newsletter - march 12, 2014

The University of Washington’s Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice has a bunch of free nursing scenarios for download.
"The HEET V Nursing Simulation Scenarios are a series of completed scenario templates related to nursing curriculum. Covering a variety of topics from stroke to mental health, this series provides 13 unique categories, where each category has different completed scenario templates and supporting documents for senior level, resident level, and junior level audiences."
Go check them out here -
I've also added that page to my resources page.

A nice orientation video to McMaster Universitys Centre for Simulation-Based Learning. This video is designed to help McMaster University Nursing School students orientate to the simulation lab and the patient simulator (SimMan®) before their simulation activities.
Do you have an orientation video to share?

A great article on the "Eight Critical Factors in Creating and Implementing a Successful Simulation Program" by Elizabeth H. Lazzara, PhD; Lauren E. Benishek; Aaron S. Dietz, MA; Eduardo Salas, PhD; David J. Adriansen, EdD, NREMT

Close to Pittsburg, PA?
Miss the SimTech pre-conference at this years SSIH?
Well maybe this is for you:

SimOps 2014 - Celebrate Simulation Technology in 2014
Presented by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, this is THE Sim Ops Conference for techs, by techs. This interactive program will be held at The Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
SSH Sim Ops: Connecting Technology, Colleagues and Careers
July 11 & 12 2014
Pittsburgh, PA
The first SSH Sim Ops Symposium boasted over 280 attendees – the largest gathering of healthcare simulations operations and technical professionals ever! As a professional in the emerging field of simulations operations you cannot afford to miss SSH Sim Ops Pittsburgh 2014.
 Dedicate two days to Sim Ops for an educational experience like no other.
 Hands-on experiences led by experts.
 Network with sim techs from around the nation.
 Intermediate to advanced level interactive workshops.

More here -

A neat video from Lance on CAE's new birthing simulator - Fidelis: