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Jeff Cooper’s Letter to the Editor Provides Important Addendum to CRICO History

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On December 9, 2016, the journal Patient Safety & Quality in Healthcare published an article by Susan Carr, reflecting on the 40 years CRICO has served as malpractice insurance provider for Harvard medical institutions and their affiliate programs. (Full article: https://www.rmf.harvard.edu/About-CRICO/Media/In-the-News/News/2016/December/CRICO-Celebrates-40-Years-in-Patient-Safety)

On February 27, 2017, Jeff Cooper, Executive Director Emeritus of the Center for Medical Simulation, submitted a letter to the editors of Patient Safety & Quality in Healthcare, to address some critical pieces of the history of CRICO’s leadership in patient safety, which he felt were missing from the original article.

Thank you for giving visibility to the story of CRICO’s story of leadership in patient safety. It is worthy of praise and emulation. Yet, I think there are critical pieces of the story that perhaps space didn’t permit telling, although I think they are among the most important. Then again, I have a bias because I was there . . .

The other aspects of the CRICO patient safety story are important examples of how a forward-thinking insurance company can achieve a win-win-win-win (patient, provider, hospital, insurer). But, I believe it was the leadership of the HMS anesthesia Executive Committee that led to one of CRICO’s earliest and greatest successes, and that enabled the continued concentration on patient safety.

Dr. Cooper’s full letter, along with references, can be found at the Patient Safety & Quality in Healthcare website: http://www.psqh.com/analysis/letter-to-the-editor-cricos-patient-safety-leadership-a-missing-piece/

The Center for Medical Simulation is at IMSH 2017 in Orlando!

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CMS faculty and staff will be facilitating or co-facilitating the following workshops. Please make sure to check the IMSH website (www.IMSH2017.com) for up to date room locations and times!

 

Monday 1/30:

10:00-11:30AM: Simulator Death: Controversial Learning Tool Benefits and Consequences

Faculty Development – Barrell Spring l

Speakers: Andrew Goldberg, MD; Jennifer L Arnold, MD, MSc; Sam DeMaria, MD; Daniel Lemke, MD; Adam I. Levine, MD; Dan Raemer, PhD; Jeron Zerillo, MD

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10:00-11:30AM: Strategies for Successful Co-debriefing

Debriefing –  Celebration 14 and 15

Speakers: Adam Cheng, MD, FRCPC, FAAP; Gavin Burgess; Helen Catena, RN; Amy Cripps, RRT; Jonathan Duff, MD; Walter Eppich, MD, MEd; Kristin Fraser, MD, FRCPC; Vincent Grant, MD, FRCPC; Michaela Kolbe, PhD; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF; Traci Robinson, RN; Stuart C Rose; Jenny W Rudolph, PhD

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11:45AM-1:15PM: Speed Mentoring: Formal Training, Masters & Certificate Affinity Group Networking Event

Interprofessional Education – Bayhill 17 and 18

Speakers: Ambrose H Wong, MD, MS-HPEd; Amanda V Crichlow, MD; Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH, CHSE; Tiffany Moadel, MD; Deborah D Navedo, PhD, CPNP, FNAP; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF; Rami Ahmed, DO, MHPE; Lillian Emlet, MD, MS; James A. Gordon, MD, MPA; Joseph O. Lopreiato, MD, MPH; Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM; Vivienne Ng, MD, MPH; Thomas Nowicki, MD; Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF; Janet K Willhaus, PhD, RN, CHSE

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3:00-4:30PM: Improve Debriefing Skills Through Peer Observation and Feedback

Faculty Development –  Celebration 12 and 13

Speakers: Grace M. Ng, MS, CNM, RN, C-EFM; Emily Diederich, MD; Dawn Taylor Peterson, PhD; Laura Rock, MD; Jenny W Rudolph, PhD; Robert Simon, EdD; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM; Penni Watts, PhD, RN, CHSE-A

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3:00-4:30PM: Improve Clinical Feedback Skills Using the FACE (Feedback Assessment for Clinical Education)

Faculty Development – Celebration 1

Speakers: Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL; Melanie Barlow, RN, MN, GradDipCritCare, GradCertEd, CertIV; Emily Diederich, MD; Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Jose M Maestre, MD, PhD; Rebecca D Minehart, M.D.; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF; Laura Rock, MD; Robert Simon, EdD

