S.H.A.R.E.™ at the Forefront of Innovation at IMSH 2023

S.H.A.R.E.™, the Simulation Hospital Advancing Research and Education attended the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), the world’s largest healthcare simulation conference.
S.H.A.R.E.™ at the Forefront of Innovation at IMSH 2023
Using the latest in technology, simulation educator, Tina Hayes and simulation technologist, Omar Hernandez tried their skills set on the newest in class intravenous practice arm.

At the IMSH, simulation educators and faculty immerse themselves with the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation, looking to bring students a cutting edge learning experience in simulation.

IMSH offered attendees opportunities for hands-on-learning and sessions that included experiential technology, a What’s New in Sim Showcase and an Ultimate Patient Safety Escape Room Experience. Simulation educators were able to try their hand at designing in-house task training models, test out the latest technology for augmented and virtual reality teaching for nursing skills, and even use 3-D printer technology.

“IMSH offered an opportunity for gaining insight into the evolving world of healthcare simulation. Being able to bring back knowledge and reflect on our own teaching strategies was the most rewarding part.” says Amauri Quintana, Simulation Educator at  S.H.A.R.E.™.

SONHS Associate Professor of Clinical Linda Wunder; Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program and Associate Professor of Clinical, Greta Mitzova-Vladinov, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Nicole Gonzaga Gomez presented at IMSH on the “Effective peer-to-peer mentoring for simulation-based obstetric and pediatric training in a Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Program”. The presentation went over skills that focused on neuraxial procedures as well as mask induction of general anesthesia in pediatric patients.

“At the School of Nursing and Health Studies, we have initiated a mentorship program for our students in the BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track,” explains Dr.Gonzaga-Gomez. “This allows the more experienced students to help prepare the incoming students navigate through the program. The goal of mentorship is to reduce the stress and anxiety that a student may encounter.”

Drs. Mitzova-Vladinov, Gozaga Gomez and Wunder were invited to lead a workshop called “Are you using the right assessment tools?”. The workshop evaluated different methodologies for developing valid and reliable assessment tools for learners’ performance. The participants practiced applying the design process for development of valid competency assessment tools and discussed the steps of evaluation and appraisal of assessment tools.

Additionally, SONHS Professor of Clinical Cynthia L. Foronda, lead a presentation on “Prebriefing and Debriefing for Cultural Humility”. She provided key insights on how to develop a guide for simulationist to lead conversations that address sensitive topics such as racism, diversity and social determinacies of health. Dr. Foronda was also invited to join a panel with other global leaders on “Healthcare Disparities represented in Simulation: What are we missing?”.

IMSH 2023 took place from January 21st to 25th in Orlando, FL. The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH, the accrediting body for S.H.A.R.E.™), hosts the event.