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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

 

Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings Available November 2016

medhead 10The Center for Medical Simulation congratulates Robert Simon and fellow co-authors Michael St Pierre and Gesine Hofinger on the upcoming publication of the third edition of their book, Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings: Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High-Stakes Environment.

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.”

Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings will be available in November 2016 from Springer, in print and electronically.

 

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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
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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 and colleagues publish case study on feedback dilemmas

Feedback Dilemmas:  Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) faculty, Jenny Rudolph and Robert Simon, along with CMS/Institute for Medical Simulation alumna, Traci Robinson and colleagues have published a case study on a  core dilemma of giving feedback:  How you do help improve performance without harming your relationship with learners?  In “Helping without harming” is a case study of how to hold learners to high standards while holding them in high regard:
http://journals.lww.com/simulationinhealthcare/Abstract/2013/10000/Helping_Without_Harming__The_Instructor_s_Feedback.3.aspx

CMS’ Robert Simon, EdD, Presents at 8th Öresund Symposium on Clinical Skills Training in Malmö Sweden

 Congratulations to CMS’ Robert Simon, EdD,  for being selected to speak at the 8th Öresund Symposium on Clinical Skills Training where he spoke on “Effective Feedback. Closing the performance gap”  The conference  was held at the Stadionmässan in Malmö Sweden on December 6th and featured international lecturers who gave presentations on on patient safety, evaluation, paediatrics and communication skills. Click here  and then scroll down the right hand side to 15:15 to see Dr. Simon’s presentation.
 
Dr. Simon is a human factors specialist and educator with a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts. For the past 20 plus years he has specialized in research, development and training for high-performance, high-stress teams in aviation and medicine. He worked as principal investigator for the US Army Aircrew Coordination Program, which applies lessons learned from aviation crew resource management to healthcare. Dr. Simon joined CMS in 2002 as Education Director and now serves as the Director of CMS’ Institute for Medical Simulation. He is an Instructor in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and serves in the faculty of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical care and Pain Medicine

Robert Simon, EdD appointed Visting Professor at the International Campus of Excellence, University of Cantarbria

Congratulations to CMS’ Robert Simon, EdD on his recent appointment as a Visiting Professor of Medical Education at the International Campus of Excellence, University of Cantarbria in Spain.  In 2009, the University of Cantabria and  several other Spanish educational institutions, with the assistance of the Spanish Government’s Department of Education and Science and Education, collaborated to form an International Campus of Excellence.   Since then, the University and its partners in the Campus of Excellence have been working together to improve training, teaching, research and innovation in a number of identifed strategic areas.  One of these areas is in the International Campus of Biomedicine and Biotechnology and involves the Marques de Valdecilla Virtual Hospital (HVMV), a project developed in collaboration with various American Institutions, including the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  This collaboration has evolved into a formal affiliation between CMS and HVMV whereby CMS serves on HVMV’s Board of Directors and advises it on items related to its services, training and research. With the aim of further strengthening the connection between the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge and the University of Cantabria, as well as making mobility between lecturers and researchers from both centers easier, The University of Cantabria appointed Robert Simon Visiting Professor of Medical Education at the International Campus of Excellence.

Dr. Simon joined CMS in 2002 as Education Director and now serves as the Director of its Institute for Medical Simulation. He is an Instructor in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and serves on the faculty of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical care and Pain Medicine.  Dr. Simon’s background is as a human factors specialist and educator who for the past 25 years has specialized in research, development and training for high-performance, high-stress teams in aviation and medicine.  He worked as principal investigator for the US Army Aircrew Coordination Program, which applies lessons learned from aviation crew resource management to healthcare.

This Week at CMS – IMS Comprehensive Instructor Course

It’s been a very busy week here at CMS where we are holding our IMS 5 1/2 day  Comprehensive Instructor Workshop in Medical Simulation.  Our first instructor workshop was held in 2004 and we’ve updated it extensively through the years. With experiential education being the keystone of simulation, this course is a mix of theory, practice and feedback so that students develop a strong and comprehensive understanding of how to most effectively use simulation within their education programs.  This week we have 20 attendees from all over the United States and Canada and as far away as Saudi Arabia. They represent a wide range of experience, disciplines and specialties, but all share a common goal of become outstanding educational leaders or directors of a current or prospective simulation program.

Tonight the staff and faculty are taking the entire group out to dinner at Henrietta’s table, a well known restaurant in Camridge’s Harvard Square. We include an opening evening cocktail reception and a dinner later in the week in all of our IMS workshops. This gives the faculty, staff and students the opportunity to meet in a more informal setting where they can get to know each other on a more personal level.

CMS Faculty Head West, Or Is That East?

CMS faculty members Robert Simon, Dan Raemer, Jenny Rudolph and Walter Eppich are in Australia to teach the IMS “Simulation As A Teaching Tool” and “Advanced Debriefing”  Workshops to our simulation friends in the land of OZ.  This is our third year conducting workshops in Australia and we never fail to be impressed by the knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication of Simulation Educators in this wonderful country.  CMS has made many friends here and hopes to make these workshops an ongoing event.

After the Australia workshops, Robert, Dan and Walter will be doing something new this year. Instead of heading home they’ll  travelling further west, or is that east, to Hong Kong where they’ll be conducting the “Simulation As A Teaching Tool” workshop for our friends at the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

The dates for the 2011 workshops in Australia and Hong Kong are:

In June, Robert Simon will help teach the “Simulation As A Teaching Tool” workshop at our IMS/Europe Affiliate, Hospital Virtual Valdecilla in Santander, Spain. The cost for this workshop is only $2,000 Euros and it will be conducted in English. Contact Ignacio delMoral at idelmoral@me.com for more information.