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Boston Simulation Community Meeting at MGH on April 8th

Please join us for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

The meeting’s focus will be on how to integrate simulation into an existing medicine residency program.  Paul Currier, MD will present and seek your input on: “Can you do simulation for 184 residents a year?”

Description:  Work from the Department of Medicine at MGH will be presented to facilitate a discussion on how to develop and run simulation and debriefing for a large group of trainees.  The challenges and successes of the group will be explored with a desire for input from the Boston Simulation Community.

mgh Directions to the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Once you get to MGH, the meeting is in the Bigelow Amphitheater: it is located on White 4 (room 418).  Enter the MGH main lobby, walk straight ahead for 50 feet, then look for the White (A) elevators (near Coffee Central) to the 4th floor, when you leave the elevator lobby, turn right and the Bigelow Amphitheater is there.

Paul and colleagues have published this work here:

Mathai SK, Miloslavsky EM, Contreras-Valdes FM, et al. How we implemented a resident-led medical simulation curriculum in a large internal medicine residency program. Med Teach. Apr 2014;36(4):279-283.

Miloslavsky EM, Hayden EM, Currier PF, Mathai SK, Contreras-Valdes F, Gordon JA. Pilot program using medical simulation in clinical decision-making training for internal medicine interns. Journal of graduate medical education. Dec 2012;4(4):490-495.

Up-coming meetings

  • May 13, 2014:  At the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions—Preparing Physical Therapy, Nursing, and Communication Science and Disorders Students for an Interprofessional Clinical Experience Using Simulation, Meredith O’DeaCaitlin Fitzgerald, Trish Zeytoonjian.  Host: Deb Navedo.
  • June 10, 2014:  @ Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program. Hosts: Peter Weinstock and Catherine Allan.  Topic TBA.
  • July 8, 2014: CIMIT Boston Simulation Community Quarterly Meeting @ CIMIT and on the Web.

The Boston Simulation Community Research and Education meetings provide a friendly and informal venue for simulation educators and researchers to present work-in-progress, acquaint each other with relevant ideas from other disciplines and connect with others. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of most months.  Please join us!

 

CMS Adds a Simulation Instructor Workshop in Singapore to its Spring Lineup

The Center for Medical Simulation will be bringing its Simulation Instructor Workshop, “Simulation as a Teaching Tool” to Singapore this spring. The course will be hosted by The Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS) at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in Singapore from Monday, May 5th through Thursday, May 8th 2014. Last year was the first time CMS taught its Instructor Workshop in Singapore and we’re very excited to be invited back!

Taught by CMS’ Harvard faculty, this 4-day intensive immersion in healthcare simulation 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 will 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 workshop’s daily formats vary and include simulation scenarios, lectures, small and large group discussions, and practical exercises with feedback. Ample opportunities will be provided for networking and sharing experiences.  Attendees join a growing community of Institute graduates who are positioned as leaders in the field.

To learn more about the workshop or for registration information, please email CHS at medma@nus.edu.sg or call +65 6516 1520.

Singapore Simulation Instructor Workshop Flier

 

CMS’ Jenny Rudolph To Present at NYSIM Grand Rounds on April 14th

The Cejenny-rudolphnter for Medical Simulation’s (CMS) Jenny Rudolph, PhD will be traveling to New York City to teach the CMS Simulation Instructor Workshop, “Simulation as a Teaching Tool” in collaboration with Demian Szyld, MD and Grace Ng, MS, RN from April 15 – 18th at the New York Center for the Health Science (NYSIM). Prior to the workshop on Monday, April 14, Dr. Rudolph will present, “Building a Learning Oriented Culture in Healthcare: The Hidden Role of Conversation ” at NYSIM Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds will be held at 5:30pm in NYSIM Classrooms A&B. NYSIM is located at Bellevue Hospital, 462 First Avenue (near 28th Street), 3rd  Floor (Follow signs to D elevator), New York, New York  10016.

