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Dan Raemer & Janice Palaganas Present the Big Dilemmas of IPE

 

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Dan Raemer and Janice Palaganas will be presenting the closing keynote speech at the Spring Simulation User Network (SUN) Conference in San Diego, California. The SUN Conference takes place from April 18 through April 20. Dan and Janice’s presentation is entitled, “Dueling Synapses: Dilemmas in Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education.”

 

If you enjoy the dynamic duo of Dr. Raemer and Dr. Palaganas, be on the lookout for their coming podcast, DJ Simulationistas… ‘sup?, which will be available on the CMS Virtual Campus as well as iTunes and wherever podcasts are found.01_DJSim

In addition to their keynote, Dan, Janice, Roy Phitayakorn, and Denise Gee will also present the Interprofessional Debriefing Workshop at the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) 2017 Surgical Education. This event is the annual meeting of the Association for Surgical Education, and takes place from April 18 to April 22 in San Diego, California.

Foreword: Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings

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Recently, Jenny Rudolph and Dan Raemer from the Center for Medical Simulation were invited to contribute a foreword to the third edition of Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings: Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High-Stakes Environment. This comprehensive text was authored by Michael St. Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, and CMS’ own Robert Simon.

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.” We have excerpted the forward below for your perusal.

Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings is now available from Springer, in print and electronically.

The most significant exclusion from the third edition of Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings is any mention of Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Perhaps, Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, and Robert Simon were uncomfortable about including a pseudoscientific law of nature that does not really exist? Or were they aware of the controversies surrounding the origin of this eponym? Whatever the case, this new edition of their now classic book does everything possible to explain the drivers of Murphy’s Law in acute care settings.

Well covered is the notion that when people are under stress, time pressure, fatigue, or working within poorly designed structures many things can go wrong. This book discusses how these organizational, psychological, cognitive, social, or environmental systems can unravel. Importantly, the authors also reveal how to pre- vent or interrupt their progression to disaster in clinical practice.

With practical case examples and admirable parsimony, this book covers complex and diverse fields in easy-to-read prose. This book is a one-stop shop for those of us teaching or attempting to practice crisis management in acute care settings.

For those just needing a thumbnail sketch of topics such as cognition or communication under stress, the “in a nutshell” sections provide elegant one-page summaries synthesizing extensive research. The “quick tips” sections show clinicians and educators how to adapt their clinical management and teamwork to best crisis resource management practices. For those running blogs or journal clubs on teamwork or high reliability, each chapter can be read and discussed in depth; for those designing teamwork or CRM experiences, the extensive bibliography of each chapter provides a trove of evidence to explain the rationale behind learning objectives.

It is hard for all of us healthcare educators and quality and safety professionals to accept what Charles Perrow argued in his visionary book Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies: that neither constant vigilance nor system design can prevent error and accidents in complex systems. Accidents and errors should not surprise us; rather, they are a normal part of what happens when humans interact with each other in complex technologies and complex organizations. But Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings gives us a fighting chance to reduce error and improve performance even when the odds are against us.

Jenny Rudolph, Harvard Medical School & Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, MA

Daniel B. Raemer, Harvard Medical School & Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, MA

 

Dan Raemer, CMS Faculty Lead American College of Rheumatology Workshop

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From Dan Raemer, the Center for Medical Simulation’s Chief Curiosity Officer:

“Brad Morrison, Laura Rock, and I presented a workshop on Providing Effective Feedback at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington, DC on November 21, 2016. Although the session was scheduled for an early hour, it was very well attended and the participants responded enthusiastically to the notions of Feedback with Good Judgment. We were able to provide some motivation, content, and practice for the participants improving their feedback to students, coworkers, and peers. Using some intriguing videos of good and bad feedback enabled us to make the session relevant to a medical specialty we have not traditionally served.”

CMS Leadership, Faculty among SSH Academy Inductees

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The Center for Medical Simulation congratulates the many CMS faculty, board members, graduates, and friends who were appointed as inaugural fellows of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s SSH Academy.

