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Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings Available November 2016

medhead 10The Center for Medical Simulation congratulates Robert Simon and fellow co-authors Michael St Pierre and Gesine Hofinger on the upcoming publication of the third edition of their book, Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings: Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High-Stakes Environment.

Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings comprehensively addresses how human decision making and human factors can affect patient safety in acute care. The text identifies frequent errors and allows healthcare professionals to improve patient safety and give more effective treatment in emergency situations. Springer calls this book, “The required reference for all who are learning about, teaching, or providing acute and emergency healthcare.”

Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings will be available in November 2016 from Springer, in print and electronically.

 

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Janice Palaganas to Deliver Debra Spunt Lecture at NLN Education Summit

Janice Palaganas SimhealthThe Center for Medical Simulation is pleased to announce that Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, will be delivering the Debra Spunt Lecture at the National League for Nursing Education Summit on Friday, September 23, 2016.

The National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit takes place this year in Orlando, Florida from September 21st to September 23rd, 2016. The summit facilitates nurse educators from across the world to meet and discuss service, collaboration, research, best practices, and professional growth.

Janice Palaganas serves as the Director of Educational Innovation and Development at CMS. In her lecture, “Know Bounds to Know No Bounds,” Janice will discuss simulation as a platform for interprofessional education. She will explore how clinical care is brought to life via simulation, and how these simulations help bring to the surface hidden assumptions and thought processes which members of different professions hold. Simulations, along with debriefings, allow us to develop common ground and new appreciation for the contributions of each profession to patient care.

Janice will show how simulation can expand professional boundaries and create powerful organizational change. She will bring simulation to life with cutting-edge research, real clinical examples, and interactive audience exercises.

Find Janice Palaganas on Twitter: twitter.com/jcpalaganas

NLN on Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCs69j-7ABCzIBfaM79KAa6A

NLN on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NationalLeagueforNursing/

Follow the summit on Twitter with #NLNSummit2016

Center for Medical Simulation Offers Nurse Educator Scholarships

Nurse Educator Scholarship Opportunity
“Fostering Great Nurses Through Great Teaching”

The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) and the MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) are pleased to announce the “Center for Medical Simulation Nurse Educator Scholarship” a newly funded opportunity for ten, partial tuition scholarships for nurse educators who wish to attend simulation instructor training at CMS in Boston.

The Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS), the simulation instructor training program of CMS, has been conducting workshops since 2004. These scholarships are available for the interprofessional course known as the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop held at CMS in Boston and are aimed at improving the skills of simulation educators.

Ten, $2,500 partial tuition scholarships are being made available through the generosity of an anonymous nurse donor who seeks to improve the ways that simulation is used in nursing education. This interest is prompted in part by the increasing importance of interprofessional education and mounting evidence of the usefulness of simulation as an effective teaching tool in nursing education. Scholarships are available to five teams of two nursing educators from healthcare organizations or education programs using, or seeking to use, simulation in their curricula for training nurses at any level of experience.

The Center for Medical Simulation and the MGH Institute of Health Professions are both 501(c)3, nonprofit educational, charitable foundations.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Scholarships will be awarded to five teams, each one consisting of two registered nurses from the same institution, BS minimum—MS or higher preferred. If a team receives final acceptance, each nurse on the team will be offered a $2,500 partial scholarship.
  • At least one of each team’s two nurse applicants must have some leadership responsibility in their organization. The goal is for the team to be able to move simulation education forward in their organization. One member of the team might be a mentor of the other or they might be peers.
  • Both applicants on a team must meet all criteria as listed in the application instructions for attending an IMS Comprehensive Instructor Workshop.
  • To apply for a partial tuition scholarship, both members of each team should apply for the same IMS Comprehensive Instructor Workshop from the list of published workshop dates held at CMS in Boston.
  • After submitting your application online, provide the following documents via email to CMS-IHP-Scholarship@harvardmedsim.org:
    • A letter describing your team’s project as well as the role each of you will play in it.
    • A letter on your institution’s stationery, signed by a senior institution official, declaring the institution’s support for your simulation activities and the project you are proposing. If your institution is paying the balance of the tuition support, the letter should state that the institution is assuming responsibility for payment. If the institution is not assuming responsibility for payment, the individual(s) must make payment prior to final acceptance.

