More than 120 attended the first OSA Networking and Simulation Product Fair held at the Kennedy School on September 28. This was a great opportunity to visit, one-on-one, with a wide variety of exhibitors and see the latest in simulation.
Under sunny fall skies the Kennedy School provided the perfect backdrop for networking with others who share the passion for simulation with an opportunity to share best practices and brainstorm solutions for problem areas.
In the parking lot many attendees enjoyed viewing the Sim vans provided by Kaiser Permanente, Washington EMS and Air Luke from Boise, Idaho.
A special thanks to exhibitors who attended the Fair:
- Pocket Nurse
- B-Line Medical
- CAE Healthcare
- Isys Global
- Center for Healthcare Innovation
- Sim Tech/Isimulate
- Studiocode Business Group
- Limbs & Things
- Simulab Corporation
- Kaiser Sim Van
- Washington County EMS
- Air St. Luke
Greetings everyone. I would like to bring this grant funding opportunity to your attention.
Pharmacy & Nursing Faculty & Staff: Grant Opportunity for Simulation Research
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is interested in funding a diverse set of projects that develop, test and evaluate various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of health care. Simulation in health care serves multiple purposes. As a training technique, it exposes individuals and teams to realistic clinical challenges through the use of mannequins, task trainers, virtual reality, standardized patients or other forms, and allows participants to experience in real-time the consequences of their decisions and actions.
The principal advantage of simulation is that it provides a safe environment for health care practitioners to acquire valuable experience without putting patients at risk. Simulation also can be used as a test-bed to improve clinical processes and to identify failure modes or other areas of concern in new procedures and technologies that might otherwise be unanticipated and serve as threats to patient safety.
Yet another application of simulation focuses on the establishment of valid and reliable measures of clinical performance competency and their potential use for credentialing and certification purposes. Applications that address a variety of simulation techniques, clinical settings, provider groups, priority populations, patient conditions, and threats to safety are welcomed.