SimOps at IMSH 2014
Today I spent the day with other “Simulation Operators” at SimOps, a new one-day operations focused event at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare — currently taking place in San Francisco California. Primarily, the event focused on technical based courses ranging from manikin hardware fix-it-solutions, to A/V system selection and more. About 300 Simulation users attended the event from around the world. Steven Scott Atkinson IT, EMT-P and H. Michael Young BBS, MDiv were the SimOps Course Directors who opened the new event, reminding participants that this event was designed to bring operators together for technical training.
The day’s events provided for 2 opening sessions, three optional sessions, followed finally by two more general closing sessions. You can check out the full list of courses offered here. This event takes place the day before the IMSH grand opening tomorrow, and had an additional course fee of $245.
Pain Points Addressed at this session:
• How do I make my manikin look real?
• Why can’t we program our simulator?
• How can I deal with difficult faculty members?
• What do I do with expired medications?
• How do I write a policy & procedure manual?
• How do I program a scenario?
• Thrust into unexpected roles?
• This isn’t in my job description!
Stay tuned to IMSH coverage with twitter hashtag #IMSH2014!
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 Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.