CMS team members in the first group of fellows include Chief Curiosity Officer Dan Raemer, Director of Educational Innovation & Development Janice Palaganas, faculty member Walter Eppich, Executive Director Emeritus Jeff Cooper, and Board of Trustees member James Gordon.

CMS is proud to be represented in the SSH Academy by so many members of our faculty and leadership team, and looks forward to seeing them formally inducted at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in Orlando, in January 2017.

CMS Faculty to Present at IMSH2016 in San Diego

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Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) faculty will be heavily involved in the upcoming 16th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Diego, California where they’ll be holding workshops, participating on expert panels and presenting research abstracts from January 16th-20th, 2016. A list of these activities follows with the CMS faculty members names highlighted in bold.

Members of the CMS team will be at Booth# 1013 in the Hall of Discovery where they will be tweeting live from CMS’ Twitter account, @MedSimulation using the hashtag #IMSH2016.

WORKSHOPS & PANELS

Living Communication: Taking Cues from the Actors’ Studio (#17666)
Expert Preconference Course (Onsite)
Saturday, January 16, 2016
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
SDCC Room 31B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Christine Park, MD; Jason Economus, BA; Keith Littlewood, MD; Andres Navedo, MD

Leadership Re-Boot: Put the CARE Back in Healthcare (#19646)
Expert Preconference Course (Onsite)
Sunday, January 17, 2016
08:00 am – 12:00 pm
SDCC ROOM 31A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Pascal Scemama de Gialluly, MD, MBA; Jeffrey Hull; Rebecca D Minehart, M.D.

CHSE-A: Portfolio Development Workshop (#17831)
General Preconference Course (Onsite)
Sunday, January 17, 2016
08:00 am – 12:00 pm
SDCC Room 30A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Wendy L Gammon; Connie M Lopez, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM; Andrew E Spain, MA, NCEE, EMT-P

Pushed to the Limit: What to Do When There’s Nothing Left: A Hyper-Realistic Scenario Development Experience (#17435)
General Preconference Immersive Course (Off-site)
Sunday, January 17, 2016
08:00 am – 12:00 pm
Strategic Operations San Diego (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Anthony LaPorta, MD, FACS; Roy Lee Alson, MD,PhD, FACEP, FAAEM; Adam Dodson, NRP, NCEE, CCEMT-P; Devin James Funk; Cory Gaconnet, MD; Jesika S Gavilanes, MA; Jordan Halasz; Tuan Hoang, MD, FACS; Joseph LaPorta, MS; Mark S Lea, MD; Tanner McClure, MS; MR EDUARDO RAUL MEDINA, RCVT, EMT-P; Alan Moloff, DO, MPH; Jamie Stiner

OPENING PLENARY SESSION: IGNITE IMSH! Impacting Lives 5 Minutes at a Time (#21400)
General Plenary Presentation
Sunday, January 17, 2016
02:00 pm – 03:15 pm
SDCC Ballroom 20 A/B/C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Jason Economus, BA; Jon Aharoni; Ms Rae Armantrout, poet; Susanna Cohen, DNP, CNM; Jeffrey B Cooper, PhD; David Gaba, MD; Dinker Ramananda Pai, MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edin); Takashi Shiga, MD, MPH, FAAEM

Improve Debriefing Skills Through Peer Observation and Feedback (#16720)
Expert Workshop
Monday, January 18, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC Room 30D (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM; Emily Diederich; Dawn Taylor Peterson, PhD; Laura Rock, MD; Jenny Rudolph, PhD; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM; Penni Watts, PhD, RN, CHSE

