Simulation Educator Sally Rudy MSN RN-BC CHSE and Resuscitation Sciences Training Center (RSTC) Program Manager Tammi Bortner BSN RN will be retiring July 8. The Center thanks both Sally and Tammi for their service to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and wishes both of them enjoyment in their retirement.
Franklin (Frank) A. Banfer, III, JD BSN RN CEN NREMTP has assumed the role of Program Manager for the Resuscitation Sciences Training Center (RSTC).
Wendy Giulivo is now the RSTC Administrative Secretary.
Simulation Educator Angel Diaz Sanchez MD has moved on to his anesthesia residency position at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Interviews are in process now and a new educator will be appointed soon.
Instructor Course Goes International
The Center’s Simulation Instructor Course became an international program with staff and faculty leading a course in Santiago, Chile. Center director Elizabeth Sinz MD, manager David Rodgers EdD, simulation educator Angel Diaz Sanchez MD, simulation Fellow Hector Lopez MD, and surgery resident Cassie Sontag MD assisted in leading South American-based simulation faculty in a course that included 22 simulation instructors from five countries (Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Uruguay, and Bolivia). The four-day course was a success and has helped generate renewed excitement in South America for using simulation as a teaching tool.
More information is found at this LINK from the host institution, Universidad Finis Terrae (in Spanish).
Newest Addition to the Hershey SimFamily
Congratulations to Simulation Fellow Lidys Rivera MD and her husband Armando for the birth of their baby girl, Valeria.
Faculty Development Opportunities
- Penn State Hershey Simulation Instructor Course: Two courses in 2017, July 10-14, and October 2-6. Visit the Instructor Course page for more information.
- International Meeting in Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), Los Angeles, CA, January 13-17, 2017 – More information at http://www.ssih.org/Events/IMSH-2018
Publications and Presentations in 2017
A listing of simulation-related publications and presentations from Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medicl Center faculty and staff (Penn State Authors listed in BOLD):
Book or Book Chapter –
- Levine J, Jones-Bell LJ, Crim H, Dannenmeyer D, Halford-Cook C, Mills J, More L, Parker NW, Schubert-Bob P, Shelton M, Storhoff S, & Tealey J. (2017). Ambulatory Care Registered Nurse Residency Program: Transition to the Specialty Of Ambulatory Care (J. Levine, Ed). American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, Pittman, NJ.
Peer-reviewed Journal –
- McIvor WR, Banerjee A, Boulet JR, Bekhuis T, Tseytlin E, Torsher L,DeMaria S, Rask JP, Shotwell MS, Burden A, Cooper JB, Gaba DM, Levine A, Park C, Sinz EH, Steadman RH, & Weinger MB. A Taxonomy of Delivery and Documentation Deviations During Delivery of High-Fidelity Simulations. Simulation in Healthcare. 2017; 12(1); 1–8.
- Gyory R, Buchle SE, Rodgers DL, & Lubin JS. The efficacy of LUCAS in prehospital cardiac arrest scenarios: A crossover mannequin study. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 18(3); 437-445.
- Mooney JJ, Sarwani N, Coleman ML, & Fotos JS. Evaluation of Three-Dimensional Printed Materials for Simulation by Computed Tomography and Ultrasound Imaging. Simulation in Healthcare. 2017; 12(3), 182-188.
- Neylan CJ, Nelson EF, Dumon KR, Morris JB, Williams NN, Dempsey DT, Kelz RR, Fisher CS, & Allen SR. Medical School Surgical Boot Camps: A Systematic Review. J Surg Educ. 2017; 74(3); 384-389.
- Mooney, JJ. (2017). Analysis of Soft Tissue Materials for Simulation Development. Poster presentation at International Pediatric Simulation Society Symposium and Workshops, Boston, MA.
- Mooney, JJ. (2017). Development of Torso/Spine Simulant for Interventional Procedures. Poster presentation at International Pediatric Simulation Society Symposium and Workshops, Boston, MA.
- Chandler J, & Rodgers, DL. (2017). Using simulation to teach surgical residents triage in the Operating Room during mass casualty events. Poster presented at: International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL
So far in 2017, Penn State simulation faculty and staff have made 11 conference presentations.