberta Hales is a mastered prepared critical care registered respiratory therapist, neonatal-pediatric specialist and registered nurse who serves as the lead Simulation Educator of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation, where the focus revolves around patient quality and safety through the implementation of innovative, high quality professional education and research. She has been instrumental in orchestrating the coordination, development and execution of the in-situ simulation education courses, along with coordination and implementation of numerous external programs.
The most famous are boot camps including the first pediatric critical care medicine, neonatology, trauma, and anesthesia programs. Additionally, she has partnered with several of the surrounding Philadelphia-based simulation centers to create a Simulation Facilitator Workshop to unify the debriefing approach, together with the regional resources of personal and equipment. Moreover, Ms. Hales serves as a member of the International Pediatric Simulation Society Education Committee and has lectured at many forums on pediatric simulation based education.

From the IPSS website:

MSMS Faculty Member John Vozenilek, MD -- $50 Million Dollar Grant to Enhance Medical Simulation Collaboration Between Clinicians and Engineers

         $25-million gift LAUNCHES NEW partnership to 
revolutionize health care

(Peoria, IL / February 28, 2014) - A new partnership between doctors and engineers will revolutionize clinical simulation, education, and health care.

The $50-million-plus Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) will create joint research projects between the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) at OSF HealthCare in Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering.

Jump ARCHES will create new tools and technologies using imaging, health information technology, novel materials, and human factors to enhance medical simulation and education at facilities like Jump. It also will create new tools, techniques, and devices for clinical use and treatment.

The fundamental goal is to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients and to reduce health care costs.

“Jump has been bridging the gap between engineering and health care for more than a year now. Our new partnership with the University of Illinois’ College of Engineering is the opportunity to do so at a dramatically expanded scale,” said Dr. John Vozenilek, Jump’s chief medical officer. “A host of medical challenges need to be addressed at home and globally. Jump ARCHES will be a powerful part of the solution.”

Jump ARCHES is the result of a $25-million dollar challenge gift from Jump Trading, a financial technology firm. The OSF Healthcare Foundation will immediately initiate efforts to raise the challenge amount of $25-million, culminating in an overall $50-million endowment fund. The University of Illinois will provide annual support equivalent to that of a $12.5 million endowment.

“Simulating a clinical space is like simulating an airplane in flight—only, some would argue, harder,” said Andreas Cangellaris, dean of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering. “With Jump ARCHES, we’ll be able to make medical simulation more realistic, make the collaborations frictionless, and better extrapolate what the medical field will need next.”

The idea for Jump ARCHES builds on the success of the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, a collaboration of OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Jump replicates the patient care areas of a hospital—from the exam room to the operating room—and combines actual medical equipment and devices with state-of-the-art simulation approaches and training. This facility provides excellent clinical training to doctors, health care professionals, and students alike. 

ARCHES web page (live 2/28) –

From the website:

Monday, March 10, 2014

MSMS Faculty Presentations at IMSH 2014

MSMS Faculty Presentations
at IMSH 2014
Short Title
Building a Better Scenario
David Rodgers, EdD, NREMT-P, Roberta Hales, MHA, RRT-NPS, RN  and AnneMarie Monachino, MSN, RN, CPN.
Develop a Simulation Evaluation Plan: The Kirkpatrick Way
Roberta Hales, MHA, RRT-NPS, RN  and David Rodgers, EdD, NREMT‐P .
A Real OR Built for Simulation: The Ultimate in Realism!
Ellen Deutsch, MD, FACS, FAAP, Roberta Hales, MHA, RRT-NPS, RN, Newton Buchanan , David Rodgers, EdD, NREMT-P  and Aditee  Ambardekar, MD .
The Nuts and Bolts to Building Your Simulation Program
Dimitri Papanagnou, MD, MPH, David Gaba, MD, Sharon Griswold-Theodorson, MD, MPH, Pamela Jeffries, RN, PhD, Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, Michael Meguerdichian, MD, Jessica Pohlman, MPA, NREMT-P and Katie Walker, RN, MBA.
Economic Evaluation Guidelines
Carl Asche, PhD , John Vozenilek, MD FACEP and Andrew Bland, MD, MBA.
Step 4: Begin with the End in Mind
Sharon Griswold-Theodorson, MD, MPH, Catherine Morse, PhD, CRNP, BC, Kymberlee Montgomery, DrNP, CRNP, BC, Jami Smith, MPA, MEd, PA‐C and Nichole Oocumma, BSDH, MA, CHES.
A Specialized Training Program: Boot Camp
Roberta Hales, MHA, RRT-NPS, RN.
Strategies to Professional Advancement in Simulation
Sara Kim, PhD, Komal Bajaj, MD, Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, Sandra Feaster, RN, MS, MBA, Jeffrey Cooper, PhD , Katie Walker, RN, MBA, Ian Curran, BSc, AKC, MBBS, FRCA, Pg Dip Med Ed FFPMRCA, FAcadMEd and Brian Ross, PhD, MD.
Cause and Effect: Physiology for Behind the Glass
Kevin Pohlman, CHSE, NREMT‐P, CCEMT‐P, FP‐C, Jessica Pohlman, MPA, NREMT‐P, Dimitri Papanagnou, MD, MPH, Michael Meguerdichian, MD and Benny Turner, MHSA, FACHE.
Review your Research Ideas/Proposal with the SSH Research Committee
Joshua Hui, MD, Mark Scerbo, PhD, Gregory Gilbert, EdD, MSPH, Suzan Kardong‐Edgren, PhD RN, ANEF, CHSE  and Jill Sanko, MS, ARNP-BC.
Just-in-Time Training: Who, What, Why and How
AnneMarie Monachino, MSN, RN, CPN.
Debriefing the Debriefers: English
Demian Szyld, MD, EdM, Grace Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM, Laura Rock, MD, Catherine Morse, PhD, CRNP, BC, Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP and Jenny Rudolph, PhD.
Introduction to Meta-Analysis
Chaoyan Dong, PhD, Demian Szyld, MD, EdM, Josh Hui, MD, Sharon Griswold-Theodorson, MD, MPH and William McGaghie, PhD.
Introduction to Qualitative Study Design
Nina Multak, MPAS, PA-C and Chaoyan Dong, PhD.
4th Annual Simulation Journal Club
Sharon Griswold‐Theodorson, MD, MPH, Demian Szyld, MD, EdM (2) and Srikala Ponnuru, MD (1).

Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program Launches New Program

Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program 

The Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies recently launched a new graduate program offering a Master of Science Degree in Medical and Healthcare Simulation. This unique program offers advanced training to healthcare professionals to prepare them to teach others how to care for patients in simulation practice environments rather than practicing on patients.
Master of Science Degree in Medical and Health Care SimulationHealthcare simulation can be defined as the opportunity to practice outside of patient care to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare services. "The goal of the program is to provide a scientific and educational foundation that prepares graduate-level healthcare providers to foster an enduring, productive educational and research-oriented career in simulation. We intend to educate the next wave of leaders in simulation education to better train future generations of healthcare providers," said Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH, director of the new graduate program.
This master's program is intended for individuals with prior training and/or experience in healthcare to provide a much broader foundation of education in simulation-based medical education than currently exists in one format anywhere else locally, nationally or globally. Specifically, this program is geared toward:
  • Individuals with healthcare experience, such as nurses, physicians, physician assistants and paramedics who desire additional professional development in simulation education
  • Individuals currently working in healthcare education looking to advance their careers
  • Healthcare providers looking to transition into a new educational career in simulation
The two-year, part-time program's curriculum is delivered in a blended instructional format. The majority of courses are delivered online. In addition, three one-week intensive simulation practicums take place at the Center City campus at Drexel University College of Medicine. The degree provides students with a core, detailed focus on the many facets of simulation-based healthcare education. Additionally students will be provided with multiple options to pursue related areas of interest upon graduation.

For more information:

Suzie Kardong-Edgren Speaks at the First UAE Clinical Simulation Conference

Speaking at the First UAE Clinical Simulation Conference at Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center at Dubai Healthcare City, United Arab Emirates

Suzie Kardong-Edgren

It is always exciting to be invited to speak in another country. However going to the Middle East for a novice Westerner seemed fraught with opportunities to commit major cultural faux pas and to cause an  international incident. My fears were unfounded; Dubai is a truly international city with over 247 cultures living side-by-side, all speaking English. The local Emirates people make up only 10% of the country’s population.  There were 57 different cultures attending the conference.

I was joined by two very famous simulationists as fellow keynote speakers, Dr. Ralph Krage from the Netherlands and Peter Dieckmann, a psychologist and human factors expert from Denmark. We had all worked together before; it was delightful to be with them again, in this unusual venue.
I presented four-hour preconference workshop on writing and review for publication. Ralph and Peter presented a day long preconference workshop on debriefing. They noted that it was very difficult to  debrief somebody who was wearing a full abaya, as there was no way to read nonverbal feedback. They also noted that the women wearing veils that covered everything but their eyes also proved challenging for reading non-verbal cues. This was their first experience with this situation and they noted how different it was.
As the conference opened, Peter, Ralf, and I were greeted and had a photo op with several high-level dignitaries in the Dubai government. We were hosted in a special greeting room in the simulation center, lock except for special occasions. (Apparently this was a special occasion!) There were white couches extending down the lengths of the walls on three sides of the room, with small tables with flower arrangements, drinks and snacks available at every couch.

I was asked to speak on “integrating simulation into a nursing curriculum”. This was interesting as there is currently only one nursing program in the country.  After speaking, our host presented us each with a small desktop award to commemorate the occasion, prompting another round of photographs. This is apparently a custom.

We discovered that there are many experienced simulationists in the Middle East at this time, with large contingents from Canada and the Cleveland Clinic. It was delightful to hear how simulation is being used and adapted to deal with various cultures. One of the most amazing stories I heard was from the group from SIDRA, in Qatar. They will be training 200 simulationists to onboard more than 2000 new nurses and allied health personnel in a new hospital, soon.  What an audacious and amazing idea. They have had plenty of time to plan, so they appeared very calm. I am not sure I would be.

The conference itself  was very much like other simulation conferences. But our hosts provided us with a whirlwind tour of the city and a fabulous dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, next to a larger version of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas. This was next to the largest shopping mall in the world the Dubai Mall that contains the largest aquarium in the world… You get the idea, the biggest, the best, the newest… These Middle Eastern simulation centers plan on being major players in simulation, on the world stage, in the future. If drive, desire, and the resources to support them are available I think they will be successful.