Brownian Motion to Purposeful Action: Opportunities in Perioperative Simulation and Team Training (#17147)
General Workshop
Monday, January 18, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC ROOM 33A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Ellen Brock, MD, MPH; John Darby, Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology; Gladys L. Fernandez, MD, MD; Sara Goldhaber-Fiebert, MD; Anita Honkanen, MD, MS, FAAP; Colleen A Lee, RN, MS; Marco Luchetti, MD, MSc; Vincent J Miller; Mikio Nihira, MD, MPH; Jutta Novalija; John Paige, MD, FACS; Jason Seery, MD, FACS; Armand ten Haaf, CRNA; Muhammad Waseem; David Young

Pro-Con Debate: Resident-Led Curriculum? (#17197)
General Debate
Monday, January 18, 2016
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
SDCC Room 29A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Paul Currier; Dan Raemer, PhD

Develop a Collaborative Simulation Educator Institute: Pilot Project and Lessons Learned (#17833)
Expert Podium Presentation
Monday, January 18, 2016
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
SDCC Room 28A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Amy L Daniels, MS, RN, CHSE; Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A; Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL

Simulation in Healthcare Workshop for Authors (#16556)
General Workshop
Monday, January 18, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 25B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Mark W Scerbo, PhD; Jeffrey B Cooper, PhD; Michael DeVita, MD; David Gaba, MD; Rose Hatala, MD, MSc; Andreas H Meier, MD, MEd, FACS, FAAP; Elaine C Meyer; Elizabeth Sinz, MD FCCM; Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, FACS; Rachel Yudkowsky, MD, MHPE

Nuts and Bolts: Build Your Simulation Program (#16825)
General Panel Presentation
Monday, January 18, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 28B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Dimitrios Papanagnou, MD, MPH; Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH, CHSE; Jane Kim, MD; Steven Kornweiss, MD; Michael Meguerdichian; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Jessica Pohlman, MPA, NREMT-P; Katie L Walker, MBA, RN

Expert Debriefing: The Right Tool for the Job (#17741)
Expert Workshop
Monday, January 18, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 31A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Gabriel B Reedy, PhD, CPsychol; Peter Jaye, BSc, MBBS, MRCP,FCEM; Dr Mary Lavelle; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM

Become IT System Literate: Beyond Cables, Connectors and Couplers (#16717)
General Workshop
Monday, January 18, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 28C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM; Tom Vongbandith; H. Michael Young, BBS, MDiv, CHSE

Pro-Con Debate: Death of the Simulator? Benefits and Consequences (#16334)
Expert Debate
Monday, January 18, 2016
04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
SDCC Room 24C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Jennifer L Arnold, MD, MSc; Sam DeMaria, MD; Daniel Lemke, MD; Adam I. Levine, MD; Dan Raemer, PhD

Interprofessional Education Courses and Curriculum Design (#17991)
General Panel Presentation
Monday, January 18, 2016
04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
SDCC Room 23C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Dawn M Schocken, MPH, PhD; Stephen C. Charles, MS, MA, PhD, CHSE; Chad Epps, MD; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP

Lead Change: Substitute Simulation for Clinical in Nursing Education (#17041)
General Panel Presentation
Monday, January 18, 2016
04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
SDCC Room 24B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A; Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Henry Henao, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, CHSE; Pamela R Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF; Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FAAN; Rochelle Quinn, RN, MSN

Leadership in Healthcare Simulation in 2016: Lessons Learned from Successful Innovators (#17828)
Expert Panel Presentation
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC BALLROOM 20 D (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Ignacio Del Moral, MD, PhD; Jeffrey B Cooper, PhD; Paul E Phrampus, MD; Michael Seropian, MD, FRCPC; Katie L Walker, MBA, RN

Address Performance Gaps Through Debriefing (#16562)
General Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC Room 30B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Laura Rock, MD; Melanie Louise Barlow; Jose M Maestre, MD, PhD; Kate Morse, PhD, ARNP-BC, CRNP, CCRN, CNE; Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Dan Raemer, PhD; Jenny Rudolph, PhD; Robert Simon, EdD; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM; Toni Walzer, MD