Within two weeks of applying, your team will be notified if it is tentatively accepted for the workshop and scholarship. Final team acceptance and reserved seats in the workshop are predicated on payment of the tuition for both team members.

The awarding of scholarships is on a rolling basis and will be provided to the first five teams that make payment and receive final acceptance into a workshop. Click here for more information about the CMS-IHP Nurse Simulation Educator Scholarship (link to PDF file for download).

The current full tuition for the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop during the Center for Medical Simulation’s 2017 Academic Year (July 2016—June 2017) is $5,075 for each applicant. The balance of tuition for each team member is $2,575 or $5,150 for the team.

About the Center for Medical Simulation

Using simulation to improve safety, quality and education in healthcare is the mission of the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), a non-profit simulation organization based in Boston, Massachusetts. At CMS the focus is on developing teamwork behaviors and communication, collaboration, and crisis management skills that are best learned experientially under realistic conditions. Since it first opened in 1993 and through the present day, CMS has been an international leader in the field that it helped to develop and grow. Thousands of clinicians, clinical educators, and healthcare leadership teams from around the world have participated in its innovative, transformative programs at CMS in Boston and at sites throughout the world.

For more information on CMS and its programs please contact:
Gary M. Rossi, COO
info@harvardmedsim.org
617.726.3041

Center for Medical Simulation announces appointment of Mary Fey, PhD

speaker_fey_lThe Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary K Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE as the Associate Director of its Simulation Educator Training Program (Institute for Medical Simulation). Dr. Fey (Mary) will help oversee our immersive four-and five-day educator training courses. She will also be directing CMS’ new one-day introductory debriefing course, Gateway to Debriefing with Good Judgment, which she designed and developed. Mary is succeeding Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF, who will now be leading our Josiah Macy Junior Foundation-funded initiative to develop an on-line interprofessional community of practice for faculty development.

Mary is a leader in simulation faculty development with a passion for psychological safety and reflective practice both in simulation education and nursing education more broadly. For the past several years she has been a lead faculty member in the University of Maryland and National League of Nursing’s Institute for Simulation Educators. She also brings a wealth of interprofessional faculty development experience to her new leadership role. Mary led the University of Maryland’s Debra L Spunt Clinical Simulation Laboratory, where she worked with faculty leaders from the seven professional schools to advance interprofessional education across the campus.

Mary also works to shape the quality of simulation education nationally and internationally via her work with professional societies. She is the Vice President for Outreach for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and serves on the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s Certification Committee. Mary was a lead author of the National League for Nursing’s “Debriefing Across the Curriculum” vision statement, and the International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning’s (INACSL) best practice standards for debriefing and simulation design.

We are delighted to add a colleague with so much personal warmth, integrity, skill and experience to our team!

Janice Palaganas SimhealthJanice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF, the Director of Educational Innovation and Development at CMS will be turning her attention to web-based learning. Janice and Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc, MSHPE will be leading the creation of an online “third space” where faculty can develop skills related to interprofessional education. This Josiah Macy Junior Foundation-funded project will use collective, peer-to-peer, and mentor-led learning to enhance communication and reflective practice for educators working in interprofessional settings.

Please join all of us here at CMS in wishing Mary and Janice  the best in their exciting new endeavors.

Simulation Instructor Workshop at Mater Education in August 2016

Mater EducationThe Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) in partnership with its Australian Affiliate, Mater Education, will be offering  its internationally recognized “Simulation As A Teaching Tool” Simulation Instructor Workshop at Mater Education’s simulation facility in South Brisbane, Australia.

Taught by CMS’ Harvard Medical School faculty, CMS’ Simulation Instructor Workshop is a 4-day intensive immersion in healthcare simulation that is specifically designed for those educators seeking to develop high quality simulation programs. It covers all the high level elements and concepts involved in using simulation as a teaching tool.

Drawing on the disciplines of aviation, healthcare, psychology, experiential learning, and organizational behavior, participants learn how to teach clinical, behavioral, and cognitive skills through simulation. Participants explore simulator based teaching methods applicable across the healthcare education spectrum, including undergraduate and graduate medical, nursing and allied health domains.

The daily formats vary and include simulation scenarios, lectures, small and large group discussions, and practical exercises with feedback. Ample opportunities are provided for networking and sharing experiences. Attendees join a growing community of Institute graduates who are positioned as leaders in the field.

