Global Clinical Simulation News Update September 2023
Helping healthcare simulation educators, administrators, and learners to stay up-to-date on industry topics, HealthySimulation.com finds and shares relevant news and information from around the world. This news includes clinical simulation learning opportunities, funding updates, acquisition information, innovation progress, and more. Together, these industry updates help paint a picture of where the healthcare simulation industry is presently, and where the industry is headed as the scope of clinical simulation practice expands. In this edition for September 2023, you can read about some of the world’s latest clinical simulation updates.
National Patient Safety Board Advocacy Group Podcast, Episode 8 “Simulation Transformation”: Healthcare simulation has had a powerful impact on medical education, giving students and providers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with complex procedures within a safe, controlled environment. But what is the potential for simulation to also help address the persistent problems of patient safety? Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and guests Lance Baily of Healthysimulation.com and Dr. Paul Phrampus of the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research, for glimpse into the future of healthcare simulation and how it can transform safety for both patients and providers.
Education Management Solutions Unveils New Corporate Redesign and Website : Education Management Solutions (EMS), a leading provider of simulation and competency management solutions for healthcare, announced the launch of its corporate redesign, featuring a newly refreshed logo and an enhanced user experience for its website ems-works.com.As a provider of powerful simulation solutions, EMS recognizes the importance of staying at the forefront of innovation. The rebranding initiative symbolizes the company’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge, cost-effective solutions that propel institutions towards excellence in education and training.The centerpiece of the corporate redesign is the unveiling of EMS’s new logo. The logo embodies the brand’s evolution and its unwavering dedication to providing forward-thinking and results-driven simulation solutions. The modern, streamlined design reflects the company’s commitment to efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and superior training outcomes.
SimGHOSTS 2023 Hosted at UNMC iEXCEL: One of World’s Best Healthcare Simulation Centers : This year’s in-person 2023 event was hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Davis Global Center iEXCEL program in Omaha, Nebraska, which has been called “one of the best healthcare simulation centers in the world” by HealthySimulation.com Founder / CEO Lance Baily. The 4-day clinical simulation conference elevates healthcare simulation operations delivery with hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and oral presentations delivered by the international simulation operations community. The 2023 event which has been confirmed as the largest SimGHOSTS conference ever held.
Avbirth Video Hits To 1 Million Views : Thanks to HealthySimulation.com, the Avbirth demonstration from IMSH 2023 in Orland, Florida, has skyrocketed to over 800,000 views! That means that approximately 800,000 people have been exposed to a high-fidelity birthing simulation. This is hopefully just a drop in the bucket of the amount of people that will learn proper maternal fetal health from the Avbirth.
Workshop: Embedding Virtual Simulations in an Educational Program : Educators have rapidly adopted virtual simulation – including screen-based simulations, virtual gaming simulations, and extended reality – in recent years. There is now a growing body of research on ways to effectively embed virtual experiences into an educational program to optimize learning.This workshop is the only one of its kind, created specifically for educators who are using virtual simulations in their teaching. Although this workshop was designed from the perspective of healthcare, the strategies and pedagogy taught in the workshop can be applied to any sector.
Simclusive Cultural Affirming Care with Human Simulation : Simclusive is an exciting new way to train cultural competencies by connecting Standardized Patients (SPs) of diverse lived experiences to learners and providers nationwide via online simulated video visits. With a growing library of scenarios focused on intersectional LGBTQ+ topics developed by experienced providers, Simclusive offers authentic 1-to-1 psychologically safe practice from virtually anywhere. Simclusive is working with institutions and organizations to improve education, training, care, and equity for all students, residents, fellows, and providers. Learn more about this convenient and impactful learning method.
Full Code Medical Launches Full Code AI: The creator of the award-winning Full Code Medical Simulation, launched Full Code AI, the world’s first integration of ChatGPT into a medical simulation software platform. Full Code AI leverages the power of ChatGPT’s language model to simulate conversations with Full Code’s virtual patient models, in order to train medical learners to effectively gather patient clinical history. A pioneer in the burgeoning field of software-based medical simulation, Full Code Medical is leveraging this cutting-edge AI technology to support its mission of improving access to medical training worldwide. “Our goal is to bring realistic & easy-to-use medical simulation to the world,” says Michael McLinn, CEO of Full Code Medical. “By leveraging the latest advances in technology, we’re able to use ChatGPT to power our patient communication and take our virtual simulations to the next level.”