For more information on the workshop:
NYSIM Contact Information
Phone: 646-501-4000
Email: nysim@nyumc.org
Fax: 212-263-2380

 

 

CMS Simulation Instructor Training in New York City – April 15-18, 2014

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.

Register Now – Seats are limited!

Dates: April 15-18, 2014
Tuition for this workshop is $4,400
Fee includes Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Course Materials

Center for Medical Simulation Certificate will be issued at course conclusion.

For registration or more information, contact Joanne Choi at Joanne.choi@nyumc.org,
or (212) 263-2635, or visit www.nysimcenter.org

Workshop Flyer

nysim

NYSIM and Bellevue Hospital Centers
462 First Avenue (near 28th Street)
3rd Floor (Follow signs to D elevator)
New York, New York 10016

CMS faculty and colleagues publish findings on simulation for anesthesia education

Over the past several months, Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) Faculty and colleagues have published two articles on simulation for anesthesia education.

Using Simulation for Resident Assessment:  Center for Medical Simulation faculty member Rick Blum and Executive Director Jeff Cooper and colleagues Jack Boulet and Sharon Muret-Wagstaff report on the development and testing of simulation-based assessment for first year anesthesia residents.  The article entitled “Simulation-based Assessment to Identify Critical Gaps in Safe Anesthesia Resident Performance” is available here:
http://journals.lww.com/anesthesiology/Fulltext/2014/01000/Simulation_based_Assessment_to_Identify_Critical.29.aspx

Using Simulation to Improve Feedback to Residents: Center for Medical Simulation faculty members Rebecca Minehart, Jenny Rudolph, May-Pian Smith, and Dan Raemer report on their randomized, controlled trial to study the quality of anesthesia faculty feedback. The article entitled “Improving Faculty Feedback to Resident Trainees during a Simulated Case: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of an Educational Intervention” is available here::
http://journals.lww.com/anesthesiology/Abstract/2014/01000/Improving_Faculty_Feedback_to_Resident_Trainees.33.aspx

CMS faculty and colleagues publish case study on feedback dilemmas

Feedback Dilemmas:  Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) faculty, Jenny Rudolph and Robert Simon, along with CMS/Institute for Medical Simulation alumna, Traci Robinson and colleagues have published a case study on a  core dilemma of giving feedback:  How you do help improve performance without harming your relationship with learners?  In “Helping without harming” is a case study of how to hold learners to high standards while holding them in high regard:
http://journals.lww.com/simulationinhealthcare/Abstract/2013/10000/Helping_Without_Harming__The_Instructor_s_Feedback.3.aspx

CMS Faculty to Present at “Medical Simulation: Trends and Applications” Conference in Hong Kong

Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) faculty members, Jeffrey Cooper PhD, Dan Raemer, PhD, and Robert Simon, EdD are in Hong Kong this week to present at the “Medical Simulation: Trends and Applications Simulation Conference being held from December 10-11. The Conference, co-organized by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) and CMS, marks the opening of HKAM’s Hong Kong Jockey Club Innovative Learning Centre for Medicine. The Centre’s goal is to provide a platform and facilities for the post-graduate medical training in Hong Kong and beyond. The conference, part of HKAM’s 20th Anniversary Congress, will include speakers from United States, Europe, Australia and China  who will share their experience on simulation topics related to Patient Safety, Teamwork Training, Faculty Development, Undergraduate Curriculum Integration, and Humanitarian Crisis Training. Local speakers  will share their pediatric and anesthesia simulation training experiences, and a human factors specialist will share his experience about Crew Resource Management Training from the Aviation Industry perspective. The Conference will also include workshops on Interprofessional Education, Non-technical Skills, and Simulated Patients.

Visit the Conference web-site http://hkjcilcm.hk/ for further information and registration.

