July 18, 2019By Lance Baily

Pacific Northwest Healthcare Simulation Collaborative Supports Region

Zach Eastwood, BS, CHSOS Technology and Operations Manager at Swedish Simulation Center, wrote in to share more about the Pacific Northwest Healthcare Simulation Collaborative (PNWHSC) which provides a forum for members to discuss simulation, share evidence-based best practice for simulation learning experiences, as well as, share individual expertise, techniques, tools, and resources in simulation training. Today we take a look at this emerging group and the multiple free resources they are providing!

PNWHSC members are educators, practitioner’s researchers and stakeholders from schools of nursing and medicine, hospitals, and industry. Their membership cost $30 per year and grants access to our directory of over 90 Healthcare Simulation Professionals, our members forum, priority and discounted access to PNWHSC hosted events, networking opportunities at major simulation conference, simulation article reviews, and more!

The Collaborative strives to integrate and expand simulation training, methodology and technology in healthcare education for enhancing competencies and confidence of healthcare providers. The ultimate purpose of the Collaborative is to improve patient safety and save lives in the communities it serves. Their mission is to promote safe, effective, quality healthcare for the citizens of the Pacific Northwest through the development of rigorous practice, evaluation, and research of simulation training and technology.


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Their PNWHSC vision provides a forum for members to discuss simulation, share evidence-based best practice for simulation learning experiences, as well as, share individual expertise, techniques, tools and resources in simulation training. PNWHSC members are educators, practitioner’s researchers and stakeholders from schools of nursing and medicine, hospitals, and industry. The Collaborative strives to integrate and expand simulation training, methodology and technology in healthcare education for enhancing competencies and confidence of healthcare providers. The ultimate purpose of the Collaborative is to improve patient safety and save lives in the communities it serves.

They are an official 501c 3 nonprofit in the state of Washington. Every dollar PNWHSC earns is put right back into the collaborative to maintain our website as well as generate and host numerous educational activities for every Healthcare Simulation Professional across the Pacific Northwest. Are you interested in becoming a member or joining our mailing list? You do not have to live in the Pacific Northwest to get involved in this organization currently

Upcoming Events

Learning Theories and Debriefing Webinar
Hosted by Jody Kushner DNP, MSN, RN, CHSE, CNE
Date and Time: 6/27/19 1100-1200
This activity is open to members only at no cost.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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Second Annual Laerdal / PNWHSC Mini-SUN Conference
Location: South Seattle Community College
Date and Time: 8/7/19 0830-1500
This event is open to all interested at no cost.
Registration link to be sent out 6/21/19
Topics Covered:

  • INACSL Standards for Simulation
  • Replacement Time for Traditional Clinical with Simulation
  • Manikin Connectivity Made Simple
  • Policies and Procedures for Simulation

Learn More on the PNHSC Website!


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