 

 

Tuesday 1/31

10:00-11:30AM: Build Your Simulation Training Program from Scratch

Speakers: Michelle Marie McLean, MD; Sidhant Nagrani, MD; Ambrose H Wong, MD; Antoinette Golden; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM; Rami Ahmed, DO, MHPE; Thomas Nowicki, MD; Kimberly Schertzer, MD

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10:00-11:30AM: Peer Role Play to Improve Debriefing

Debriefing – Blue Spring II

Speakers: Dr. Usamah Saleh Alzoraigi, MD; Abdulrahman Y Sabbagh, MD; Abdullah Almarshed, MD; Dr Shadi Almoziny; Abeer Arab, MBBS, FRCPC; Charles Pozner, MD; Jenny W Rudolph, PhD

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10:00-11:30AM: Debriefing the Debriefer: Take Faculty Development to the Next Level

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Speakers: Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL; Amy L Daniels, MS, RN, CHSE; Michaela Kolbe, PhD; Kristian Krogh, MD; Dawn Taylor Peterson, PhD; Penni Watts, PhD, RN, CHSE-A; Nelson Wong, MD

 

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3:00-4:30PM: Peer Coaching to Improve Debriefing Skills

Speakers: Adam Cheng, MD, FRCPC, FAAP; Wendy E Bissett, RN, CNE; Gavin Burgess; Helen Catena, RN; Jonathan Duff, MD; Walter Eppich, MD, MEd; Tobias Everett, MBChB FRCA; Vincent Grant, MD, FRCPC; James Lewis Huffman, BSc, MD, FRCPC; Michaela Kolbe, PhD; Traci Robinson, RN; Stuart C Rose; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM

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3-4:30p – Giving Feedback on Feedback

Faculty Development – Bayhill 29 and 30

Speakers: Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Ignacio Del Moral, MD, PhD; Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE; Kate Morse, PhD, ARNP-BC, CRNP, CCRN, CNE; Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL; Janice C Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF; Dan Raemer, PhD; Laura Rock, MD; Jenny W Rudolph, PhD; Robert Simon, EdD

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3:00-4:30PM: Learner Deception: What’s More Important, Protection or Realism?

Faculty Development – Barrell Spring I

Speakers: Andrew Goldberg, MD; Jennifer L Arnold, MD, MSc; Sam DeMaria, MD; Daniel Lemke, MD; Adam I Levine, MD; Dan Raemer, PhD 

 

Wednesday 2/1

8:30-10:00AM: Navigating a Career in Simulation

Speakers: Michelle Marie McLean, MD; Sidhant Nagrani, MD; Ambrose H Wong, MD; Sara M Hock, MD; Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH, DSc; Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH, CHSE; Mary E. Holtschneider, RN-BC, BSN, MEd, MPA, NREMT-P, CPLP; Deborah D Navedo, PhD, CPNP, FNAP; Demian Szyld, MD, EdM

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10:30-11:30AM: Role of Emotion in Simulation Learning

Debriefing – Bayhill 21

Speakers: Gabriel B Reedy, PhD, CPsychol; Laura Rock, MD

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.

Center For Medical Simulation Announces New Executive Director

The jenny-rudolphCenter for Medical Simulation (CMS) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenny Rudolph, PhD, as CMS Executive Director, beginning July 1, 2016. Dr. Rudolph is succeeding Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, who announced his decision last year to hand over the reins of the organization that he founded in 1993.

Dr. Rudolph is best known in the healthcare simulation community as a pioneer in debriefing. The “debriefing with good judgment” method she developed with colleagues at CMS springs out of her background in organizational behavior and leadership. Dr. Rudolph has a doctorate in management and is a former Inc. 500 small business Chief Executive. Jenny’s academic home is in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where she is course co-director of the operating room teamwork simulation program and serves on the department’s Education Committee. She is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Building on Jeff Cooper’s legacy of improving patient safety through openness and teamwork, Jenny and her CMS colleagues are developing a worldwide learning community to serve health professions educators. This community of practice blends social-media based collective learning, and virtual and in-person experiential learning, including simulation.

