Sim Users Unite!

October 27th, 2009 by njandreau

A multidisciplinary simulation in process!

Last Thursday and Friday the Clinical Simulation Program and the Laerdal Medical company hosted a Simulation Users Network meeting at our facility. It was a great success as simulationists from all over New England took part in the activities and interactions.

Dr. Bowe during the debriefing with residents to his left.

Tara Landry of Laerdal did a wonderful job pulling the pieces together and supplementing what Cynthia and I were able to rile up with our folks here at UNE and in Southern Maine. It was so great to see so much simulation cooperation. We’d like to especially thank Tara Landry, Chris Scott, Shaun McGovern, Steve Ospina and Lisa Timmons of Laerdal. You guys are quite a team.

And the simulation team from Concord Hospital – Kevin Drew, Christopher Fore, Colleen Rutherford and Marc Desgroseilliers should also be commended for an excellent live OB simulation. We look forward to coming to their center soon!

SUN Attendees oohed and aaahed when the ambulance pulled up with SimMan 3G!

Dr. Chris Bowe of Maine Medical Center’s Emergency Residency Program (along with his residents Hamilton Wells MD and Elizabeth Buyers MD) coordinated with Dawne-Marie Dunbar of UNE Nursing and Patrick Underwood of the SMCC paramedicine program to present a live ED simulation. It was quite exciting! Oh and special thanks to SimMan 3G! He really got run through his paces and passed with flying colors!

Many of the attendees were inspired by the different activities and sessions that were offered. Laerdal gave detailed training on the HeartCode system, VitalSim packages and also offered lots of trade tricks for making moulage, programming SimMan, replacing parts in simulators and they also showed how to navigate their various systems and online databases.

*I will be editing the ED simulation case into a movie presentation for future case study review and possible submission to the Society for Simulation in Health Care’s 10th anniversary meeting this January in Phoenix Arizona.

Cynthia Morris took all the pictures and also created the “CSP Virtual Tour” which you can view up at the top right of this blog!

Thanks again to everyone who helped make this SUN meeting a success!