UNMC Hosts Medical Simulation Conference, Drawing Hundreds to Davis Global Center : OMAHA, Neb. —Cutting-edge capabilities are on display at the University of Nebraska Medical Center — which drew hundreds of health care professionals from around the world this week. About 365 nurses, technicians, and others tabbed as “medical simulationists” attended the SimGHOSTS conference, breaking an attendance record for an event used to gathering in Los Angeles or Las Vegas.
Presentation Covers Healthcare Simulation Process : The development of health simulation practices has evolved considerably over the past 5 years in France, particularly under the impetus of the Haute Autorité de Santé with its first guide published in 2012 and the creation of the French Society for Simulation in Health (SOFRASIMS) in 2014. The impact of the deployment of simulation practices in initial and continuing training on the quality and safety of care is widely demonstrated in the literature.
Virtual Reality Helps Optimize Training for OR Nurses in Horizon Health Hospitals : This initiative is one example of Horizon is providing New Brunswickers accessible and quality health care and a positive patient experience, as well as valuable professional development opportunities to help recruit and retain health care professionals (HORIZON) – Virtual reality simulators have been rolled out across four regional Horizon hospitals, allowing for new innovative ways to help with operating room (OR) training and assessment of nurses. Using PeriopSim technology, developed by Conquer Experience Inc., Horizon is using advanced, state-of-the-art technology to accelerate training for OR nurses and better prepare them for surgical nursing by ensuring they have expertise in the field before they begin in the OR.
2023 GNSH Annual Summit Tackles the Global Health Human Resource Crisis : The Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare is committed to enhancing patient safety through collaboration, research, advocacy and support.The endemic phase of Covid has accelerated the global health human resource crisis. Shortages of healthcare workers have become a major obstacle to achieving universal access to quality healthcare. Healthcare systems have been left with a lack of trained and skilled health workers, inadequate distribution of healthcare professionals, and high rates of turnover and burnout. This crisis is especially prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, where access to healthcare is already limited. The shortage of healthcare workers has profound implications for healthcare delivery, healthcare outcomes, and global health security, and addressing this crisis is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ensuring global health equity.
PCAST Releases Report on Transforming Patient Safety : Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report with recommendations to advance the nation’s commitment to supporting robust safety solutions for patients and the health care workforce.Doctors, nurses, and other health care staff are passionate, dedicated professionals who care deeply for the patients in their care. Nonetheless, approximately one in four Americans experience adverse outcomes during hospitalization. A significant portion of these outcomes are preventable. The recommendations in PCAST’s report would develop a national enterprise to accelerate the research, development, and deployment of policies and technologies that will improve patient safety in the United States.
The PeriopSim Challenges:
Join the PeriopSim Challenges! Enhance your surgical skills, experience realistic simulations, and compete to win exciting prizes. Step up and embrace the challenge:
- C6 – Pediatric Cardiac On-Bypass
- C7 – Hemicolectomy
- Duration: 13 September – October 11, 2023
- Prizes: $150 in Amazon gift cards + an engraved Apple iPad
- Winners will be announced every Wednesday at 12:00 PM PST throughout the challenge.
Newly Added Companies to the Healthcare Simulation Vendors Page :
- Simclusive is an exciting new way to train cultural competencies by connecting Standardized Patients (SPs) of diverse lived experiences to learners and providers nationwide via online simulated video visits. With a growing library of scenarios focused on intersectional LGBTQ+ topics developed by experienced providers, Simclusive offers authentic 1-to-1 psychologically safe practice from virtually anywhere. Simclusive is working with institutions and organizations to improve education, training, care, and equity for all students, residents, fellows, and providers. Learn more about this convenient and impactful learning method.
