Suzie Kardong-Edgren Leads Development of DASH Community of Practice

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The Center for Medical Simulation is excited to announce that Suzan “Suzie” Kardong-Edgren has come on board to help lead the development of the Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare “DASH” Community of Practice. Suzie recently noted that a DASH Community of Practice has long been a dream of the CMS. Technology, in the form of new video and evaluating capability applications, and the right time finally came together to get this budding community off the ground. A worldwide core group of CMS debriefers recently started trying out different software applications. The marrying of video debriefing or feedback along with asynchronous generalized written feedback, video time stamped feedback and DASH scoring, and actual live feedback on a trigger video are being trialed now. Current goals are to get this core COP group to achieve inter-rater reliability on collected trigger videos. Next steps coming soon.

Suzan “Suzie” Kardong-Edgren PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN is an internationally known speaker and educational researcher with over 150 publications. Dr. Edgren was a consultant on the landmark National Council of State Boards of Nursing National Simulation Study that determined that up to 50% of traditional clinical could be replaced with high quality simulation. She served as the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing for 10 years; and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of 2 new interactive online review guides for those seeking certification in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She has been awarded both the National League for Nursing Deborah Spunt Lectureship and the Michael Gordon Lectureship in Simulation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Edgren served as chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the Vice President of Research for the INACSL.  She is a Fellow in the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows, and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Edgren is the 2021-2022 President of the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation in Nursing (INACSL), a Senior Fellow at the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston, and an Associate Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.