Dates:

August 23 – 26, 2016.

Venue:

Mater Education Practice Improvement Centre (MEPIC)
Level 4, Duncombe Building
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Registration:

To register, or for more information on the workshops, please click here

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MGH Hosts June 14 Boston Simulation Community Meeting

Combined Boston Simulation Community Monthly Meeting
and CIMIT Boston Simulation Consortium Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday June 14, 2016 5:30-7:00PM

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
55 Fruit Street
Founders Building
Founders 130
Boston, MA 02114

Please join us Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:30-7:00PM for a special combined Boston Simulation Community and CIMIT Boston Simulation Consortium Quarterly Meeting hosted at the Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston MA 02114 by Jim Gordon MD, MPA and colleagues. The meeting will be held in the Founders 130 Room, located on the first floor of MGH within the Founders Building at 55 Fruit Street, Boston MA 02114. Click here for a map of MGH Main Campus. There’s a sign in the Founders hallway with an arrow pointing down the hall that says, “Emergency Services Training Room”. The room itself is at the end of the hallway, on the right, and is labeled “Founders 130”.

At this meeting, we will learn about:

  1. Heart rate monitoring as a surrogate marker for stress and/or competence, Presenter: Roy Phitayakorn, MD MHPE (MEd) FACS at Massachusetts General Hospital
  2. Teaching anesthesia in Western Kenya. Presenter: Puneet Sayal, MD, Anesthesia Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Tao Shen, MD, Anesthesia Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. NOTE: Puneet Sayal will be presenting on behalf of he and Tao Shen, both of whom are CA3 residents at MGH DACCPM.
  3. A Competency-based Approach to High Stakes Simulation Assessment of Resuscitation Skills in EM Trainees, Presenter: J. Damon Dagnone Msc MD FRCPC MMEd, CBME Faculty Lead, Postgraduate Medical Education, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Queen’s University, Canada.
  4. CIMIT-Boston Simulation Consortium: Member/Project Updates, Presenter: Jim Gordon, MD MPA at Massachusetts General Hospital

Roy Phitayakorn, MD MHPE (MEd) FACSRoy Phitayakorn, MD MHPE (MEd) FACS, has a clinical practice in general and endocrine surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Director of Surgical Education Research at the MGH and the Surgical Lead for Strategic Initiatives and Operations at the MGH Learning Laboratory. Dr. Phitayakorn also has a Masters degree in Medical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago (MHPE). Finally, Dr. Phitayakorn is an external consultant for the American Board of Surgery and a faculty member for several national medical education courses and institutions including the Harvard Macy Institute, the ACS Surgeons as Educators course, and the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston.

Puneet Sayal, MDPuneet Sayal, MD is an anesthesiology resident at MGH about to complete his residency this week. He completed medical school at the George Washington University in DC and is headed to MD Anderson in Houston for a chronic pain fellowship.

 

Tao Shen, MDTao Shen, MD is an anesthesiology resident at MGH finishing her residency this week. She completed medical school at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and is staying at MGH for combined ICU and cardiac anesthesia fellowships.

 

Dr. J Damon Dagnone MD, FRCPC, MScDr. J Damon Dagnone MD, FRCPC, MSc, MMed is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University where he is immersed in numerous academic activities. This includes simulation-based assessment, postgraduate resuscitation skills training, inter-professional team training, and curriculum design. Dr. Dagnone is the creator and ongoing director of the Queen’s University Simulation Olympics competition and the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Simulation Olympiad national competition.

More recently in 2015, Dr. Dagnone was appointed the CBME Faculty Lead for Postgraduate Medical Education at Queen’s University. This role involves directing the transition to CBME based curriculums for all 28 postgraduate specialty-training programs within the School of Medicine by July of 2017.

Dr. Dagnone’s primary research interests include the development and validation of competency-based assessment tools for Emergency Medicine trainees, the development and implementation of a simulation-based resuscitation skills curriculum, and creating capacity for institutional change at Queen’s University for the CBME transition.

In 2012, Dr. Dagnone was the recipient of the Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences Education Award. He graduated with his MD from the University of Western Ontario, completed his Fellowship in Emergency Medicine and Master of Science degree at Queen’s University, and attained a Masters degree in Medical Education from the University of Dundee in Scotland.

Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

  • July 2016: Summer Hiatus
  • August 2016: Summer Hiatus
  • September 13, 2016: Location: Center for Medical Simulation, Topic: TBA
  • October 11, 2016: Location and Topic: TBA
  • November 15, 2016: Location and Topic: TBA
  • December 13, 2016: Location and Topic: TBA

About The Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

The meetings provide a friendly and informal venue for simulation educators and researchers to present work-in-progress, problem solve and share best practices, acquaint each other with relevant ideas from other disciplines and connect with others. We generally (but not always) meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please join us!

CMS Hosts May 11 Boston Simulation Community Meeting

Boston Simulation Community
Monthly Meeting
Wednesday May 11, 2016 5:30-7:00PM

Center for Medical Simulation
100 1st Ave, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129

Please join us Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:30-7:00PM for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting hosted at the Center for Medical Simulation by Roxane Gardner and colleagues. CMS is located within the historic Charlestown Navy Yard at 100 First Avenue, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02129. Click here for directions.

At this meeting, we will learn about:

  1. Simulation to Improve Trainee Knowledge and Comfort about Twin Vaginal Birth. Presenter: Sarah Rae Easter, MD MFM Fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  2. Learning curve patterns generated by a training method for laparoscopic small bowel anastomosis. Presenters: José María Maestre, MD and Ignacio del Moral, MD at Hospital virtual Valdecilla, Spain.

Simulation to Improve Trainee Knowledge and Comfort about Twin Vaginal Birth

National initiatives to decrease the primary cesarean rate coupled with new safety data on twin delivery has led to renewed interest in increasing patient pursuit of twin vaginal birth. The potential need for breech extraction of a second twin is a deterrent for many providers to offer this to patients. In current practice few contemporarily-trained obstetricians feel comfortable with this low-frequency high-acuity event. In conjunction with faculty mentorship, Dr. Easter developed a twin delivery simulation aimed to increase trainee knowledge and comfort with twin vaginal delivery. She looks forward to sharing the components of this novel three-part simulation and presenting pilot data from its implementation amongst a cohort of obstetrics and gynecology trainees.

Dr. Easter’s discussion will reference the information presented in:
Easter SR, Lieberman E, Carusi D. Fetal presentation and successful twin vaginal delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2016;214(1):116.e1-10. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2015.08.017

Learning curve patterns generated by a training method for laparoscopic small bowel anastomosis.

Drs. Maestre and del Moral from Hospital virtual Valdecilla, Spain will discuss their findings presented in a forthcoming article co-authored by Jose Carlos Manuel-Palazuelos, María Riaño-Molleda, José Luis Ruiz-Gómez, Jose Ignacio Martín-Parra, and Carlos Redondo-Figuero.

The authors sought to identify the types of developmental curves generated by a defined simulation-based instructional design using ex vivo animal models to teach laparoscopic small bowel anastomosis procedures. Residents were evaluated on their performance of laparoscopic small bowel intestinal and gastro-intestinal anastomoses. Instructional design was based on the framework to teach procedural skills developed by the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston to promote consistent structure, process, and educational outcomes. It comprised 9 sequential steps. They found four types of learning curves: (1) exponential, (2) rapid, (3) slow, and (4) no tendency. The type of pattern could be predicted after procedure number 8. With the use of this instructional design approach, there was a reduction of the average training time to complete the anastomosis compared to a previous series in our own simulation lab (73.7 min for GJA and 57.4 min for JJA, compared to 87.2 and 72.7 min, respectively).

Manuel-Palazuelos JC, Riaño-Molleda M, Ruiz-Gómez JL, Martín-Parra JI, Redondo-Figuero C, Maestre JM. Learning curve patterns generated by a training method for laparoscopic small bowel anastomosis. Adv Simul 2016, in press.

Sarah Rae Easter, MD MFM Sarah Rae Easter, MD MFM. Dr. Easter is a first year fellow in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She received a bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Virginia before completing her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital Integrated Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology before beginning her three year fellowship at BWH. During her time in residency and fellowship she developed an interest in medical education and received multiple teaching awards from Harvard Medical School including the 2013 Trainee Award for Excellence in Medical Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology awarded to one trainee across Harvard-affiliated hospitals by the graduating class annually. During her residency she also developed an academic interest in multiple gestations with an emphasis on making twin delivery safer for mothers. Her interest in medical education intersected with her research in twin deliveries on the current project, which was awarded the third place abstract prize at the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APGO/CREOG) Annual Meeting this March.

