April 22, 2024By Lance Baily

GNSH April 25th Virtual Event: Renaissance of Healthcare Simulation Through AI

Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare (GNSH) will host a free Virtual Spring Event The Renaissance of Health Professions Education and Simulation through AI on Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 10AM – 12PM EST. GNSH is able to leverage multiple groups and sectors in ways that single organizations cannot and the GNSH Summits provide a unique opportunity for both commercial and non-commercial member organizations to discuss important areas of shared interest. This HealthySimulation.com article will provide an overview of this virtual event and resources provided by the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare. The GNSH Spring Virtual Event is next week so be sure to register now!

The Renaissance of Health Professions Education and Simulation Through AI

Join GNSH for a thought-provoking virtual event as we delve into the transformative power of AI in reimagining simulations across various fields. Engage with leading experts, participate in dynamic discussions, and explore the future of AI in shaping healthcare, education, and beyond. The GNSH 2024 Virtual Spring Event will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 10:00AM-12:00PM EST and features both a keynote address and interactive panel discussion. Please see additional information about our esteemed speaker and panelists below:


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  • Speaker: Dr. Melissa McCradden, Women’s and Children’s Health Network Artificial Intelligence Director, The Hospital Research Foundation Clinical Research Fellow in Ethics of AI
  • Panelist: Dr. Jules White, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Generative AI in Education and Enterprise Solutions, Professor of Computer Science
  • Panelist: Dr. Cornelius Alfred James, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
  • Panelist: Dr. Justin Jeffers, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

View the GNSH Virtual Event 2024 overview including the agenda and bios for the panelists and keynote speaker. As a reminder, there is no cost to participate. Should you have any questions about this event, please contact executive@gnsh.org.

Register for the GNSH Virtual Event 2024 by April 19, 2024! 

30 Minute Weekly Challenge

GNSH came up with the idea of stimulating discussions about patient safety by telling true stories of patient errors. Sessions would be held weekly and run for no longer than 30 minutes. The goals were to create a safe learning space using a high-frequency, low-dose model, learn from real stories and strengthen team communication and collaboration.


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The 30 Minute Weekly Challenge is to provide scenarios as a baseline framework to build upon. Each scenario has a patient’s history and vital signs where appropriate. The facilitators can revise and edit the case description to adapt for staff, equipment, and simulation technology available. The debriefing sessions should focus on the full engagement and interaction with each team member. The teams should collaboratively recognize systems issues and how to address these areas of concern.

Each 30-minute session is divided into several sections with the following suggested areas of discussion:

  • Patient Story Part I: Introduce the goal of the activity. Current story content includes sepsis, medication errors, hospital associated infections and care teams.
  • Team Engagement: Build an emotional link to the story.
  • Patient Story Part II: Reveal the outcome of the case and the emotional implications for staff.
  • Team Discussion: Reflect on future patient care.
  • Systems Discussion: Ask what system changes need to be made and how they might be affected.

Open Access Toolkit

The GNSH Toolkit offers simulation professionals with specific cases and tools to talk with decision makers about the return on investment and impact of clinical simulation. The GNSH Toolkit consists of case repository case studies, how to address administration and leaders about simulation, and making a difference value based simulation. Another valuable opportunity to grow the simulation community is the ability to share personal solutions so others can benefit from lessons learned for success.

As part of the Decision Makers resource, specific aspect of the person, their role, and focus are reviewed. Some of the Decision Makers and how to talk their language are:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • >Chief Medical Officer
  • Dean School of Medicine
  • Dean School of Nursing
  • Hospital Educator

The Case Repository offers success stories, improvement metrics to share with the decision makers. Some of the case studies are:

  • Simulating before Opening
  • Improving and Standardizing CVC Skills
  • Improving Resuscitation Skills
  • Simulating before Implementing
  • Improving Sepsis Patient Outcomes
  • Rapidly Deteriorating Pediatric Patients
  • Discharge Planning in the Hospital
  • Evidence Based Care in the ED
  • Reduction in Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia (VAP)
  • Reduction in Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

Purpose of GNSH 



In 2010, twenty-seven individuals representing sixteen regional, national and international organizations with a substantive focus on simulation in healthcare attended an international simulation leadership summit at London Deanery, UK. The meeting was intended to empower the global simulation community to act collectively as simulation continues to expand exponentially. The summit resulted in agreement by the representatives to form a Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare.

The Founding Organizations were the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Society for Simulation in Europe (SESAM), International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH), and London Deanery. GNSH now has 35 members from leading international organizations and corporations. Collaboration across the GNSH membership allows societies and associations to have a more complete picture of the advancements in the industry as a whole in order to better serve the evolving needs of their individual memberships. As standards and best practices continue to evolve, the GNSH membership will be key to supporting the evolving industry standards to promote better and safer health care for all.

Mission and Strategic Aim of GNSH

The Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare (GNSH) is an international strategy organization dedicated to advancing patient safety, workforce wellbeing, and healthcare quality. We bring together thought leaders from healthcare, academia, and industry to address challenges within healthcare that can be solved through simulation.

Strategic Aim: GNSH believes that organizations are stronger together; therefore invest in supporting and advancing GNSH member and partner organizations aims of improving health outcomes through the deployment of innovative educational strategies and simulation solutions throughout the world.

Learn More About the GNSH Toolkit!


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