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SIMDiscovery: Educating Patients & Families the Medical Procedures & Diagnosis through Simulation Play

Posted on October 2, 2017, Authored by Sujin Park
“The SIMDiscovery event has been such an incredible learning experience for our kids. It has been a launching pad for so many conversations easing fear or answering questions about hospitals and health issues for friends and family. It’s so incredible seeing how the dots are connected as our kids walk through each step with their bears: ‘Jones this is how they kept you calm in the ER! Remember when you got an X-ray?’ The team that puts on SIMDiscovery goes above and beyond: the attention to detail from start to finish is impeccable. We are so thankful for this amazing event. :)”
– Kacia Hosmer, parent of children who attended SIMDiscovery

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Simulation in Healthcare Celebration

Posted on September 21, 2017, Authored by Sujin Park

Peter Weinstock has been selected to receive the Mended Little Hearts Innovator Award for his work creating preparedness for surgeries and other procedures with tools and materials that simulate human tissue, blood vessels, and organs.
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Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD Awarded the Mended Little Hearts Innovator Award

Posted on September 21, 2017

Peter Weinstock has been selected to receive the Mended Little Hearts Innovator Award for his work creating preparedness for surgeries and other procedures with tools and materials that simulate human tissue, blood vessels, and organs.
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Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD Awarded by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Patient Safety Foundation

Posted on September 19, 2017

Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD, was honored with the Safety Culture & Technology Innovator Award by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Patient Safety Foundation. He was chosen for his vision and leadership in embedding simulation within the medical fields of Boston Children’s Hospital, where he serves as the Anesthesia Chair in Pediatric Simulation, Director of the Simulator Program, and Senior Associate in critical care medicine.
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SIMPeds Training Visit to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarah, India (PGIMER)

Posted on September 19, 2017, Authored by Tess Forster

SIMPeds, in collaboration with Children’s Heartlink and the Heart Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, recently returned from a training visit to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India (PGIMER). During this weeklong visit, we focused on hands-on simulation training with the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery teams, both in the operating theatre and on the intensive care unit.
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Moulage Special Effects for Simulation

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Posted on July 21, 2017, Authored by Maeve Geary

Moulage special effects can provide realistic bruises, burns and wounds for application to actors or mannequins. Learn the tips and tricks presented by Maeve Geary at IPSSW.
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Gunshot Wound Trainer Helps Trauma Team Rehearse Emergency Care

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Posted on March 16, 2017, Authored by Gregory Loan

Gunshot wounds in children, though infrequent, are a sad reality. SIMPeds created an ultra-realistic, high-end trainer that zips onto a standard mannequin that allows teams to manage bleeding and place a chest tube.
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Debriefing Beyond Simulation: Using Plus-Delta-Plus to Debrief Real Patient Events

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Posted on March 16, 2017, Authored by Christopher Roussin

Facilitated debriefing, after both simulations and real patient events, has a clearly established value. But many would-be facilitators shy away from the delicate task. Plus-Delta-Plus eases their burden by shifting more responsibility to the whole team.
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Simulations Support Parents of Children with VADs

VADs
Posted on March 16, 2017, Authored by Brianna O’Connell and Beth Hawkins

A simulated child’s bedroom lets family caregivers practice maintaining their child’s ventricular assist device (VAD) and responding to emergencies — in a heartbeat.
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Upcoming Events

SIMPeds 3-Day Comprehensive Instructor Training Workshop for Pediatric/Perinatal Simulation Faculty January 8-10, 2018.

 


Immediately following the Boston-hosted IPSSW conference, Boston Children’s Hospital SIMPeds will offer the 3-Day Instructor Workshop (January 8-10).
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