Welcome Home Simulation Champions!
Healthcare Simulation is such an emergent field that no one person, place, or resource has all the answers to the thousands of questions and problems unique to the developing technology. While at this time the best way to learn about simulation is to visit a sim lab or sim center, the potential of the internet to share and exchange ideas from all over the world clearly provides an opportunity to grow healthy simulation faster and with greater ease than ever before.
The goal of this website is to provide unfiltered resources and honest advice for those developing and growing a simulation program. By connecting the millions of new and developing simulation users with the thousands of “simulation champions”, those who not only get simulation but truly love it!
By creating an independent website free from a specific vendor or association, this site exists to provide the hard to find, honest home-grown articles necessary to achieve a successful simulation program. By sharing success stories from simulation labs across the world, about everything from taking the manikin out of the box to securing external contracts, we can all organically discover and thrive in the uncharted territories of healthcare simulation.
Additionally through reviews of products, associations, and conferences we the healthcare simulation community can gain a voice for concerns that have no other public home. Open discussion about what works and what doesn’t in healthcare simulation is like calling all the card players out to show their hands, so we can all learn who has the best hand!
And although some still refuse to acknowledge the power and permanency of simulation in healthcare, the truth is that the methodology and the technology are here to stay. So join us as we roll up our collective sleeves and take a look at what we’ve got, and help us shape where we’re going!
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Dr. Abigail Baily in Las Vegas, Nevada with their newborn daughter and two crazy dachshunds.