Improving the Quality of Debriefing (#17964)
Expert Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC Room 33A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): James Lewis Huffman, BSc, MD, FRCPC; Ghazwan Altabbaa, MD, MSc FRCPC; Wendy E Bissett, RN, CNE; Helen Catena, RN; Jonathan Duff, MD; Kristin Fraser, MD, FRCPC; Vincent Grant, MD, FRCPC; Neel Naik; Traci Robinson, RN; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM

Debriefing Across the Curriculum (#17371)
General Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC Room 25C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A

Communication in a Multicultural World: Words, Gestures and Styles (#16816)
General Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SDCC Room 24C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Ljuba Stojiljkovic, MD, PhD; Andres Navedo, MD; Christine Park, MD; Takashi Shiga, MD, MPH, FAAEM; Meltem Yilmaz, MD

Development of the Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education (#16664)
Expert Podium Presentation
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
SDCC Room 23C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL; Rebecca D Minehart, M.D.; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Jenny Rudolph, PhD

Review: 2015 IOM Report on Interprofessional Education (#17312)
General Podium Presentation
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
SDCC Room 31C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP

Strategies for Successful Co-Debriefing (#16787)
General Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 32A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Traci Robinson, RN; Wendy E Bissett, RN, CNE; Gavin Burgess; Helen Catena, RN; Jonathan Duff, MD; Kristin Fraser, MD, FRCPC; Vincent Grant, MD, FRCPC; James Lewis Huffman, BSc, MD, FRCPC; Jose M Maestre, MD, PhD; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Stuart C Rose; Jenny Rudolph, PhD

Show Me The Money: Creating Revenue Generating Proposals (#16629)
General Workshop
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
02:15 pm – 03:45 pm
SDCC Room 31C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Joanne Choi; Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM

Debriefing Interprofessional Groups (#17298)
Expert Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
08:30 am – 10:00 am
SDCC Room 28E (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Bradley Morrison, PhD; Kate Morse, PhD, ARNP-BC, CRNP, CCRN, CNE; Daniel Raemer, PhD; Jenny Rudolph, PhD; Robert Simon, EdD; Toni Walzer, MD

Expert Communication: Frame and Reframe for Difficult Debriefing and Real Life (#17216)
Expert Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
08:30 am – 10:00 am
SDCC Room 30D (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Marjorie Podraza Stiegler, MD; Rebecca D Minehart, M.D.

Improve Clinical Feedback Skills: Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education (FACE) (#16661)
Expert Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
08:30 am – 10:00 am
SDCC Room 25C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL; Melanie Louise Barlow; Emily Diederich; Jose M Maestre, MD, PhD; Rebecca D Minehart, M.D.; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP; Jenny Rudolph, PhD

In-Situ Simulation: Tool for Diagnosis and Management of Latent Error (#17369)
General Panel Presentation
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
08:30 am – 10:00 am
SDCC Room 24B (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Komal Bajaj, MD, CHSE; Adrienne J Birnbaum, NP; Ellen S Deutsch, MD, FACS, FAAP; Mary D Patterson, MD, MEd; Dan Raemer, PhD; Katie L Walker, MBA, RN

Enhance your Organization’s Meeting by Using Simulation: The National Patient Safety Foundation Story (#17569)
General Podium Presentation
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
10:15 am – 11:15 am
SDCC Room 31A (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Allison F Perry, MA; Jeffrey B Cooper, PhD; Jared Kutzin, DNP, MS, MPH, RN, CPPS; Connie M Lopez, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM

Pushed to the Limit: Behind the Scenes (#21852)
General Panel Presentation
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
10:15 am – 11:15 am
SDCC Room 23C (Room # Subject to Change)
Speaker(s): Jamie Stiner; Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Jordan Halasz; Anthony LaPorta, MD, FACS; Kit Lavell; Steve Markham; Geoffrey T Miller, MS, EMT-P

 

RESEARCH ABSTRACTS

Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare Rater Version (DASH-R): Assessment of Instrument Validity with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students (Submission #17434).
Board #146 – Research Study, Faculty Development
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Kate Morse, PhD, ARNP-BC, CRNP, CCRN, CNE, Marisa Brett-Fleegler, Jenny Rudolph, PhD, Robert Simon, EdD