José María Maestre, MDJosé María Maestre, MD. Dr. Maestre received his Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Cantabria, Spain. He is an Attending Physician in the Division of OB/GYN and Pediatric Anesthesia at “Valdecilla University Hospital”. He serves as Education Director at “Valdecilla virtual Hospital”, a simulation center in Santander, Spain. He is a Harvard Macy Scholar, and Director of the Spanish Simulation Instructor Courses at the Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, MA. He is member of the Faculty Development Committee of the Consortium of American College of Surgeons-accredited Education Institutes, and member of the Clinical Simulation Working Party of the Anesthesia and Critical Care Spanish Society. He is especially interested in Faculty Development and simulation as a tool to facilitate organizational change.

 Ignacio del Moral, MDIgnacio del Moral, MD. Dr. del Moral is a specialist in Anesthesiology and has his doctorate from Cantabria University, Spain. He worked for 15 years at Valdecilla Universitary Hospital in Santander in the Trauma area. In 1997 he began working in the simulation field designing programs for Crisis Resource Management. He is presently the Executive Director at Hospital virtual Valdecilla. He received a Research fellowship in Simulation (2009-2010) from the Institute of Medical Simulation and Harvard Medical School. Founding President of the Spanish Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and member of IMSH 2017 Planning Committee he is committed to improving patient safety and clinical education using simulation. To advance these goals, he advises simulation leaders in Spanish speaking countries with strategic management, leadership development, and institution building for their simulation programs.

Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

  • June 14, 2016: Location: Massachusetts General Hospital – Heart rate monitoring as a surrogate marker for stress and/or competence, Presenter: Roy Phitayakorn, MD MHPE (MEd) FACS at Massachusetts General Hospital

About The Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

The meetings provide a friendly and informal venue for simulation educators and researchers to present work-in-progress, problem solve and share best practices, acquaint each other with relevant ideas from other disciplines and connect with others. We generally (but not always) meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please join us!

CMS Hosts April 12 Boston Simulation Community Meeting

Boston Simulation Community
Monthly Meeting
April 12, 2016 5:30-7:00PM

Center for Medical Simulation
100 1st Ave, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129

Please join us Tuesday, April 12, 2016 5:30-7:00PM for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting hosted at the Center for Medical Simulation by Roxane Gardner and colleagues. CMS is located within the historic Charlestown Navy Yard at 100 First Avenue, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02129. Click here for directions.

At this meeting, we will learn about Obstetrical Crisis Checklists. Presenters: Alex Hannenberg, MD and Heidi Angle, MD NCMP of Newton Wellesley Hospital will discuss their journey from OR to OB crisis checklists for labor and delivery, including their process of identifying topics and content for the checklists with an interprofessional workgroup. They welcome ideas and suggestions as to the best use of simulation to evaluate, refine, train and means by which to disseminate the OB crisis checklists.

Alexander A. Hannenberg, MDAlexander A. Hannenberg, MD. Dr. Hannenberg served as the 74th president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) in 2010. He began his volunteerism with ASA as a delegate from Massachusetts in 1987. In 2004, ASA created a new officer position, the Vice President for Professional Affairs with oversight of activities in governmental affairs, economics, practice management, patient safety and professional standards. Dr. Hannenberg was the first individual elected to this position, which he held for four years. He led ASA’s efforts to create performance measures for Medicare’s physician quality program and to establish the Anesthesia Quality Institute and its National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry. He has twice chaired the AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement’s Anesthesiology & Critical Care workgroup. Recently, he founded and became president of the ASA Charitable Foundation and leads the ASA campaign for Lifebox.

He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the ASA Charitable Foundation, the Anesthesia Quality Institute, and the Council on Surgical & Perioperative Safety. He is a founding Director of the Lifebox Foundation US, a global health organization focused on improving surgical safety worldwide and a faculty member at Ariadne Labs, a joint innovation center sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. In 2013, he was appointed to the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He was a senior examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology and remains active in the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists and at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in suburban Boston, where he has practiced for over twenty years and chaired its Physician-Hospital Organization for a decade. Dr. Hannenberg is Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

Dr. Hannenberg is a native of Brooklyn, New York and was educated at Vassar College and Tufts University School of Medicine before completing his anesthesia training at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital.