Dr. Rudolph has emerged as one of the foremost innovators in simulation faculty development via her leadership roles in the world’s premier simulation educator training program, CMS’ Institute for Medical Simulation. Dr. Rudolph’s instructional designs, research, and publications have focused on a central challenge in education: how to share expert judgment while preserving relationship.

Applying the “with good judgment” approach to healthcare organizations more broadly, CMS is developing a pathway to quality and safety in healthcare. Debriefing/Speaking up/Feedback “with good judgment” encourages professionals to hold each other to high quality and safety standards while also holding each other in high regard.

The CMS Board and staff see a bright future with the leadership of Jenny Rudolph; together they will continue to carry out CMS’ mission to advance quality, safety, and education in healthcare via simulation.

Jeff Cooper will continue to be on the faculty in the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, serving on committees and mentoring. He also intends to be involved in some capacity in the healthcare simulation community.

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For more information about CMS and its programs contact Gary M. Rossi, COO at 617.726.3041 or grossi@harvardmedsim.org .

 

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
Theatre 4
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
Theatre 8
Kristen Uquillas, MD, Demian Szyld, MD, EdM, Colleen Gillespie, PhD, Karen Duncan, MD, Abigail Winkel, MD, Sondra Zabar, MD, Veronica Lerner, MD

Four Nursing Teams Awarded Scholarships To Attend CMS’ Interprofessional Simulation Instructor Workshops In Boston

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The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) and the MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) are pleased to announce that eight, partial tuition scholarships have been awarded to four, two member, teams of nurses to attend CMS’ basic interprofessional  Simulation Instructor Program, the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop, aimed at improving the skills of simulation educators.

The eight, $2,500 partial tuition scholarships (full tuition is $4,875) were made available through the generosity of an anonymous nurse donor who would like to improve the ways that simulation is used in nursing education. Her interest was prompted in part by the increasing importance of interprofessional education and mounting evidence of the usefulness of simulation as an effective teaching tool in nursing education. A selection committee consisting of the nurse donor and faculty members from IHP and CMS made the selections.  The eight nurses chosen were from:

  • Michigan State University
  • Brock University (Ontario, Canada)
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Vermont

Jeffrey Cooper, CMS’ Executive Director, was gratified by the tremendous response from all over the world to the scholarship offer. Jeff noted that the selection committee had a difficult time choosing from all of the outstanding team applications. He is hopeful that another round of scholarships can be offered next year.

 

CMS Executive Director honors his former chairman and colleague Dr. Richard J. Kitz with donation to dedicate debriefing room.

Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 11.06.15 AMDr. Richard J. Kitz and his wife Jeanne joined staff and visitors at the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) for the dedication of the Richard J. Kitz debriefing room. CMS Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Jeffrey B. Cooper honored Dr. Kitz for his many years of support for Dr. Cooper’s work in patient safety and for his pivotal role in the years leading up to the creation of CMS in 1993 (originally known as the Boston Anesthesia Simulation Center). Dr. Cooper’s donation of $25,000 enabled the room dedication.

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Anesthesiologists Improve Their Practice After Simulation Training Program.

This online publication ahead of the print article in Anesthesiology, The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, describes a study of the first cohort of anesthesiologists to participate in the Maintenance of Certification for Anesthesiologists (MOCA) simulation requirement.

 Link: http://anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.org/article.aspx?articleID=2199533

 http://www.asahq.org/newsroom/news-releases/2015/03/moca-simulation-program-journal

Chicago – March 12, 2015 – In 2010, the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®) introduced a mannequin-based simulation program to satisfy the American Board of Anesthesiology requirements for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®). According to a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of ASA, an overwhelming majority of physician anesthesiologists who participated in the simulation program successfully implemented their practice improvements.

The study examined 634 participants and found that, after participating in the simulation program and making a commitment to change, 94 percent of physician anesthesiologists implemented practice improvements.

“The participants’ acceptance rate of the simulation program was extremely encouraging,” said Randolph H. Steadman, M.D., M.S., professor and vice chair, Department of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “Many physician anesthesiologists went above and beyond expectations, using the opportunity to improve their knowledge, enhance their work environment and implement teamwork skills.”

