Year In Review – Popular CMS Blog Posts From 2020

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From nursing to interprofessional collaboration to all things COVID-19, here are a selection of some of the Center for Medical Simulation’s most popular blog posts of 2020.

Creating Interprofessional Synergy with Simulation
The Center for Medical Simulation had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Christian Balmer, an anesthesiologist and critical care physician at the Hôpital du Valais (HVS) in Switzerland. Dr. Balmer is a CMS Alumnus and Scholar. His team is currently facing challenges related to multidisciplinary collaboration and learning, something that many clinical and interprofessional teams encounter. Continue reading.

Brief Debriefings | How COVID-19 Will Change Nursing Education w/ Suzie Kardong-Edgren
Suzie Kardong-Edgren discusses how COVID-19 and the use of simulation and virtual reality will change nursing education. Continue reading.

Circle Up: Psychological Support and Daily Workflow Adaptation for COVID-19 and Beyond
“Without psychological health among clinicians, sustained high-quality care is simply an impossible goal. We need proactive approaches to supporting psychological well-being for now and for the long-term,” explains Chris Roussin, PhD, Senior Director of Education Leadership and International Programs at the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS). Continue reading.

Simulation Exercises for L&D, Labor, Cesarean Delivery in Cases with Coronavirus COVID-19
CMS faculty members Dr. Rebecca Minehart and Dr. Roxane Gardner share a comprehensive educational package for teams to use for labor and delivery simulations in cases with coronavirus COVID-19. Continue reading.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Airway Management Checklist
Dr. Lon Setnik, Emergency Physician and Medical Director of the Simulation and Education Center at Concord Hospital has created a COVID-19 Suspected or Confirmed Airway Management Checklist to assist with team organization and preparation when faced with the need to intubate a patient. Continue reading.

Principles of Airway Management in Coronavirus COVID-19
A downloadable infographic created by CMS Faculty member  Dr. Albert Chan ( and his colleagues at Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. Continue reading.