- ChartFlow is an EHR designed for all healthcare programs and simulation centers. The platform enables students to document in real-time, track patient progress, review orders, and practice medication administration with barcode scanning. Educators have access to both pre-built & customizable scenarios—ranging from simple acute conditions to complex multi-visit case studies. With its NYC roots and a globally distributed team, ChartFlow was initially released in 2023 with a vision to create an affordable, feature rich EHR that unites individual specialties into a single platform for IPE simulations.
- Ademsys stands at the forefront of academic and healthcare excellence, powered by SimClic software. SimClic is a comprehensive management solution, offering an intuitive calendar system that effortlessly detects scheduling conflicts. With advanced reporting capabilities, institutions gain valuable insights for informed decision-making. SimClic streamlines patient management and secure communication in healthcare faculties, while enhancing administrative efficiency. Join Ademsys to shape the future of precision and success in education and healthcare.
- KCS Health Sciences Consulting leverages our expertise to assist Health Sciences education schools, nursing programs, EMS programs and Medical Schools to address the shortage of clinical placements in CTU by using relevant, evidence informed and targeted simulation based teaching and learning. Simulation based teaching and learning has proven to provide comparable learning outcomes to clinical training, while providing significant cost and time efficiencies, which in these times of worldwide shortages of physicians, nurses and health care workers are of critical importance. The team of experts at KCS Health Sciences Consulting can provide all required aspects to assist programs with the integrations of simulation into the overall education program.”
- TrueClot: TrueClot bleeding control training products provide unprecedented realism for all levels of training from beginner civilian Stop the Bleed® courses to advanced Tactical Emergency and Combat Casualty Care (TECC and TCCC) for EMS and military first responders. TrueClot Blood Simulant feels and behaves like human blood and forms realistic clots with TrueClot Simulated Hemostatic Gauze. Thanks to this patented technology, TrueClot’s Wound Packing Task Trainers and Tourniquet Application Trainer provide lifelike training solutions for every training environment. These low-cost, high-quality products are used around the world, ensuring the readiness of EMS personnel and civilians to deliver life-saving bleeding control.
Microsoft earns new US Army contract after fixing its combat mixed reality goggles : The US Army is awarding Microsoft with another order of advanced mixed reality goggles designed for combat situations, Bloomberg reports. Microsoft had sent the Army a batch of 20 updated prototype headsets in late July, which were tested by two squads of soldiers in August who responded positively to improvements in its design: namely, they no longer felt nauseous and pained while wearing them.
ABCDE Assessment Video: Sepsis Emergency Simulation Scenario: This guide provides an overview of the recognition and immediate management of sepsis using an ABCDE approach.The ABCDE approach is used to systematically assess an acutely unwell patient. It involves working through the following steps: Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, and Exposure. Each stage of the ABCDE approach involves clinical assessment, investigations and interventions. Problems are addressed as they are identified, and the patient is re-assessed regularly to monitor their response to treatment.
Planet TV Studios Interviews KT Waxman on Healthcare Simulation: Simulation education is a bridge between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience. Novices – and patients – may learn how to do injections by practicing on an orange with a real needle and syringe. Much more complex simulation exercises – similar to aviation curricula that provided the basis for healthcare – may rely on computerized mannequins that perform dozens of human functions realistically in a healthcare setting such as an operating room or critical care unit that is indistinguishable from the real thing. Whether training in a “full mission environment” or working with a desktop virtual reality machine that copies the features of a risky procedure, training simulations do not put actual patients at risk.
Effect of Virtual Simulation on Nurse Residents’ Prioritization and Delegation Skills: Data indicate a widening academic–practice gap. Utilizing a single-group pre–post interventional design, the purpose of this project was to determine if repeated participation in Sentinel U Patient Management and Delegation virtual simulations influenced new graduate nurses’ prioritization and delegation. Increased confidence in ability to complete patient care assignments on time and transferability of learning outcomes to practice were identified. There may be value in nurses receiving virtual simulations within their residency program to close the academic–practice gap.
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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 co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is cited as a key source for professional certification in the industry. 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 and his wife Abigail Baily, PhD live in Las Vegas, Nevada with their two amazing daughters.