September 30, 2019By Lance Baily

Share Your Healthcare Simulation Success Story with the World!

Countless Healthcare Simulation champions from around the world have shared their medical simulation program’s success story by submitting their article to Shared to 25,000 clinical simulation professionals a month through the website, email newsletter, and social media accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter — sim champs are sharing key updates with colleagues through the use of our simple “Submit Article” form. Below are just some of the recent examples of sharing from the community, which stand as great examples for your consideration of amazing news to share with your global community! Following these examples, we provide some key tips on submitting your article to fast track it through editorial process to be published quickly.

Code Blue Simulation Event at the University of Georgia Hones Clinical Skills: This article was guest authored by (1) Leonard DeRamus, MPAS, PA-C and (2) Sarah Gibbs, MS, (1) Instructor of Emergency Medicine/Simulation Operator and (2) Simulation Laboratory Coordinator at AU/UGA Medical Partnership., who shared a summary of a interdisciplinary Code Blue Medical Simulation event that provided training to the University of Georgia Health Center staff. This event was the first of it’s kind at UGA and helps us uncover how clinical simulation helps professional healthcare providers hone their skills, gain experience and practice without placing actual patients at risk of harm!

Annapolis Simulation Center SAIL Earns ACS Accreditation: Anne Arundel Medical Center’s James and Sylvia Earl Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning (SAIL) Center has earned accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Comprehensive Education Institute. This accreditation is the highest level, known as the “gold standard,” for surgical simulation centers by ACS. AAMC’s SAIL Center is one of only 98 ACS-accredited clinical simulation facilities in the world. Today we take a look at SAIL’s achievement and learn a bit more about the ACS Accreditation.

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Latest Clinical Simulation News Updates From Around the World: September 2019: A busy month for Clinical Simulation news updates from around the world — today we take a look at the latest updates showcasing the continued growth of our community and its work. From the latest medical simulation center to new vendor partnerships, media highlights, and research to new innovations in VR training and temporary tattoos for assisting medical training, here are some of the key updates from around the world of medical simulation:

How to Cultivate Student Engagement in Healthcare Simulation: Recently we covered the Latest Nursing Simulation Content from Pocket Nurse’s SimTalk Blog, with a highlight today from a special article shared by Dawn Mangine, Content Manager at Pocket Nurse on How to Cultivate Student Engagement in Healthcare Simulation. As we all know, student engagement in a tricky term! Instructors need to make sure students are involved, inquisitive, inspired, and interested. Today Dawn takes a closer look at how to successfully engage Generation Z learners in the field of clinical education.

9 Key Considerations When Designing a Sim Lab: Designing a simulation lab is a multi-step process that involves extensive planning. Following a needs assessment, the learning requirements and characteristics of the learners are identified and measurable objectives are written. These objectives will dictate the type of healthcare simulation needed as well as indicate the type of equipment and space requirements to meet the program goals. Here guest author Dr. Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, covers the first 9 of 20 key considerations that might prove useful for planning a nursing or medical simulation laboratory!

CAE Healthcare HPSN Autumn 2019 Regional SimDay Events: Now that Summer 2019 is slowly fading away, it’s time to make some new memories by marking your calendars with all the new, exciting healthcare simulation activities coming up this Fall. One such event that never fails to satisfy by providing some of the best-in-quality education for simulation educators, learners, and advocates is CAE Healthcare‘s series of “free to attend” Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Regional SimDays and consortium meetings. Save-the-date for these CAE Healthcare hosted HPSN medical simulation training events this Fall!

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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!

Tips for Submitting Your Article:

  1. Bring together stakeholders from your simulation program to identify key messages to be shared with a global program update, to ensure all key representatives have the opportunity to provide insights to your author for consideration.
  2. Review the article submission form to know what elements are necessary for your contribution.
  3. Remember “KISS” — Summarizing your work helps readers understand key topics fastest. Use of bullet points to summarize key findings.
  4. Keep your article between 800-1300 words to maximize reader engagement
  5. Write a catchy title that will draw reader attention (but don’t worry, we can help edit your title if you aren’t sure what would work best).
  6. Provide insights that will help other simulation programs incorporate your experiences to duplicate your success.
  7. Be sure to consider the Who, What, When, How, Why, Where so you be sure to cover all the key elements necessary in explaining your program.
  8. Take a unique photograph for the article to capture reader attention specific to the content you are sharing about.
  9. Write your article “offline” and proof read it before submitting, so that a loss of internet connection does not lose your work!

Submit Your Simulation in Healthcare Article Today!

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