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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!

 

Boston Simulation Community September Meeting

Boston Simulation Community Monthly Meeting
September 15, 2015  5:30-7:00PM
Perioperative Conference Room, FA325
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Welcome back from the summer hiatus as we launch the Boston Simulation Community Meetings for the 2015-2016 academic year. We are pleased to announce that our meetings throughout the year will feature the theme of Assessment.

Please join us September 15, 2015 5:30-7:00PM for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting hosted by the Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program (SIMPeds), 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Peter Weinstock MD PhD and colleagues. The meeting will be held in the Perioperative Conference Room, FA325, in the Department of Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH).

At this meeting, we will learn about assessment of anesthesia residents. Presenter: Richard H. Blum, MD, MSE, FAAP; Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Research.

Richard Blum, MDDr. Rick Blum is the Principal Investigator of a research study, “Assessing the Performance of First Year Anesthesia Residents to Ensure Basic Competence”, which has been funded by a grant from the Harvard School of Medicine’s Department of Anaesthesia, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and The Cathedral Fund. The long-term goal of this project is to have an effective, objective, credible, ongoing process for evaluation of anesthesia residents’ clinical competencies ensuring that no resident graduates from any program not meeting the levels of performance that are sufficient to ensure an acceptable level of patient safety. The research team is utilizing medical simulation to evaluate residents on performance; the program will attempt to identify anesthesia residents in need of remediation early in their training programs. We have created a set of standards and criteria to test the competency of Harvard-affiliated anesthesia residents and teach them to practice safer medicine, reducing medical mistakes as well as patient complication and death. We foresee developing standards and criteria that can be adapted to each medical specialty enhancing patient safety on a large scale; we believe this education will increase overall patient safety among anesthesia residents nationwide.

About 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!

Combined CIMIT Consortium/Boston Simulation Community Meeting March 10th

CBSC

 

Boston Simulation Community
and
CIMIT Boston Simulation Consortium
Quarterly Meeting

 

Please join us on March 10, 2015 from 5:30-7:00PM for the combined Boston Simulation Community – CIMIT Boston Simulation Consortium Quarterly Meeting hosted at the Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) in Boston, MA and on the Web by James Gordon, MD, Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Learning Laboratory.

At this meeting, updates will be provided on simulation consortium activities over the quarter and upcoming initiatives. There will also be an opportunity to hear from the final CBSC awardee: Yohan Song MD, Parotidectomy Surgical Simulator, Stanford University.

March 10 Meeting Agenda and Location

CIMIT Boston Simulation Consortium
CIMIT, 7th floor, Room 701
165 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Announcements and General Updates
  2. Center for Medical Simulation Update
  3. CRICO & Harvard Medical School/Academy Interest Group Update
  4. Consortium Hospital/University Initiatives and Updates
  5. General Discussion
  6. CIMIT Update: Simulation Innovation Competition Awards
              Dr. Yohan Song, “Parotidectomy Surgical Simulator,” Standford University

To join the online meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

Go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/387134077

To join the audio conference only:

US (Long distance): +1 (224) 501-3217

Spain (Long distance): +34 955 32 0845

Access code: 387-134-077

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For assistance contact Penny Carleton at:

pcarleton@partners.org

1-617-605-8579 (cell)

 

Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

  • April 14, 2015: @ STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – “Simulated Debriefing Training: Ideas and Thoughts.” Presenters:
    • Usamah Alzoraigi, MD; Simulation Fellow STRATUS & CMS; Anesthesia Consultant KFMC, Riyadh, KSA
    • Shadi Almoziny, MD; Simulation Fellow STRATUS; Emergency Associate Consultant KFMC, Riyadh, KSA
    • Abdullah Almarshed, MD; Simulation Fellow STRATUS; Emergency Associate Consultant KFMC, Riyadh, KSA
  • May 19, 2015 (3rd Tuesday): Location TBA, Topic TBA
  • June 09, 2015: Location TBA, Topic TBA
  • July 2015: No meeting, summer hiatus
  • August 2015: No meeting, summer hiatus

 

About 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. The meetings are generally (but not always) held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Copyright © 2015 Center for Medical Simulation, All rights reserved.

 

CMS Hosts November Boston Simulation Community Meeting

Boston Simulation Community
Monthly Meeting
November 20, 2014 5:30-7:00PM

Please join us Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:30-7:00PM for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting hosted at the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS). CMS is located within the historic Charlestown Navy Yard at 100 First Avenue, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02129. Click here for directions.

Alan Merry, MDAt this meeting, we will learn about “Lifebox, the WHO Surgical Checklist, and Surgical Site Infection Reduction—implications for Simulation.” Presenter: Alan Merry, University of Auckland, Department of Anesthesia. Lifebox (http://www.lifebox.org) is attempting to address poor surgical care in low income countries by a combination of distributing fit-for-purpose oximeters and education, including education in the World Health Organization Checklist. Lifebox attempts to address the global crisis in surgical safety with a focus on low income countries has applications for high income countries as well.

Dr. Alan Merry practices anesthesia and chronic pain management at Auckland City Hospital, and is Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland. He is a Councillor of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anesthetists, Deputy Treasurer of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists and Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Health Quality and Safety Commission. He is on the Board of Lifebox, an international charitable initiative to improve standards of surgery and anesthesia in low income areas of the world. His three books, 15 book chapters and over 120 papers in peer reviewed journals reflect interests in human factors, patient safety and simulation. He established the spinal cord stimulation service within the Auckland Regional Pain Service, and has a particular interest in using spinal cord stimulation to manage chronic intractable angina pectoris.

Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

  • December 16, 2014 (third Tuesday): Location TBA – Preview and peer feedback on International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare presentations.

 

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 Boston Simulation Community Monthly Meeting On November 20th

Boston Simulation Community
Monthly Meeting
November 20, 2014 5:30-7:00PM

Please join us Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:30-7:00 PM for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting hosted by the Center for Medical Simulation at 100 First Avenue, Suite 400, Boston MA 02129. Click here for directions to CMS.

Alan Merry, MDAt this meeting, Dr. Alan Merry, University of Auckland, Department of Anesthesia, will discuss “Lifebox, the WHO Surgical Checklist, and Surgical Site Infection Reduction—implications for Simulation.” Lifebox (http://www.lifebox.org) is attempting to address poor surgical care in low income countries by a combination of distributing fit-for-purpose oximeters and education, including education in the World Health Organization Checklist. Lifebox attempts to address the global crisis in surgical safety with a focus on low income countries has applications for high income countries as well.

Dr. Alan Merry practices anaesthesia and chronic pain management at Auckland City Hospital, and is Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland. He is a Councillor of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Deputy Treasurer of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists and Chair of the Board of the NZ Health Quality and Safety Commission. He is on the Board of Lifebox, an international charitable initiative to improve standards of surgery and anaesthesia in low income areas of the world. His three books, 15 book chapters and over 120 papers in peer reviewed journals reflect interests in human factors, patient safety and simulation. He established the spinal cord stimulation service within the Auckland Regional Pain Service, and has a particular interest in using spinal cord stimulation to manage chronic intractable angina pectoris.

Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

  • December 16, 2014 (third Tuesday): Location TBA – Preview and peer feedback on International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare presentations.

About 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 Boston Simulation Community Monthly Meeting On Oct 14th

Boston Simulation Community Monthly Meeting

October 14, 2014 5:30-7:00PM

Please join us on October 14, 2014 5:30-7:00PM for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting hosted by the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) at 100 First Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts 02129. Click here for Directions to CMS.

At this meeting, we will learn about “Using physiological monitoring as a surrogate for emotional activation during OR team simulation.” Presenters are Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (MEd) FACS and Emil Petrusa, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery and the MGH Learning Laboratory.

Roy Phitayacorn, MDDr. Roy Phitayakorn completed his residency training in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University in 2009 and completed an endocrine surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Surgery with a clinical practice in general surgery and endocrine surgery. Dr. Phitayakorn is also the Faculty Lead for Strategic Initiatives and Operations at the MGH Learning Laboratory and the Director of Surgical Education Research and Remediation for the MGH Department of Surgery. Dr. Phitayakorn also has a Masters degree in Medical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago (MHPE). His MHPE thesis was on phone communication preferences of general surgery residents and attendings and won the best thesis award in 2007 and also best presentation at the 2008 MHPE medical education conference. 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 Institute of Medical Simulation.

Emil PetrusaDr. Emil Petrusa has a PhD in educational psychology. He joined the MGH Department of Surgery and Learning Laboratory in 2012 as a senior educational researcher. Prior positions included a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and the Office of Educational Development at UTMB in Galveston, TX, associate dean for medical education at Duke and director of the Office for Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt. His research has focused on learner assessment, particularly with simulation.

Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

Alan Merry, MDNovember 20, 2014 (Thursday): @ CMS:  “Lifebox, the WHO Surgical Checklist, and Surgical Site Infection Reduction—implications for Simulation.” Presenter: Alan Merry, University of Auckland, Department of Anesthesia. Lifebox (http://www.lifebox.org) is attempting to address poor surgical care in low income countries by a combination of distributing fit-for-purpose oximeters and education, including education in the World Health Organization Checklist. Lifebox attempts to address the global crisis in surgical safety with a focus on low income countries has applications for high income countries as well. (Alan Merry is a simulation and patent safety leader in New Zealand and internationally.)

IMSH_NewOrleans2015_FinalDecember 16, 2014 (third Tuesday): Location TBA – Preview and peer feedback on International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare presentations.

Community Notices

About Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

The Boston Simulation Community Research and Education 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.  The meetings are generally held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please join us!

For more information about the meetings contact:

Jenny W. Rudolph, PhD
Center for Medical Simulation
Director, IMS Advanced Programs
JWRudolph@mgh.harvard.edu
+ 617/726-3113
www.harvardmedsim.org
www.facebook.com/medicalsimulation

The Center for Medical Simulation is located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard at 100 First Avenue, 4th floor, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02129-2011.

CMS located on Google Map

Please note:

  • First AVENUE in Boston is NOT the same as First STREET in Boston. We hope you can avoid this common navigational error.
  • Mapping software such as Google Maps, MapQuest, etc., often show 100 First Avenue as being about a block further down First Avenue than its actual location. If you type the name “Center for Medical Simulation Boston” into Google Maps, rather than the address, it will show you the correct location.
  • Also, be aware that in the Charlestown Navy Yard, building numbers are not the same as street addresses. CMS’ street address is 100 First Avenue, but its building number is #39. Be careful, a location’s building number is often carved into its facade giving the impression it’s the street address – it’s not!
  • 100 First Avenue is diagonally across the street from the intersection of 8th Street and 1st Avenue.
  • We do NOT recommend parking on the street; however, limited metered street parking is available along First Avenue. Parking meters are in effect Monday – Saturday (except holidays) from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Please read the Street Parking section to avoid getting towed!

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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!

 

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