Dr. Steadman and his colleagues studied simulation course data from January 2010 to December 2012. Course participants listed at least three practice improvement plans they would implement after the course, such as enhancing communication among care team members, improving care transitions of medically complex cases and adopting useful cognitive aids such as checklists. After the course was completed, participants were contacted on a monthly basis to report the completion level of their improvement plans. Researchers found that 94 percent of participants described successfully implementing at least one improvement plan within three months after the course, and 79 percent reported implementing three or more practice improvements within the same period. 

The American Board of Medical Specialties requires all disciplines to complete a Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) program. While many specialties can complete the requirement with measurements such as improvements based on chart review, physician anesthesiologists require a more realistic setting because they often care for patients in complex cases. Simulation allows physician anesthesiologists to experience and reflect on their performance during crisis situations when patient care is most critical. On a daily basis physician anesthesiologists use their extensive knowledge, years of training and management skills to make crucial decisions in challenging situations.

“Simulation experiences encourage active learning and motivate personal and team improvement,” continued Dr. Steadman. “Further research on this topic can help us further refine the program.”

 

CMS’ Executive Director Jeffrey Cooper, PhD To Receive J.S. Gravenstein Award from Society for Technology in Anesthesia

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Jeffrey Cooper, PhDThe Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA), under which the Society for Simulation in Healthcare first formed, is honoring CMS’ Executive Director Jeff Cooper with the 2015 J.S. Graventstein award.  The award is named for J. S. “Nik” Gravenstein (1925-2009), a founding member and former president of the STA. For over thirty years, Dr. Gravenstein was a driving force in advancing anesthesia technology, patient simulation and anesthesia patient safety. Among many contributions to anesthesia technology and safety, Dr. Gravenstein was one of the pioneers in medical simulation. It was under his leadership at the University of Florida, Gainesville, that the precursor to what became the METI, now CAE, HPS was created. Dr.  Cooper, who worked closely with Dr. Gravenstein in the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, is widely known in the simulation world for having founded the world renowned Center for Medical Simulation in Boston (CMS) and numerous other simulation educational innovations. Beyond his simulation leadership, Dr. Cooper is one of the world’s pioneers in patient safety, having led the earliest studies of medical error beginning in the mid-1970’s.  Dr. Cooper also led a team that developed a prototype of the one of the world’s first microprocessor based medical devices, the Boston Anesthesia System, the principles on which modern day anesthesia workstations are founded. 

The award will be conferred on January 9 at STA’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Congratulations Jeff from everyone here at CMS!

CMS Executive Director, Jeff Cooper PhD, Announces Search For Successor

Jeffrey Cooper, PhDSearch for Center for Medical Simulation Executive Director Successor

Dear Friends of the Center for Medical Simulation:

I’ve met many of you who have visited the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) for one of our clinical or Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS) courses over the past many years. I am writing to as many past participants and graduates as we have contacts for, which includes numerous close friends and colleagues, to let you know that a committee has been formed to find an Executive Director to succeed me. After founding CMS 21 years ago, I feel that it’s a good time for someone else to take over the leadership of our wonderful organization and for me to pursue my many other professional and personal interests and passions. The Board of Trustees has asked me to help in the process, so I will be an ex officio member of the search committee. The official announcement is attached and below. It includes a link to ZurickDavis (ZD), the firm that is assisting us in conducting the search. ZD has extensive experience in identifying healthcare education leaders. If you are interested yourself or know someone who is, please consider applying or encouraging a colleague who you feel is a good fit to do so. You may also make informal suggestions to ZD in confidence and they will follow up.

As you no doubt know, CMS has an incredibly talented, innovative and fun team of faculty and staff, all of whom I enjoy working tremendously. I’ll miss that daily camaraderie, excitement and satisfaction that comes from all that we do. I will likely maintain some continued involvement with CMS, but that will depend on what my successor wishes to do. What’s most important is for us to identify the right person to take CMS into the next decade(s) of great things that simulation has yet to do to make healthcare safer and better. I look forward to the process of figuring out who that will be.

If you have any suggestions or nominations or if you would like to apply for the position, please contact Lida Junghans at ZurickDavis (ljunghans@zurickdavis.com) as noted in the announcement.

With warm regards to all of you in the CMS/IMS family,

Jeff Cooper
Executive Director
Center for Medical Simulation

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