Center for Medical Simulation Announces 2014 Simulation Instructor Workshops in Australia

Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) faculty will be heading to Australia early next year to teach its internationally recognized Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS) “Simulation As A Teaching Tool” Simulation Instructor Workshop. The workshops will be held during February and March 2014 at the Australian Institute for Medical Simulation and Innovation (AIMSI) in Sydney, Western Health’s Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne and Mater Education in Brisbane. Dates and host site contact information are listed below.

Taught by CMS’ Harvard faculty, the Simulation as a Teaching Tool 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.

Workshop Dates and Host Site Contact Information

Sydney/Blacktown:
Australian Institute for Medical Simulation and Innovation (AIMSI)
February 10-13, 2014
February 17-20, 2014
Contact Divya Mathias at Divya.Mathias@swahs.health.nsw.gov.au
AIMSI 2014 Workshop Flyer

Melbourne/St Albans:
Western Health – Sunshine Hospital
February 25-28, 2014
Contact Janet Beer at Janet.Beer@wh.org.au
Western Health 2014 Workshop Flyer

Brisbane:
Mater Education
March 10-13, 2014
Contact Melanie Barlow Melanie.Barlow@mater.org.au
MATER 2014 Workshop Flyer

Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meeting – December 10, 2013

Please join us on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm for the next Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meeting. The meeting will be held in room 247 at the Carl J. Shapiro Clinical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston 02215. The meeting is being hosted by John Pawlowski and Laura Rock from the Shapiro Simulation and Skills Centerhttp://www.bidmc.org/Patient-and-Visitor-Information/Getting-Here/Getting-to-the-Medical-Center-by-Car.aspx

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJenny Rudolph PhD
Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, MA
Using the DASH to Guide Peer and Mentor Feedback on Debriefing

 

Summary: Simulation educators can quickly and efficiently strengthen their debriefing skills by providing peer or mentor feedback on debriefing.  This interactive session introduces the Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH) as a way to understand the elements of good debriefing and structure feedback to debriefers.  Participants will observe examples of debriefing, practice giving feedback to debriefers and receive feedback on their feedback.

Up-coming meetings

  • January 14, 2014: Preview and peer feedback on Society for Simulation in Healthcare presentations location TBA.
  • February 11, 2014:  @ STRATUS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Host: Chuck Pozner.  Topic TBA.
  • March 11, 2014: CIMIT Boston Consortium Quarterly Meeting location TBA.
  • April 8, 2014:  @ MGH Learning Lab Host: Jim Gordon. Topic TBA.
  • May 13, 2014:  @ MGH Institute for Health Professions—Preparing Physical Therapy, Nursing, and Communication Science and Disorders Students for an Interprofessional Clinical Experience Using Simulation Meredith, Meredith O’DeaCaitlin Fitzgerald, Trish Zeytoonjian.  Host: Deb Navedo.
  • June 10, 2014:  @ Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program. Hosts: Peter Weinstock and Catherine Allan.  Topic TBA.
  • July 8, 2014: CIMIT Boston Consortium Quarterly Meeting location TBA

CMS’ Jeff Cooper, PhD, Receives ASA’s Highest Award

Jeffrey Cooper, PhDThe Center for Medical Simulation’s Executive Director, Jeff Cooper, was recently awarded the highest honor given by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, it’s Distinguished Service Award, for his lifetime contributions, especially for his efforts in making anesthesiology the leading specialty in patient safety at the ASA. He is the first non-physician to receive this award in its over 60 years. In Jeff’s honor, Dr. Paul Hickey,  announced that fund raising for two endowments has been initiated with the aim of supporting continuation of Jeff’s work both at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Center for Medical Simulation. Dr. Hickey also announced a contribution of $100,000 from the Children’s Hospital Anesthesia Foundation as the kick off for the CMS endowment.

ASA News Release on Dr. Cooper

Dr. Cooper receiving the Distinguished Service Award at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in San Francisco, October 2013: