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Grace Ng, MS, CNM, RN, & Halley Ruppel, MS, RN, CCRN "Nursing Simulation Fellowships: An Innovative Approach for Developing Simulation Leaders", Published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing, February 2016, 12(2), p. 62-28.

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NYSIM Associate Nursing Director and Nursing Simulation Fellowship Director Grace Ng and NYSIM Hearst Foun-dation Nursing Simulation fellow Halley Ruppel presented at the 14th Annual International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL) Conference on June 11, 2015 in Atlanta. During the podium presenta-tion, titled “Beyond Faculty Development: Nursing Simulation Fellowships as an Innovative Approach for Devel-oping Simulation Nurse Leaders,” Grace and Halley described their respective experiences as fellowship director and fellow in the conception and implementation of a novel nursing simulation fellowship. Nurses charged with instructing in simulation-based education programs and managing simulation learning centers may be clinically experienced but often receive little or no specialized training in simulation, despite the complexity of simulation-based education. Limited avenues currently exist for training nurse educators in the specialized area of simulation education program leadership and management, and nursing simulation fellowships provide a unique solution to this gap. In the presentation, Halley and Grace discussed the back-ground, content and outcome measures of NYSIM’s innovative nursing simulation fellowship program.

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The world of standardized patient educators and technology continues to evolve at the blink of an eye! The 14th Annual Conference of ASPE, the Association of Standardized Patient Educators, was held in Denver on June 14-17 and highlighted the advancement of both human and technological elements of simulation. Topics presented included Leadership as Everybody’s Business, “Yes, And” Collaboration, and unique teamwork building skills – all essential components in simulation. Program Coordinator Virginia Drda attended the conference representing NYSIM. She and her colleagues are excited to apply these new and innovative methodologies to your standard-ized patient programs at NYSIM.

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NYSIM Fellowship Update

Kristen Uquillas, MD, completed her Simulation & Education Fellowship at NYSIM on June 18, 2015. During her year at NYSIM she worked on many projects such as co-facilitating the inaugural Symposium for Fellows in Healthcare Simulation with Halley Ruppel and was the course director for the NYSIM Medical Procedures for Residency program on multiple occasions. She made significant contributions to the NYU School of Medicine by designing and piloting a simulation session that will be incorporated into the OB/GYN clerkship curriculum this year. Under Veronica Lerner, MD, she imple-mented a successful in-situ simulation program on the labor floor at Bellevue. She has moved to Los Angeles where she will be the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology for the Univ of Southern California Medical Center. NYSIM thanks Kristen for her amazing work and dedication throughout the year; you will be missed.

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E-Learning with virtual teammates: A novel approach to interprofessional education. Djukic M, Adams J, Fulmer T, Szyld D, Lee S, Oh SY, Triola M. J Interprof Care. 2015 Jun 29:1-7. *Epub ahead of print+ PMID: 26120894 *PubMed - as supplied by publisher+

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Drager GT5400 Neonatal Ambulance Isolette

The GT5400 incorporates high performance components that are essential for the care of a neonate, including an incubator, ventilator, monitor, infusion pumps, all support equipment and more. This equipment was provided to us by Draeger and is available for use in your simulations.

  • System meets global standards
  • Real-time monitoring – provides continuous surveillance
  • Seamless mechanical connectivity and compatibility with one system for helicopter, airplane, or land ambulance
  • Flexible ventilation supports breathing, while an active humidity system reduces risk of lung injury

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On April 7th- April 10th, NYSIM hosted the Simulation as a Teaching Tool faculty development course. This is the 3rd year that we’ve held this international and interprofessional course - 21 participants from Brazil, Ecuador, and the US joined us in this fully interactive course. Participants from medicine, nursing, and mid-wifery were immersed together in small group prac-tice, large group discussions, role plays, and full scale simulations over four days. Feedback from the partici-pants were overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to hosting this course again in 2016, and hope to see you there!

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