Heidi S. Angle, MD NCMPHeidi S. Angle, MD NCMP. Dr. Angle is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Virginia. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and joined Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1994.

Dr. Angle is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and was credentialed as a Certified Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society in 2011.

Dr. Angle is a busy private practice obstetrician who feels fortunate to have been part of the same practice for over twenty years. It is not uncommon for Dr Angle or one of her seven partners to experience an emergency on the labor floor. She is therefore thrilled to be collaborating with Dr Hannenberg and members of her department on this important project.

Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

  • May 10, 2016: Location: Center for Medical Simulation – Simulation to Improve Trainee Knowledge and Comfort about Twin Vaginal Birth, Presenter: Sarah Rae Easton, MD MFM Fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • June 14, 2016: Location: Massachusetts General Hospital – Heart rate monitoring as a surrogate marker for stress and/or competence, Presenter: Roy Phitayakorn, MD MHPE (MEd) FACS at Massachusetts General Hospital

About The Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

The meetings provide a friendly and informal venue for simulation educators and researchers to present work-in-progress, problem solve and share best practices, acquaint each other with relevant ideas from other disciplines and connect with others. We generally (but not always) meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please join us!

 

Kate Morse and Mary Fey join INACSL Board of Directors

On March 1, 2016, the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL) announced their 2016-17 Board of Directors effective June 18, 2016. The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) is pleased to announce that two members of its team were among those joining the INACSL Board. Kate Morse, RN, MSN, PhD, CNE was elected as Vice President for Membership and Mary Fey, PhD, Rn, CHSE, joined the INACSL Board as Vice President for Outreach.

Kate Morse, RN, MSN, PhD, CNEKate Morse is the Assistant Director for Education Leadership and International Programs for CMS’ Affiliate Program as well as faculty member in its simulation instructor courses.  Dr. Morse is also a Lecturer in the Department of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

Mary Fey, PhD, Rn, CHSEMary Fey is a Research Fellow at the Center for Medical Simulation and Massachusetts General Hospital as well as an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland. Dr. Fey is also a faculty member in CMS’ simulation instructor courses.

Congratulations Drs. Morse and Fey – Kate and Mary!

 

Center For Medical Simulation Announces New Executive Director

The jenny-rudolphCenter for Medical Simulation (CMS) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenny Rudolph, PhD, as CMS Executive Director, beginning July 1, 2016. Dr. Rudolph is succeeding Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, who announced his decision last year to hand over the reins of the organization that he founded in 1993.

Dr. Rudolph is best known in the healthcare simulation community as a pioneer in debriefing. The “debriefing with good judgment” method she developed with colleagues at CMS springs out of her background in organizational behavior and leadership. Dr. Rudolph has a doctorate in management and is a former Inc. 500 small business Chief Executive. Jenny’s academic home is in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where she is course co-director of the operating room teamwork simulation program and serves on the department’s Education Committee. She is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Building on Jeff Cooper’s legacy of improving patient safety through openness and teamwork, Jenny and her CMS colleagues are developing a worldwide learning community to serve health professions educators. This community of practice blends social-media based collective learning, and virtual and in-person experiential learning, including simulation.

Dr. Rudolph has emerged as one of the foremost innovators in simulation faculty development via her leadership roles in the world’s premier simulation educator training program, CMS’ Institute for Medical Simulation. Dr. Rudolph’s instructional designs, research, and publications have focused on a central challenge in education: how to share expert judgment while preserving relationship.

Applying the “with good judgment” approach to healthcare organizations more broadly, CMS is developing a pathway to quality and safety in healthcare. Debriefing/Speaking up/Feedback “with good judgment” encourages professionals to hold each other to high quality and safety standards while also holding each other in high regard.

The CMS Board and staff see a bright future with the leadership of Jenny Rudolph; together they will continue to carry out CMS’ mission to advance quality, safety, and education in healthcare via simulation.

Jeff Cooper will continue to be on the faculty in the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, serving on committees and mentoring. He also intends to be involved in some capacity in the healthcare simulation community.

Center for Medical Simulation Board of Trustees
cms.bot@harvardmedsim.org

 

For more information about CMS and its programs contact Gary M. Rossi, COO at 617.726.3041 or grossi@harvardmedsim.org .