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Join us for a day of plenary sessions and workshops given by world renowned presenters, and end the day with a networking cocktail reception. We have a few more spots left but space is limited. Link for agenda and registration: http://nysimcenter.org/symposium/hot-topics

We hope to see you there!

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A Farewell for Demian

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NYSIM Welcomes Sarla Santos to the Team

We’d like to warmly welcome Sarla Santos, MS, RN-BC, CCRN to our NYSIM Team. Sarla is the new Assistant Director of Operations. Sarla comes to us from the Nursing Education Department at NYULMC. Sarla has over 25 years of experience as an RN at NYULMC which includes 11 years as the Pediatric Nurse Educator.

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Hot Off the Press!

William Rosa, MS, RN, LMT, AHN-BC, AGPCNP-BC, CCRN-CMC, Sarla Santos, MS, RN-BC, CCRN. (2016).
Introduction of the Engaged Feedback Reflective Inventory During a Preceptor Training Program.
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development & Volume 32, Number 4, E1YE7.

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NYSIM has purchased two Premature Anne task trainers and simulators from Laerdal. Premature Anne is a realistically proportioned 25-week preterm infant with features aligned with objectives of the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). The task trainer is designed to aide learners in strengthen competence in airway management techniques, delivering compressions, vascular access (umbilicus), and practice IV placement. While the simulator helps place learners in realistic scenarios to enhance their ability to assess, diagnose, and treat preterm infants.

For more information please visit http://www.laerdal.com/us/PrematureAnne

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The C21 Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) is part of a consortium sponsored by the New York State Department of Education and has existed in some form at NYU Langone for 28 years. It provides racially underrepresented and economically under-served high school students with direct exposure to careers in science and medicine. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs, the program gives students with demonstrat-ed interest and ability in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers and the licensed health professions an important step toward their professional goals.

While at NYSIM these students participated in a simulation on a hypothetical patient. That same week, the students watched faculty at NYU Langone’s Neuroscience Institute dissect a sheep’s brain in order to get a glimpse into both science and surgery. They also became officially certified in CPR, a skill they can now take with them wherever they go, and which gives them hands-on experience—literally—in the health sciences.

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NYSIM, Program in Medical Education and Research (PrMEIR) and the NYU Department of Surgery are celebrating a 10 year partnership with this summer’s Surgical Professionalism OSCEs. Starting in 2006, Drs. Mark Hochberg, Sondra Zabar, Adina Kalet and Colleen Gillespie developed a Professionalism Curriculum for NYU’s 45 surgical residents. The curriculum is known throughout NYU as Surgical Professionalism and Interpersonal Communication Education (SPICE). These interactive seminars, led by these three NYU faculty members, focus on:

Delivering bad news
Correctly using an interpreter
Interdisciplinary respect
Difficult conversations
Admitting mistakes
Identifying an impaired colleague
The keys to successful patient handoffs

The challenge faced by these educators was how to successfully evaluate the residents' newly acquired professionalism skills. Utiliiing the OSCE tool, si scenarios were developed. Actors were interviewed and the best were selected as Standardiied Patients. These OSCEs have been delivered to entering PGY 1’s and PGY 3’s annually over the 10 year period. The wealth of data is remarkable and has led to multiple national presentations and peer-reviewed publications. The NYU surgical professionalism curriculum is now all or part of over 70 national departments of surgery approach to instilling professionalism to their residency training. The partnership between NYSIM, PrMEIR and the Department of Surgery has made an important and positive contribution to teaching professionalism nationally to future surgeons. This work has been accepted for publication in the Annals of Surgery with e pected publication this fall.

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