Pre-Licensure Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education (Sim-IPE): A Review of the Research Literature (Submission #15939)
Board #166 – Research Study, Interprofessional Education
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Veronique Brunette, MD, Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP

Ob-Gyn Clerkship Preceptor Meetings: Is there a Role for Simulation? (Submission #16832)
Board #203 – Program Innovation, Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Kristen Uquillas, MD, Demian Szyld, MD, EdM, Colleen Gillespie, PhD, Karen Duncan, MD, Abigail Winkel, MD, Sondra Zabar, MD, Veronica Lerner, MD

CMS Faculty Author Articles in December Issue of Simulation in Healthcare

CMS faculty members  Jenny Rudolph, Dan Raemer, and Robert Simon were authors in two articles published  in the December issue of Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society of Simulation in Healthcare. Congratulations to Jenny, Dan and Robert and to Adam Cheng of KidSIM-ASPIRE Simulation Research Program/Alberta Children’s Hospital who was the lead author in one of the articles written with Dan Raemer.

Articles:

Establishing a Safe Container for Learning in Simulation: The Role of the Presimulation Briefing
Rudolph, Jenny W. PhD; Raemer, Daniel B. PhD; Simon, Robert EdD

Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare:
December 2014 – Volume 9 – Issue 6 – p 339-349
doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000047

Author Information
From the Center for Medical Simulation (D.B.R., R.S., J.W.R.), Massachusetts General Hospital (D.B.R., R.S., J.W.R.), Harvard Medical School (D.B.R., R.S., J.W.R.), Boston, MA.

Abstract

In the absence of theoretical or empirical agreement on how to establish and maintain engagement in instructor-led health care simulation debriefings, we organize a set of promising practices we have identified in closely related fields and our own work. We argue that certain practices create a psychologically safe context for learning, a so-called safe container. Establishing a safe container, in turn, allows learners to engage actively in simulation plus debriefings despite possible disruptions to that engagement such as unrealistic aspects of the simulation, potential threats to their professional identity, or frank discussion of mistakes. Establishing a psychologically safe context includes the practices of (1) clarifying expectations, (2) establishing a “fiction contract” with participants, (3) attending to logistic details, and (4) declaring and enacting a commitment to respecting learners and concern for their psychological safety. As instructors collaborate with learners to perform these practices, consistency between what instructors say and do may also impact learners’ engagement.

Reprints: Jenny W. Rudolph, PhD, 100 1st Ave, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02129 (e-mail: JWRudolph@mgh.harvard.edu).

 

Is Clinical Trial Registration for Simulation-Based Research Necessary?
Cheng, Adam MD, FRCPC; Raemer, Daniel B. PhD

Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare:
December 2014 – Volume 9 – Issue 6 – p 350-352
doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000064

Author Information
From the KidSIM-ASPIRE Simulation Research Program (A.C.), Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Children’s Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Center for Medical Simulation (D.B.R.), Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine (D.B.R.), Massachusetts General Hospital; and Department of Anaesthesia (D.B.R.), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Abstract

 The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors requires that all clinical trials be prospectively registered before being considered for publication in their member journals. Clinical trial registries are Web-based databases of clinical trials, providing researchers, journal editors, and reviewers detailed study information to help inform trial results. What is unclear is whether clinical trial registration is required for simulation-based studies, where typically health care providers are the subjects and where the outcomes may be provider based or patient based. In this article, we describe the background and reasoning behind clinical trial registration and discuss whether simulation-based studies should be registered as a prerequisite to publication.

Reprints: Adam Cheng, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, KidSIM-ASPIRE Simulation Research Program, Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Children’s Hospital, University of Calgary, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3B 6A8 (e-mail: chenger@me.com).

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’ Dan Raemer has a memorable visit with Stephen Abrahamson, PhD

 

On a recent trip to California, CMS’ Dan Raemer had the opportunity to meet one of his personal heroes, Dr. Stephen Abrahamson.  Dan reports that he spent a wonderful afternoon with Dr. Abrahamson and his wife reminising about his career in medical education and the development of the first computerized mannequin simulator, Sim One. 

In the late 60’s Dr. Abrahamson, an engineer and medical educator, and Judson Denson, MD led the team from the University of Southern California that developed Sim One.  Sim One was initally developed with the idea of training anthesthesia residents in endotracheal intubation.  This was later expanded in the early 70’s to include training interns, medical students, nurses, inhalation therapists and other healthcare professionals.  Although studies showed simulator training to be effective in improving student performance, Sim One and simulator training were ahead of their time.  In the early 70’s there was too much resistance to anything outside of the traditional apprenticeship model of medical training, and Sim One was felt to be too limited in scope and expensive for commercialization.  After Sim One, Dr. Abrahamson went on have a distinguished career at the Kerr School of Medicine at USC where he led the Division of Medical Education serving as a change agent and innovator who helped transform the entire field of medical education.

Dan Raemer, PhD is the Director of Research and Development at the Center for Medical Simulation. In 2003 Dan received a unique award from the Harvard Department of Anaesthesia for “excellence in teaching”. Using simulation as a research tool to investigate healthcare worker’s behaviors and thought processes has been his most enduring passion.  Dan has published work in these areas and has given numerous keynote addresses for specialty societies and other healthcare organizations on simulation as it has blossomed in the last several years. Dan is the founding trustee and a Past-President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).  In 2008, Dan received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from SSH for his contributions to the field. He is also a Past-President of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia.

Dan Raemer Keynote Speaker at Asia-Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare

Dan is off again to Hong Kong to spread the word on improving patient safety through simulation. This week he’s at the Asia Pacific Meeting on Simultion in Healthcare (APMSH). The APMSH is being held in Hong Kong from May 19 -22, 2011. It’s sponsored by the Socisty for Simulation in Healthcare and the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare in conjunction with their regional Asia Pacific partners. Dan’s keynote address  is titled, “International Healthcare Simulation: A gourmet Tour of The Past Present and Future?” (more…)

Where In The World Is Dan Raemer This Week?

Here at CMS we have our own version of the popular PBS show, “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?”  Our’s features longtime CMS faculty member Dan Raemer who we feel puts the popular globe trotting PBS character to shame in his quest to improve patient safety and medical education through the use of simulation.  Since the beginning of this year Dan has been to New York to help teach an IMS Instructor Course; New Orleans for the IMSH Meeting where he helped teach several workshops and then on to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Australia and Hong Kong, China to help teach more CMS’ Simulation Instructor Courses.  After coming back to the States for a short visit and change of clothes Dan headed back to Australia last month. While there he spent he spent five days at the Royal Melbourne Hospital giving a series of talks and workshops on teamwork, crisis management and speaking up to medical students and other healthcare professionals.  He followed this up with a week long visiting professorship at the John Hunter Hospital in New Castle, Australia where he did workshops for the innovation and simulation departments on improvisiation, evaluation and strategy.  Later this week Dan is flying to California where he’ll be giving the key note lecture at a the 1st Annual Loma Linda University Simulation Center Regional Simulation Conference.  Two weeks later Dan will be travelling to back to Hong Kong to give the the keynote address at the Asia-Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH).  In early June, Dan is heading to Granada Spain for the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied To Medicine (SESAM) where he’ll be leading a workshop on CMS’ Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH).   Right after SESAM, Dan will travel to Santander Spain where he’ll help teach CMS’ IMS/Europe Institute for Medical Simulation Instructor Course at the Hospital Virtual Valdecilla. Then it’s back to the States where Dan will be conducting a pre-conference workshop on Methods for Assessing Teamwork in Simulation at the 10th annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference (INACSL) in Orlando, Florida.